About Us

The Beginning of Barking Up The Right Tree

Barking Up the Right Tree was established in 1989 and is one of the oldest pet sitting companies in Atlanta. Shannon and a friend, both boxer owners, bought the company in 2006 and, through their love of animals and commitment to quality customer service, continue the legacy of award-winning pet sitting. Working with approximately 60 sitters in the Atlanta and surrounding areas, we match clients and your pets with sitters that will give them the best, most loving pet-sitting experience.

With a diverse staff, our sitters range from retirees, vet technicians, professional runners, opera singers, and students but the one thing they have in common is a love of animals and a dedication to pet’s happiness and well-being.

Working with pet sitters and clients inspired Shannon to develop an online scheduling software, Power Pet Sitter and launch it across the country. Power Pet Sitter not only helps power Buckhead Pet Pals, but hundreds of other pet-sitting companies, helping them manage and grow their client and staff base. Shannon has been a speaker at Pet Sitters International, the premier industry event and was the past President for Georgia Network of Professional Pet Sitters. She balances work with a loving family and supporting local communities and animal charities. Shannon met her partner, Michael, while out with one of her first pet sitting clients. They have a son and daughter together as well as a home full of animals.

At the Barking Up the Right Tree office, the company cat Finn keeps Shannon and her staff on their toes!

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