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Joe Pillera - Founder and sole proprietor

Joe Pillera, Founder and sole proprietor

As the founder of "Your Virginia Pets R My Pets" I have extensive experience in animal care and business management. 

I spent eight years as a volunteer with "Friends of Homeless Animals", a local animal rescue group, with the last 2 years serving as their Executive Director.  At any one time, we had 110 dogs in residence and 60 cats. 

During the "volunteer" portion of my service, I worked for 3 years, in a part-time capacity, for an alternative pet care organization, performing the exact duties upon which I have founded this company, including: playing, walking, feeding, watering, cleaning litter boxes, alternating lights, picking up papers and mail, watering plants and keeping an eye open for security and maintenance issues, while making the home looked lived-in.   Many a time, dogs who "didn't like men" were sent in my direction. 

I have a genuine love for animals, and live with four dogs of my own.   I find that I can get along with 99.9% of the dogs I meet.  Regarding cats - what can I say - I let them be themselves and go with the flow they dictate!

You will find me very professional in my business approach as well.  I have over 37 years of Federal Government administrative experience to draw upon.    During that time, I dealt with many business situations and interacted with hundreds and hundreds of individuals during those years. 

Sarah - Pet Sitter

Terry - Pet Sitter - Reston, Chantilly, and Herndon, VA

 Terry has been with the company for 6 years.  She has an excellent knowledge of pets.  Has quite an aviary in her own home.  But, don't stick your finger in her parrot's cage!  Terry can handle the toughest of assignments.  Does great with all types of pets.  Terry services the Reston, Herndon, Chantilly and Sterling areas.  

Pam - Pet Sitter - Leesburg, VA

Lacey - Pet Sitter

 Lacey has been with the company for over a year.  She comes to us from another  pet sitting company, where she not only performed pet sitting duties, but she worked in the office as well, handling scheduling and other miscellaneous office work.  Lacey has a great touch with animals.  No assignment has proven to be difficult for her and she is super dependable when performing her pet sitting duties.  Lacey serrvices the Purcellville, Round Hill, Hamilton, Philamont areas.