Shawn's Pet Sitting

Friendly, Reliable, Professional 

In YOUR Home Pet Care


About Shawn

Shawn has been in the pet industry her whole life, from showing dogs, agility and dog training, working as a vet tech, animal shelter and cat sanctuary to fostering and rescuing animals, as well as helping with lost and found pets. She is a full time professional pet sitter, who is insured, bonded, first aid/cpr certified with 40+ years of pet experience and has an education in animal science and animal behavior. She founded Shawn's Pet Sitting in 1998 which she has enjoyed continuous business for over 20+ years. 

Shawn has since renamed her business in 2022 as  Desert Whiskers Cat Sitting

Shawn is married to her husband of 25+ years and together they have two daughters.  She is from Northern Illinois and moved to Arizona in 2003. Her pet family over the years has included many dog breeds including Afghan Hounds, Whippets, and Shetland Sheepdogs, and she has had many cats in her lifetime. Shawn's present pet family includes an Australian Shepherd whom she started out fostering, but fell in love with and adopted as her own, three cats who she rescued off the streets from being left behind when neighbors moved, a rescue bunny and has her own aquatic fish family.  

Shawn's love and passion for animals makes her the perfect fit for any pet who needs all the care they deserve while you are away from home. Her ultimate goal is to provide your pets with loving care as if they were her own and to give you and your pet the best experience without the worry!  


A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills she possesses. Her tricks of the trade and what she can bring to the table.

Oral/Injected Medication Administe​red

First Aid/CPR 


Senior Pet Experience

Special Needs Pet Experience 

Customer and Personal Service


Continued Education and Training

Canine & Feline Enrichment Fun

40+ years of Experience

Shawn's Pet Sitting offers Pet Sitting in Buckeye, Goodyear and Litchfield Park, AZ

and for the following zip codes: 85326, 85396, 85338, 85395, 85340