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Owner and Pet Sitter
My name is Natasha Borders, and I am the proud owner of Bart & Gabriel Pet Sitting LLC.I live in Grove City, OH with my husband, our Yorkie Bart, Schnauzer Jax and our turtle Dany.
After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004, and receiving my MBA from Cornell University in 2007 with a specialization in Marketing, I believed that the world of business would be my career destination. However, after a couple of busy years spent in a cubicle, I realized that I should be out there walking dogs and caring for pets instead. Throughout my life I always enjoyed having a pet, going from a parrot, to a turtle, then fish, a hamster and, finally, dogs and a rabbit. I can never pass a petting zoo without paying a visit, and I always enjoy meeting the pets of all the people that I know. Because of this I knew that working with animals would be a great career choice for me. I will take great care of your pets because I believe that every pet deserves as much love, affection, and care as we can possibly provide. Below are the stories of several special pets who are currently in my life, which are an inspiration for me and a confirmation of how love and affection can change an animal’s world.
I met Kira while I was in college. She was in a pet store where she and her puppies were being sold. Although I came in looking for a puppy, I was horrified at seeing this beautiful two year old whippet/lab mix being used as a breeding machine. She was surrounded by two litters of puppies and looked exhausted and thin. I decided that I could not leave her there. The store personnel told me that in her previous home, she was abused and not even allowed to come in the house. Once Kira came home with me I discovered that she was afraid of men, stairs, and thrown objects (including dog toys – instead of chasing them, she’d try to hide). After a long journey, Kira and I learned a lot about living together, I got her spayed, and taught her to play again, and to go upstairs. She regained a healthy weight and and a nice, shiny coat. After a while, I had to leave for graduate school, and Kira found a new home on a farm where she could run free (as whippets love to do), with a few friends to play with and a wonderful family to care for her. I still visit her regularly as she grows older and less agile, but still extremely happy.
Bart is a playful Yorkie puppy, whom we adopted in 2009. Bart is fearless and very friendly, he loves meeting everyone, and enjoys being picked up, petted and cuddled. Of course, boys will be boys, so Bart has gotten himself in his full share of accidents, such as eating a tiny piece of caffeinated soap in our bathroom, and tumbling down the stairs to end up with a fractured leg. He did not appear deterred, however, and impatiently waited for his stitches to come out so he could venture out once again. In the course of caring for Bart, I learned the best ways to calm down a bored puppy, how to administer medicine to a struggling dog, and how to perform passive range of motion exercises for dogs that have been injured.
Gabriel was our Holland Lop rabbit. While I have not often encountered rabbits as pets among our friends and family, they do enjoy a growing popularity. Gabriel passed away at the age of 9, in May 2014. He was a free-roaming bunny and hoped around the whole house, although he did come back to his cage to sleep, eat, and to use the bathroom. He was as calm and sweet as Bart is energetic and adventurous, and he enjoyed nothing more than stretching out on a lowest shelf of the TV stand for a nap. I am sure there will be other pet rabbits in my future but Gabriel was our first pet together with my husband and he’ll always be in our hearts as a very special bun!
We have welcomed Jax to our family in 2015, he is 7 and full of typical schnauzer antics. He came to us from Schnauzer Friends for Rescue and Adoption, and he gets along with Bart pretty well! He quickly became a part of our family and is very patient with his little disabled brother. Bart, for his part, tries to copy everything Ajax does which makes for some comical scenes.
Pet Sitter, Dog Walker
Hi, I am Debbie Cahill, and I have lived in Grove City with my husband for 35 years. We have 3 orange rescue cats named Kit Kat, Hope and O.J.
I worked as a court reporter for many years, and have been volunteering for Friends for Life Animal Haven for the past four years. I also help take care of the cats that are up for adoption at Petsmart in Grove City.
I really enjoy working for Bart and Gabriel Pet Sitting, as I love to visit, play and walk the animals. I am very reliable and dependable. I would love to assist you in any way I can with your pets and would treat them as if they were my own.
Hello, my name is Angie Williams, and I live in Grove City, Ohio with my husband Jason, son Alexavier, and our two adorable Boxer Pit mixes. Princess Jade is my 11-year-old girl who I have had since she was a puppy. As my son grew, so did his love for animals. He wanted to be with Jade all the time. Since Jade was getting older, I wanted to get a puppy for my son to grow up with and I hoped to give my old girl a break.
One day, I happened to see a post for Boxer Pit mix puppies for sale. We went out and let my son pick out the puppy he wanted. He picked out our 2-year-old puppy, whom we named Bear. Bear is just as rambunctious as my son is. They are best buds. They wear each other out and, not to mention, get in trouble together.
I love all types of animals and would own a farm if I could. I also have experience with lots of animals, ranging from rats, snakes and lizards to more common household pets, and even exotic pets such as possums. I love playing with and caring for all types of animals. Working for Bart & Gabriel Pet Sitting lets me do what I love, to play with and to care for all types of animals.
Hi, I’m Sharon Stoehr and I live in Merion Village with my German Shepherd mix, Murdoch, and my two cats, Lilith and Maynard. A San Diego native, I’ve lived in Columbus for nearly 6 years. I’m an avid runner and have completed 9 half marathons and will run my fourth marathon in October. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a degree in English.
I currently work as a Technical Writer and Project Manager, and although I enjoy my full time job, I really wanted to engage in my passion, interacting with and caring for animals. I have had pets all my life, including cats, dogs, rats, a bird and a rabbit. I have done pet sitting previously and worked part time at a cat clinic. I am the happiest when I get to spend time with animals.
I am very excited to have this opportunity to work with Bart & Gabriel Pet Sitting and meet some new pets!
Pet Sitter, Dog Walker
Hi, my name is Jamie Bever and I live in Grove City with my husband, three children, two dogs, and fish. I have been an animal lover ever since I can remember; experiencing a strong, close connection to animals has always been a part of who I am and couldn’t imagine my life without my furry companions. I am extremely family oriented and love spending time with my husband and children, ages 12, 10, and 3. Our family fur-babies include Esther, a 16 month old English Mastiff, and Ty, a senior Chihuahua who we adopted from a shelter years ago; we also have a long lived Beta fish named Maximus! I also have a passion for the equine field and volunteer on a weekly basis at the stables near my home where I have come to adore a beautiful, intelligent, appaloosa-pony mix named Pretty Boy.
I am an adult studies graduate of OCU with a BA in psychology and I have had the privilege of being a stay at home mom with all three of my children throughout the years. Now that my youngest is about to embark on his preschool years I decided I wanted to pursue employment that would still allow me to be flexible with my time while doing something I love and am passionate about; I am extremely excited to have found and become a part of the Bart and Gabriel Pet Sitting team!
I love spending time with and caring for animals of all types and I count it a privilege to serve you and your pets. I am a very dependable and organized individual and promise to care for your pets as if they were my own. I look forward to meeting you and your furry, feathery, and scaly family members!
Pet Sitter, Dog Walker
Hi! My name is Jacklyn Binzer and I live in Grandview with my little Pomeranian named Swift. She is a rescue who was found on the side of a back country road. She has been with me for a wonderful 6 years now.
Swift and I just moved to Columbus from Lexington, Kentucky. I worked for almost 6 years as a pet sitter in Lexington and found that it is what I am most passionate about. I have a lot of experience working with all types of pets.
I am very excited to be pet sitting for Bart and Gabriel and can’t wait to meet all of my new best friends… your pets!
Pet Sitter, Dog Walker
My name is Sarah Jernigan and I live in the beautiful neighborhood of Westgate with my husband, three dogs, and our forever revolving door for foster dogs. I have had a heart for animals ever since I can remember, which is surprising since neither of my parents care too much for them. During my childhood I had all sorts of pets including cats, turtles, guinea pigs, a snake, gerbils, a bird and as I became more mature, my parents allowed me to have my first dog. A German Shepherd named Nike. She is where my love for dogs started to blossom.
When I moved out of my parent’s house I got Bruce, my now eight year old English Bulldog. He has been through the darkest of times with me and the brightest of times. He never knew which were which, but he loved me anyway and let me love on him him through my pain and also my joy. His favorite things in life are eating and sleeping. In that order.
My husband and I adopted a Lab/Pit mix in May of 2015 and this dog, Kimber, has taught me so much about myself and the type of parent I will be. She has the attitude of a 13 year old teenager, the sassiness of a 4 year old girl, and eyes that will con me into giving her anything she wishes. Her favorite thing in life is being the center of attention and pretending she’s not a dog.
Our newest addition is a 5 year old black Pitbull named Blue. He was found as a stray in our neighborhood on Easter of 2016. I took him in through the rescue organization I volunteer with and he quickly became the missing piece to our household. I’m sure that he’s only the first of many foster failures to come for our family. His favorite thing in life is to keep our yard safe from birds and squirrels and when he’s not protecting our yard you can find him pretending to be my shadow.
With having three dogs of our own and fostering puppies our house can surely be chaotic, but I flourish in chaos and miss the noise when the puppies are gone. I can promise to treat your dog as one of my own.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Bart & Gabriel and for the chance to care for your pets.
Pet Sitter, Dog Walker
Hi, my name is Karen and recently moved to Grove City with my husband Robert. We are loving this area, and are so glad we moved here! I have two grown boys that no longer need their mama, so I have time on my hands and I love animals so working for Bart & Gabriel Pet Sitting is a perfect fit. I lost my best friend who was a Wheaten terrier recently and am not ready for another pet. However I still love the interaction with animals. I know how important our pets are and how they are members of the family. I promise to follow your instructions and take very good care of your precious fur babies.
Bart & Gabriel Pet Sitting will provide your pets with the attentive, loving care they deserve while you’re away.