Smiles & Purrs 

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

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Meet the Smiles & Purrs Family

                        About Sara                  About Josie                        About Mark


I am a former full-time veterinary technician with nine years experience in the pet sitting field. I have volunteered part-time with an animal rescue and foster kittens when I can. I also am the very proud rescue mom of Amelia, a Domestic Longhair, and Hecubus, a very hyper but loving Beagle mix. We also have one adorable gerbil named Mike (in honor of my favorite member of the Monkees!) When not pet sitting or chasing my own furry critters around, I enjoy dabbling in art and music. I have very happily lived in Carroll county since November of 2012 and hope to build an established business in the area, servicing the local animal residents and those in surrounding areas.

Looking forward to meeting you and your four-legged family!
~ Sara

Hi, my name is Josephine and I own three loving cats. I grew up with a Shih Tzu who was a small, yet protective dog. I also have experience with reptiles such as Bearded Dragons and Leopard Geckos, so feeding and caring for your reptile companions will be no problem! I am currently attending Carroll Community College to pursue a degree in either Nuclear Medicine or Criminal Justice. 

I am excited to meet your four-legged (or two-legged) family! 

I am incredibly happy to introduce my husband Mark as my partner and part-time pet sitter with Smiles & Purrs! Mark works in the xray field maintaining medical equipment in both human and animal hospitals. He takes great pride in his work, especially knowing that through his job, he helps veterinary practices all over Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania to continue to care for animals in need. He has worked with a Doberman rescue and when I volunteered with a local animal rescue, he not only helped organize a fundraising event but shared foster care duties for two very sweet kittens. He joins me on weekend pet sitting stops and has great love for the animals I look after. You can be assured that Mark will treat your pets as if they were his own - with great love, compassion and kindness.