Staff

All of our staff members are background checked and covered under our insurance/bonding. Each employee is certified in Pet CPR/First Aid and receives extensive training to meet our high standards of care for your pets! We take great care to do all of the ‘little things’ that make a BIG difference for you and your pets.

Trish (Owner) 

IMG_6513I have been working with all types of animals professionally for over 14 years. A few years ago, I worked for an amazing dog walking company that inspired me to make my dreams come true and take on my own business.

From April-October 2017, I fulfilled a life-long dream and completed a thru-hike of the entire Appalachian Trail. During my 6 months of walking I had a lot of time to think about what I wanted out of this precious life. I knew two things without a doubt- I HAD to work with animals, and I wanted to work for myself. Nearly as soon as I came back to Minnesota, I was getting calls from friends asking if I could help out with pet sitting, training, and dog walking- and Two Paws Up was created.

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Trish and Tucker on the AT in 2008

My goal is to provide you with personalized pet services- I know that not every pet is the same and therefore needs its own specialized care! I want your pet to feel comfortable and have fun while you are away, and I will work with you to develop a customized plan to ensure all of your pets needs are met.

I had no idea how great the demand would be for personalized pet care and I quickly learned that I was going to need a team of like minded pet lovers to help me out. I developed training methods/modules and have hand-selected and trained each petsitter to ensure we are all able to meet the needs of the pets in our care.

I continously pursue pet education to increase my knowledge of pet training, disease, nutrition, and well- all things pets!

I currently have one fun-loving kitty named Cooper. My Soul-Dog Tucker crossed the rainbow bridge in September 2018 but still holds a very special place in my heart.

I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

 

Sheila

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I grew up with all types of different animals and have always felt a deep connection with them. I’ve worked with animals, most of my life. From farms, a pet hospital, pet store and doggy daycare.
My Grandmother had what we called growing up, a “zoo”. I loved going over there!
She had parrots, dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, a tarantula and many other critters. I knew then when I was young, that animals were my calling.

 

 

Logan

 

Logan

 

My name is Logan, I have a 4 year old Rottweiler. I’ve always felt a deep connection with animals throughout my whole life, there is nothing that makes me smile more than seeing a dog or cat happy. I’ve always had my hand in some sort of animal care such as training, boarding, running a playgroup, dog walking and pet sitting. I always treat animals with the respect they deserve, they always look at us like we are heroes so I always try to show them that we are.

Ashley

My name is Ashley. I have been working with animals as a veterinary technician for 10 years. I have a 5 year old daughter who just started kindergarten, one 8 year old lab mix named Shadow, and 2 cats named baby (11 years old) and Bella (12 years old). I do foster a lot of dogs through the rescue second hand hounds as well.

In my years of working as a veterinary technician, I have always treated every pet that I work with as if they are my own. I feel so strongly about the human pet bond and how powerful it is. I am trained to handle difficult situations and to know when there may be something off or wrong with your pet.

I look forward to meeting new people and their fur babies and helping to take care of them.

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