Two Paws Up staff are animal lovers and pet owners just like you!  We have been family operated since 1997.  All of our staff and business partners are also close friends.  We strive to treat your pets as we would want ours to be treated and do such with excellence. 

"The righteous care for the needs of their animals"

- Proverbs 12:10


Our Team

Dana Mayes
Dana Mayes is the business owner of Two Paws Up LLC. She started the company in 1997 after years of experience working as a human resource manager. With her business experience and her love of animals, she exceeds clients expectations in the pet sitting industry. She puts her heart and soul into the business and considers each pet as her own. She operates two branches, one in Fairfax Virginia and another in Melbourne, Florida.

Wendy Verhage
Meet Wendy Verhage! Previous long term client in 2001 to current long term manager and pet sitter. She started with Two Paws Up in 2002 and came on board with tons of knowledge of what it would mean to be a great pet sitter from a client’s point of view. She now loves watching pets and has built strong relationships with many of our clients. She manages the day to day tasks that help keep the operation running smoothly. She loves the flexibility of the job and the personal gratification she receives from the unconditional love she receives from our furry clients.

Tisha Harris
Tisha Harris is a favorite pet sitter by all. She started back in 1999 after years of working as a vet tech. Tisha is extremely reliable, hard working and pet loving. She spends 8 hours a day with our clients pets. She rarely takes a day off and has a variety of experience with different pets and situations.

Gina Burns
Gina Burns is the top Two Paws Up pet sitter in the Melbourne Florida area. She started in 2002 and has pet sat for many clients since then. She specializes in both cat and dog care. She is a marathon runner and is often seen running our with our clients dogs.