About Us

About Us
About Us 2019-07-12T00:50:27+00:00

Meet the Team Behind the Tail Wags

The dynamic husband and wife duo, Marisel Chavez and Raul Calderon, started Pet Squire as an extension of their passion; caring and loving animals. As pet owners themselves, they have experience with dogs, cats, birds and even reptiles.

Marisel has extensive experience with animals– from pet sitting on Rover (check out her reviews here: https://www.rover.com/sit/mariselchavez), rescuing cats and dogs on the street, volunteering for pet transport organizations to working with abused and neglected farm animals– Marisel has a breadth of experience dealing with animals. Her love of animals is her life’s work and she plans on opening a sanctuary one day, as well.

Raul’s passion for animals was born out of his love for Marisel, when he met her 6 years ago. After witnessing Marisel’s love of animals and he started to help her with pet sitting and has not stopped since!

Rest assured your pet is in great hands with this pair– they will treat your furry friend like royalty!

Supporting Pawfessionals

Emily Estrada

Emily is a pet sitter, dog walker and dog car attendant with Pet Squire. You are sure to see her biking around Miami visiting her furry friends all over town or at our Brickell facility!. Emily’ soft and patient nature makes her a hit with doggies and doggie parents alike– she is meticulous in her care for all animals and has a natural aptitude for working with them and making them feel calm. Emily’s energy and dedication to the animals makes her a super amazing addition to our team.

Gabriela Von Recher

Gaby is a pet sitting professional, from Argentina with a German Shepard of her own. She is an experience pet sitter with dog walking and even dog rescue experience!  If anyone is going to win over your nervous or anxious pup its Gaby! She is very sweet with animals and they flock to her to get spoiled. She is based out our Brickell location and plays, feeds and spoils our pets in daycare and boarding all day!

Carla Acevedo

Carla is a pet sitting professional and our vet tech extraordinaire. Having a passion for animals led her on the path to become a vet tech at Brickell Bay Animal hospital and she hasn’t stopped there. As a part of our team, she does pet sits, and works at our facility with our boarders and day care clients.  Her attention to detail, love of animals and expertise in veterinary health makes her a pivotal part of our team and her soft nature with the pets make her breeding ground for tail wags and looks longing for attention. All of our puppy and kitty clients love Carla!

Abbie Cardenas

Abbie is a  pet sitter, dog walker, and animal lover extraordinaire! As such she is so passionate about animals that she is studying to become a veterinarian.  You’ll mostly see Abbie at our facility greeting puppy parents,  caring for and playing with our furry clients.  Abbie is an asset to the team with a wonderful lovable personality that animals sense immediately!

Natalie Garay

Natalie is a pet sitter and dog care attendant with Pet Squire and has a background in the veterinary field. Coming to use from Silver Bluff Animal Clinic, as a vet tech, Natalie’s attention to detail makes her and her conscientious care for all of our canine companions a huge win for our team. We have yet to meet one dog that does not cover her in grateful licks.

Catherine Pichardo

Catherine is our full-time dog walker and an expert at ensuring dogs are happy and even keel energy after their walks. Her kind spirit and detail orientation provides for some wonderful pictures, videos and updates to doggy owners across Miami. She loves her fur babies hard and you can tell that they love her just as much. Catherine has been a great addition to the team!

Giovanna Brin- Ramirez

Giovanna is a stay-at-home mom to a 2-year-old baby and has a true gift with animals! She provides boarding at her home to friendly pets that get along with other dogs. Having a veterinary tech background she has experience with dogs, cats, bunnies, birds and more! In her care, your pets will never be lonely. Giovanna provides pets with constant attention, taking them on walks, letting them run free in her fenced backyard, and gives them plenty of belly rubs.

Experience:  5 years now, including a veterinary technician for 1 year.

Household: husband, kids animals (miniature pinscher mix and bunny).  Both animals and Giovanna’s son are gentle, friendly and calm.

Medications: has experience administering IVs, Injections, pills, etc.

Location: North West Coral Gables area

Types of dogs received: under 40lbs that are good with children and other dogs

Manali Shah

Manali is a pet-sitter that provides boarding in her home for animals, so if you are looking for a cozy one on one experience for your cat or dogs– she’s your gal!  Manali’s experience  with animals includes all types of dogs and cats.  In her care, your pets will experience lots of cuddles and fun. She even has an outdoor bark park where she takes the dogs to play!

Experience: 2 years

Household: Apartment with no additional animals

Medications: has experience administering IVs, Injections, pills, etc.

Location: Doral

Types of dogs received: All dogs

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