Pet's Best Friend



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Cheetah Girl   Cairo

fred and alicia
Alicia and Fred (In Memory)

Hello! My name is Alicia Yanow. I've lived in the  Bay Area since 1984, when I started attending school at U.C. Berkeley.   I have lived in the Cow Hollow/Marina neighborhood since 1997. 

I grew up surrounded by pets.  In fact I was one of those kids who brought home any stray cat or dog in need and they ended up as part of our family.  At one time we had 5 cats, 4 dogs and a goldfish named Hoover.

After being in the event management field for almost 5 years, I decided I needed a career change and founded Pet's Best Friend. I like many of my clients love to travel but also love my furry kids.  I decided to build Pet's Best Friend into the pet sitting service I would want for my two fur kids, Cairo and Cheetah Girl.


Along with growing up surrounded by dogs, cats, fish and a rabbit, I have these experiences in animal care.

  • Mojo (In Loving Memory)

    My 'Little Man'

    Certified in Pet CPR and Standard First Aid
  • Certified Pet Sitter by National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)
  • Member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)
  • Member of Humane Society of the United States
  • Past Member of Pet Sitters International (PSI)
  • Past volunteer at Oakland SPCA - Companionship & Special Events Volunteer 

Why Pet's Best Friend is better than a kennel:

  • Your pet will not feel the additional stress due to displacement.
  • He/she can keep his/her normal routine.
  • He/she will be more comfortable in his/her own environment with it's familiar sights and smells.
  • He/she will not have exposure to various kennel borne diseases.
  • He/she will not be confined to a small cage or concrete run.
  • He/she will get an abundance of personal attention, brushing and love.

Why Pet's Best Friend is better than asking friends or family:

  • You will not impose on their time.
  • Your pet will get reliable, dependable and loving care.
  • Your pet will get their correct medication and vitamins.
  • You can receive daily updates by phone or email.
  • Pet's Best Friend is insured by Century Insurance Group
  • Pet's Best Friend is bonded by Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America



Cheetah Girl

Team Members

In construction...

Family and Friends


Rasmus and Sebastian

Morris (In Memory)

Gizmo (In Memory)
Pepper & Sofia
Ellis (In Memory)

I personally guarantee your satisfaction.
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