While we think pet sitting is super fun, we also take it very seriously!  All of our sitters are insured, bonded and certified in pet first aid and CPR!

While we think pet sitting is super fun, we also take it very seriously! All of our sitters are insured, bonded and certified in pet first aid and CPR!

 Becky King, Owner

Becky King, Owner

With a background in management and real estate, Becky, and her husband Nick, started ABA in order use her knowledge of business and customer care in a field that she is truly passionate about. She handles all the daily aspects of the business from marketing and initial consultation to the pet care visits and field trips. She LOVES animals and believes that pets are a vital part of the family.

 Nicholas Lawrick, Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter

Nicholas Lawrick, Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter

 Allison Etzel, Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter

Allison Etzel, Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter

 Kim Barnes, Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter

Kim Barnes, Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter

Nick is a lifelong animal lover and caretaker. He has worked at a science center, an
equine hospital, and assisted in his parent’s pet sitting business before relocating to
Asheville. He has experience with animals of all shapes, sizes, and species (yes, even
alligators!). Nick is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to explore parks and trails and take
in everything Asheville has to offer. He even has a mini-zoo of his own at home—with
two dogs, a sun conure, a bearded dragon, and a small school of fish! His naturally
friendly and eager demeanor all but guarantee your pet will be best buds with him!

As mom to a frisky black cat named Diego, part-time librarian, licensed massage
therapist, aspiring artist, and full-time animal lover, Allison stays busy! Allison has been
on the ABA team for almost 4 years now and loves the fact that she has made so many
feline and K-9 friends. Allison loves her adventures all around town with the client pups.
Exploring the beauty of Asheville neighborhoods with client pups is one of her favorite
things ever! Allison's calm, nurturing energy allows dogs and cats to instantly feel
comfortable with her. She treats all of our client animals as if they were her own.

 

With over 6 years of no-kill animal rescue work under her belt, Kim has not only acquired lots of animal handling and medical experience, but also some animals along the way!  She is the mom to 3 dogs, one house cat and an outside feral cat who has recently forgotten she is feral! She has a true love for animals, their well being and happiness. She often gets asked whether she is a cat or dog person. The answer is BOTH- and that's the truth!

 Rebecca Baylor, Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Rebecca Baylor, Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Becky is a grad student at Western Carolina, a loving mom to 2 beautiful cats and an
effervescent puppy name Fozzie! She’s an enthusiast of all things Asheville. She is
currently working towards her Masters in Social Work, and loves spending the rest of
her time with the fabulous kitties and pups of ABA! Becky finds working with animals
particularly enjoyable because they give back the love and energy you give to them.
She especially loves ABA's cat clients and has been known to charm even the most
stubborn of felines!

 Lula, Security/ Alarm Sysytem

Lula, Security/ Alarm Sysytem

(American Eskimo) Responsibilities include: Shedding on everything possible, barking sharply at any visitors to Nick and Becky's house, sleeping on Nick's pillow (or anything else soft), snuggling and giving out unlimited stinky kisses.

 Eadie, Part Time Secretary

Eadie, Part Time Secretary

(Cat) Responsibilities include: Napping on the front porch, napping on the bed, napping on our desks, napping in our file boxes. At least once daily she will interrupt a nap to prance across a keyboard "editing" our current e-mail and make sure we are staying on task and organized.