“Animals bring out the best in me!”
And it’s for that very reason Patty Whitelock has had animals in her life for as long as she can remember. Not only have there been cats and dogs, but as a teen, horses were her passion – caring for, training and showing them. “There is a purity of spirit you can only find in animals which makes them so special.”
Patty was born and raised in Southern California, attended college in Santa Barbara, majoring in Theatrical Costuming, her career for nearly 30 years. In 1985, she moved to Colorado to work with several area theaters including the Denver Center Theatre Company, retiring in 2007.
She is married. Her husband, Mike, and their animals have been their kids, (no need to save for college, just vet bills!) Patty is PetTech certified in Pet CPR & First Aid, trained to give medications, including insulin & SQ fluid therapy! Patty lives in Lakewood.
Mike has called Colorado home since moving here from Wyoming as a 2 year old, pretty much making him a Colorado native. He joined the pet sitting team of A New Way To Life Pet Services in 2013, working closely with his wife, Patty. Together, they find tremendous joy in caring for people’s pets through their present business Westside Pet Sitters.
They also love to share stories with each other of the crazy and sweet things the animals so often do. For the majority of his life, he was exclusively a cat lover, but has come to cherish the special nature of dogs, and other companions from the animal world. Mike is a trained musician, playing cornet with the Rocky Mountain Brassworks. Mike is PetTech certified in Pet CPR &n First Aid.
Holly was born & raised in PA, but has lived in CO since high school. She went from a desk job (banking for 20 years) to doing lots of physical work remodeling & cleaning foreclosure properties. Now, she is loving pet sitting, as she’s an animal lover, especially dogs. She’s had many 4-legged “clients” thru the years of pet sitting for family & friends.
While growing up, her family had Brittany Spaniels and she has always had at least one dog. She & her hubby, Gary, currently have 3 dogs: T-Bone(13), Dozer (9) & Pippy (1). All have been rescued in one way or another! Holly loves camping with their 6 grandkids, gardening or curling up with a good book, snuggled with her fur-kids. She is PetTech certified in Pet CPR & First Aid and has experience in administering medications, including tube feeding.