About Us

Launched in 2017, with high standards set in place,  this market space was designed by pet owners for pet owners, allowing them to find the perfect pet sitter with a click of a button.   Spare Leash services are tailored; allowing pet owners to be worry free and animals to be cage-free in a home environment. 

Spare Leash has created a pet sitting community of animal lovers looking to help pet owners while earning some extra money. All sitters must have animal experience and have to go through an interview process and be verified before becoming active on the team. 

By being reliable and putting safety first Spare Leash will be your new best friend.  

Meet the Team

Erin Leigh

Co-Founder & CEO

After a number of diverse Marketing & PR roles, Erin left the corporate world for entrepreneurship and co-founded, Spare Leash, China’s first verified pet sitting platform/tech Company in 2016.

Lifelong animal lover and avid rescuer, Erin dedicates her free time with multiple non-profit organizations worldwide and currently lives with four Shanghai rescues.


Co-Founder & CTO

Ekaterina took her passion for pets and created a pet adoption platform, DOGether, where individual rescuers and shelters are able to post animals looking for homes and match them with potential adopters. 

Apart from that Ekaterina is the Co-Founder of Spare Leash, a mentor in Le Wagon, coding bootcamp, a speaker at Ladies Who Tech and Slush Conferences and hosts workshops on tech and startups. 

In her spare time she is a dog mom of two, loves painting and traveling.



After years of freelancing as a creative designer, translator, and online marketer, I work as a translator and digital marketer for Spare Leash. Marketing our 100% cage-free pet sitting service with verified animal-loving sitters is not everything. Together we strive to be a voice for the voiceless and help animals have a chance at having a happier existence. 

Personally, Ocean is a techie and also a passionate cat lover. 


Customer Support

Professional customer service representative, caring and passionate Animal Lover. After volunteering in various rescue groups, it became my goal to take that love of animals and use it to provide extraordinary care to family pets and offer people peace of mind when they are away from home for vacation or business.

Every pet is an individual with specific needs, so does the pet parent. Matching the best sitters with pet owners to take care of puppy & kitten needs is what I can do best.


Sitter Community Manager

Growing up with dogs, animals are always my best companions. My life changed when I adopted my pomchi mix. She stole my heart overnight, stretched my horizon and led me to a kinder world.

She plays a vital role in my life and I want nothing but the best for her. Here at Spare Leash, I extend my love for her to other pets by screening through every new profiles. I enjoyed talking with pet owners and hence meeting different people from this job brings me joy. I hope with my experience, I can work with those who are sincere and experienced pet lovers to join this Spare Leash family.

Along with our internal team we have an amazing verified team of pet sitters!

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