About Us

Originally founded in 1996, PETSCORT has grown into the preeminent family owned-and-operated business of Rhode Island that provides exceptional pet care service and caters to all kinds of pets and their owners. Historically, PETSCORT has cared for a variety of dogs, cats, rabbits, small mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. Currently operating in Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, and Newport, owners Michelle and Troy Pasquale along with the PETSCORT team have collectively earned an impeccable reputation as pet care professionals spanning nearly 20 years!

  • It is our pledge, to “just focus” on the holistic needs of your pet(s) and leave you with the peace of mind they will be well cared for, properly exercised, and socialized under our expert supervision. We promise to treat your pet like a member of the family, the PETSCORT family, while enjoying the comforts of a secure and safe environment, whether it be ours or yours.
  • It is our motto to “ just call” for a PETSCORT, AKA, an escort for your pet. You need it and your pet deserves it!
  • It is our philosophy to “just ask” as we are dedicated to supporting your individual needs during times of work, travel, or the running of errands. We will always try our best to accommodate special requests so please don’t hesitate to ask.
  • It is our mission to “just help” as we are dedicated to building a deep, joyful, and unique connection with each and every client, whether furry or human.

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In this website you will find all the information needed to choose the services that best suit your family. Our family can be contacted several ways during business hours. Click Here to Contact Us.

From our family to yours, we look forward to caring for your pets!
The Pasquale Family

Michelle Pasquale

I am the owner of Petscort and proud to be married to my business partner, and partner in life, Troy. I first started Petscort because my own pets were the loves of my life and nothing brought me more amusement than romping with my dogs and playing with my cats! Nowadays, I get to experience many kinds of pets which continue to fill my life with joy and happiness. I have a consuming quest for pet knowledge and my ongoing “pet-ucation” is obtained by attending regional seminars, global webinars, and through the extensive reading of pet literature. I love being outdoors and surrounded by nature and can’t imagine having any other job!

Troy Pasquale

Although I’ve helped out many years prior to marrying the boss, I’ve been working full time with Petscort since 2005. Frequently requested at the Potter League, I’ve sharpened my techniques with their training department as a volunteer in the past, and continue to commit my time to their annual pet walk. Absolutely nothing beats working outdoors and caring for animals. It’s a dream come true to have a wonderful and thriving family business with Michelle!

Kim Gentry

I have been a member of the Petscort family since the summer of 2012 and have always engaged with animals in some capacity. Whether my own, volunteering, through pet assisted therapy, or animal advocacy, words cannot seem to do justice to how honored and grateful I am to be able to take care of these beautiful angels. I feel blessed to be a part of the pet care industry!

Gigi Bessinger

Hi, I’m Gigi and I LOVE animals! As a Portsmouth native and proud owner of a senior yellow lab named Rufus and his sister, a rescue kitty named Paz, I truly honor and value them as family. As the newest member of the Petscort family, I’m excited to fulfill a lifelong passion to care for and work with animals on a daily basis. I believe every creature has their own unique personality as we do and I look forward to meeting and caring for your beloved pets! As a former and professional chef for over twenty years, working in both coroporate and local kitchens, I intend to transition my management and customer service skill sets into the pet care industry, and who knows, I may cook up a healthy recipe for gourmet pet treats!

Gail Whitney Allen

I come to Petscort by way of Portsmouth with thirty years of cat-related experience. Over that extended period, my husband and I have also owned six Maine Coon cats! As of the last four years we have become the proud doggie parents of a Yorkshire Terrier known lovingly as ‘Sargent Yorke’. (If you have ever owned a Yorkie, or any terrier breed for that matter, then you know who’s really in charge!) Although I have reinvented myself professionally many times over, working with the Petscort family is by far my ‘best in show’ since everyday is animated by our clients who make each day full of love and play!

Tracy Asklar

Hi, my name is Tracy Asklar! Originally from Southington, CT, and a new member of the Newport community, I am a trained sign language interpreter with a concentration in special education. The past 15 years have taught me how to communicate and connect with children who may struggle to do so, and my background and skillset easily transfer to the caretaking of animals by showing love, patience, and kindness. As I have fallen in love with Aquidneck Island, I am grateful for the opportunity to care for, and explore its beauty with your cherished family members!

Jessica Geas

I have been working with dogs for over a decade and I am certified as a Master k9 Trainer, completing my credentials at Highland Canine, School for Dog Trainers. My love for working dogs began during my time in the United States Air Force, where I worked side by side with military dogs and their handlers. In 2016, I moved back to my home state of Rhode Island to begin my own business in dog training and canine detection services with my own four legged partner-in-crime a Pointer named Murphy. Petscort Services has welcomed me to the Petscort team in the fall of 2017, where I gained hands-on experience with dogs and I am excited about the opportunity to further enrich the lives of your furry companions.