Meet Our Team

We are a Seattle-based company and take pride in our work.  We hire only the most caring, dependable people who love animals and that shows in the care we give. Contact us today!

Drew Bensen

Drew Bensen

Dog Boss

Entrepreneur/Author
He started Close To Home in 2008. The reason for choosing this Company has remained the same:
Connect people, care for the internal team and clients, treat the animals with respect and love, do the best job we can each day and be willing to pursue our own personal dreams.
Better Business Bureau Accredited 2019/20
Certified Professional Pet Sitter 2020-23
COVID-19 Certified 2020
Transgender Human and 100% owner of CTH Company
Member of the NAACP and ACLU
NGLCC Ceritified Company July 2020

Jenn T

Jenn T

Manager

Jean is a born and raised West Seattle-ite and no matter how many times she leaves, she always settles back in West Seattle. Close to Home Pet Services gives her the opportunity to hang out with some sweet pups as well as keep her outside where she’s happiest. Her and her family have four dogs, three of which are rescues. All of their sweet boys are flat-faced lumps with many different needs. COVID-19 Certified June 2020

Katie S

Katie S

Scheduler -Dog/Cat Team

I grew up in San Diego, CA and moved to Seattle in 2013. I have always had pets in my life including dogs, rats, guinea pigs, bunnies and fish. I‘m currently mom to two senior chihuahua mutts. I am passionate about Close To Home because I understand the internal dilemma of wanting to travel but not wanting to leave my pets, often choosing shorter vacations plans so I won’t be away from them for too long. I hope I can provide each pet parent with peace of mind that their furry family members will be well cared for while they are away.

Certified in COVID -19 Pet care safety PSI
Certified Pet First Aid & CPCR for Pet-Care Professionals- PSI

Diane Z

Diane Z

Trainer & Cat Sitting Team Extraordinaire

I am a lover of all animals. I have lived with many in my life: cats, dogs, bunnies, hamsters, mice, rats, even snakes and lizards. My animals are part of my family.

I believe that animals bring love and commitment to our lives. They help us through the hard times and are there to celebrate with us during the good.

I am a native West Seattleite and look forward to watching your furry loved one.

Sherri H

Sherri H

Dog walker

Prior to becoming a West Seattleite, Sherri lived and raised her family in Yakima. She has always had an affection for dogs, but came to understand their power to heal after losing her husband in 2011. Sherri currently lives with her rescue dog Phil, and enjoys celebrating life with her granddaughter.

Abby H

Abby H

Cat Sitting Team

Abby is a full time music teacher who moved to West Seattle in summer 2018. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and loves all animals, but is definitely a cat person! She and her cat, Phoebe, are the very best of friends. In her spare time, she enjoys making music, volunteering in her school and community, going to arts festivals, and drinking coffee. Lots of coffee.

Lynda E

Lynda E

Dog Walking and Cat Sitting Team

Animal lover since I was small. I love to learn about the breeds and their traits. Spent some time working for a small Veterinary clinic and enjoyed every minute of it! Got to observe surgeries and learn more about exotics as well as cats and dogs. My kids are grown so now I look forward to taking care of your furry children!

Sandra T

Sandra T

Dog walking Team and Cat Sitting Team

I fell in love with the PNW and decided to stay after my military service ended. My family consists of three fur babies who we love to go on adventures with. I have always been an avid animal lover and fall for every furry face I see. Looking forward to spending quality time with your fur kids.

Bee

Bee

Dog walking Team

Hello!

My name is Bee! I have been walking dogs for seven years, volunteering at animal shelters for three years, and have been training dogs for five. I have extensive knowledge on canine behavior and how to give the best ear scratches. To me all dogs are good dogs! I own two border collies that I hike on my days off. Pet First Aid Certified 2020

Dave

Dave

Dog walking Team

Dave is a native of Seattle and loves living in West Seattle. When he’s not walking dogs he loves playing guitar and traveling.

Bethany

Bethany

Cat Sitting Team

Originally from the east coast, Bethany has called Seattle home since 2004. She and her family have 3 dogs and 2 cats. Bethany loves all animals but has always felt a strong connection to the felines. Her two favorite things to do are explore nature with the pups and enjoy a good read or show and relax with the kitties. She hopes to provide your fur babies with all the TLC they deserve while you’re away!

Jenny M

Jenny M

Dog walking Team/Cat Sitting Team
Kathleen

Kathleen

Dog walking Team

Kathleen is a long-time resident of West Seattle and a lifetime pet lover. She currently has one dog, Angus, who is a wonderful snuggle partner. As an avid walker, working for Close to Home allows Kathleen the chance to combine her two loves, dogs and walking, into a great way to spend her day and gives her the chance to lap up some doggie loving. When not hanging out with dogs she enjoys hanging out with her husband, enjoying the craft beer world of Seattle.

Adrian C

Adrian C

Cat Sitting Team

I‘m a native Washingtonian with a deep love and respect for all animals. I grew up riding and training horses and have almost always had a cat around. Currently my husband and I have two gorgeous rescue kitties that we adore. Some day I’m determined to have a dog (glares at husband) to take on hikes and other adventures. I’m an aspiring writer and artist recovering from a super stressful design job and I want to walk all the puppies!

Loren B

Loren B

Cat Sitting Team
Ryan

Ryan

Dog walking Team