Backyard Pet Services: About Us

Meet the Owner

Cathy Davis

Backyard Pet Services was born out of a traveler’s dream. As a pet lover with a demanding job, I traveled for years but yearned to be home with my plants, animals, fish, and flowers. I was lucky to have loving care for my birds, cats, dogs, and fish while I was on the road but many of my colleagues forewent the love of a pet (or even plants!) for lack of someone to take care of the house three days a week. Now, in retirement, I am living out my dream here in McKinney. I live at home with my pets and help you take care of yours as well.

Meet our Staff

Our Sitters



Paige comes to us from snowy Colorado. She is currently taking courses at the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM). In her free time she loves being outdoors and loving on animals!



Meghan moved to the area from Grapevine where she ran her own pet sitting company. She has about 7 years of experience caring for fur-babies! She loves spending time around animals, especially her Pit/Catahoula mix Duke!

Claire Jaubert


Claire graduated from McKinney Boyd High, then jetted off to Southwestern University to play collegiate soccer! She’s home from school and is ready to take care of your fur-babies and get them active for the summer!
Joshua Forte


Joshua is from right here in McKinney and has worked with animals for most of his life! He is excited to get to know and care for your babies!
Tori Crumpley


Tori is so excited to spend her summer home from college taking care of animals! She loves spending time with family, friends, and is a music junkie!
Jamie Walters


Jamie has a passion for animals and loves spending time with them! If she isn’t taking care of someone else’s fur-babies, she is spending time with her dachshunds. She can’t wait to spend time with your babies!

Our Groomers

Lisa Robinson

Lead Groomer

Lisa is our Lead Groomer and has 17 years of grooming experience. She has also volunteered with rescues for many years. She has her Grooming Certification through Petsmart and came to us all the way from Arizona!

In her spare time Lisa volunteers & supports Dachshund Lovers of Texas!

Sabrina Schofield

Senior Groomer

Sabrina came to us all the way from Colorado with about 15 years of grooming experience. She has worked in, managed, and owned a pet salon during this time.

In her spare time Sabrina volunteers and supports Texas Pawprints!

Mary Caunce


Mary has 5 years of experience as a groomer. She received her certification through Petsmart Grooming Academy in 2019. Mary also helped establish the Backyard Pet Grooming service line in 2020.

In her spare time Mary volunteers and supports the SPCA of Texas!




Grooming has been Brandy’s passion and she loves it more each day. She has been professionally grooming for about 5 years! She got her start at Petsmart and has now joined our amazing team of mobile groomers!

Alyssa Johnson


Alyssa has been in the pet industry for over 3 years. She started her grooming career in 2021 and has also earned her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts & Sciences in December 2022.

In her spare time Alyssa volunteers and supports Operation Kindness!

Pet visit
Hannah Lovelace


Hannah fell in love with grooming about 3 years ago and has been doing it ever since! She came to us from a grooming salon in Dallas where she mentored under a master groomer. In addition to working, she competes in grooming shows, attends grooming seminars, and does yoga.

In her spare time Hannah volunteers and supports Dallas Pets Alive!

Max Watson

Bather & Grooming Apprentice

Max has a passion for working with animals and has experience with many different dog breeds. He has been working with and around dogs for many years, including experience as a vet tech. Max also does some pet sitting for us so you may find him taking care of your babies while you’re out of town!

In his spare time Max volunteers and supports the Love Pit Rescue!

Our Trainers

Dan English

Dan joined our team at the end of 2022 as our new dog trainer. He has over 10 years of experience in training dogs. From puppy training to behavior modification, he has seen (and trained) it all.

In his spare time, Dan likes to volunteer & support the Collin County Animal Shelter.

Our Admin Team

Kristin Schmidt

Office Manager

Kristin comes to us from the veterinary field where she worked as a Veterinary Technician and Practice Manager. Since joining our team, she’s worked very closely with Cathy to run the day-to-day operations at Backyard Pet Services. When she isn’t working, she loves to read and hang out with her dogs and husband.
Deidre Priest


Deidre joined our team in 2022 and has been a huge help! She loves working with our clients and seeing all of the pictures from the team when they are caring for your babies. In her spare time she likes spending time with her kids – both 2-legged and 4-legged!
Ceara Gomez


Ceara is one of our amazing schedulers who works hard to make sure our groomers, sitters, scoopers, and trainers have a smooth and full route, and our clients have the best experience we can provide. She loves spending time with her kids when she has a moment to spare!


Courtney came to us all the way from Chicago where she was a Veterinary Receptionist. She has a passion for customer service and she excels at it! She joined our team of schedulers in 2023 and has loved taking care of our clients!

Jamie Roach


Jamie recently joined our scheduling team and we are so happy to have her! She loves taking care of our clients and helping them to get on the schedule with our team. She moved to Texas from California and is already loving it!