About Us

Stephanie Barnes | Owner and Pet Sitter


Stephanie  earned her Associate's Degree in Zoo Animal Technology at Pensacola Junior College and her Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Science with a focus on Zoo Science.  She began her animal career working at the Wildlife Sanctuary of NWFL and went on to work at Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge. She spent a year working with elephants before returning to the wildlife field as a Director of a sanctuary in Tallahassee.  Stephanie has been involved in the pet sitting field throughout her work with both native and exotic wildlife.  She came to work for Wright Pet Care in 2014 and became the owner in 2017.    Stephanie lives in Pensacola with her husband and two dogs. 

Jennifer Havener | Pet Sitter


Jennifer graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Zoo Science and worked for several years as a veterinary technician treating domestic and exotic pets.  She currently shares her home with 2 adopted cats, a red-footed tortoise and a yellow-plated lizard.


Jennifer  has been with Wright Pet Care since 2015 and serves the Pensacola area


Maria Palewicz | Pet Sitter


Maria moved to Gulf Breeze from Baltimore, Maryland in 2013 with her husband, two children and her rescue dog Loki.  Their second rescue, Layla, was adopted into the Palewicz pack soon after moving to the area.  Before starting her family, Maria enjoyed working as a vet tech for six years, compassionately taking care of all of her patients.  Maria is caring and professionally trained in animal health and welfare and enjoys meeting and getting to know furry friends of all species.


Maria has been with Wright Pet Care since 2017 and serves the Gulf Breeze area.

Ashylnd Rowell | Pet Sitter


Ashlynd is 21 years old, married & has 3 fur babies- Kingsley who's a black lab, Chief who is a pit bull, and Ace who's an Australian Shepard ! She is currently in her second year of Vet Tech school and is so happy to be doing what she loves everyday! In the future Ashynd wants to work in rescue and help all the forgotten or lost pets. She has loved animals her whole life and always knew she wanted a career where animals were involved.

"I love caring for other people's pets and giving them the special attention they need! It's so fun to meet all different species and get to know them even if for a short time!"


Ashlynd has been with Wright Pet Care since 2017 and serves the Cantonment and Pensacola areas.

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