Web designer for pet businesses, Therese Kopiwoda.
Hi, I’m Therese Kopiwoda. I’ve been working in the pet industry since 2001, when I opened my pet sitting business, LucyGirl Pet Sitting (named after my dog Lucy). I’m no longer pet sitting, but I’m still very connected to the pet sitting world! When I opened my own pet sitting business I was on such a tight budget that I taught myself how to design my own website. Soon after, other pet sitters saw it and asked me to design their websites as well. That was in 2001, and I’ve been designing pet business websites ever since, almost exclusively for pet sitters and other pet industry businesses. (Here’s an archive of my pet sitting website, if you’d like to take a look. My design skills have definitely evolved since then!)

In 2003 I launched another website, PetsitUSA, which was an online pet sitter directory, which I sold in 2012. It was one of the first pet sitter directories and under my ownership, it was one of the most respected and visible websites for people to find pet sitters and dog walkers in the United States.

I promoted both websites almost entirely online before the term “social media” came into play.

I enjoy helping small business owners grown their business with effective, eye-appealing websites and social media content. Seeing someone’s business thrive and knowing I had a small part to play is extremely satisifying.

Work with Me!

If you’re interested in working with me to design your WordPress website, design marketing content, let me know! I look forward to hearing from you.


I would be delighted to speak to your group about website design, or social media, especially as it relates to pet businesses. Email me and let me know what you have in mind!




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    Founder of PetsitUSA – sold in 2012

    • Owner / Instructor at Austin Pet First Aid, Jun 2007 – Oct 2011
    • Owner / Pet Sitter at LucyGirl Pet Sitting, Sep 2001 – Sep 2011
    • Planning Team Member, CSU Pet Sitters Conference – 2006-2008