About

Pet Stay Today Pet Sitting Services

  • Member Assoc of Prof United Pet Sitters
  • Member NAPPS – Nat’l Assoc of Prof Pet Sitters
  • Insured and Bonded by Pet Sitters Associates, LLC
  • CPR Certified
  • Free in Home Consultation

My name is Kathy Gilliam, I am a professional pet sitter and the proud owner and sole proprietor of Pet Stay Today Pet Sitting Services and Home Boarding.

Briefly, 7 reasons to hire me for all your pet sitting needspet-sitter-mohawk-valley-whitesboro-ny-13492

  1. AAA Attitude Towards Animals: ATTENTIVE, ADORING AND ARDENT
  2. Insured and bonded – giving you peace of mind over your pets and property!
  3. CPR Certified/First Aid for Animals – I am trained and prepared for emergencies
  4. Proximity – You should be close to your pet sitter
  5. References – I am trustworthy!
  6. Less Stress Than a Kennel, on your pet and you
  7. Your Pet Will Thank You!!
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Kathy Gilliam, Owner of Pet Stay Today

I offer loving, trusted pet sitting services as well as home boarding for dogs in the Mohawk Valley in Upstate New York, Whitesboro, NY.

How did I become a professional pet sitter? I decided to become a pet sitter when I needed a pet sitting service myself. I diligently searched for someone to stay with my dog, with no luck. After much consideration, I decided I did not want to leave him in a kennel.  I felt bad to leave him locked in a cage 23 hours out of the day, scared and intimidated by the other dogs.

That’s when  I realized the great need for a pet sitter service in my area!

A few years later, I’m living my dream and a life that’s personally very satisfying to me. I didn’t get to go on vacation that year, but in exchange, I have had the extreme pleasure of taking care of many wonderful pets! As well as the peace of mind I know I’m giving pet parents when they leave their furry friend in my care!

I don’t hire out or have employees,  I’m the sole proprietor and I will never be sending anyone to your home in my place.

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Me and Woody

I have been fervent about animals since I was a child and this love for animals has grown over the years. I have been pet parent to many dogs as well as cats. I grew up as the kid who took in strays and have been lucky enough to have raised 8 dogs to a contented old age and 4 cats who all lived well into their 20’s.

I have a 40 year old daughter who currently lives in California – she attended UCLA for Nursing, found a job and decided to live there. I don’t have any grandchildren as of yet, unfortunately. There are no children in house, but my dog Eddie loves the company of other dogs! My husband Kaz loves the pets that come into our home and treats them like they’re his own! Your pet will more than likely find a comfortable spot on Kaz’ belly while he’s watching tv, no matter what size your pet is!  My family and home life centers around the pets in our life, whether its yours or mine, they come first in our house.

Before becoming a pet sitter, I worked in customer service and help desk IT operations, in a cubicle and on a computer 8 hours a day. I have an AAS in computer design and worked in the field for 25 years. Not nearly as fulfilling as being a pet sitter – I love being involved in the lives of so many beloved pets!

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Eddie in February! Brrrrrr…it’s cold!!

Currently, my fur baby Eddie is 9 years old – I rescued him from the fate of a puppy mill when he was 4 months old. 🙂

As a pet parent, I fully understand and appreciate how invaluable it is to have a reliable, trustworthy and conscientious pet sitter to care for your pets in your absence.

As a professional pet sitter, my mission is simple: Keep your pets loved, happy and secure while you’re away. You’ll have the peace of mind you need that comes from knowing your pets are completely safe and receiving the personal care and attention they deserve while you’re away.

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Eddie Gilliam, my 9 year old Chihuahua

I’m also involved in other community and pet sitters projects, such as:

Donor, Stevens-Swan Humane Society : Stevens-Swan Humane Society also offers low cost rabies for cats and dogs and spay/neuter programs for cats – More information

Member Sit A Dog, Save A Life Program – Paws NY : The mission of PAWS NY is to help vulnerable residents remain with their pets by delivering critical programs and services through a community of partners and volunteers. Read more about About Sit A Dog Save A Life

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Contact me to set up a Free Meet and Greet Consultation!  or Call 315-723-3162. Your Pet will Thank You!! I’m also an Independent Contractor through Rover and DogVacay, if you prefer to schedule through one of these.

Here come the holidays and they’re booking fast! –> Contact Pet Stay Today now to schedule your pawsome buddy’s Holiday Stay!