Meet Our Team:

The Trusted Faces Behind Blue Skies Pet Care in Newton, KS and Wichita, KS

Each of the sitters in Blue Skies Pet Care's small family has a different personality, just like your fur-friend. We have different interests and backgrounds. However, we have a few commonalities: We are all responsible, dependable pet lovers!

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Ashley - Founder, Owner, and On-Staff Dog Trainer

Ashley, the heart and soul behind Blue Skies Pet Care, founded the company in 2010 to provide professional, reliable pet care services in her hometown of Newton, KS. A Bethel College graduate majoring in Natural Sciences and Psychology, Ashley specializes in animal behavior, ensuring your pets receive scientifically-informed care. When she's not leading the team, Ashley spends quality time with her own fur-family and volunteers her animal training skills to local shelters.

📍 Serving: Newton, KS and Wichita, KS
🎓 Specialties: Dog Training, Animal Behavior
💬 Fun Fact: Lifelong volunteer in animal shelters

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Vanessa - Head Dog Trainer

Vanessa is our esteemed Head Dog Trainer who joined Blue Skies Pet Care in September 2022. Although not a native Kansan, she has quickly become a vital part of our community. With a Masters in Psychology from Emporia State and top-tier certifications from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and Karen Pryor Academy, Vanessa brings a blend of academic rigor and practical experience to our team. She also boasts a graduate degree from the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers. Vanessa shares her home with her Treeing Walker Coonhound Lanna, Plott Hound/Beagle mix River, and cats Seven and Neelix.

📍 Serving: Newton, KS and Wichita, KS
🎓 Specialties: Advanced Dog Training, Animal Behavior, Psychology
💬 Fun Fact: Avid fan of musicals, plants, and science fiction!

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Bentley's journey with animals, particularly horses, began in her hometown of Newton, KS, and has been a defining part of her life ever since. With experience in horse training and barn care, she offers a unique perspective and set of skills to our team, enriching our range of services.

📍 Serving: Newton, KS
🎓 Specialties: Horse Training, Diverse Pet Care
💬 Fun Fact: Started her training journey with horses at the tender age of eight, highlighting her deep-rooted passion for equine care.


With a rich background that spans horse showing, a degree in equine management, assisting in dog grooming, and nurturing her own pets, Cindy's life has always revolved around her love for animals.

📍 Serving: Newton, KS
🎓 Specialties: Horse Care, Pet Care
💬 Fun Fact: Transitioned from a satisfied client to a passionate team member, showcasing her trust in our care philosophy!

Kalie holding her cat Leo

A social work major with a big heart for animals, Kalie adds youthful enthusiasm to our Newton-based team. Whether it's dogs, cats, or their owners, she’s excited to make a positive impact.

📍 Serving: Newton, KS
🎓 Specialties: Social Work, Pet Care
💬 Fun Fact: Dreams of being a doggy social worker!

Taylor holding her black kitten

Taylor, a seasoned pet sitter, has a special place in her heart for cats but loves dogs just as much. Currently living with an adorable kitten, Taylor is thrilled to extend her caregiving skills to Blue Skies Pet Care.

📍 Serving: Newton, KS
🎓 Specialties: Pet Sitting, Cat Care
💬 Fun Fact: Shares her home with an irresistible kitten!

Pet Sitter, Kelli, with her grey and white cat, Boris

Raised in the Pacific Northwest among a menagerie of animals, Kelli's deep-seated love for pets shines in her calm, patient approach. Specializing in cat care and adept at creating stress-free environments, she excels in solving pet care challenges with a gentle touch. Kelli's intuition allows her to let animals lead, ensuring their utmost comfort and happiness.

📍 Serving: Newton, KS
🎓 Specialties: Cat Care, Patient Problem-Solving
💬 Fun Fact: Once lived with 13 cats, embodying her boundless love for animals.

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Pet sitter, Sarah S, with her dog, Patsy
Pet Sitter, Nidely, with her German shepherd, Junie
Dog walker, Noelle, with her dog, bear

Peace of Mind Guaranteed: Every team member at Blue Skies Pet Care is an employee—thoroughly interviewed, background-checked, trained, and covered by our general liability insurance and bonding. You can rest easy knowing your pets are cared for by insured, qualified professionals.

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