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!

Ashley and Skye

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.

๐Ÿ“ Serving: Newton, KS and Wichita, KS
๐ŸŽ“ Specialties: Dog Training, Animal Behavior
๐Ÿ’ฌ 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.

๐Ÿ“ Serving: Newton, KS and Wichita, KS
๐ŸŽ“ Specialties: Advanced Dog Training, Animal Behavior, Psychology
๐Ÿ’ฌ Fun Fact: Avid fan of musicals, plants, and science fiction!

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Bentley, a Newton, KS native, has a lifelong passion for animals, especially horses. She brings her experience in horse training and barn management to our team, providing a unique skill set that enhances our services.

๐Ÿ“ Serving: Newton, KS
๐ŸŽ“ Specialties: Horse Training, Pet Care
๐Ÿ’ฌ Fun Fact: Has trained with horses since she was just eight years old.


Destiny, an expert in making animals feel right at home, gained her initial experience in animal shelters. Now at Blue Skies Pet Care, she offers a comforting, loving environment for pets in their own homes.

๐Ÿ“ Serving: Newton, KS
๐ŸŽ“ Specialties: Pet Care, Animal Shelter Experience
๐Ÿ’ฌ Fun Fact: Loves animals of all sizes!

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, sheโ€™s excited to make a positive impact.

๐Ÿ“ Serving: Newton, KS
๐ŸŽ“ Specialties: Social Work, Pet Care
๐Ÿ’ฌ 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.

๐Ÿ“ Serving: Newton, KS
๐ŸŽ“ Specialties: Pet Sitting, Cat Care
๐Ÿ’ฌ Fun Fact: Shares her home with an irresistible kitten!


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Peace of Mind Guaranteed: Every team member at Blue Skies Pet Care is an employeeโ€”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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