Our Sitters

The Sitter of Pawz employees are devoted animal-lovers!  Each will treat your pet as a family member!


Jan Archer, Owner

Hi! My name is Jan Archer and I am the owner of The Sitter of Pawz. I have been married to my husband, Brian Archer, for 25 years. I have two boys who are 17 & 14. I currently have three dogs, Rufus who is 6, Lyla who is 5, and a Great Dane "foster fail" named Furley Bear. Throughout my life I have owned seven cats, seven dogs, two guinea pigs, two birds, one rabbit and several fish who have all lived long, happy lives under my care. I have five years experience with pet sitting all kinds of critters, working for someone else and have owned The Sitter of Pawz for the past 4 years. I am a firm believer in "the customer is always right" even if they are four legged, furry ones! I am committed to providing excellent care not only for your fur family but for you as well. I would love nothing more than to be considered your family friend and "Aunt Jan" to your pets.



Katrina has been a pet sitter with The Sitter of Pawz since September 2016. Prior to becoming a pet sitter, Katrina was a paralegal for 20 years.  She has been married to her husband for 17 years and has two teenage sons.  Katrina has one beautiful and spoiled dog named Marley who is 4 years old. Throughout her life, she has owned dogs, cats, fish, turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, rats, rabbits and birds. After having worked in the legal field for so many years, caring for and loving pets has been a very welcome change in Katrina's life.



Tamara Merrill and her family have lived in Keller since 2014 from Austin, TX. Prior to being a pet sitter Tamara was an international flight attendant for 12 years, and showed horses competitively. She has 3 younger children and 3 wonderful pups (Yellow Lab, Shepard mix, Chi-mix) two are foster, "failures", and two adopted kitties. They are all a very loved, and maybe a bit spoiled. She has owned/cared for horses, dogs, cats, rats, turtles, snakes, rabbits, and birds. She has fostered pups and cats for the past 8 years and loves helping them all find their forever homes!




Laurel was born in Waukegan, Illinois but moved to Texas when she was 2. Laurel now lives in Haslet with her high school sweetheart husband of 19 years and their daughter and son who are 18 and 15. She also cares for her small zoo of 2 cats, 2 dogs, 3 parakeets, a ball python, 2 bearded dragons, 5 fish, and 7 chickens. Through the years all Laurel is living a dream come true by being able to take care of her family and spending time with lots of different fur-babies.



Roberta and her husband moved from Pennsylvania to Texas in 2017 to be close to their children.  Roberta graduated from Penn State and is retired after a long career with Verizon Communications.  After retiring, Roberta began working as a pet sitter in Pennsylvania, which as a pet-lover, has always been her dream job!  Roberta and her husband have three rescue pups - Chuckie, Riley and Jingles.  In her free time, Roberta loves exploring her new state!



Mary Kay and her husband moved to Keller in 1991, where they raised two daughters.  Along the way, Mary Kay has loved and cared for goldfish, rats, gerbils, mice and numerous cats.  Her golden retriever, Finn joined the family in 2008, and is now the top dog along with KitKat, the orange tabby.  Mary Kay believes the novelist Anatole France said it best: "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."