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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

Leah the pet sitter holding two small dogsLeah

When she is not boating, fishing, being crafty, or enjoying a movie, Leah can be found hanging out with her family and her pups. Leah is a McKinney native and comes from a family of pet lovers. Her sister, Rachelle, is a dog trainer, and her other sister is a groomer. Leah has pet sitting experience and her references share that she is “efficient, loyal, and would be an asset to TDPS.” In addition, “she is trustworthy and loves animals.” Leah cares for TDPS pets Monday to Friday.

Billie the Pet SitterBillie

Billie owns 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 cows, 2 sheep, and a lizard. When she is not caring for her pets, she enjoys watching action movies and Disney movies. A McKinney native, Billie is currently enrolled at Collin College where she is studying Zoology. In addition to working for TDPS, Billie also works at a local doggie day care facility. Billie’s references describe her as “hard-working, caring, dependable, logical, and detailed.”

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.


Janie is the pet mom to 4 pups and the human mom to three adult children (Noah and Megan worked for TDPS while they were in college). In addition to being a TDPS client, Janie is a lifelong tennis player. She also has volunteered with Meals on Wheels and is currently a volunteer at the Collin County Animal Services where she is on the pup evaluation team. Originally from Kentucky, Janie has been a Texan for 40 years. Janie’s references describe her as “calm and gentle.”

Janie will be caring for pets M-F.

  • Background check performed by Acutraq
  • Canine Professional Workshop provided by Whole Hearted Canine
  • Collin County Animal Services
  • Centre College
  • Meals on Wheels


Tiffany is an adjunct professor at Collin College where she teaches nursing. Tiffany grew up in Bay City, Texas, and attended TCU and Texas Women’s University. When not teaching, working on her graduate project, or caring for pets, Tiffany enjoys watching crime shows on TV, attending Bible study, and hanging out with her family (a teenage daughter and fiancé) and girlfriends. Tiffany will be caring for pets throughout the week and overnight..


CJ, a self-described “nerd,” enjoys hanging out with his kids (including family movie night) and reading sci-fi novels. Originally, CJ is from Kansas and before being a stay-at home dad, was a graphic designer. CJ and his wife are TDPS clients and the pet parents of Bentley, an adorable Terrier mix. CJ will be working with TDPS throughout the week and weekends. CJ’s references describe him as “outgoing, trustworthy, and reliable.” 


When not refinishing vintage furniture or helping people find the “purrfect” home, Sarah will be working with TDPS. Sarah is the mom of two teenage children and a furry child named Ariel. Currently, Sarah represents Keller Williams, but in a previous life she owned Sweet Art Bakery in McKinney and was a 2nd grade teacher. Sarah’s references describe her as a “strong communicator, trustworthy, and creative.”

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