Our Staff


John Rolston - Senior Sitter

John Rolston, Senior Sitter Over the past ten years, John Rolston has been part of many high profile companies; honing and achieving his strong work ethic. Managing, marketing, sales, customer relations and his clerical background have proven success in a business environment. A veteran to the pet industry, John saw a need for better pet-sitting facilities and services. After meeting Mike Schmidt and realizing that by combining their expertise, they would create and introduce a new breed of pet-sitting. Thereafter, they established Mike's Pet Sitters. His intuitive and acute sense of business planning has been, and will continue to be a significant part in the future development of Mike's Pet Sitters.


Robert Ruff - Dog Walker

Robert Ruff, Dog Walker Robert Ruff is a graduate from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with study in Graphic Arts. He has spent the last 8 years working, excelling in upper management and administrative positions relating to art; advertising; print/media production; budgeting, clerical and accounting. Consequently, within the past two years he began his own freelance design company for Graphic Design and Furniture Restoration. After meeting Joseph Giannini, Robert and John began to pool their talents, passions and interests into the pet-sitting industry. Robert Ruff’s artistic, administrative, managerial skills and love for animals have been instrumental in establishing and continuing the growth of Mikes Pet Sitting.