About Us

Here’s a loud bark.

Just for you.

Instead of forcing your pet into an evil pet jail (i.e. kennel), we come to your house and take care of your pets in friendly surroundings. They (your pets) stay healthy, friendly, and well-behaved.

Oh, and they might be a little better trained when you come home.
That’s on us.


At Pitter Pattering Paws, we live & breathe (literally) pet hair and pet care. During the past 8 years alone, we have serviced and continue to service extraordinarily awesome puppies from Colorado Springs to Denver. We spend loving & caring time with your pet(s), making sure you come home to a happy friend who loves to give us a bark everytime we come.

Michaela Smith

CEO & Dog Lover

This is Michaela. She runs the place. You’ll always be in touch with her even if we have another sitter taking care of your pet. She loves to talk (especially to dogs).

Morgan Smith

Tech Specialist

This is Morgan. He’s the guy who keeps us updated on all of our tech! After building this website, he’s stayed on to help us create the best experience for you using top-of-the-line software and other technology! Morgan helps us out in emergencies and is a trustworthy Eagle Scout.

Laketia Johnson

Laketia loves dogs because they love you unconditionally and they are always willing to lay on your feet and keep them warm on a cold night. Now that is a great friend! She loves Colorado due to the endless adventure possibilities and the unpredictable weather. You can have all four seasons in one week, which makes life exciting. In college, she did a semester abroad in South Australia.
Interesting facts about Laketia:
I am two years older than my oldest niece and nephew.
I make my own dog treats, which has ultimately turned my pups into little snobs.


Vanessa McVey

Pets offer unwavering companionship and entertainment. As an owner of two chinchillas she has a plethora stories about their mischief and amusing things they do. Her Springer Spaniel also fills almost every day with a laugh or two, but is always there when you want to cuddle. She enjoys pet sitting, because it allows her to spend time with other pets and get to know them during my short time with them. Her favorite small pet is a tie between rabbits and chinchillas, both of which she currently has the pleasure of owning. As for cats, she loves the gentle giant Maine Coon. Springer Spaniels or Wheaten Terriers are my favorite dogs. When she is not hanging out with animals, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, and exploring the great outdoors.


Cassidy Olsen

Cassidy is a pretty rocking pet sitter. She is a native to Colorado and loves being in the mountains and outdoors. Colorado is such a beautiful state! One of her favorite pastimes is to take her dog Mika on hikes(that is Mika in the picture above). She is only the most adorable dog in all of Colorado Springs, or possibly Colorado.

Some of her other passions besides dogs, dogs and well dogs are soccer and being a part of National Honor Society. But really, let’s be serious here, it is all about the dogs.

Caleb Newby

As the official cat lover of the year(there is an award for that), every cat that is supposed to hide just can’t wait to see Caleb. Caleb moved from Illinois a few years ago with his two cats, who are of course adorable. As someone who grew up on a farm, Caleb loves animals of all kinds and sizes!  Dogs love Caleb but cats are just purrfect! As one of our dog walkers too, dogs are all about the exercise and so is Caleb!

Nicole Smith

Nicole is literally the heartbeat of the business. As a close to native of Colorado, it is home. Nicole is the one who deals with all of your forms and payments. Always be on the lookout for your email with a little love note from her! Her passions are food allergy research, reading books and most importantly her garden.

Emily Grant

Emily is a psychology major at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  She plans on going on to graduate school to earn her PhD in Psychology, and practice as a psychologist. The perfect degree right? Counseling dogs are her specialty. Emily is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado where all her “fur” babies reside. These include four precious dogs, an old, grumpy cat, a talkative bird, and a turtle named Chloe. She enjoys going on hikes, paddle boarding, camping and photographing scenery whenever the weather permits. 

Anabel Rodriguez

Anabel is becoming a veterinarian in just under a decade(by 2027 coming to you!). She is at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs program and loves every minute of it. All but the crazy homework schedule she has. Anabel is one of our resident dog walkers and overnight sitters. She is bound to fall in love with one of your fur-babies!

Alyssa Omid

Alyssa is the bomb dot com on our team! As one of our newer sitters she LOVES dogs, but who doesn’t, right? She is going to school at UCCS for a degree in English Literature. Her love for books and love for animals combines into being the perfect pet sitter. She will even read to your dog while you are away. Alyssa is taking book requests today(Happy Tails is top of the list of course).