Pet Sitting Owners

We, (Lisa and Ray Chaney), are the owners and operators of Just a “Pet” Away, a local pet sitting service in the East Wenatchee and surrounding areas, serving clients with dogs, cats, birds, fish, and other small animals. We take pride in assuring our clients that we are the only ones entering their homes to pet sit, and only utilize an assistant for overnight stays and emergencies.

• I, (Lisa) am a retired Special Education teacher with 30 years of service in the public school system. I continue my involvement with education by working as a University Supervisor for Walden University for the past six years. 
• My husband, (Ray),worked as a salesman in the electrical and plumbing industries, and has also retired after 30 years in the field.
• We will be married for 31 years in October, and have two grown children, one grandchild, and two step-grandchildren.
• After visiting East Wenatchee for the past 15 years, we recently purchased a home here in May of 2015.


Our family has been animal lovers all of our lives, having dogs, cats, turtles, and fish as pets. During our marriage, we have had the memorable experiences together of loving and nurturing:

* A 4-month old dog from the Humane Society (mixed-breed puppy) named Mahja, who lived to be 16 years old.
* An adopted 7-week old puppy dog (Bichon Frise) we named Andre’, who passed away at 14.5 years old.
* A young bird (parakeet) named Scooter, who lived to be 12 years old.
* A rescued bird (cockatiel) named Tiel, who lived to three years old.
* An adorable 7-year old dog (Poogle) named Cody, whom we rescued in February, 2010.
* A lively rescued 6-year dog, (Labrador/Shepherd) named Donte’, and his counterpart, Stella, as our grand-dogs, owned by our son and daughter-in-law.

* A fun loving 3-year old Golden Doodle named Sarge, owned by our daughter and son-in-law and their three children.

Why Petsitting?

Ray always told me, (Lisa) there is a magical attraction and connection to her for children and animals and that one day she had to follow her heart. While grieving the loss of our beloved dog Andre’, February of 2010, I realized my need to connect with animals. The emotional debate began whether to adopt another pet so soon, but the quiet of the house was too great. A wise friend at the veterinarian clinic told me I was not replacing Andre’, as no other animal could, but I had so much love in my heart for another! After several weeks of searching on the internet and going to see all the dogs looking for their “forever homes” we adopted a precious rescue, Cody, a loving 1-year old Poogle. No more quiet house! A few weeks later, we decided to give our hearts to other pets as well, caring for all pets as if they were our own…and so the idea of Just a “Pet” Away was born!

We are members of Professional United Pet Sitters (PUPS), Pet Sitters Associates (PSA), LLC, and former Treasurers of Georgia Network of Professional Petsitters (GNPP).

We are licensed through the state of Washington and city of East Wenatchee, bonded and insured through PSA, and trained in Pet First Aid and CPR through PetTech.

The Chaney Family

For the love of animals, from our home to yours!