Owner of Lazy Days Pet Sitting Service
Jamie has always had a love for animals. She grew up helping take care of her family’s goats, dogs, cats, and rabbits and as she got older, she knew she wanted to turn that passion for animal care into a professional career.
Jamie got her start at Hicks Animal Clinic in Rocky Mount, where she provided care to several small animals first as a kennel assistant and later as a veterinary assistant.
After completing Penn Foster’s certified veterinary assistant program and earning an Associate in Applied Science in Equine Technology, Jamie decided to put her animal care skills to use by establishing her own pet-sitting business in the Twin Counties area. Over the years, Jamie has watched her hard work and passion create continued growth after satisfied clients referred friends and family members to the business.
Jamie is a firm believer that proper animal care education is a lifelong journey. She’s Pet First Aid Certified, certified in equine nutrition, and is a certified pet sitter with completed several courses in small animal and equine health.
For Jamie, it’s all about those moments when a pet who was previously nervous suddenly trusts enough to come to you for affection. It’s those moments when a dog lays down on your lap to take a nap. It’s Jamie’s wish that every pet feels safe and relaxed in Lazy Days’s care and as professional pet care providers, it’s our passion to do everything in our power to make sure that happens for you and your pet family.
“Jamie is absolutely wonderful with all my pets! She always takes the best care of them and they all love her, even the cats who hate everyone. She’s been a godsend since I moved to the area last year.”
Meet our sitters
Allan has been with Lazy Days since the beginning (way back in 2006!). He enjoys taking long walks with our clients’ dogs and relaxing with the older pets after a long day of taking care of his Labrador mix, Sadie. Allan has his own woodworking business and frequently makes pet products for family and friends.
Sonnie is our newest team member, climbing on board in 2019! When she isn’t working for LD, she is busy pursuing her veterinary technician degree at Nash Community College. She has experience working for veterinarians, which has helped prepare her for anything pet sitting throws at her. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cat, Bubbie.
Erin joined Lazy Days in 2010 and writes blog posts for the business. She adores all dogs and cats, but has a soft spot for small dogs and senior pets. On top of working for LD, she works as a freelancer in the writing/editing field. Erin spends her off days reading with her miniature Dachshund, Bella, stretched out next to her (usually under a blanket).
April joined Lazy Days in 2017. She loves animals and has been a pet owner since childhood. April is a huge lover of rabbits, and loves every dog she comes across. April spends her spare time reading with her cat Max.
Experienced, bonded and insured
Jamie is a certified professional pet sitter from Pet Sitters International, pet first aid certified by the American Red Cross, animal aromatherapy certified by Dr. Janet Roark, and a certified veterinary assistant from Penn Foster. Our sitter Sonnie W. is a registered veterinary technician.
We are bonded and insured through through business insurers of the Carolinas.