Meet Our Team

What to Expect

Our Story:

To provide peace of mind to pets and their people.

Mindy Ney


Mindy is a graduate of Becker College with a degree in Animal Care. She went on to complete the Professional Dog Training Course through the CT Canine Education Center.

Mindy has worked in the animal care field since 2006. She spent 4 years as Head Trainer at our dog daycare facility, The Good Dog Spot,  and has now moved on to her role as (amazing) Pet Sitting Manager with Whiskers While You Work.  

Cara Ashnault
A complimentary consultation.

Prior to booking you will be able to meet your primary sitter and find out more about us in person.


Personal Touch.

We provide detail oriented and personalized services. We will always treat your pets like they were our own.


Peace of Mind.

Know that your four legged (and finned!) family members are being loved and cared for in the comfort of their own home while you are out.

Providing ​Professional Dog Walking And

In-Home Pet Sitting to Avon, Farmington, West Hartford, and Bloomfield, CT Since 2006

Our Mission:

Our mission at Whiskers While You Work is simple. To provide peace of mind for pets and their people. 

In 2006 Whiskers While You Work was started by Cara Ashnault in order to fill the need for reliable personalized pet care in Farmington and West Hartford CT. 

Since then we have grown to serve Avon and Bloomfield and have a fantastic team of pet sitters including our Pet Sitting Manager, Mindy Ney. 

Every Whiskers pet sitter is background checked and covered by our insurance. 

We can also provide transportation to/from The Good Dog Spot.

The Good Dog Spot provides daycare, boarding, training, and grooming in Bloomfield, CT.