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Our Professional Team

Certified Professionals | Background Checked

We choose pet sitters and dog trainers who have excellent people and pet sitting skills. Connecting quickly even during the first one-on-one meeting with your pets. Our pet sitting/dog walking team goes through a rigorous hiring and training process. They go through online training which covers modules on animal behavior, safety, and animal health.

Our dog trainers, dog walkers, and pet sitters are committed to developing a personal and long-term relationship with your pet.

Before pet sitting/dog walking services begin, we’ll match you up with just the right dog walker or pet sitter and set up an appointment for a private meet-and-greet in your home so you can get to know your pet’s new caregiver and discuss your pet’s individual needs.

Our Dog Training team can give you the skills and the knowledge to better manage your dog. We specialize in Private In-Your-Home Training from puppies to adult dogs.

This is our commitment to uphold and go beyond our industry-standard of care. We are continuing looking for ways to improve our staff knowledge.

Our Values

At 2 Paws Up Inc we couldn’t provide the loving, knowledgeable care without our team of amazing pet care professionals. We train and encourage them to be the best every day.

Each day we strive to be better than the next day. The work that we perform matters. We don’t just play with kitties and puppies all day. It’s more than that. We promise to provide our clients with exceptional pet care to give you peace of mind when having to leave your pets. We accomplish this with our “The 2 Paws Up Difference”.  We step in and become you when you are away.

We are more than your average person off the street or app. We are creating a loving safe environment for your pets and home. We demand more from our employees, and our employees demand more of themselves. There is so much that goes into having a consistent and efficient team.

It is our hope, love, and commitment that we put into caring for your pets that you understand what matters most to us, and that is your pets.

2 Paws Up Inc.

Amazing Team Members

Sathid Pankaew

Sathid Pankaew

Lead Certified Dog Trainer

Hi! I’m Sathid. I am a Certified Trainer and Behavior Consultant (CTBC) with over 8 years of animal experience and 5 years of training experience. I worked for 3 years as the coordinator of East Bay SPCA’s behavior and training program, and have also worked in private training facilities as well as private client’s homes with dogs and cats. I completed my certification with Janice Bradley’s Dog Training Internship Academy in 2015.

I utilize Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and LIMA (least intrusive, minimally aversive) methods, AKA: evidence-based/science-based, reward-based training. These methods have been used successfully to train everything from marine mammals to butterflies, iguanas, and tigers to domestic cats and dogs in rehabilitation from pit-fighting. My goal is for the humans as well as the animals in any situation to stay safe, get their needs met, and maintain a high quality of life. I’m ready to help you with:

  • aggression
  • reactivity 
  • multi-dog interactions 
  • guarding/possessiveness 
  • choosing and preparing for a new pet 
  • separation-related behaviors 
  • predatory behavior 
  • handling and grooming sensitivities 
  • basic manners like loose-leash walking and coming when called 
  • jumpy/mouthy behavior 
  • fear 
  • puppy training and socialization… 
If you have questions about other behaviors, ask me about them and I’ll be happy to work with you and your dog.
Teresa Benbow

Teresa Benbow

Office Manager

Hi! I’m Teresa. I have a husband and 4 daughters – 2 human daughters (both currently in college), and 2 spoiled furry daughters (Dixie, my miniature poodle, and Callie, my Bichon poodle mix)! My husband and I moved to Georgia over 21 years ago from the Denver area to start our family and love this area so much, we never left!

I have an extensive human resources and office management background, where most recently I worked for an educational technology/software company handling facilities and office functions for two locations. In my professional life, I enjoy trying to bring organization and structure to everyone’s day-to-day activities.

In my free time I love cooking, reading mystery/thriller books, jigsaw puzzles and non-stop cuddling with my furry girls!

Beverly

Beverly

Social Media Manager

Hi, I’m Beverly. My husband and I recently moved from San Diego California to explore this part of the country and be closer to my grandson, Sammy. I married my high school sweetheart 32 years ago and have two grown children.

I am an avid football fan and love to travel and experience new cultures especially the food.

I currently have one fur baby named Bailee. She is a super sweet Maltipoo with a fun-loving spirit. I have always had dogs and cats all my life, including 4 German Shepards who hold a special place in my heart.

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker Team

Jan

Jan

Pet Sitter

Hello! My name is Jan. I was born and raised in rural Southeast England. During my childhood, I cared for many types of animals, including cats, dogs, goats, ducks, pigeons, gerbils, and rabbits. I have lived in Georgia most of my life. I’ve been living in Gwinnett County for 6 years. 

Animals have always been a massive part of my world. I currently have 4 cats and a crested gecko, which I adore. I enjoy keeping fit by hiking, walking, and spinning. I also like to bake.

I am passionate about making animals feel comfortable and loved when their parents are away from home. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies and providing the care they deserve!
Nikki

Nikki

Pet Sitter

Hi, I’m Nikki! I am married and have 3 kids (16, 8, and 5) as well as my 2 furry daughters (Kira is a chihuahua and Red is a pit-lab mix). I am originally from Switzerland but moved to Georgia because my husband was from here. I love to travel, cook, bake, craft, and be active. I also speak German, Swiss-German, Finnish, French, Basic Spanish, and Italian.

I have had cats and dogs all my life including farm work since my granddad owned a farm. I love being around animals because they give me joy and make me happy!!

Camila

Camila

Pet Sitter

Hi! I’m Camila. I’m a wife and mother to three little girls: 2 human and 1 French Bulldog! My family and I just moved to Georgia from California. I am a Georgia native, so it feels nice to be back home after being gone for so many years. I have my Bachelors in Psychology from Mercer University and currently work with a nonprofit company.

I am also a self-published children’s book author, and my dog is the main character! I have always loved animals and treat all pets like I would treat my own. I have been a professional dog walker for a few years and look forward to being part of 2 Paws Up and meeting new clients and their furry family members.

Olivia

Olivia

Pet Sitter

Hello, my name is Olivia! I am currently a psychology major and business management minor attending Kennesaw State University. I have lived in Georgia my whole life and currently reside in DeKalb County. I enjoy hiking, drawing, and puzzles!
Growing up, I raised birds, guinea pigs, mice, dogs, and cats. I have also handled bearded dragons and ferrets. As of right now, I am a mom of three amazing kitties as well as helping raise a Yorkshire puppy. I can’t wait to meet all of your fur babies!
Giada

Giada

Pet Sitter

Hi! My name is Giada, and I’m from Georgia, born and raised :). I absolutely adore all types of animals and love to meet as many new critters as I can. I currently have an adorably goofy German Shepherd and an overly energetic Pomeranian but have also cared for two lovely kitties and a few pet rats.
Aside from animals, I enjoy digital art, exercise, crafting, and learning about all types of languages and cultures. As of now, I am majoring in Game Design at Georgia State. I also love math, philosophy, and all other things nerdy!
I am so excited and grateful to be able to meet and take care of all types of animals. It’s extremely important to me that each animal receives all the care, love, and comfort they deserve and more.
Ashlyn

Ashlyn

Pet Sitter

Hello, my name is Ashlyn! I’m 18 years old and I’m attending Georgia Gwinnett College and plan to major in Information Technology, specifically Systems and Security. I love playing video games and doing various other hobbies.
Currently, I have 5 pets – 4 cats and a dog. They’re all named after video game characters due to my parents and me being video game lovers. Growing up,  I also had a ton of pets, being cats and dogs! I can’t wait to meet everyone else’s pets!
Jacquita

Jacquita

Pet Sitter

Hi, I’m Jacquita! I have 1 son (he’s in his last year of elementary school) as well as 1 puppy named Sonic (Dotson mixed). We have lived in Georgia for 11 years, however, I am originally from Washington state and was born in California. 
 
I’ve been a certified pharmacy technician for over 4 years and have a lot of experience in pharmacy benefits. I am a very structured and organized person and love planning things out in advance – it makes everything, including the entire day, go by faster. 
 
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my son, watching anime or playing video games, as well as watching scary movies and working out. I also love to travel and experience new things….I love to stay busy! 
Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Pet Sitter

Hi! I’m Brooklyn, originally from Ohio but have lived in Georgia most of my life. I’m a wife of 8 years and have 4 fur babies – 2 dogs (Dakota -Alaskan malamute and Nova-husky German shepherd mix) and 2 cats (Selena and Harley). I love spending time with my pets and with my family and friends, especially my nieces and nephews. 

I’m an extreme animal lover of all kinds. I’m excited to meet and take care of your pets and I’m excited to be a part of the 2 Paws Up team!
Kymberly

Kymberly

Pet Sitter

Hi! My name is Kymberly. I’m a native Georgian and have always had pets to take care of. I currently have three pets of my own, a big dog (Bear) and two cats (Midget and Moe)…I’m a HUGE pet lover of all kinds. In my free time, I also enjoy reading books and listening to music. I look forward to taking care of your furry family!  

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