My Experience

Hi! My name is Heather and I am the founder of Trusty Paws in Columbus, Ohio. I began as a pet sitter and dog walker and provided trustworthy, affordable pet care for people who go on vacation or needed someone to walk their dog several times a week. I realized how many of us have busy schedules, and I wanted to provide a way for pets to get the exercise they need, to stay healthy and release some energy. Unfortunately I work full-time as a web developer and was unable to give the pets the attention they deserve. I’m even more interested in helping small businesses (like pet sitters) grow their businesses!

Education and Experience

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and have worked full-time as a web developer since 2006. First for a small company doing websites with integrated Geographic Information System data, then for a company in the Health industry that advocates for patients and helps them navigate the confusing health care system. I started Trusty Paws in 2010, and my husband and I started Mandato LLC web consulting a few years ago.

I welcome your comments, emails or phone calls if you’d like to learn more about Trusty Paws/Mandato LLC! Also, let me know if you’d like to network to exchange training and pet sitting tips, strategies, and advice!