Little Buddies owner, Sean, has been surrounded by dogs his whole life, starting at the age of five when he formed relationship with the neighbor’s Bird Dogs. His family has always had a dog (or two) in it, starting with Ranger and loving him for a lucky 18 years. When Sean moved to California from the Northeast, he adopted two brother-and-sister corgi-mix rescues and quickly fell in love. His commitment to his work shows with how he involves himself in each dog’s well-being. Sean is also certified in pet CPR and first aid.
Member of Pet Sitters Associates.
Little Buddies co-owner, James, was raised with Gretchen, a gentle and loving Dachshund that lived an eventful 16 years. His family bred and showed champion Dalmatians starting with the first momma, Kelly, and later Obie and Casey, where James participated in all aspects of the process. It was clear he had a deep love and connection with animals from the beginning. He continued his love in the show ring, becoming a junior handler for the American Kennel Club, where he earned 8 major points showing three different Dalmatians. He has had his own cat named Miew, numerous fish, an African Ball Python named Simon, a turtle named Speedy, rats Nikki and George (and lots of little babies came from them!) and most recently adorable corgi mixes Gus and Foxxy Love.
Michelle has always had a soft spot and love for our furry friends. Growing up on a farm to working at a boarding facility, she consistently found herself surrounded by animals. After working in the retail and health sector, she realized that she’s happiest when working one on one and decided animals were her passion and wanted to spend her time with dogs and cats alike. She then changed her career and decided to join the dog walking business. With her pups back home, she has so much love and attention to give each little buddy she encounters.
She also has leadership experience with boarding facilities and doggy daycare.
He's always been fascinated by dogs, starting with volunteering at an animal shelter at a young age and eventually earned a position there. Esteban was responsible for the intake of stray pets and developed skills calming down over excited or nervous animals. He had the good fortune of working with show dog golden retrievers and blood hounds. He's thankful to work with pets of all sorts and the amazing team at Little Buddies!
He's the guy that walks into a home and greets the dog first:) Before moving to San Diego he managed a full service pet care company servicing Northern Virginia and Montgomery County Maryland. He has experience providing care for dogs and cats of all ages, sizes, and personalities, and can safely administer medications via pilling or subq injections. He is the proud father of two amazing adopted furry kids; Yogi aka Monkey Dog (three year old Malinois/Blue Heeler), and BooBoo Kitty (three year old Tuxedo Shitten).
Any little buddy that I'm trusted to care for will be treated as a member of the pack, protected and loved.