Meet Our Staff
The professional dog walking and pet sitting staff at 4 Pets’ Sake
are comprised of reliable and caring animal lovers. They are carefully selected, background checked and trained. Most of them have been working with 4 Pets’ Sake for many years.
4 Pets’ Sake staff are trained in all aspects of pet care and have even participated in pet sitter safety and self-defense classes.
Staff recently received PetTech Certification and learned the skills and techniques of pet CPR and first aid to help them be prepared for any pet emergency.
Staff enjoyed an evening as a sponsor for the Top Dog Dinner & Dance fundraiser, put on each year by the Humane Society of Charles County. 4 Pets’ Sake is passionate about rescue and regularly supports the St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland and the Humane Society of Charles County.
Meet our Pet Sitting Professionals
Terri Robinson is the President of 4 Pets’ Sake Pet Sitting Services, which she founded in 2003. Prior to that she gained practical business experience running administrative operations for 19 years for a variety of organizations, including an association, two public relations firms and a team building company. Owning 4 Pets’ Sake has helped her realize a dream. She loves caring for many wonderful pets, employing a staff that takes pride in what they do, and providing peace of mind to her clients.
Terri is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters International, where she is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter. She has received her certification in Pet First Aid through the American Red Cross as well as PetTech, and continually trains herself and her staff in all aspects of pet care.
Terri is an avid supporter of rescue. She shares her home with two rescued dogs, and in her spare time you will find her in a yoga class perfecting her cat stretch and downward dog.
Amanda grew up in St. Mary’s County. After graduating from St. Mary’s Ryken High School she attended college at Shenandoah University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Dance, and a Master’s degree in Athletic Training. She is currently working as the assistant athletic trainer at St. Mary’s Ryken High School. To fulfill her love for animals, Amanda started working part time as pet sitter/dog walker. She has a black Lab named Caleigh and 2 cats that she found as kittens and bottle fed. Her family also raises chickens. When she’s not teaching or walking dogs, she loves to paint, dance and spend time with my friends and family.
A client of 4 Pets’ Sake for many years, Ann began working as a pet sitter in 2013 and is enjoying all her new dog and cat friends and their families. She worked as a Human Resources Director in the public and non-profit sectors for over 25 years, including 13 years as HR Director for Charles County Government in La Plata. Ann’s first job here in DC was as the Personnel Administrator for the Folger Shakespeare Library. She went on to work for the City of Fairfax, the Canadian Embassy and Charles County Government. Ann left full time work in 2012 and began doing HR consulting for local clients, including the Charles County public library system. Ann is an avid animal lover and has 2 cats. She recently received her PetTech Certification in Pet First Aid & CPR. Ann and her husband participate in the foreign exchange program for high school students and always look forward to seeing “their” former German student who calls them his “American parents.” In her spare time she enjoys biking on the Indian Head Rail Trail, reading, visiting wineries and museums, and crafts.
Beth was born in Ethiopia but raised in Grundy, Virginia from the age of 8. After she finished high school, Beth attended Radford University and moved to Charles County in 2005. Prior to being a team member at 4 Pets’Sake, Beth worked for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington helping inner city kids throughout the DMV area for over 9 years. Beth is married with 4 wonderful children. Beth’s passion for animals started when she was very young and she has had many pets over the years. She completed obedience training with her pup, Zoe, and recently received her PetTech Certification in Pet First Aid & CPR. When Beth is not working she enjoys hitting the trails with Zoe, traveling, playing with her children, and volunteering to help those in need.
Cassie started working for 4 Pets’ Sake in June 2009. Prior to joining our team she was a college student and worked at her family’s custom cabinet company. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, chickens and fish. Cassie volunteers as a Keeper Aid at the Smithsonian National Zoo in the Elephant House and volunteers at the Humane Society of Charles County. Cassie belongs to the American Association of Zookeeper and Feline Conservation Federation. She is certified in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oregon State University. Completed Obedience and Agility training classes with her dog Maxx. She has been 4 Pets’ Sake Pet Sitter of the Quarter. Cassie enjoys hiking with her dogs, photography, camping, reading, concerts, and farming/gardening. Cassie hopes to one day open an exotic animal conservation center to save endangered wild animals.
Connie joined our team in 2011. Prior to working for 4 Pets’ Sake, she spent 34 years at Xerox loving technology – selling networked printing systems and technical support. Connie came to the US at age 4 from Austria and grew up in Western Massachusetts. She attended Wellesley College and a Fellowship to the University of Chicago. Over the years, Connie has rescued and fostered many dogs. She is active in the American Brittany Rescue doing home visits, transport, and fostering. When Connie isn’t caring for pets she enjoys, photography, travelling, cooking, and learning different languages.
Denean is a longtime client of 4 Pets’ Sake and started working with us after she retired from nearly 30 years as an Intelligence Officer and manager with the Federal Government where she held a top secret security clearance. She also does substitute teaching. She currently has 4 fluffy kids of her own that she rescued from the shelter and has adopted and cared for many pets over the years. She has extensive personal experience with many animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs and fish. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her teenage twin girls. She loves crafting, watching her kids figure skate, snuggling with her fur-babies and vacationing at the beach. She also donates her time crocheting baby items for the Catherine Foundation.
Frank is a longtime friend and client of 4 Pets’ Sake. He recently retired from the U.S. Capitol Police after 28 years of service and decided that dog walking and pet sitting would be a great second career. Frank’s extensive experience as a K-9 Technician working with bomb detection dogs makes him a natural fit for the pet care industry and we are fortunate to have him working with 4 Pets’ Sake. He received his PetTech Certification in Pet First Aid & CPR. When he is not caring for our client’s pets, Frank enjoys spending time with his rescued Pit Mix, Myles. He also loves riding his Harley, home improvement projects and spending time with his grandkids any chance he gets.
Francesca (Frankie) grew up in New York and Colorado, and moved to Maryland in 1988. She has 3 grown children, and has been a cat mom for as long as she can remember. She has been pet sitting part-time since 2005 and has received her PetTech Certification in Pet First Aid & CPR. Her husband is a retired Air Force NCO, working for the Air National Guard at Andrews AFB, so she recently relocated to Charles County. She loves all animals, and at one point had 3 cats, a bunny, a guinea pig, and a turtle as part of her family. Frankie currently has a cat named Sable, who is 15 years old. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, crafts, home decorating, and antique shopping!
Heather has been a part of the 4 Pets’ Sake team since 2003. Prior to working with 4 Pets’ Sake, she worked in Alexandria for a team building company. She is trained by the American Red Cross and PetTech in Pet First Aid/CPR and she practices Tellington Touch massage therapy on a regular basis on the animals in her care and her own dog. She has been awarded the 4 Pet’s Sake Pet Sitter of the Quarter. Heather and her husband have 2 sons and a Labrador Retriever. When Heather is not caring for pets she enjoys hiking, fishing, kayaking, boating, swimming, sky diving, traveling and playing soft ball.
Karina has worked for 4 Pets’ Sake Pet Sitting Services since 2006. Karina was born and raised in and around London, England and later in Southern California. She has always loved animals and has been owned by several cats, dogs, birds and fish. At present she shares her home with several rescue cats. Karina is a member of Pet Sitters Associates and is certified by the American Red Cross in Pet First Aid and CPR. Also, she practices the Tellington Touch method of massage therapy in addition to the Ballner method of cat massage. Karina assists in the support and care of a local feral cat colony, supplying food and medical assistance, including spaying/neutering of adult cats and adoption of kittens. In her spare time, Karina enjoys reading, movies, computer games, both domestic and international travel, refining her Spanish and above all, playing with her cats.
Kathy started working with the 4 Pets’ Sake team in 2015 when she retired from Verizon’s Engineering Department after 33 years of service as a technician. She is a lifelong resident of Charles County and currently resides in Hughesville with her husband and 2 rescued dogs, Steel & Trip. She has three children and two grandchildren. Kathy loves to spend time with her children, wonderful grandchildren and her dogs. She also enjoys going to the gym and reading.
Katie is originally from Chicago and moved to Southern Maryland in 2013 with her husband who is in the military. She worked as a professional hair stylist for 10 years and managed a salon for 5 of those 10 years. To learn the area and fulfill her love of animals she started pet sitting in 2018. Growing up Katie has always been surrounded by dogs and cats. She currently has a rescued dog named Freyja and a bearded dragon named Beardsley. When Katie is not working she enjoys powerlifting/weight lifting, the outdoors and yoga.
Kelly started working for 4 Pets’ Sake in 2008. She wears multiple hats as our office manager, caretaker at CatCation, our cat boarding facility, and backup dog walker/pet sitter. Prior to joining our team Kelly worked at a preschool and the Humane Society of Charles County. Kelly is certified by the American Red Cross and PetTech in Pet First Aid/CPR and trained in Tellington Touch massage therapy. She has been awarded the 4 Pet’s Sake Pet Sitter of the Quarter. Kelly has 3 very needy cats and 2 pet ducks. When her animals let her take a break, Kelly enjoys interior design, antique shopping and spending time with family.
Lisa is a lifelong resident of Southern Maryland and worked with the Federal Government for 37 years as an IT Specialist. She has been a 4 Pets’ Sake client for many years and when she retired she decided to find a job where she could fulfill her love of animals on a daily basis. Lisa and her husband, Tim, have been married since 1984 and have two sons. Her four-legged children currently consist of a Cocker Spaniel, a rescued Goldendoodle, and 2 cats. She has had many wonderful pets over the years including dogs, cats, and fish. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, movies, summer vacations at the beach, and family get-togethers with her very large extended family.
Michelle has been a 4 Pets’ Sake client for many years and joined our team after retiring from teaching. Her passion for teaching has spanned several states including West Virginia, North Carolina, and Alabama before settling here in Charles County as a teacher and librarian for the past 30+ years. Michelle is a regular volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Arnold House. She lives with her husband Keith, their Labradoodle, Spartacus, and Oscar the cat. When she is not volunteering or pet sitting, she enjoys reading, visiting with her fellow retirees and taking long walks with Keith and Spartacus.
Paula was born in Washington, D.C. and grew-up in Charles County. After attending college in Tennessee, she decided to stay and work for the automotive industry in Engineering and Quality Control for over a decade. Paula moved back to Maryland in 2003 to help her family members through some medical issues and took a job as a school bus attendant for special needs children. Caregiving just comes naturally to Paula and after the untimely passing of her parents and her sister, Paula decided to chart a new career path by completing the Veterinary Assistant Program at the College of Southern Maryland. She has also received PetTech Certification in Pet First Aid & CPR. Paula is well versed with animals, especially ones with special needs such as diabetes and cancer. In addition to spending time with her very energetic Lab, she enjoys reading, cross stitch, latch hook and gardening. Paula also loves to volunteer at her local food bank.
Prior to joining 4 Pets’ Sake, Ruth worked at Tidewater Veterinary Hospital, Newport Pines Daycare, and recently retired from property management. Ruth was born and raised in St. Mary’s County and is one of 10 children. Ruth and her husband have 3 children. Growing up with animals instilled kindness, love, patience, and responsibility in her, which she strives to live by each day. Ruth is American Red Cross Certified in Pet First Aid and she recently received her PetTech Certification in Pet First Aid & CPR. She has had many animals over the years including sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, dogs, cats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, birds, guinea pigs, and even a pet skunk. Ruth hand raised 3 kittens from birth and one of them, Gervase, is still alive and 17 years old. The rest of her animal family includes Bonnie, an Australian Shepherd mix, 5 hens, and a young cat named Luna Rosa. She enjoys yoga, catering, knitting, gardening, being outdoors, traveling, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and animals.
Sharon was a 4 Pets’ Sake client for many years before joining our team in 2010, after she retired from the Federal Government with 40 years of service. She has worked at NASA, Department of the Army, FEMA and the Department of Justice. Sharon has been awarded 4 Pets’ Sake PetSitter of the Quarter. She also received many awards during her Government career. She volunteers at the Humane Society of Charles County on a regular basis walking dogs and serves as their Recording Secretary. Sharon is Certified by both the American Red Cross and PetTech in Pet First Aid/CPR and she is trained in Tellington Touch pet massage therapy. When Sharon isn’t busy with her rescued Siberian Husky, Tess, she enjoys working on plastic canvas, reading, and is a huge NASCAR Fan.
Sugar is a Golden Retriever and has been dubbed the “Ambassador of Play” by 4 Pets’ Sake owner, Terri, because of her ability to engage other dogs in play when they stay for Bed & Biscuit care. Sugar was fostered by Terri through Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland in 2012, after being given up by her original family when she was just over a year old. Luckily for Terri, Sugar would become her forever Golden and brighten up their household with her friendly personality and eagerness to play. Sugar is honored to be a part of a lifetime study being conducted by the Morris Animal Foundation. Each year Sugar undergoes extensive health screening and lifestyle tracking conducted by the Foundation to help find a cure for canine cancer.
Susan joined the 4 Pets’ Sake team in 2011. Prior to working with 4 Pets’ Sake, she was a Spanish teacher in Northern Virginia, where she and her husband raised two sons. She has lived in Ecuador, South America while in the Peace Corps. Susan is a member of the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland and fosters dogs. Susan adopted her current dog, Sami, from the rescue in 2002. Susan is certified by the American Red Cross and PetTech in Pet First Aid/CPR. When she is not caring for pets, she enjoys riding her bike, reading, and making crafts.
Yvonne is originally from Pennsylvania but has lived in Southern Maryland most of her life. She attended the College of Southern Maryland and the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the 4 Pets’ Sake team in 2014, Yvonne’s career encompassed working in the field of Social Services and as a Training Specialist working with developmentally disabled adults. She is a long term and active volunteer with Chemo Angels, Mattawoman Watershed Society, Stream Waders, National Colonial Farm and Charles County Master Gardeners. Yvonne and her husband share their home in Indian Head with their dogs, cats and a cockatiel. She has many years of experience caring for dogs, cats, small animals, birds and fish. Yvonne received her PetTech Certification in Pet First Aid & CPR and is experienced in administering medications and fluids for pets. When she’s not caring for pets or volunteering, Yvonne enjoys hiking, canoeing and gardening.