Meet Our Carolina Cat Sitters

It takes a group of very special and dedicated Carolina Cat Sitters to make our Just For Cats Pet Sitting Carolina team successful, and to give your kitty all the TLC she needs and deserves!

Meet a Few of the Key Members of Your
Just For Cats Pet Sitting Carolina Cat Sitting Team


Barb Heins with Squeaky and Dimitri

Manager and Lead Cat Care Specialist

Barb has had an affinity with cats for as long as she can remember. She grew up with two cats at home, who both claimed her as theirs.

When she and her husband John moved to Maputo, Mozambique as missionaries, they adopted Henrietta, a beautiful tortoise-shell longhair, when her US Embassy owner moved away. Henrietta would follow Barb everywhere as she visited neighbors, and responded vocally whenever Barb talked with her, which made people uncomfortable as cats were considered to be evil in that area. When they moved to Beira in the central part of the country, no such superstitions existed and Henrietta was accepted by the locals as the affectionate and intelligent family member that she was.

Barb passed on her love for cats to twins Derek and Hannah, who brought home a steady stream of kittens abandoned on the streets of Beira. Most of them they cared for and re-homed to other missionary families, but one of them, an orange kitten named Nala, remained part of the family. She came to them with seizures, having been badly abused, but the family’s love and prayers restored her completely. People were always amazed that Barb could approach a spitting, wild kitten and within a few minutes, calm it in her arms.

John and Barb have been living in Waxhaw for the past eleven years, and are currently living with six rescue cats – Dimitri, Amber, Chester, Ross, Squeaky and Cleo – as well as a rescue black lab named Finn. Their house is in a secluded wooded area, and when Barb walks Finn, she is usually accompanied by one or more cats tagging along.

Barb is excited about her position with Just For Cats, and looks forward to meeting and bonding with your furry family members!

Allie Davis and Kitty Cat

Lead Cat Care Specialist

Allie Davis is originally from Charlotte, NC. For the last 9 years, she has lived in Georgia, working as a Pet Sitter for Gwinnett Pet Watchers.

We are lucky to snap Allie up as she returns to Charlotte to be close to her family. Allie has has loved animals since she was a little girl. She currently has two rescue cats, Moose and Jazzy Bell. Allie is also a photographer on the side, and of course loves photographing animals.

Denice Demirkol with Kizmet

Cat Care Specialist

A native New Yorker, Denice relocated to Charlotte 10 years ago. She has always been a huge cat lover, having grown up with cats all her life. Her passion for animals influenced her decision to go vegetarian 25 years ago.

She currently has 3 feline fur babies that each have their own unique personalities: Kameron is the eldest, whom she and her husband adopted from the ASPCA while living in Brooklyn; Martini they decided to adopt from the Charlotte Humane Society; and the baby Kizmet who was “inherited” as a rescue.

Besides cats, Denice’s other passion in life is fitness. She is also a personal trainer and teaches fitness kickboxing.

Denice says “I feel very fortunate to be able to help humans as well as felines! I know how important it is as a “Cat Parent” to feel comfortable when you leave your fur baby in the hands of someone else.”

Nick Nagy with Tater

Cat Care Specialist

Nick is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa. After high school, he moved out west to attend culinary school in San Francisco. Being a chef allowed Nick the freedom to travel, enjoying time spent in Seattle, Denver, Honolulu and Lake Tahoe.

Throughout his journeys, Nick has always had cats in his life. Nick says, “Like myself, cats are an independent, and suited my erratic work schedule. I find it therapeutic being around cats and love their individual personalities.”

When Nick first met his wife Lindsay, her Manx named Tater wanted nothing to do with him. Nick was worried that is Tater didn’t accept him, then Lindsay wouldn’t either. But before long, they both came around.

Tater has become inseparable from Nick, and it wasn’t long before they decided to add to their family, adopting a Maine Coon named Mimi. Mimi quickly bonded with my Lindsay. As Nick puts it, “They spend “girl time” together doing their hair and nails.” Tater and Mimi have become best friends and keep each other entertained.

Nick looks forward to taking care of your kitties, and getting to know their unique PERRsonalities!

So, Why Are Visits Better than Boarding Your Cat?

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