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About Shawn (Owner)


  Meet Shawn, Your Trusted Professional Cat Sitter!


Shawn has always had a heart for animals, especially cats. Her journey in the pet industry spans her entire life, from volunteering at animal shelters and cat sanctuaries to working as a vet tech. She’s fostered and rescued numerous cats, helped reunite lost pets with their families, and has over 40 years of pet experience.

As a full-time certified professional pet sitter, Shawn is insured, bonded, and first aid/CPR certified. She has a background in animal science and animal behavior, which she puts to good use in her work. In 1998, she founded Shawn’s Pet Sitting, which has been serving pet owners for over 20 years and was renamed to Desert Whiskers Cat Sitting in 2022 to reflect her specialized focus on cats.

 Shawn hails from Northern Illinois and moved to Arizona in 2003. She’s been married for over 30 years and has two daughters. Over the years, her pet family has included a variety of animals, but she has a special place in her heart for cats. Currently, her pet family includes two cats (one rescued from a client for a biting issue and one she found abandoned), a rescue bunny, and an aquatic fish family.

Shawn’s love and passion for cats make her the perfect choice for your cat care needs. Her goal is to treat your cats as if they were her own and to provide them with the loving care they deserve while you’re away. With Shawn, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your cats are in good hands.


Why Choose Desert Whiskers Cat Sitting?

Shawn has a concise list of the most valuable professional skills she possesses. Her tricks of the trade and what she can bring to the table makes Desert Whiskers Cat Sitting the best choice for your feline companions.



Oral and Injected Medication Administered


Feline Enrichment Fun


Continued Education and Training


Years of Experience

Credentials and Certifications


Desert Whiskers Cat Sitting


Services Hours

Mon-Sun: 7am - 7pm

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

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