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Shannon Hendon, Owner & Founder

Growing up in rural South Florida (Homestead), Shannon always had a mix of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, lizards, snakes, mice, hermit crabs, ferrets, stray turtles that wandered into the yard, and a paint horse named Kona. She gives special thanks to her Mom for nourishing her Snow White-inspired upbringing.

In 1995, Shannon and her husband Jamie moved to beautiful Ocala to raise their four children. Ocala quickly became their hometown, and they now have seven grandchildren! 

Shannon, the owner and founder of Ocala Pet Sitting, had a strong desire to work with animals. In late 2005, a friend suggested she start a pet sitting business, and Ocala Pet Sitting was born.


In her extensive tenure in the pet care industry, Shannon has diligently pursued continuous education to elevate her expertise. She feels honored to serve as North Central Florida's Regional Director on the board of directors for the Florida Pet Services Association, actively contributing as a volunteer on both the education and philanthropy committees.

Shannon's commitment to excellence is reflected in her many certifications, including Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS) Certification through Pet Sitters International (PSI), and the vital Pet CPR & First Aid Certification.

Fast forward 18+ years, hundreds of clients, and thousands of visits later, Shannon is more passionate than ever about providing the best pet care possible for Ocala residents and has become a mentor to other professional pet sitters. Her expertise, coupled with her love for all creatures, ensures that your beloved pets receive top-notch care and attention while you're away.

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"It is not merely a profession for me; it is a dedication to ensuring the highest level of care for our cherished animal companions. I remain unwavering in my pursuit of excellence."

Shannon Hendon

Owner & Founder,

Ocala Pet Sitting LLC

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