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Top Dog Pet Sitters is owned and managed by Erick and Susan Gary (read more about their backgrounds). When they aren’t available for pet sitting, a “top dog” staff member is ready to step in and provide professional and reliable coverage.

The TDPS team brings a wealth of pet care experience, giving pet parents peace of mind.  Each of them is compassionate and loving and work hard to exceed your expectations!

Our Valuable Team Members

Pet Sitter Abby with lovely yellow LabradorAbby

Abby grew up in McKinney and is mom to rescue cats Moe and Dahlia. Abby is a Marketing Specialist for a general agency in Dallas that provides employee benefits and payroll services. Abby enjoys reading, reality murder shows on the ID channel, scary movies, camping, and watching OK State Football games. Abby, Susan and Erick’s youngest daughter, often comes home to McKinney on the weekends to help with overnight and out of town care.


Tim is an award-winning Executive Sous Chef, dad to four kids (two of them are human) and married to an elementary school teacher. When Tim is not “cheffing” he enjoys being with his family, coaching his son’s soccer team, and watching/playing football. Tim’s references describe him as “punctual and having an exceptional work ethic and unwavering loyalty”. Tim provides care for TDPS pets on the weekends.


Liz is a student at Oklahoma State University where she is studying Communications/Theater. She is in the OSU Choir, Opera and has a 4.0 GPA. Liz enjoys painting and admits that she is obsessed with dogs. Liz grew up in McKinney and is a Boyd High School graduate. Her references describe her as “dependable, caring, sweet honest and a dog lover!”  Liz will be working throughout the week while home on her break from OSU.


Amie is a self-employed bilingual speech-language pathologist, mom to three daughters, and mom to two pups. Amie LOVES all things music, adores big dogs, prefers not to care for snakes, and has expereince caring for special needs pets. Amie enjoys reading, especially historical fiction and true crime. Often, she can be found volunteering for special needs events in McKinney that benefit adults and children. References share that Amie is “caring, sincere, and a great communicator”.  Amie will be working with Top Dog throuout the week.


Ale (Alejandra) enjoys birdwatching, gardening, and hiking. She is the mom to 3 pups, 1 cat, and 2 young human girl children. Ale has pet care experience, and her references describe her as “dependable”, “big hearted” and “amazing with fur-babies!” When not working with TDPS, Ale is employed by CPS. Ale will care for pets in Trinity Falls.


Ask Brian what his hobbies are, and he will tell you he’s too busy raising 3 daughters to have any hobbies! Brian is employed by MISD where he teaches vocational skills to adults with special needs. That job often takes him out into the McKinney community volunteering at several places including the Salvation Army, Hugs Café, and the YMCA. Brian has previous pet care experience, his “dad” to two pups, and will be working with TDPS primarily on the weekends. Brian’s references describe him as “kind, thoughtful, and willing to tackle challenges”.

Mackey - Top Dog Pet SittersMackey

Mackey is retired from UPS (32 years!) and enjoys babysitting his grandkids and fishing on Lake Lavon and Lake Fork. He is dog dad to Maggie, a Bulldog. His references describe him as “dedicated”, “patient”, and a “thorough”. Mackey will primarily be caring for pets in the Trinity Falls community.

Hannah - Top Dog Pet SittersHannah

Hannah is a Psychology student at Collin College and dog mom to Tootsie, a Maltizu. When not pet sitting, she enjoys listening to country music, and spending time with her friends and family. Hannah has pet care experience as well as volunteer experience with the SPCA.  If her photo looks familiar it is because she worked at 54th street, where she was quickly recognized as having a tremendous work ethic and was promoted several times. References describe her as “kind”, “smart”, and “dedicated to service”. Hannah works with TDPS throughout the week.

Emma - Top Dog Pet Sitters


Emma is mom to a cat named “George”, is currently working on her Master’s Degree, is employed in the Mental Health field, and enjoys travelling. Clients may know Emma from her time working with another pet care service in McKinney. Her references describe her as “reliable and punctual, she has a friendly personality and she is crazy about pets!”

Victoria - Top Dog Pet Sitters


Victoria enjoys being with her human kids, her fur kids (one doodle and 5 bunnies), and outdoor activities. Interesting fact: Victoria loves squirrels. From San Antonio, Victoria also works for MISD in the Special Populations program. Victoria has Petcare experience and her references describe her as “calm and having a warm personality”.

Ashton - Top Dog Pet Sitters


In addition to working with TDPS, Ashton runs a non-profit called The Art of Coping (donates art supplies to hospitals for children) and is the field producer for the Rough Riders and Sidekicks. She enjoys all things art, especially creating abstract art. Ash grew up in McKinney and has been volunteering at animal shelters since she was a child, helped her grandmother run a dog rescue, and has pet sitting experience. Ashton is pet mom to Artie, a Mini Aussie Border Collie mix.

Ravin - TDPS


Ravin cares for TDPS pets throughout the week. She is a pet parent to multiple cats, bearded dragons, geckos, a ball python, and a tarantula. Between caring for her own pets, volunteering at an animal shelter, pet sitting, and working at PetSmart, Ravin’s knowledge about pet care is extensive. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and singing (she’s a soprano). Ravin’s references describe her as “having an unbelievable work ethic, excellent communication skills, and a tremendous love for animals”.

Mandy - Top Dog Pet Sitters


Mandy is from Illinois but arrived in Texas as soon as she could! When not caring for her 5 children (one who runs a non-profit which he began when he was 15 years old) or working with Top Dog Pet Sitters, Mandy enjoys painting. Mandy began with TDPS as a client and quickly became a part of the TDPS Team. Mandy will be providing care for our clients in Trinity Falls. Mandy’s references describe her as “having an upbeat personality, compassionate, and having a big heart”.