About

Meet The Owner

Founder & OWner

Lezlie DeGan

Pets have always been a passion of mine. I have had either a cat or dog or more like cats and dogs most of my life. When it came time to re-evaluate my career choices, I was a teacher for many years, I decided that I finally wanted to do something in the pet community. Because of my deep love of dogs I believed that dog training was the place for me.

In 2007 I studied and received my certification to become a trainer. It wasn’t long before I realized I needed to do something to market myself as a trainer. As it happened, years before while we lived in California we needed to find someone to care for our two cats. At this time we had only been there for a few months and didn’t really know anyone. I happened to come across a young woman who said she was a professional pet sitter. Great! Exactly what we needed, I also thought, what a cool profession.

Fast forward to 2007, I thought, YES! pet sitting would introduce me to the community and hopefully launch my dog training business. Well, what I didn’t expect was how much I would fall in love with the pet sitting side of things. The next year I put the dog training side on hold and Lezlie’s Pet Sitting was born. It’s been an awesome journey, I have met some amazing people and their furry families. I’m proud of the work we have done, I’m blessed with many wonderful pet sitters and clients and I anticipate that Lezlie’s Pet Sitting will continue to offer exceptional pet care.

Meet The Pet Care Team

Meghan D

Meghan D

Co Owner and Pet Care Professional

Thank you for reaching out to us. I have been a pet care profession and co-owner of Lezlie’s Pet Sitting for 2 years now. Lezlie is my mom and this has been a fun and exciting time for us.

After graduating from Life University I went into the corporate world for a number of years. It was great experience because it helped me figure out what I did and did not want to do. The opportunity opened to join Lezlie’s Pet Sitting and I dove right in. During this time I also competed as a triathlete at a professional level. Running and cycling is still a passion of mine. We have 3 dogs and a sweet cat in our furry family. You will probably meet me during a meet and greet and I can’t wait to meet you and your special pets.

Melissa - Pet Sitter

Melissa R.

Pet Care Professional

I grew up the oldest child around mutts, rescues, Goldens, Germans and one unique Manx cat. I started pet and babysitting at a young age and have always loved it. When my husband and I married we rescued a dog from our local shelter. A few years later we added a German Shepherd to the mix, then four children. We spent a lot of time training Dixie our German to be a therapy dog and it made all the difference in the world. After losing her a couple of years ago I needed a furry connection but was not ready to add another dog to our family just yet. Being long time clients to Lezlie, I knew I appreciated the way she looked after and loved my Dixie. I reached out and started walking dogs to get a little happy back. I have my regular doggos I see weekly and love meeting new clients. If you ever hear someone shout out to your dog while you’re walking down the street it’s probably me. My husband says I get more excited to see dogs than most people!
Brad - Pet Sitter

Brad D.

Pet Care Professional

Hi, my name is Brad and I am a retired elementary school teacher. I’m originally from New York but have been living in Marietta for the past 27 years. I moved down to Atlanta without knowing anyone and the drive would have been lonely without my trusty pal, China Cat. Of course, once you spend all day trying to keep up with six- and seven-year-olds, keeping up with pups of any age is a breeze. China Cat has been gone for a while so with all the fun I’ve had taking care of your pets, I felt it was time to jump back in. This is Ollie, he’s a Havanese; my wife and I added him to our family when he was just a puppy. He’s bigger now and he has brought as much joy to our home as I know your furry friends bring to you.
Madi E

Madi E.

Pet Care Professional

If there’s one thing people remember about me, it’s my immeasurable level of compassion for all living creatures. Pet care is my full-time job and I love every second of it! In addition to working for this incredible company. I have extensive knowledge and experience with dogs and cats (and other animals) of all sizes, breeds, and ages. I keep an emergency animal rescue kit in my car which is equipped with a first aid kit and everything you can imagine just in case I come across an animal in need. I have a CPR and First Aid Certification for dogs and cats. My utmost priority will always be the health, happiness, and safety of your babies. You can rest assured knowing they will always be in great hands when they are in my care! I am the loving paw-rent of two amazing pups, one of which has needed some extra special care in regards to training (separation anxiety, resource guarding, aggression issues). Nobody wanted to keep him so he was rehomed three times before I rescued him and I’m the only one who never gave up! I look forward to caring for your very special furry family.
Maggie Pet Siiter

Maggie

Pet Care Professional

Hi I’m Maggie! A Northern girl who made her way south! I have been caring for animals as long as I can remember! I’ve watched everything from dogs, cats, chickens, horses and goats and everything in between LOL. I have such a deep love and respect for the life of an animal, and that is the way I will care for every animal that I come in contact with. I am known as that girl who will take care of any feral cats I come across and yes, I do keep food in my car for the “just in case” thank you for trusting us with your fur babies! My goal in Pet Sitting is to make sure the pet parents know their babies are very well taken care of and loved while they are away️. This is the love of my life, my little girl Arielle(we are a Disney family)

Jessica Pet Siiter

Jessica C.

Pet Care Professional

I am originally from a small town in south Georgia and had multiple dogs growing up. From Labs and Boykin Spaniels to Chihuahua and toy poodles. I started pet sitting full time after I had my first child so I could have the flexibility to stay at home with my kids while still getting to meet new pets/ clients. I have absolutely enjoyed getting to meet and care for animals over the years, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to care for your fur babies. I have worked with Two Tailz Rescue as a foster parent as well. I look forward to meeting you and caring for you precious pets!
Crystal

Crystal H.

Pet Care Professional

I’m from Charlotte North Carolina. I love the mountains and visiting places that offer good food and restaurants. I love all kinds of animals and really enjoy taking care of them. Walking dogs is very calming and can be so much fun. Taking care of your pets brings so much joy and I’m so excited to be caring for your fur babies. I look forward to meeting them and giving you peace of mind while you travel or have a day at work.
Mack B

Mack B.

Pet Care Professional

Hello everyone, my name is Mack Beggs and I am so glad to be apart of this business to help you, and your needs for your pets most importantly!
I have engaged with many animals over the years and have enjoyed every minute. From horses, cats, dogs, birds, and reptiles.I personally own 3 cats and 2 dogs and they are MY world. And I will treat yours just the same, as if they were my own.

I am currently finishing out my last year at Life University and I work as a full time Humanitarian and Activist for different non profit organizations and businesses! I hope to satisfy and be here for all your pet sitting needs!

Laura C

Laura C.

Pet Care Professional

My name is Laura! I’ve lived in Smyrna for the last 4 years and call it home. I’ve been walking dogs and visiting fur babies for 2 years now. Since retiring from massage therapy, taking care of cats and dogs has become as cathartic for me as massage was. Having been around animals all my life it’s a wonderful fit.
Ed and Liz

Ed & Liz

Pet Care Professional

Ed was born on a 100 acre working plantation and has been around animals all my life. Ed has personally owned and cared for: dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, horses, snakes, fish, cattle and birds. As a retired university professor, he has plenty of time to devote to the care of your special pets.

Liz has always been an animal lover. She has had everything from dogs and cats to fish and birds. Animals bring such a joy to life. She also loves taking care of our outside wild life around our house.

We have suet holders, 4 bird feeders and a salt lick for the visiting deer. They always make sure that the geese and ducks have plenty of corn. We always carry a pet emergency first aid kit with us, and pray we never have to use it.