Kristin Tatangelo

Kristin FournierA native of the Jersey shore, Kristin moved to Bradenton in 1991 where she graduated from Manatee High School and Manatee Community College.

For over a decade beginning in 1994, Kristin worked with animals as a veterinary assistant at Bradenton based Westbay Animal Hospital. During that time, she started to build what a pet sitting business.

Today, Kristin is owner and operator of Kristin's Paws in Paradise Professional Pet Sitting Services which serves Manatee and Sarasota counties.

In 2002, she became a volunteer at Mote Marine's Dolphin and Whale Hospital on their Animal Care Team. In 2006 she joined Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida as a volunteer and Foster Mom. Kristin adopted her first chocolate lab Georgee, followed by her yellow lab Copper. In September 2009 she lost her beloved Copper to heart cancer. Since that time, she has been very involved in helping others cope when their pets become ill.

Kristin, and her husband Wade have 3 four-legged children. Chocolate labs Georgee and Dunkin and a French bulldog Tucker.

Kristin was the first person Bailey met at Westbay Animal Hospital in 1998 on his initial annual veterinary visit. They immediately had a special bond. Kristin has always been a special part of Bailey’s life. She was his pet sitter for 13 years. Bailey looked so forward to Kristin watching him and having her stay overnight to take care of him.