Meet the Team


We are experienced, loving, fully trained, bonded and insured pet lovers. Our team is DUAL certified! Pet Care Team Training & Pet CPR/Fist Aid Certification.

We provide love, companionship, and care for your pets in the comfort of your home. Our team gets on going field and online training. All visits will include real time arrival alerts and a visit report, including a message, pictures & GPS.

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Michelle S.

Michelle S.

Owner and Founder

Hello & Welcome! I am so excited to have you visiting our website! We are a team of Pet Care Specialists that LOVE what we do!

A little bit about me; I moved from Washington, Connecticut to Cave Creek, Arizona with my family in 1999. I was too young to choose where we moved but beyond grateful to land in Cave Creek! I have been a grateful “Creeker” for the past 20 years while remaining very close to my roots in CT. My whole life I have had a love and respect for all animals! They have always been a part of my life. I can remember pet sitting for our neighbor who had a litter of kittens when I was 10 years old (Best job EVER!). Fast forward to today I have been able to turn my years of experience into an incredible company!

I started Paws & Claws Pet Sitting Services, LLC with the goal to help care for other pets just as I have my own. I would like to make it easier for you to leave your beloved pets home while you are busy or away on that much-deserved vacay. Knowing your pets will be cared for with full love and attention by one of our experienced heart centered pet care specialists will put your mind at ease while you’re away, while keeping your pets comfortable at home. I stand by our team and everything our company has to offer! We look forward to caring for your pets!

Each of our Pet Care Specialists are employees. They have been hand selected by me and is held to a higher standard of pet care. You can rest easy knowing our team has been background screened through Pet Pro Check.

Our team is ready to provide you with extraordinary care for your pets and superior customer service for you!


Michelle Sabia

ARIZONA Pet Care Specialists & DoG Walkers




Hi! I am the AZ office manager and also a pet care specialist for Paws & Claws.

I am originally from Minnesota and now live in Carefree. We still go back to Minnesota for the beautiful summers so feel we have the best of both worlds! We spend October through May in beautiful Arizona. I grew up on a lake in southwest Minnesota with lots of cats and dogs. I have had a Siberian husky, pug, a couple of yellow labs, and my current pup who is a Cairn Terrier named Kobe who is 14. I just plain love animals!

I worked in the corporate world for over 20 years (and totally loved it). Being semi-retired now, I love having more time to spend with family and friends and doing things I truly enjoy like golfing, hiking, and hanging out with fur babies. I also do a lot of volunteer work, especially love helping at the Humane Society.

I absolutely love working at Paws & Claws and have met so many wonderful pet parents and fur babies. I can’t wait to meet and care for YOUR furry friends! They are always in good hands with Paws & Claws – we treat them with the same love and respect as we do our own!


Pet Care Team Training
Pet CPR/First Aid

Kelly H.

Kelly H.

Scottsdale, AZ | Pet Care Specialist

Hi. I was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Cave Creek in 2001. I am not a fan of the cold, so Arizona is perfect. I am married and have 2 daughters and 5 young grandchildren. I have been a registered nurse my entire career, but was needing a change. My love for animals has led me here. Pets have always been a big part of my life. I truly believe “a house is not a home without paw prints”.

I currently have 3 spoiled cats and recently lost our chihuahua and English bulldog. I am looking forward to meeting you and your fur babies. Kelly

Her Pet Care Team Training and Pet CPR/First Aid has been completed

Colleen S.

Colleen S.

Cave Creek, AZ | Pet Care Specialist

Hi, I’m Colleen! I’m originally from Arizona but have lived all over working and training exotic species. Dogs have always been a huge part of my daily family life! After having a baby girl in February of 2022, I have focused on dog training and dog behavior and am currently working on getting certifications in the field. I believe every animal has their own individual personality. Currently, I have three dogs that I love very much, and I am very excited to get to know your fur babies!

CONNECTICUT Pet Care Specialists & Dog Walkers



Torrington, Connecticut | Pet Care Specialist

Hi! I’m Ian. I’m a lifelong animal lover and have professional experience with taking care of dogs, cats, birds, and goats. I hope I can take care of all your animals well and enjoy spending time with them. Ian has his Bachelor’s degree in History from SUNY New Paltz. He plans to get a job as a Historian. Ian is a twin!

He is working on getting DUAL certified including pet CPR and first aid.

Do you want a job where you will feel appreciated, loved, and most of all make SUCH A DIFFERENCE in our client’s and their four legged loved ones lives. Then we want to hire you!