Meet Our Team
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. Follow Drew on IG at SoloSoulJourney
Born and raised in Maine until moving to Seattle in 2007, John lives in West Seattle and is currently studying to become a Vet Tech. He has one dog and one cat and likes to paint in his spare time.
Vanessa is a Seattle gal who grew up in Ballard. She loves working with Close to Home because it gives her the opportunity to combine her background in counseling with her love for animals. Vanessa hopes to work with therapy dogs soon. She enjoys adventuring in the woods, the arts, and cozying up with a good book.
Born and raised in Portland, OR, Alex has always called the NW home. Her connection with animals began at age 2 with her best friend, a Great Dane named Jonas. She‘s been walking and pet sitting for the last decade and enjoys finding creative ways to make animals feel relaxed and happy. When she’s not walking, she makes music and art, rollerskates, swims, and hangs out with her family pack.
Chaska is a full-time artist, part-time animal lover. When not creating, Chaska can be found hanging out with the pets at Close to Home and giving lots of love.
Originally from So Cal, I’ve been in Seattle for almost 7 years. I am the proud Human to a really great dog, a couple cool cats and several chickens! I belong with the Animals! Thanks for letting me hang out with yours!
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.
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.
My name is Kelsey and I am a HUGE animal lover! I have had dogs and cats my whole life and they bring me so much joy. I moved up from Los Angeles where I was working for another dog walking/pet sitting company. I have also taken special classes at the Humane Society to train and care for special needs dogs and cats. I feel very comfortable with handling and caring for all types of pets. I have learned so much about how all pets are very unique in their own personality and behavior, so I care for client’s pets in the manner that the owners want me to care for them as well as treating them as if they were my own pet. I think pets become members of our families and deserve the utmost care and individualized treatment. I hope to build a great relationship with you and your pet in the future!