Pet Sitting and Walking in Bellingham, WA and surrounding areas.

The best care for your best friend

Meet the Sitter

About Emily Rusnak

Lifelong Animal Lover and Aspiring Vet Tech

I’m a professional pet sitter and dog walker with a lifelong love of animals big and small. I have two cats, two hamsters, two parakeets, and two aquariums all in a tiny apartment. I currently attend Penn Foster’s veterinary technician program.
I am great at handling dogs, cats, and rodents and a former volunteer at the Whatcom Humane Society. I read everything I can about all kinds of critters. I’m especially passionate about preventative care.

Why Work with Me

I’m passionate about animals, and about making your pal as happy and comfortable as possible. I want the best for your pet, even if that isn’t me. That’s why I always meet with you and your pet (free of charge) before agreeing to sit for you–to make sure your pal likes me!

Licensed & Insured in Bellingham, WA

Medication Administration

Pet First Aid & CPR Certified

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Special Needs Pet Experience

Daily Photo and Text Updates

going away?

Overnight Sitting

I’ll stay overnight in your home with your pets. I keep their routine as similar as possible and care for your home while you’re gone.

need some tlc?

Drop-In Pet Sitting

A 30-minute visit to care for your pets. Whether you’re away or need some help keeping up, I’m happy to help with your pets’ day-to-day needs.

energetic dog?

Dog Walking

30-minutes of exercise for your pet. I’ll play with your cat, take your dog for a walk, or whatever else your pet needs to stay active.

Who I See

I see most animals, big and small. I’m more than happy to do research beforehand if I am unfamiliar. I’m experienced with senior, reactive, and special needs animals.


Reptiles & Amphibians




Pocket Pets & More!


Trusted By

"Fantastic house sitter! Emily provided lots of updates, and all the pets were happy. Also, my normally shy of strangers dog adored Emily immediately."

Best Dog Walker Bellingham, WA client photo
Tracey M.
Freya, Merlin & Sophie
Bellingham, WA

"Emily was so so great! She did amazing with our reactive dog and was by far the most professional rover I have ever used, will be contacting her for care in the future. The reports cards at the end are awesome!"

Dog Walker Bellingham, WA client photo
Josh M.
Taz and Pi
Bellingham, WA

"Emily took fantastic care of our cat while we were out of town for the week. She was flexible with our cats needs and was willing to stop by multiple times a day to meet them. We always got cute pictures, videos, and updates and we were ensured that our girl was doing well. We will definitely book with Emily next time we need a petsitter!"

Drop-in Pet Sitting Bellingham, WA client photo
Athena O.
Bellingham, WA

happy pets

You’ve read their humans’ thoughts, now see our satisfied furry clients for yourself!

Contact Us

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Available in person by appointment only.

(360) 340-9878

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