SYLVIA AND MICHAEL
Sylvia is incredibly grateful to be part owner of Sit Stay Play! What could be better than hanging out with dogs and cats all day? Throughout her life, she has cared for dogs, cats, fish, mice, guinea pigs and even snakes. To her, her fur babies are her kids so she definitely understands how very important her job is as a pet sitter! Along with her pet CPR certification, Sylvia has a bachelor’s degree in music. Her husband, Michael, is also an avid animal lover. He has raised and loved many pets throughout his life, but his favorites have definitely been his cats!
Sylvia and Michael have the joy of raising their two dogs; a malti-poo named Cooper and a miniature poodle named Tucker, and their cat, Beanie. They look forward to sharing their love of animals with your pets and carrying on the standard of care and compassion that Katy and Bo have established with Sit Stay Play!
Laura is a Tulsa native and grew up around dogs, cats, frogs, and fish. As far back as she can remember her family and extended family have always owned multiple dogs, which were always considered to be part of the family. She loves to spoil her dogs with long walks, car rides, treats, or just some good old-fashioned attention. Laura’s first pet was a Goldfish named Freddie, now she is the proud owner of Max, an Australian Shepherd mix, who she rescued a few years ago. When Laura is not spending time with Max, she is training for Spartan Races, playing soccer, reading, cooking/baking, or hanging out with family and friends.
Cathy is a Tulsa native and has had pets as far back as she could remember. Many of them include cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters and fish. Cathy has volunteered at the Tulsa SPCA and been a foster mom to sick fur kids or animals looking for their forever home. She currently has two cats, Beamer, a black domestic short haired cat who is 14 and Sadie, a white, short haired Polydactyl who is 15. She loves to spoil them with toys and plays hide and seek with them. Cathy has a degree in Social Work, but currently works full time at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and works part time as an EMT and volunteer firefighter. Cathy loves to travel, swim, read, work out and spend time with her family who live in midtown. She looks forward to caring for your pet and loving them as her own!
Faith is a Tulsa Native with a love for animals, especially doggies! Her first pets included a lively Jack Russell Terrier named Abby and three goldfish. In 2015, Faith fostered puppies with Animal Rescue Foundation until they found their fur-ever homes. Since then, she’s helped care for a bunch of different furry friends, from Chihuahuas to Huskies! Now, Faith is a rescue-dog mom to Daisy Doodle, a super sweet and ornery Maltichon that loves to be nearby her humans. A few years ago, Faith graduated from Rogers State University with a bachelor’s in English. In her free time, she enjoys writing creatively, reading, collecting vinyl, hiking, and spending time with her close friends and family. Faith is very excited to be a part of the Sit, Stay, Play pack, and she can’t wait to dote on your fur-baby!
Yvette has been an animal lover ever since she can remember. Her favorite memory is being a little girl at a park and walking up and touching a German shepherd on the ear. He was taller than her, but she knew he had a kind and gentle soul. Ever since that encounter, she has adored her own pets as well as her friends’. Even as a child she loved visiting friends who had pets. Snoopy, the poodle lived behind her, and Pooh Bear, the chihuahua mix lived around the corner. While Yvette walked her dog, Buffy, her friend walked Pooh Bear and they had many adventures together. Once the family moved to the country, she enjoyed the horses behind her and the cat next door, Toulouse.
She always had a dog growing up, but there is something about having your own that warms your heart. During College, there was Lacey, the shih tzu that even went to classes with her as a pup. Then there was Pepper, and her most recent, Parker.
Although all these pups have passed over the rainbow bridge, Yvette still finds connections with animals the most beautiful thing. There is not a furry friend living in her home right now, but she still has plenty of doggie friends. Hodi, lives behind her and comes to the fence for treats, Ms. Jones, Rebel, Ella and Lucy like walking by her house because she leaves treats at the end of the driveway. Ms. Honey, Summer, Archie, Zeus, Maverick and Goose love it when Yvette comes to visit because they know she keeps treats in her pocket.
So as the story goes, she still loves to visit friends who have pets and has found a way to extend that beyond her neighborhood and make new friends who she can love, and spoil.
Ashley is native to the Tulsa area, and has accumulated a decade’s worth of pet care experience. She first started working in pet care in 2012 while she was attending college at ORU for Health & Exercise Science. Since graduating ORU, she has become a Tulsa fitness instructor. While she loves her career as a fitness professional, she never stopped working in pet care. Pet sitting/dog walking has always been a way to add balance, joy, and fulfillment to her work life. While Ashley has always loved animals, her passion began after rescuing her first shelter dog as an adult. (Her name is Harlow). Harlow helped ignite that passion Ashley now has for dog rescue and pet care. Ashley and her husband now own 3 dogs (“fur children”) that they are absolutely obsessed with. A “super mutt”, a Coonhound, and a Labrador. Ashley has so much love for her dogs, and aims to treat the dogs she walks with the same care she’d wish for her own. Ashley is eager to love on local Tulsa pets, and help put local Tulsa pet OWNERS at ease!
Laura is from Tulsa, born and raised. She has had a love for animals of all kinds ever since she was a kid. She would frequently bring in toads, snakes, mice – you name it. Her parents weren’t thrilled, but she loved taking care of all creatures. She was the one to convince her family to get a dog – her first dog ever, Roxie. Ever since then she has had dogs in her life. She has fostered dogs and puppies and rescued and rehomed dogs as well. She loves going on hikes and adventures with her family’s dog, Kosmo, and her son, stepson, and husband. She always says that having Kosmo with her while camping, makes the trip extra fun!
Candice is Texas-born and grew up in several different states. Growing up she always loved animals. After having a breakthrough about what she wanted to do with the rest of her life, she realized her passion was with animals and that’s what she went to school for – to become a vet assistant. Since joining the animal field back in 2017, she has worked at several vet clinics, worked as a dog trainer and worked at a pet store with many different animals, including her fears – birds & reptiles. She grew to love them just like all other animals though. She then fell into the world of pet sitting in New Mexico and has loved her journey in pet sitting. She moved back to Tulsa after being in New Mexico for a few years where she met her fiancé and where she adopted her two cats, Lilo and Stitch, and her Dalmatian, Mushu. Mushu was adopted in Tulsa while she was still living in NM. She also just recently adopted another kitten named Toulouse here in Tulsa. On top of being an animal lover she is also Disney obsessed, if you can’t tell by her pet’s names! She moved back to Tulsa in the summer of 2021 because she and her fiancé were expecting. She now loves spending time with her fiancé, daughter and fur kids!
I am Boston-born and Oklahoma raised. When I was 5, my dad adopted my first dog for me, a beagle, and told me “sharing your life with an animal is a countdown to heartache, but the best damn heartache there is.” Ever since, we’ve had an endless array of pets navigating in and out of our lives. I work in tech and app-building for a London-based company during the day and love spending my mornings and lunches walking and caring for other animals. I naturally gravitate towards building processes and paying acute attention to detail to make the bigger picture a reality. Our daily lives are worth curating from the heart and prioritizing our relationships with the people we are surrounded by. Sharing our stories with one another is the most basic form of human connection whether it be over mid-morning coffee and a slice of apple pie or a viral video on social media. I enjoy spending my days reading a good book, baking bagels and cooking ethnic food with my boo, going hiking with my Anatolian Shepherd, German Shepherd, and my little shepherd mix, swimming at the creek in the summer with my friends, and gardening and growing my own food in my backyard.
Jennifer has lived all over the U.S. but has been a Tulsa resident for almost a decade now! She has been a dog-mom her whole life and has been babysitting and pet sitting since she was a young teenager. Although she’s definitely a dog person, she also enjoys taking care of your fish, reptiles, birds, horses, and small pets like gerbils and hamsters and cats too! Jennifer’s 9-5 job is with Tulsa City County Libraries so when she’s not walking your dogs or training her own dogs, she probably has her nose in a book. Jennifer also enjoys cooking and eating, coffee and breakfast tacos, indulgent period dramas, and really long runs with friends (she’s currently collecting a marathon medal from each state). Her own German Shepherds- Natasha and Baroness- also enjoy eating, running, playing with their puzzles, and long Sunday naps.
Debbi is an avid animal lover. She has 3 labs of her own (Sammy, Jaeger, and Bru). She loves taking them out on adventures to the lake for swimming which is their favorite activity! She also loves running her dog, Jaeger, in agility trials in Tulsa. They have won several blue ribbons together.