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For the last 22 years, I have spent countless hours taking care of many abandoned, abused, neglected, injured or forgotten animals in the Albuquerque area. There have been many sad stories, and many more happy ones about these four-legged friends I have encountered throughout my life.

I worked as a marketing analyst and strategist for a well-established company in Albuquerque for 10 years prior to starting my own pet sitting business. Because of my dedicated animal-rescue effort, sometimes it was challenging to balance my professional career and my passion and responsibility to care for animals. I left the company and decided to start a business helping people in similar situations: they love their companion animals, but just can’t do everything they want/need to do because of other demands. My job is to be there when you can’t, so you can continue to make a life-time commitment to your companion animals.

There are so many loving and precious lives killed every day. It’s heartbreaking to think about all those animals brought to shelters every day by their owners . . . simply because the owner has decided to move and leave their beloved pets behind.

My dream is to build a sanctuary for animals who no longer have a place to live. Innocent lives don’t have to be destroyed because of irresponsibility…they deserve a chance for a full and happy life.

From Wags to Whiskers is the first step. By providing services to you and your companion animals, we can begin to build a foundation and raise money for a sanctuary for our four-legged friends.

Hideyo Yamamoto Owner

Hello!  My name is Hideyo Yamamoto. I am the owner of From Wags to Whiskers.  Welcome to our website!  I am so glad you found us!  We offer pet sitting, pet sitters, pet nanny services as well as dog walking services to our local clients in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas.

From Wags to Whiskers is for clients who want so much more than just a regular pet sitter – what do I mean?

Please explore our site to learn more about us and how we are different from other pet sitters.  We would be delighted to help take care of your companion animal family member, PURR your request.


There is no need to look any further for a pet sitting company.

\”This is the one. Professional and exceptional. Owner Hideyo Yamamoto has been helping us for over two years now with our 2 cats and has been 110% there for us and them. Recently, we left for a month-long vacation and could do so without worry because of the confidence we have in her. I highly recommend her. \”

– Paula Diepolder