Staff Bios

Great pet care begins with great people.  We’ve spent a lot of time learning how to spot the best future pet care professionals.  It’s about the intangibles- their tenderness toward animals, their beliefs about the sacred trust between pets and their people, and their compassion for pet parents who are separated from their beloved animals- be it for a day at work, or for a month long sojourn to another continent.  In addition to these traits,  you can rest assured that our wonderful sitters at Le Pouf:

  • Pass a Criminal/Civil/Identity background check
  • Pass an in-person home check by Alisa and Sheba
  • Are insured as pet sitters and dog walkers through Le Pouf
  • Are friendly, professional, and accountable adults
  • Use only positive training methods
  • Learn more about your pet sitter or dog walker below!


Alisa Berman, BA, KPA-CTP

President & Founder, Certified Dog Trainer & Dog Walker

Alisa opened Le Pouf Luxury Pet Care in 2005 after realizing there is no greater joy than spending all day every day with cats and dogs. She envisioned creating a pet care company that loved it’s human clients just as much as it’s furry ones. Through the years she has taken the role of dog walker, pack leader, pet sitter, private boarder, and overnight pet nanny. She is a certified dog trainer (KPA-CTP) and graduate of the esteemed Karen Pryor Academy of Dog Training.


Vikki Giffin

Dog Park Diva & Pet Sitter

Vikki joined Le Pouf in April of 2012. She currently has the priviledge of being mommy to two dogs, Sarah and Ronan. She is also a horse trainer and proud owner of three horses, including one of which is certified for search and rescue. Vikki is thrilled to pursue her passion for working with animals professionally.


Stephanie Buyagawan

Assistant Manager, Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Stephanie grew up on a farm in Woodinville and has always loved animals. She was in dairy goat 4H until she was 17. She used to foster high risk rescues, specializing with Pit Bull rehabilitation for 2 years. Now she share’s her cozy townhouse with her beautiful daughter Cora, two goofy cats and her lovable Daschund/Ridgeback mix Daubi.


Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Elisabeth is an East Coast transplant that moved to Seattle from Virginia seven years ago. She has been around dogs since birth and has owned many different animals throughout her life from poodles to parrots. She resides in downtown Redmond right next to the Sammamish Waterway and loves visiting the Marymoor dog park on her days off. She works from home selling vintage treasures and welcomes all types of pets into her home with open arms.


Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Dee has lived a life full of pets! From dogs and cats to ferrets and birds. She is a semi-retired animal expert and when she’s not caring for your wonderful pets she is advocating to save the bees and protect our environment. Dee lives in Kirkland with her friend and her cat and chihuahua.



Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Connie is a Kirkland resident who currently shares her life with her husband, two daughters, and two beautiful Persian kitties. Connie is coming to Le Pouf to reconnect with dogs- she grew up raising Afghan hounds and knows a thing or two about a high maintenance pooch.


Pet Sitter & Overnight Pet Nanny

Jordyn’s love for dogs began with her family dog growing up, a wonderful German Shepherd. She is also a cat lover! She is our resident Overnight Pet Nanny for pets who do better being watched in their own homes. She lives in Woodinville and is in college pursuing a business degree.