About Us

About Us

Our Story

On The Spot is a locally owned dog walking and pet sitting business. We have been providing quality pet care services for the Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Marietta area since 2009. Our team of highly qualified pet sitters and dog walkers make it their business to provide your pets with safe, consistent, specialized care.

On the Spot is licensed, bonded, and insured. We are Pet First Aid Certified for both cats and dogs, we are proud members of Pet Sitters International, The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and the Humane Society of the United States. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, reliability, and our dogged determination to provide the best quality pet care possible.

Joyce Sly

Joyce Sly

Owner

After twenty years working in New York as a designer in the “dog eat dog” world of fashion, I was ready for a change! Knowing my love of animals, my loving husband suggested I start my own dog walking and pet sitting business. In September 2009, On The Spot Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Services was born! If I had to name one thing I like most about being a pet care provider, I would have to say it would be the special relationships I’ve developed with pets under my care. As a pet owner myself, I understand just how important our client’s fur kids are to them, so I make it my number one priority to provide the best service and support possible for each pet and their owner.

Buckley Screws

Buckley Screws

Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Hi! I’m Buckley! After growing up in the small town of Swainsboro, GA, I’m happy to have called Cobb County my home for 5 years now.  I grew up with both dogs and cats in my family household, and I helped to train, care for, and love each of them. After graduating college, I worked different jobs while always pet-sitting on the side. During Covid, I decided to take a chance and surround myself with fur babies full time, and it has been the best decision I’ve ever made!! When I’m not with your animals, I enjoy spending time with my fiance, Kevin, and our cat, Pretty Kitty 🙂 The cat distribution system sent her to our yard during 2020, and two self-proclaimed “dog-people” are now crazy cat parents. An interesting fact about me? I’m a quadruplet! I have one brother and two sisters, and we share the same birthday in December. Can’t wait to meet you and your animals!

Rachel Hogan

Rachel Hogan

Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Hi, I’m Rachel! I was born in Athens GA, but moved to Smyrna in 2002, and have lived here in Smyrna ever since. Growing up, my neighbors have always had dogs, but in my house, we were the definition of cat people; even with us having cats, I always loved dogs. Luckily when I was 11, we had some neighbors move in across the street who needed someone to house sit and dog sit. I was their first option and they stuck with me until they moved a couple of years ago. It was hard at first due to me being so small and the dogs being fairly large, but I made it work. Originally the owners were a little nervous about me walking all three of their large dogs, but I got the hang of it pretty quickly, and pretty soon my next-door neighbors asked me to pet sit and dog walk for them as well; they were much easier to handle but I missed the challenge of walking three large dogs. When I’m not pet sitting or dog walking, I enjoy having very quiet nights with my kitties, or hanging out with my friends, or even just sitting back and watching one of my favorite shows. I also just got engaged to my high school classmate; my birthday is also on Valentine’s Day, lucky me!

Autumn Aloi

Autumn Aloi

Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Hi! I’m Autumn! I am originally from a small town in Alabama, but I moved to Cobb County about 3 years ago to attend KSU for a degree in Architecture. Growing up in the country, I was introduced to many different animals at a young age. Throughout my teenage years, I did a lot of pet sitting/dog walking for friends and family members around my small town. After moving to Georgia, I met some friends and neighbors that also needed a pet sitter/walker while they were away. I have 2 dogs (Kita and Hennessy) and 1 cat (Cat). Since I don’t have children of my own, my pets are my WORLD! We do everything together and the love I have for them is unmatched. When I’m not lounging around with the pups, I like to enjoy concerts and music festivals, along with traveling to places I’ve never been. Being a dog walker and taking care of other people’s pets is something I take a lot of pride in. I thoroughly enjoy meeting all of the other pets! Big, small, furry, hairless, scaly, old, it doesn’t matter. I will always strive to treat your pet just as if they were one of my own. 

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