Meet the YBFF Team

Meet the YBFF Team 2017-06-02T12:10:00+00:00

Shirley Brown, Office and Client Relations Manager

Hello, my name is Shirley and it is my great pleasure to be serving as manager here at YBFF. I have worked with this amazing team for many years, as a pet sitter/dog walker and then as field manager, getting to know all your wonderful pets. I have lived in Colorado for most of my life and have always had pets of all shapes and sizes which have included dogs, cats, birds, fish, bunnies, lizards, sugar gliders, goats and horses. I have been married 33 years, with 5 children and 5 Grandchildren who are the love of my life. I am excited to get to know all of you and your furry babies!

Paula, Office Assistant / Fill In

Hello, my name is Paula and I work mainly in the office so I am not your everyday dog walker, but I love to see your pets whenever I am able to. I also work as a photographer, so I love to take photos of all the furry friends that I meet. I am a farm girl from Ohio, but I have lived in many places as a United States Marine. Colorado became my home six years ago, and I’m not planning on leaving any time soon. I hope to become good friends with your best friends.


Marilyn Degner, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hi, I’m Marilyn and I’m really looking forward to spending time and getting a little exercise with your pets. I became a YBFF team member after years of being a YBFF client. I currently have one pup, Popeye (missing an eye), who is a rescue puppy Shirley was fostering and I could not resist. I also have a salt-water aquarium, which is a perpetual challenge, but I love the fish. My husband and I have lived in Colorado for over 25 years and have two grown children. As a stay-at-home mom for many years, I had a menagerie of pets I was always caring for ranging from hamsters to an English Mastiff. My other interests include gardening, golf, and travel.


Michael Thompson, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hello, my name is Michael. Happily, I can say that I’m a member of the YBFF team for several years. As such, I will be bringing my A game to the care and treatment of your beloved furry critters. I’ve lived in Colorado for most of my life and I attend college in hopes of getting my BA in business management. As a child I was lucky enough to have been given my baby Rosie, a golden retriever with heart of gold who’s only goal in life is to get attention and make humans happy. She with the later addition of another two cats, Dash and Violet, concreted my love/respect for animals. With that it pushed me to volunteer my time at pet shelters and the humane society and now with YBFF I’m able to spend my entire days with animals. When your pet is in my time slot, just know that your bundle of joy is safe and sound in my care.


Katie Kemery, Overnight Pet / Home Sitter

Hello! I’m Katie, part of the YBFF overnight pet care team and have been with YBFF for many years. While I work at Children’s Hospital during the week… I absolutely love taking care of your 4 legged babies on the weekends and overnights! I’ve been in Colorado for about 14 years but am originally from Arizona. I love Colorado and am truly a transplant Coloradoan and so happy I found my way here!!! I’m excited to meet your babies and care for them as you do! Thanks for choosing YBFF!!


Michelle C, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hello, my name is Michelle and I’m very proud and excited to be a part of the YBFF team. I am an Indiana native and moved to Colorado in 2010. I have always loved animals and taking care of them. I have had many different pets throughout my life. I have raised and loved fish, hamsters, birds, cats, dogs, a wild baby bunny and even a potbelly pig. I love living here in Colorado and love being outdoors. I currently have two dogs that are my babies. Cooper my wild crazy Wheaten Terrier and Jack my sweet little Papillion mix. They both love going on walks and hiking trips. I cannot wait to meet, love and care for your animal babies like my own. My goal at YBFF is to treat your best friend just like they are my best friend!


Sherry, Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Hi, I’m Sherry and all I can say is I love every single animal there is. I joined YBFF many years ago and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I love waking up every day knowing I will be spending all my day with animals. I have many of my own as well and love them so much too but now I get to share all my love to other’s pets when they can’t be with them.

Rosa, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hi I’m Rosa and I am a Colorado native. I’ve had pets my whole life such as cats, ferrets, rabbits and more. Animals are my passion. One day I’d like to become a wildlife rehabilitator. In my spare time I like to cosplay. I look forward to meeting your furry friends!

Donna Jadamec, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hi my name is Donna Jadamec, I’ve been an avid pet lover all my life. I grew up in Texas with a home full of furry friends from labs to poodles to cats to hamsters. I relocated to Colorado 25 years ago and my love continues with my 2 cats and 2 budgies! I look forward to meeting your furry best friends!

Abbie, Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hello fellow animal lovers, my name is Abbie. All my life I have always loved animals and playing with them all day long. I am super excited to be a part of this great pet sitting and dog walking team. I just recently moved to the Denver area all the way from Pennsylvania and I sure am missing my pups at home. YBFF has given me this great opportunity to still have fun furry friends in my life. In my free time I enjoy exploring nature whether it be a bike ride, a walk, or a hike. I look forward to meeting your furry friends and to give them some love!