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Kevin Burt - Owner/Cat Sitter

I have had cats and dogs all my life.  I grew up in Tullahoma, went to college at UT, and have lived in Nashville since 2002.

I have 3 cats. All rescues.  I have a cat client who lives behind Ellington Park.  She loves cats and would leave food out for a feral cat.  The cat started to come by every night.  Spring came and she had a couple of kittens.  After they were weaned she brought them with her.  They were truly feral, but I adopted them anyway.  It took a while and lots of patients, but they adapted.  They are 4 years old now and couldn't be happier!

I recently adopted a semi-feral kitten from the Cat Shoppe.  He was nine months old.  His parents were probably domesticated cats.  He had been hanging out around the restaurants in Hillsboro Village until he was brought to the Cat Shoppe.  I instantly fell for him.  He was very shy and not very trusting at first, but he quickly warmed up to us.  His name is Belcourt and doing great

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Dawn headshot

Dawn Juel - Manager/Cat Sitter

Hi, I'm originally from rural South Jersey, I grew up on a ten-acre farm where I spent most of my free time raising, training and caring for a virtual “Noah’s Ark” of pets, many rescued by my mother, who helped instill in me a love of animals since I can remember.  They included horses, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, geese, goats, turtles, parrots, dogs and yes of course… CATS!
During my first year of college, Tommy, alone kitten showed up at my front door and he lived to be 22 years old and was loved every single day.
Over the years I’ve adopted and rescued several cats and dogs and learned that in most cases, they find us when we aren’t even looking, and bring unexpected joy into our lives.

Sara Holifield - Cat Sitter

I’m Sara and I’m the type of person who usually spends her time at a party crouched on the floor, cooing over the resident cat. I’ve lived in East Nashville for over ten years with my two rescue cats -- Jasper, a special needs boy who doubles as an alarm clock, and Rufus, a Maine Coon who acts tough but is afraid of bubbles.

Since my family adopted a kitten when I was six years old, I’ve always felt a deep affinity with cats. That passion has led me into volunteer service with several rescue organizations and honed my ability to “speak cat.” Some projects have included: cleaning cages at the Cats Protection League in Wellington, New Zealand, fostering cats with feline leukemia for Kitten Rescue of Los Angeles, and feral cat trapping with Pet Community Center in Nashville.

I believe that every cat is an individual and should be treated as such. While I love the fun of boisterous, out-going cats, I have a soft spot for shy, nervous cats. With a little patience and a lot of love, watching these cats come out of their shell can be so rewarding. To me, my cats aren’t just pets, they are family. I strive to treat other people’s cats with the same care and attention I give my own.

julie at meet and greet
julie at meet and greet

Julie Readnour - Cat Sitter

Hi.  I’m Julie and I am a proud cat lady.

I have always loved cats, maybe because I grew up in a home in which we always had cats.  We had two very vocal siamese cats and I assumed all cats were so talkative.  When I grew up and got my own place, it just didn’t feel like home unless I had a cat.  I watched my favorite cat of all times Fluffy go from a little orange kitten to a very mature cat of fifteen years. I experienced first hand the health challenges that older cats sometimes have to deal with.

When I see a cat my heart always flutters and I immediately feel happier. I am very proud to work for Music City Cat, which gives all cats the special attention and star treatment they deserve.


Amanda Cannon - Cat Sitter

If I had to describe myself in two words, I would say “cat person.” And I come from a long line of cat people. Growing up, my family had two to three cats in the house at any given time, so as you can imagine, caring for cats and making feline friends became second nature to me very early on.

When I got to high school I started working in the Cat Palace at my local Humane Society after school. After I graduated from college, I was super sad to move away from my kitties at home in North Carolina, but it wasn’t long before a Nashville cat stole my heart. Long story short, I went to Costco for reasonably priced paper towels one afternoon and came home with a rescued kitten! Now, I’m cat mom to my sweet adventurous tuxedo cat, Jagger.

Jagger is actually the reason I’m a cat sitter now too! I hired Music City Cats to look after him when I went out of town, and was so impressed and excited about the service that joining the Music City Cats team as a cat sitter was a no-brainer.

Jenna Jesson - Cat Sitter

Hi there! My name is Jenna and I strive to be a crazy old cat lady...I love cats!  Cats have always been, and will always be a large part of my life. I grew up caring for kittens on our farm.

The love transitioned into my adult life where I care for cats through animal clinics. I have been in the veterinary field for two years now.  I have advanced from the clientele side to monitoring fur babies in surgeries, to medicating and administering fluids. In order to provide the best care, I know to put the needs of the cats first.

I recently adopted two spunky cats of my own, a fuzzy orange tabby named Levry James and a sassy dilute calico named El.

I have so much love to give I can only imagine how great it will be to spread all that love every day! I am looking forward to the opportunity to care for your cat 🙂

Cat Sitter
Cat Sitter

Michelle Sohl - Cat Sitter

"I grew up in Upstate, New York in a home filled with love and animals. I always had 2 cats and 2 dogs. I called the cats my sidekicks because they would follow me everywhere. Anytime I was home, they were by my side. There was one cat in particular that meant the world to me. His name was Mickey. Mickey would either sleep on my chest or on my head. He was always there for me. After Mickey passed away I decided to take a leap of faith and move to Nashville for a new adventure. The hardest part of moving was leaving my fur babies behind. Soon after I got settle in Nashville, I joined Music City Cats as a sitter where I am blessed to be able to hang out and love on kitties all the time! ❤"

Jen Goslin - Cat Sitter


I'm Jen and I have two black cats. I am a huge advocate for black cats as they are often believed to have negative attributes.  One of my kitties, Mr. Cat, was a stray that wandered himself into my home and my heart.  My other cat, Lily, was a rescue. They both are super sweet and playful!

I have always been an animal lover, but it was back in college that I found my love for cats.  I brought my two black kitties to my college apartment with three other girls.  In no time, my roommates became cat ladies as well and we added two more to the bunch.  Living with four cats...sounds like heaven, right?

After college, I knew I wanted to get more involved in the lives of cats so I started volunteering at a local animal shelter as a “cat cuddler” and would cat sit for many family and friends.

Once I moved to Nashville I was eager to get involved with cats again.  I started out as a client of Music City Cat and am now lucky enough to be a sitter!

Aubrey Knickerbocker
Aubrey Knickerbocker

Aubrey Knickerbocker - Cat Sitter

I’ve been surrounded by cats for as long as I can remember. My family adopted a long list of cats with diverse personalities and I loved getting to know each one.

When I was 10 years old, a stray wandered into my backyard. It was a little black cat with white paws, which, of course, I named Mittens. My mom’s friend ended up adopting the shy kitten. Whenever her new owner would leave town, my mom drove me over to take care of Mittens. I would call out her name and she would wait for me at the top of the stairs, but only if no one else was around. A few years later, I was able to drive myself to cat sit, and every time, Mittens would be waiting for me to pet her at the top of the stairs. After 8 years of looking after Mittens, her owner told me that I was the only person Mittens would come out for, besides her. I felt special that Mittens had chosen me to trust and feel comfortable around.

I was even given the nickname “The Cat Whisperer” by friends in college. That feeling is what made me fall in love with cat sitting.

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