Meet Your Sitters

Tails Around Town Pet Sitting supports and hires Independent Contractors to carry out the pet sitting jobs our company receives. Each Contractor has established their own hours and rates of pay.

Each Contractor must be paid directly, either through cash, a check made out to their name or a credit card payment through the Contractor’s PayPal account.

Each Contractor is committed to providing excellent pet sitting services.

Kirk Rupnik

Pet First Aid Certified, Insured/Bonded, Background Checked
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Kirk moved to Florence in 2012 from Cincinnati with his wife and their 3 greyhounds. They have been greyhound owners for over 15 years and fostered several others. Kirk has a Masters degree in chemistry and previously worked in pharmaceutical research. Prior to moving to South Carolina, he and his wife would petsit other greyhounds, sometimes with as many as six in the house at once! He’s now a stay-at-home dog parent to his retired racers.



Shani Chapman

Pet First Aid Certified, Insured/Bonded, Background Checked
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Shani Chapman is originally from North Carolina and moved here when her husband received a job transfer. She spends her days with her husband, daughter and her beagle mix, Barack Ellington Chapman. Barack does not love just anyone, but sticks like glue to Shani. She believes it is important that we take the time to learn what animals have to teach us. She can’t wait to meet you and take care of your pets!

Renee Broach

Pet First Aid Certified, Insured/Bonded, Background Checked
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Renee’ has been around and loved animals all of her life. She worked as a groomers assistant for six years after going to college at Francis Marion University. She is currently working as a mortgage loan officer. In her spare time, she loves to play with her dog Sir Sausage Biskit Sniffalot and petsit for Tails Around Town. Renee’ also has a passion for the less fortunate of Nicaguara and visits there whenever she can. You will be lucky to get Renee’ as your pet sitter. She gives all that she has and more!

Anna Thompson

Pet First Aid Certified, Insured/Bonded, Background Checked
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Anna recently earned her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. She is continuing her education in Montana and working for Tails Around Town when she is home. She has a Jack Russell Terrier, Buster, who has been her companion for the last 4 years. Her love of animals run in her family, as the family has a history of farms ranging from goats, horses, cows, donkeys, chickens, turkeys, to even llamas. She has had the privilege of having hamsters, fish, hermit crabs, cats, and dogs as pets throughout the years. Her knowledge of many different animals and calm, patient demeanor help make her a good choice in taking care of animals.

Brooke Kern

Pet First Aid Certified, Insured/Bonded, Background Checked
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Brooke Kern moved to Florence, SC in August 2015 to live with her now fiancé. They have four babies; Bella and Stella (their dogs) and Polly and Ollie (their cats). Brooke has her BA degree and plans to go back to school in the foreseeable future to become a Teacher. In the meantime she takes care of animals, which she loves to do and also works at Applebee’s as a waitress.