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Michelle Pet Sitter FishHawk, Florida

Michelle Quessenberry
Owner, No Place Like Home Pet Sitting

My name is Michelle Quessenberry. I was born in Ohio, and raised in Seminole, Florida. I have been an animal lover my entire life. My passion for animals developed at a very young age while watching my parents breed, raise, train, and show Dobermans. I started interning at animal hospitals right out of high school, and even worked as a kennel tech at several animal hospitals.

I was a stay at home mom for 10 years and have always been either a dog or a cat owner. I was introduced to the world of professional pet sitting years ago when I began hiring people to take care of my own pets when I traveled. Prior to this, I had known kennels to be the only option. I absolutely LOVED the idea of having them stay in the comfort of their own home while we traveled.

Then, in May 2013, I went after a dream of mine… I became a small business owner and established No Place Like Home Pet Sitting, LLC – and provide superb service for pet owners living in the FishHawk Ranch and surrounding communities of Lithia, FL.

I currently have 2 dogs; an 12 year old Golden Retriever, named Bella, who has been a part of our family since she was 8 weeks old, and a 7 year old Maltipoo, named Biscuit, who we adopted from a local family who could no longer care for him. Due to my son’s extreme allergy, we cannot have cats in our home, however, pet sitting fills that void.

I lived in the wonderful community of FishHawk Ranch in Lithia, FL for 11 years and recently moved just outside of the community. I have two beautiful children, a loving, supportive husband, and have a well-established reputation in the community.

I have 10 years of volunteer experience with various Hillsborough County PTA/PTSA positions within the area schools, including FishHawk Creek Elementary, Bevis Elementary, and Randall Middle. I also served as the Ambassador for the Neighborhood Watch Program within my community village. Retiring recently from all the school volunteering positions has allowed for me to be more actively involved in dog rescue – I LOVE to foster, rehabilitate, and rehome dogs as much as possible. Nothing is more rewarding that giving an abandoned or abused dog a second chance.

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Sherry Lange – Pet Sitter 

My name is Sherry Lange.  I am an animal lover.  Really, I am a natural born nurturer and care-giver. I was raised in the suburbs outside of Chicago, Illinois where my family got their first dog – a German Shepherd that was named Pirate because my parents were born and raised in Pittsburgh. I watched my mom take care of her and train her to respond to traditional commands like: sit, stay, come, lie down, and heel. She also taught Pirate to go “out” only in one small corner of her yard, not to leave the property and  to look menacing if a stranger came around. I learned a lot from my mom about caring for pets as well as children, and that is that being disciplined provides for freedom of expression and a safe structure for having fun.

I have raised 4 boys, 2 sons and 2 step-sons in partnership with my husband, Paul Lange and my ex-husband whom I have a great relationship with, providing the most nurturing and safe environment for all 4 of my boys. I have also raised two cute doggies of my own; Ranger -a collie that I got while I was in college, and Rocky -a golden retriever that we got when the boys were in elementary school. My sons have also had a wide variety of smaller pets ranging from birds to snakes. I enjoy them all.

I have lived in FishHawk for 8 years and am an empty-nester now. Our last doggie recently joined his brothers and sisters in doggie heaven and all but one of my boys lives away from home. The one still at home is completing his second year at HCC and will most likely be moving out soon. I am happy to start to slow down and enjoy helping out with your beloved pets while being able to continue to be a care-giver. 


Stefanie Hoedt – Pet Sitter

My name is Stefanie Hoedt, and I was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but spent the majority of my childhood in Zug, Switzerland.  I’ve always been an animal lover, and through the years have had three cats, three dogs, gerbils, rabbits, and a bunch of fish in my life!

I went to college in Glasgow, Scotland, and worked there as a high school Math teacher for 4 years, before meeting my husband and moving back to where I grew up in Switzerland.  We have two beautiful daughters, and we relocated to the Fishhawk area in 2015.

I currently have 2 dogs, Zoe is a 4 year old pointer mix, and Callie is a 5 year old lab mix. Both are rescues, which I am passionate about.  I am also a foster volunteer for a local animal rescue, so there is usually at least one foster dog (sometimes more!) hanging out with us at any given time.  I love being outdoors and dog walking is one of my favorite activities!  I look forward to taking a walk with your precious fur baby sometime soon.


Stacey Eisenhart – Pet Sitter

My name is Stacey Eisenhart and I am an avid pet lover. I was born and raised right here in the Tampa Bay area and I currently live in Fishhawk. I have always enjoyed the company of pets. As a child I enjoyed pet sitting for neighbors and family members. My family was always very busy and I was only allowed to have outdoor cats. I knew when I had my own family, I would have many pets. When that time came, we got our first family dog, a Boxer named Rocky. Since then, I have had several dogs, cats, and fish. I am familiar with guinea pigs, hedgehogs and bunnies too.

Not only do I enjoy taking care of pets, I am also a certified dog trainer. Remember that Boxer, Rocky? Well, he was a challenge and prompted my next step in life. I became certified as a dog trainer through Animal Behavior College and the AKC in 2006. It is a very rewarding experience to better someone’s life with a well-trained dog. It is a passion now and I still absolutely love it! I currently have a four year old Black Mouth Cur named Cali. She is my best friend and has served as my “demonstration dog” throughout my training career. I also have a cat named Rosie and 2 pretty beta fish named Finn and Fiona. I’ve been blessed with 3 beautiful daughters as well. Only my youngest still lives at home, so I like to spend any extra time with my pets and yours. I’ve always loved animals and greatly enjoy spending as much time with them as possible. I look forward to meeting yours.


Mara Youmans – Pet Sitter

My name is Mara Youmans. I was born in Bradenton, Florida and have been living in the Tampa Bay area almost my whole life. I currently have a dog named Ranger and two cats named Jack & Jill, whom I love dearly. I have enjoyed being around animals since I was a little girl. As years have gone by, I can say that the animals that I have been blessed to have and get to know have changed my life for the better. One pet that I had for a short time as a little girl was a young cat by the name of BOA. When I met BOA I felt an immediate connection between us. She was the first pet that I truly loved and cared about. That being said, I hope to carry the love that I have for animals into this work experience. I am super excited to get to know you and your wonderful pets soon!


Anabel Ednave-Bui – Pet Sitter

My name is Anabel Ednave-Bui and I’m honored to be a part of Michelle’s pet sitting family.  Born and raised in the Philippines, I spent my childhood surrounded with a variety of pets: dogs, cats, fish, birds, chickens and even pigs!  My love for animals was cultivated in such a young age and I carried it on throughout my life.

I moved to Orange County, CA in my early twenties where I pursued a career in finance, started a family, and eventually adopted my two fur babies. Then, in 2017, my husband and I took a leap of faith and moved our two kids (ages 13 and 7) and two fur kids to FishHawk, in pursuit of a more quality and meaningful life.  We are now enjoying everything that Florida life has to offer (#saltlife!), including spending more quality time with our family.  After all, family (including pets) means everything. I am looking forward to caring for any and all of your pets soon.


Toni Lund – Pet Sitter

My name is Toni Lund and I am so excited to be part of Michelle’s stellar team. I grew up in Connecticut obsessed with nurturing animals from the day I could walk. We always had dogs and cats as part of the family. At one point we rehabilitated a raccoon and baby squirrel.

I am currently a single mom to a 17 year old son who is as obsessed with animals as I am. He is the best part of me and adores animals as I do. We have had many varieties of pets including, dogs, cats, hedgehogs, birds, snakes, geckos, guinea pigs, hamsters, frogs and fish.

I wanted to be a vet at a very early age but life had other plans for me. As a three time Lymphoma survivor, I ended up caring for and rehabilitating pets all my life.  Now it is my pleasure to spoil your furry children.  Your pets are your family and I look forward to spoiling them and loving them while you are away. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your pets life.


Kora Saurer – Pet Sitter

My name is Kora Saurer and I have always loved animals and the outdoors. I was born in Brandon and raised in a house with three big dogs. I’ve lived in the Fishhawk area for nineteen years now and I love the community. I’ve been around dogs, cats, and lizards my whole life. I even found a new born kitten when I was six and my mom helped me raise her, and now she’s a feisty fifteen year old cat. I currently have two dogs of my own, a pit bull mix and hound mix, that are like my children. I also have a leopard gecko who is super cool. Growing up, I would watch my neighbors dogs and cats when they went out of town. I love every kind of animal, from dogs to snakes, and always get excited to meet new animals. I am very blessed to have the opportunity to get to know your beloved pets and care for them. I look forward to meeting you and all of your animals.


Madeline Mauzy – Pet Sitter

My name is Madeline Mauzy. I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and have lived in numerous places throughout the world that include England and Japan! These experiences have given me once in a lifetime opportunities that I will never forget. With that being said, I have lived in the Fishhawk area for about three years now, but I have had salt water flowing in my veins for six years.

I have been around animals my whole life and can’t imagine a life without our fun fur children. I currently have a handsome dog named Louie, whose quirky attitude and spunk just make every day an adventure. Sometimes Louie joins me in my horticulture journey as I fill our house and back patio with plants and other times, I find him taking a snooze in those same plants.

I aspire to pursue a career in the medical field and am ready for what’s to come. I can’t wait to meet you and your adorable furry kids! 


Wendy Farrington – Pet Sitter

My name is Wendy Farrington.  I was born and raised in beautiful California.  I had the privilege of growing up in the lush Santa Cruz Mountains.  When my brother and I weren’t exploring in the Woods or hanging out at the Beach, I  was  at The Timberline Ranch engaged in “practice” with my Horse-Vaulting Team.  I worked many hours on this ranch in exchange for my equestrian vaulting lessons.  Most of my duties involved animal care.  I cleaned horse and goat paddocks as well as the pasture.   After practice, I would often cool-down the horse, wash and brush, and of course fed and watered the many creatures of the Ranch.  There is truly not a time in my life where I haven’t been surrounded by animals.   As a child, my parents adopted several strays after much begging from us kids.  What I didn’t know at the time was that the stray dogs and cats actually chose us to be their new family! 

As my life journey proceeded, I have been blessed with 4 amazing children.  My career as an Orthopedic Technician and nurse for the extremely prestigious Orthopaedic group;  Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation (S.O.A.R.),  kept me extremely busy.  Numerous elite and famous athletes were patients of ours (S.F. 49ers & S.F. Giants, etc..).   As my family continued to grow, I made the sensible decision to gain more flexibily of my schedule in order to spend more quality time with my children and my animals.  I became an entrepreneur of Structural Dynamics, where I focused predominantly on Sports Massage Maintenance and Proprioceptor Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF stretching), as well as classic Swedish massage.   Being an avid athlete at the time, as well as having a healthy knowledge of kinesiology and Sports Injuries, my business prospered quite well.   However, when my 4th child completed our family, I began working for FETCH Petcare which gave me much more needed time at home with my precious Clan.  At Fetch, I walked dogs, fed and watered, cleaned cat boxes, & on numerous occasions I “Boarded “pets at my own Home, watered clients plants, Pampered and shared countless snuggles and petting with many lovely animals.  So rewarding! 

My family and I have recently relocated to back to the United States after a nearly 7 year Tour in Italy.  We now reside in the FishHawk community after supporting our U.S. Military @ Aviano Airbase.  Three years ago we drove to Hungary to pick up our  two newest members of the family, Pepper and Bella.  They are our wonderfully adorable German Shepherd sisters (Sorellas).  When we flew overseas back to the States, we also brought our handsome Italian cat, Luigi.  Now we are all ready to commence our  next colorful and exciting adventures!  I can honestly say, my most important accomplishment will always be the nurturing of my children and my pets.  It is unequivocally the most rewarding and joyful part of my life!  

I feel honored to care for your precious pets.  I will treat  them with the respect and love I do my own.   


*All No Place Like Home Pet Sitters are Employees. We do not use Independent Contractors.