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.


PETSCORT
is bonded and insured.
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

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

 

Troy Pasquale

Troy supports a variety of services provided by Petscort, and as a business partner has helped expand this family run business since 2005.  He is married to Michelle and they work together enjoying time walking, playing with, and giving special care to all of your pets.  Troy previously gained great experience and training as a volunteer at the Potter League in Middletown.  He is a true animal lover and believes 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

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

Gigi Bessinger

Gigi LOVE’s animals! She is a Portsmouth native and proud owner of a senior yellow lab named Rufus and his sister, a rescue kitty named Paz.  She feels truly honored to count them as part of her family.  She is also excited to be part of the Petscort family, a job which allows her to fulfill a lifelong passion to care for and work with animals on a daily basis. She believes every creature has their own unique personality as we do and looks forward to meeting and caring for your beloved pets! As a former and professional chef for over twenty years, working in both corporate and local kitchens, she is able to translate management and customer service skill sets into the pet care industry, and may even have some secret tricks to cook up a healthy recipe for gourmet pet treats!

Ashley Botelho

Ashley is the mom of two awesome kids, a wife and an avid nature and animal lover! As a Reiki Master Teacher, her experience is centered in the health and well-being of both humans (young and old) and animals. Being a sensitive person, she has always felt an exceptionally strong connection to animals and has become very keen on the energetic environment.  Her naturalistic observations help to quickly notice important details in a situation- such as changes in body language, health and behavior, that aid her in recognizing your pets specific needs. In addition to embodying empathy and patience, her organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task assist her in providing the best all around care for your beloveds. She is so grateful to be entrusted with your pets love, care and overall happiness!

Dawn Holden

Dawn is the proud owner of a beagle “Snoop” and brother & sister tabby cats “Bella” and “Gronk”.  She started her fur loving journey at Petscort in April of 2022.  Throughout her life, she has been a happy pet owner, with dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters and a parakeet. While she has always had a love of animals, after raising her young daughter, she built her career in teaching as an Early Childhood Educator.  She took break at one point from teaching and assisted in a family business “Salty Paws” in Newport.  During this time she was able to learn many different breeds of dogs and cats and their characteristics.  She is having tremendous fun building bonds with amazing animals and their families.  This brings so much joy to her life.  She feels blessed to be part of the great Petscort team!

Jessie Grimmitt

Jessie was born in Newport and graduated from Middletown High School before moving to Connecticut and graduating from the University of New Haven. While growing up on Aquidneck Island, the people in her family were outnumbered by dogs. So many dogs. She began her career as a  lifelong hustler by selling cold bottles of water on the Cliff Walk, providing refreshment to summertime strollers on hot days. She moved on to pet care and has been enjoying the company of her four-legged friends since she was 14. In fact, dogs are her favorite people. Jessie also has a CDL and drives a school bus part-time. Some of Jessie’s favorite things are peanut butter, time spent outdoors in nature, painting and crafting, and of course, long walks with furry friends. She loves to bake, sharing her desserts with anyone in the general vicinity. She’s hard to miss as she cruises the Island in her Ford Racing Red Transit van. Honk if you need pet care!

 

 

Owen Pasquale

Owen has grown up with Petscort, sharing his home and more and more of his time with dogs, cats, and other animals throughout the area.  He recently graduated from Tiverton High School and continues to explore the world’s possibilities while he enjoys time working with your pets.  Whatever life brings, he’s certain animals will be part of his future!

Chris Eddleston

Raised in Pepperell Massachusetts, Chris grew up with his Golden retriever, Max and two family felines, Butch and Cassidy in a rural part of Middlesex county. Along with his love for animals, Chris pursued his dream of being a musician. He moved to Boston for a music education and eventually was able to tour the country playing with a band. In 2012, Chris joined a dog walking company in Boston to accommodate nightly gigging and fell in love with his work. Ten years later he still spends his days with K9 and feline friends and evenings in his studio. Dog walker, pet sitting and boarding.

 

Kelsie Andrade

Kelcie, a wife and mother of two, grew up in Tiverton, RI and studied Wildlife Conservation Biology at the University of Rhode Island.  She has 3 cats and a bearded dragon and has been working professionally with animals for over a decade.  Currently, Kelcie is a nail clipper and dog walker for Petscort, as well as a tour guide at the Lizzie Borden house in Fall River, MA and a copy editor for US Ghost Adventures.  Her hobbies include arts and crafts, photography, and witchcraft.  Someday she hopes to finish her degree and become a wildlife biologist and rehabilitator and run a sanctuary.

 

Gina D.

Gina has seven years of pet care experience and has been working for Petscort since 2021. She is extremely busy with work and hobbies.  She runs a sustainable fashion business and enjoys sewing and embroidering.  Gina loves black cats and hound dogs, but she is thrilled to work with any of your pets and will love them all the same.

Bethany Luna

Bethany Luna, a.k.a “Luna” is from Swansea MA, She wears many hats.  Luna is an artist by nature with a deep passion for all living beings.  She has spent many years curating a unique blend of skills, knowledge and talents. Luna recently graduated from a 200 hour yoga teacher training, and is in an advanced 300 hour training.  In addition to dog walking, she is an active yoga teacher and makeup artist.