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:, 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

Ana Lopez

Ana Lopez joined the team in 2019 and plays a pivotal role in client support, operations and also does some pet spoiling herself. Ana also works rescuing dogs herself, so as stakeholder of Paw Patrol, she has a huge heart and  understands all the love that is necessary when spoiling your fur baby. Ana pet sits from her home and has small well-behaved fur clan of her own. She is our expert with elderly dogs and special needs dogs– taking dogs that are 25 lbs or less in her fenced in home with a backyard! Your kitty or pup is sure to enjoy their time with Ana!

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!

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!

Max Machado

Max is a petcare specialist at our facility, dog walker and pet sitter. From traveling to people’s homes to take care of his favorite feline and canine friends to throwing the ball arouond with your pup at the facility– he will be sure to give some TLC to your pet. Max is a loving nurturer, demonstrated by his passion of animals and service to the church as a minister. Max also boards pets at home–  accepting dogs of any size as long as they are  well integrated with other dogs as he has a pup of his on in his home located in Sweetwater.

Natalie Garay

Natalie is a pet sitter and dog walker 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.

Victoria Laguardia

Victoria is our full-time dog walker and  petsitter. She is an expert at ensuring dogs and kitties are happy and even keel energy after their walks and play time. 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. Victoria has been a great addition to the team!

Jeremy Rodriguez

Jeremy is our trainer, a pet care specialist, dog walker and a wonderful addition to the team having joined us in 2019. As a trainer he focuses on positive reinforcement and customizes his training according to your dogs personality ensuring progress and results for you and your fur baby.  Jeremy’s patient and loving nature also makes him an asset at the facility and as a pet sitter. He takes any size dog at his home for private overnight boarding or training/boarding  sessions as long as they are friendly– no aggressive cases please.

Tyra Swann

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

Giovanna Brynn

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

Kailah Rodriguez

Kailah joined the team late 2019 as a private sitter and also a pet care specialist at our facility. She has an innate love for dogs and extreme patience for them as she has a special needs dogs herself– a 13 year old blind bull dog. When she takes care of you pup she will make sure to shower him or her with lots of love and her pup will make sure to keep him tranquil company. We love having Kailah on our team as she is kind, responsible and a true animal lover!

Fanny Flores

Fanny is another pivotal member of the team that mostly works behind the scenes. As one of our administrators and our receptionist she works primarily at Pet Squires main location so you will see her smiling face when you drop off your pup or kitty. Fanny’s amazing disposition and kind heart make her an asset to Pet Squire and a best bud to our pups whom she spoils and spends lots of time with while at the reception desk. We are thankful to have her as a permanent part of our pack!

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