Rhonda Turpin
Founder

Sit Stay Bark and Play was founded in 2007

Rhonda was born and raised in Black Mountain and moved to Asheville in 1993. 

Having owned and trained dogs all her life, she decided to take her love for them a step further and develop a career caring for and working with dogs. She has donated many hours working with dogs at local shelters and being an instructor in an enrichment program. She has personally trained and worked with many different breeds and backgrounds.

Rhonda founded Sit Stay Bark and Play in 2007. She is the owner, dog trainer, and helps out with pet sitting and dog walking. When she has free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Jim and dogs Truffle and Tira as well as going hiking and being outdoors.

Our Team

Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers

All of our sitters have been thoroughly background checked and are fully insured and bonded.

Allison Conrod

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

Allison moved to Black Mountain from Orlando, Florida in 2013. She is a huge animal lover who has worked in a variety of animal settings such as animal hospitals and shelters.  She currently works for Blue Ridge Humane Society. She began working with SSBP in 2015. When she’s not working she’s typically outside tending to her garden or spending time with her 4 cats and 2 dogs.

Alan Dingus

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

Alan moved to Asheville from Houston, TX  in 2015. Since moving, he has spent his time volunteering at the Asheville Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity while taking steps to complete his degree in Computer Science. The Asheville area has proved a perfect fit for him as he enjoys hiking, landscape photography, and other outdoor activities. While not at work, school, or out in the wild he enjoys spoiling his cat Maeby. Alan joined SSBP in 2016.

Jessica Monroe

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

Jessica moved to Asheville from the Raleigh, NC area in 2016. She was a pet sitter in Raleigh for 7 years and has been an animal lover and pet owner since she was a child. Her pet crew currently consists of 2 cats and 1 dog. When she’s not working she enjoys skiing, reading, baking,  traveling and taking her spoiled dog Watson out for hikes in the woods. Jessica started working with SSBP in 2016.

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