Meet the Team Behind the Tail Wags

Marisel Chavez started Pet Squire as an extension of her passion; caring and loving animals; especially her own. An avid traveler, Marisel, was often on the road and could not find a place she felt would customize the care of her dogs, as they both had very different needs and personalities. As her marketing career grew, so did her need for travel and the need to find a reliable place for her family became a necessity. This is where her passion of animals (and previous experience with pet sitting) collided with her current need and successful past in marketing… and thus Pet Squire was born.

Marisel has extensive experience with animals– from her days pet sitting as a hobby on Rover (you check out her reviews here:, to rescuing cats and dogs on the street, to volunteering for pet transport organizations and finally working with abused and neglected farm animals. She has also had experience with exotics  (monkeys + snakes) and atypical domesticated critters like ferrets and bunnies. Her love of animals is her life’s work and she plans on opening a sanctuary one day, as well.

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

Supporting Pawfessionals

Gabriela Ayala

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!

Gabe Gomez

Gabe is a pet care specialist, dog walker and dedicated and loving pet sitter. His enthusiam, energy and loving nature will ensure your pet gets the constant attention they deserve.  When entrusting your fur baby to Gabe youll be suure to see the happiness in their face with all the pictures you will receive as Gabe is also a wonderful photographer!

Anamilena Matallana

Anamilena is administrative specialist and also functions as a pet sitter. From traveling to people’s homes to take care of her favorite feline and canine friends to throwing the ball around with your pup at the facility– she will be sure to give some TLC to your pet.  Anamilena is a loving nurturer, demonstrated by her passion of animals. Anamilena also boards pets at home– accepting dogs of any size as long as they are well behaved.

Mariella Planes

Mariella is a pet sitter and kennel tech with Pet Squire and has a background in the veterinary field. Coming to use from Cuba as a vet tech, Mariella’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.

Cesar Fernandez

Cesar is our full-time Manager at the facility. He is an expert at ensuring dogs and kitties are happy and even keel energy in their playgroups and during walks, well fed and spoiled with love under his care. His kind spirit and detail orientation provide for some wonderful pictures, videos and updates to doggy owners across Miami. He loves our fur babies hard and you can tell that they love him just as much. Cesar has been a great addition to the team!

Carlos Morillo

Carlos is, a pet care specialist, and one of our at home pet sitters. Since joining the team in 2021 , Carlos has been a wonderful  addition and positive energy to the pups.  Carlos’ patient and loving nature also makes him an asset to facility staff and as a pet sitter. He takes any size dog at his home for private overnight boarding as long as they are friendly! He also does dog walks and pet sits in the Kendall/ South Miami area.

Pablo Molina

Pablo is a very caring pet care specialist and a fantastic part of our care team. With many years’ experience in animal care, Pablo is very familiar with ensuring your pup’s safety and health from dispensing medications to ensuring dog behavior is at its best. He is a kind and creative soul, so you’ll be sure to get loads of sweet and great pics when he’s taking care of your pup!

Miguel Sánchez

Miguel recently joined our team as a full time groomer, pet sitter  and pet transport specialist. Miguel’s innate love for dogs and extreme patience for them makes him a master groomer! His attention to detail makes sure our clients are satisfied with grooming services abs as well pet sitting protocols. We love having Miguel on our team as he is kind, responsible and a true animal lover!

If you have any other questions, please contact us