Meet our team of animal lovers

Unlike gig-based contractor apps, we hire thoroughly vetted, highly trained employees. That way, you can knownot just hope—that your pets get the care you want for them.

Gabi

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Hey all! I'm Gabi. I started SHP because I knew I needed to be around animals for my mental health. For the first year, it was just me, walking and pet sitting 24/7. Almost every new customer told me they had a negative experience with pet care, before SHP. I couldn't turn any new customers away, because I was so angry that so many people had negative experiences and couldn't trust anyone for pet care. That needed to change. I hired Andrea (our first employee!) and the rest is history. We're now on a mission to transform pet care around the country! Before SHP, I was a personal assistant, a photo editor, and a store manager. My mom, Susan, instilled in me my love of animals; I grew up fostering 60+ kittens and always having dogs and cats around. In my free time, I like to run, paint, read, and play with my BFF pup Buster.

Hunter

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Hi, I'm Hunter! I began building the SHP brand in 2019, and in 2020, I joined Gabi as part owner. I am dad to Buster, an awkward McNab shepherd, and Ernie, a polydactyl tabby cat with thumbs! I've cared for turtles, tortoises, rats, mice, guinea pigs, bearded dragons, and many other animals over the years. I've designed for Adobe, Avaya, Wingers, but my passion lies with SHP.

Susan

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Hello, I'm Susan! I have parented dogs and cats my entire life. I am very experienced with elderly, diabetic, and seizure-prone animals. I have been mom to many animals, including: Dizzy, a little yellow bird, Pugger, a chewy, deaf, cuddly white boxer, Alfie, a loud long-haired grey kitty, and many others, all of which were rescues. I'll drop everything and anything to care for every animal like I would my own.

Sebastian

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My name's Sebastian, and I love animals! I've been working as a cook and sushi chef since I moved to Utah from San Diego 6 years ago, but once I heard about this job, I knew I'd found my true calling. I have experience raising all types of animals, dogs, cats, and even frogs! I'll make sure your fuzzy little friends get the care and attention they deserve, whether that means getting some good belly rubs and booty scratches, or letting them sniff and produce pee-mail anywhere they want on their walks!

Audrey

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Hi, my name is Audrey! I have been in Utah all my life and from a very young age I have been immersed in the grooming world with my mother. Even though I might have left the grooming up to her I had always been there to help her in every other way I could. I rescued my fur baby Freya back in 2016 and both of us enjoy going camping up north and finding a nice river to take a dip in. I love finding the types of enrichment animals enjoy. If they'd like to be jumping into a lake, figuring out a puzzle for treats, or even just cuddling up close for love. I'm here for it all!

Weston

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Hello, I'm Weston! I've been a Utah native my entire life and have lived all over this amazing state. I've been in Salt Lake City since 2017 and love the community of amazing people and pets alike. I've spent the past few years servicing residential landscapes in the salt lake valley and have always enjoyed the interactions with the home owners pets more than their landscapes! I always imagined what the ideal career would be for me until I stumbled upon SHP, a place where I could enjoy customers pets and nature at the same time. I'm a proud fur dad to a lionhead bunny named Fern and my rescued kitty Shanti. I've always been connected with a variety of different animals throughout my life and can't wait to meet yours!

Kitzia

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Hi there, I'm Kitzia! Growing up with a dad who was an animal medical professional, I have always had an interest in the animal welfare world. I worked as an audio engineer for years until I got a part-time job as a dog walker. I then realized that when I was working with animals, I was the happiest and most fulfilled I had ever been! After adopting my dog, Houdini, from the Humane Society of Utah, I spent over a year there taking pets in need into the facility. I learned so much about animal behavior and medicine. I am passionate about using the kindest methods possible to help animals live a peaceful, fun, happy life. 

Buster

off-leash liaison + fitness coach

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