Our Staff

Ivy Louise Plis - Owner/Manager

Ivy Louise Plis, Owner/Manager

Ivy has owned and managed the sitting service since 1990.  She owns 2 Newfoundland dogs and a cat.  She has owned and trained many Newfoundlands & Golden Retrievers.  She has owned numerous cats, birds and reptiles.  Ivy is a member in good standing of St. Hubert's Kennel Club of Southeastern Ct.  Ivy is also a member of The Newfoundland Club of New England.  Ivy is one of the oldest members of the National Association of Pets Sitters.Ivy dispatches the sitters to appropriate clients as well as servicing many clients herself.

In addition to  owning No Place Like Home Pet Sitting, Ivy is a fully licensed Real Estate Agent working for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  Ivy has helped many No Place Like Home clients (both 2 legged and 4 legged)  buy and sell their homes.  Because of Ivy's understanding of animal needs she is uniquely qualified to help pet owners find the home of their dreams. 





Charlotte Hurlbutt - Senior Sitter covering Old/East Lyme, Waterford & New London

Charlotte has worked for No Place Like Home for over 15 years.  She is a dedicated animal lover.  She treats each pet as if it were her own. Charlotte has raised and trained Great Danes, Poodles and Yorkshire terriers.  She has raised quarter horses and many other farm animals. She knows how to handle birds of all kinds. She is a great cat lover. 

Jack Lane - Senior Representative covering Waterford, New London, Salem and Montville

Jack has been working for No Place Like Home almost since the startup in 1990.  Jack is very knowledgeable about all animals.  Since he has a farm of his own he frequently cares for chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, horses cows  and llamas.  Of course he also handles cats and dogs. He has many regular customers. Also he takes many a dog on a mid day dog walk.