• About Us

  • Most importantly, we are thrilled that we are able to give back to our pet community! In the past few years, we have managed to raise close to $15,000 for several area shelters and pet related causes, hosted the very first Puppy Up! Columbus walk to benefit comparative canine cancer research and between all of us, we fostered a total of 26 pets that have been adopted into their forever homes. Thank you to each and every sitter, client and friend that has helped make this possible!

    Scales Tails & Paws has been providing outstanding pet care for the Central Ohio area since 2007. We are insured through Kennel Pro by Mourer Foster and an active member of multiple professional pet sitting associations, including:

    • Pet Sitters International
    • National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
    • Professional United Pet Sitters
    • Association of Pet Sitting Excellence Charter Member
    • 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Super Service Award Winner
    • 2011 Contractor of the Year

    All of our sitters receive on-going training and have many years of hands on experience with animals. Recent seminars include:

    • Dog Bite Prevention
    • Environmental Enrichment for Cats
    • Walking the Dog: Aggression When Meeting People and Other Dogs
    • Caring For Special Needs Animals
    • Poisonous Household Plants
    • Biology of Canine Behavior
    • Pet-Tech CPR & First Aid
    • American Red Cross Pet CPR Training
    • Basics of Dog Body Language

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    Please contact us with questions about any aspect of our business. We’re always happy to hear from fellow pet lovers.

    Chosen as one of Columbus Best Contractors 2011

  • Ingrid C.

    Owner

    As native of Westerville, I have been active in rescue work since I was a young child. Our family takes in foster animals when space allows or run transports to get animals out of kill shelters and into foster/forever homes. I first starting pet sitting for neighborhood pets at the age of 12.

    My current furry family includes 13 cats (yes, you read that right)- Daulton, Dodger, Princess (Leia) & Yoda (who we fostered since they were a week old!), Bing, Skippy, Sassy, Echo, Startfire, Eevee, Mittens, Floof & Goose. In addition to our kitty crew, we have 7 dogs; Lia, Duke, George and Genevieve are all German Shepherd mixes, Henry who is a boxer/Hound, Grace our German Shepherd and Veli who is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever/Anatolian mix. Keeping things ever lively is our 3 Thoroughbreds Tau, Sunny & Blue, many chickens and ducks and finally a Bearded Dragon named Cerowain.

    I am a Certified Pet Tech Pet First Aid/CPR instructor (PTI #1667) and am dual trained in CPR/First Aid certified by PetTech and The American Red Cross. I am a foster/volunteer for RescuedOhio, a Be-A Tree presenter for youth dog safety and bite prevention as well as serving as Co-Chair on the NAPPS Pet Sitter Education Committee.

     

  • Natalie B.

    Dog Walker

    Natalie has loved and worked with animals all of her life. She grew up with special needs dogs and started volunteering at Capital Area Humane Society as soon as she was old enough. Natalie has worked in pet care and rescue for over six years with pocket pets, dogs, cats, horses, and parrots. She is knowledgeable of pet nutrition as well as understanding an animal’s individual needs.

    Natalie has rescued dozens of animal and has fostered many dogs and birds. She is happily owned by three dogs, Feifel a four year old beagle/basset mix, Perdita a pit puppy, Big Bird a Columbus Cocker foster, two cats, Nala and Pigeon, and a handsome Quaker parrot named Gambit. Natalie joined the team in May 2012.

  • Dave B.

    Pet Sitter/Overnight Care

    Dave has lived a life in a “zoo” for as long as he can remember. From dogs to ducks, he has known all types of pets, big and small, scaly and furry. Dave has spent almost all of his adult life working with animals in some capacity, whether cleaning kennels or working as a veterinary aide, it’s where he feels most at home.

    When not playing with other people’s pets, he gets to come home to two wonderful dogs, a cat and a Quaker parrot. Dave joined our team in November 2012.

  • Kaitlin Y.

    Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

    Kaitlin has worked with animals for as long as she can remember! She grew up around cats, dogs and horses and has always been passionate about all animals. Her love of horses brought her to a career in training among other things. She attended Wilson college, where she majored in Equine management. Being around animals is a passion and she cannot imagine a job that doesn’t involve being around them!
    Kaitlin has an amazing little herd of her own. She has a gorgeous black German Shepherd, a handsome black lab, 2 feisty cats, and 2 thoroughbred mares. Her animals are her family and she wouldn’t have it any other way! Kaitlin joined our team in March 2013.

  • Paul L.

    Pet Sitter

    Paul (who is Ingrid’s other half) has worked for Krogers for the past 25 years and is part of the management team at the Gahanna location.

    Paul grew up with lots of critters from dogs and cats to horses and everything in between. As an adult, he shares my passion for pets and their care (pst, don’t tell him I told you but he is a snuggler with them and our critters would follow him to the ends of the earth!). He has been by my side since the beginning, cheering me on when Scales Tails & Paws was just a dream and I am very excited for him to share in this amazing gift that the pets we care for on a daily basis bring to us. Paul joined our team in November 2013.

  • Sunday Z.

    Pet Sitter

    Sunday has been surrounded by animals since her days growing up in Valley City Ohio, a crossroads town and “Frog Jumping Capital of the World”. Living in the country, her first pets were the barn cats that soon became her inseparable buddies.

    As a teen, her buddy list extended to mini schnauzers, cats and various small animals too numerous for mention here. Now married she lives in Westerville with her husband, teenage daughter, black cat, Kayto and mini American Eskimo, Missy. Passionate for rescuing black cats from shelters, Sunday created a group on Facebook dedicated to this cause. Sunday joined our team in August 2013.

  • Kelly B.

    Pet Sitter/Overnight Care

    Kelly has lived with and loved animals all of her life. She grew up on a farm outside of Hilliard which included 10,000 laying hens and a variety of dogs and cats. At an early age she began working as a kennel technician and after a career in education has returned to her first love, working with animals.

    Kelly shares her home with her partner, Lori, two daughters, Grace and Maddie and a small menagerie of three dogs—Macy, Badger and Peanut and three cats–Henry, Dexter, and Luna. In her free time she enjoys doing agility training with Macy and Badger.

    She is currently working on her private pilot’s license and hopes to volunteer with Pilots and Paws in the future. Kelly joined our team in August 2014.

  • Molly M.

    Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

    Molly has loved animals since she can remember.  Luckily, she grew up with tolerant parents that allowed her to have most any creature she wanted, as long as she was willing to do the research first!  Molly’s childhood included all kids of creatures from Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, tadpoles, toads, fish and chameleons, to parakeets, to mice, hamsters and gerbils to dogs and cats. 

    Molly resides in Westerville with her husband, Tim, and three children, Marah, Callie and Aidan.  Today the “menagerie” includes a wonderful Labrador Retriever named Phoebe, two rats, two chinchillas, four chickens and two Haflinger horses.

    Molly joined the team in November 2014.

  • Lauren C.

    Pet Sitter

    Lauren has been an “animal addict” since she was a child, despite growing up in a home where there were no pets were allowed.  She convinced her mom to let her have pet mice at age 8 and hasn’t looked back since.

    Although currently with no dogs of her own, she has two kitties at home, Sirius and Crucio, who are both big Harry Potter fans.  Her fiance is very tolerant of her “animal issues” and happily supports her two very spoiled horses, one of which is a nurse mare foal from the Last Chance Corral, where she serves on the board of directors.  Lauren is currently a student in an Animal Science and Veterinary Technology joint program at Columbus State and Ohio State. Lauren joined our team in November 2014.

  • Michaela C.

    Pet Sitter

    As many of our long term clients know, Michaela is Ingrid's daughter so she comes by her passion for pets, especially cats, naturally! She has been a huge help for the past 8 years and is excited to finally be a part of the sitting team.

    Michaela has been obsessed with animals since she was old enough to know what they were, in fact, her first word was kitty! She has followed in the family footsteps of helping foster and rescue dogs and cats. She usually has a litter of kittens or mama cats that we foster for area groups start out in her room before being introduced to the rest of the household.

    Michaela officially joined our team in November 2014.

  • Courtney P.

    Pet Sitter/Overnight Care

    Courtney has grown up around cats and dogs all of her life. There are few baby pictures of her without an animal by her side! She started getting involved with horses when she was 8 years old and rescued her first horse in 2014.

    She has worked with special needs children and is currently in her last year of nursing school. Courtney has combined her love of horses and children by volunteering for an equine therapy program for special needs. Courtney has a few four legged friends of her own. She has two Bichon Frises, Daisy and Oliver, a 20 year old (but still young at heart) cat, Mindy, and the newest member of the family, her off the track thoroughbred, Major.

    Courtney joined our team in June 2015.

  • Stephanie T.

    Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

    Stephanie's passion for animals began when her younger sister lost her sight at the age of sixteen. Her sister was blessed to have received "Pearl", a German Shepherd seeing-eye dog.  Pearl gave her sister the freedom and independence to graduate with a master degree, and help other people in her same situation.  Pearl's affection was infectious, and so Stephanie and her husband decided to get two Yorkie puppies.  Those two "Puppies" now rule the roost.  They are now nearly 10 years old, but keep us busy.  They love to hike and take long walks.  

    Stephanie has a bachelor degree in Business from The Ohio State University and has spent more of her career working for Victoria Secrets in Production and Sourcing, making garments all over the world.  This career has allowed her to retire at an early age and now she is able to spend her time with animals, a new but enduring passion. 

    Stephanie joined our team in November 2015.

  • Brooke H.

    Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

    Brooke grew up constantly surrounded by animals. When she was younger she had dogs, cats, lizards, and turtles. She rode horses for many years, and eventually started showing rabbits through 4H. Brooke volunteered at the Delaware County Humane Society as often as she could, and worked as a grooming assistant at Cheshire Crossing Animal Hospital. She also attended the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium School for my last 2 years of high school.
     
    Brooke decided to continue pursuing her passion for animals in college, and is now a Zoo and Conservation Science Major at Otterbein University. She recently worked in the Ohio Wildlife Center's education department and hospital.
     
    Brooke joined our team in April 2016
  • Allison R.

    Pet Sitter/Overnight Care

    Bio coming soon!

  • Tessa W.

    Dog Walker/Pet Sitter/Overnight Care

    Bio coming soon!

  • Michael B.

    Dog Walker/Pet Sitter/Overnight Care

    Bio coming soon!