Meet The Founder

Audrey R.🐾

Owner and Founder

Hello, I'm Audrey! I grew up in Chicago with a variety of pets and dreamed of working with animals since I got my first cat, Oliver, at the age of 7. I started Pet Sitting and Dog Walking as an independent contractor during the fall of 2014 within my local community, and noticed a niche in the market for pets with special needs. I focused my services onto these animals that other Pet Care Providers turned away due to their inexperience or discrimination, helping me grow a clientele and improve my pet care services. I established Bipetual Care in 2020 to expand this work and to continue gaining knowledge, experience, and unconditional love of all animals in my career! Whether it's caring for a rescue pittie, a senior kitty, a wall-sized fish tank, or an exotic Capybara, I'm still always up for the challenge to cater to a variety of animals and their different needs. To put it simply, I have a deep love for animals and can't see myself living without them, so what better way to share my love than to care for your pets in the comfort of their own home?

I live with my partner Richard and our two ginger cats Beast and Belle, plus our five pet rats. In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, volunteering for local humane organizations, doing arts and crafts, and spending time at home with my pets!

Meet The Team

Our staff of Professional Pet Care Providers and Trainers have experience with active and senior pets, are trained in administering medications, and every one is certified in Pet First Aid/CPR. We strive to offer the best possible care for your beloved animals as if they were our own family, going above and beyond to fulfill their needs and give our clients peace of mind.

Marisa V.

Pet Sitter and Equestrian

Hi, I’m Marisa! I’m originally from Guatemala but grew up south side Chicago in Hyde Park. Most of my childhood was spent time digging up worms, collecting comics and cards, horseback riding, and helping my parents take care of dogs, cats, and any small critters that found their way into our home. From a young age, I learned the importance of understanding individual needs of every animal I formed a bond with to provide them the care and love they deserve. 

In 2018, I graduated from Columbia College in Multimedia Photojournalism and Fiction Writing. Afterward, I moved to north side Chicago and locally reported in Austin and downtown while Pet Sitting and Dog Walking. During this time, I became passionate about animal care as much as journalism and find myself considering where these passions will take me in life and look forward to the journey ahead!

I currently live with my cat, Miriam, and rabbit, Mr. Wiggles, in the west suburbs of Chicago. When I’m not writing or providing pet care, I enjoy playing video games, watching TV-shows, cosplaying, practicing yoga, tending to my patio garden, or just hanging out with friends.

Jocelyn N.

Pet Sitter and Walker

Hey, I’m Jocelyn! I’m originally from Guatemala but grew up south side Chicago in Hyde Park. Most of my childhood was spent time digging up worms, collecting comics and cards, horseback riding, and helping my parents take care of dogs, cats, and any small critters that found their way into our home. From a young age, I’ve learned the importance of understanding the individual needs of every animal I formed a trusting bond with to provide them the care and love they deserve. 

In 2018, I graduated from Columbia College Chicago in Multimedia Photojournalism and Fiction Writing. Afterward, I moved to north side Chicago and locally reported in Austin and downtown while Pet Sitting and Dog Walking. During this time, I became passionate about animal care as much as journalism and find myself considering where these passions will take me in life and look forward to the journey ahead!

I currently live with my best friend along with my cat, Miriam, and rabbit, Mr. Wiggles, in the west suburbs of Chicago. When I’m not writing or providing animal care, I enjoy playing video games, binge watching TV-shows, cosplaying, practicing yoga, tending to my patio garden, or just hanging out with friends.

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