Portland OR Cat Sitter


Meet Brea Corwin

  • Owner, Medical Pet Sitter at Bat Country Pet Sitting
  • Pet First Aid & CPR Certified Instructor
  • FEMA Certified Disaster Preparedness Instructor
  • Mini-MBA in Nonprofit Management
  • Certified Veterinary Technician
  • Search Engine Optimization Strategist

5 Star Trusted Portland Pet Sitter

My name is Brea and I’m a medical pet sitter and digital marketing professional living in Portland, Oregon.

I offer my discerning clients college-level training and advanced vet tech expertise, including but not limited to caring for senior pets, animals with special physical or medical needs, first aid and medical care for reptiles, birds and psittacines (parrots), and small mammals.

I began my veterinary clinic training at age 16, with the internationally renowned avian veterinarian Dr. Hannis L Stoddard III at the Animal & Bird Veterinary Medical Center in Norco, California. While working at this clinic, I also learned to handle and treat exotic birds and parrots large and small (from pocket parrots to hyacinth macaws), reptiles and pocket pets.

I also had the unique experience of helping to treat and rehabilitate wild mammals, raptors large and small, songbirds, hummingbirds, corvids (crows, etc) and many other creatures.

A few of the benefits of my veterinary technician expertise include:

  1. Advanced knowledge and skills: With college-level training and advanced vet tech expertise, you can trust that your pet will receive high-quality care from someone who knows how to handle a variety of medical situations. This can be especially important for pets with special physical or medical needs and for senior pets.
  2. Experience with a variety of animals: I have experience working with a wide range of animals, including reptiles, birds, and small mammals. This can be especially beneficial if you have a pet that is not a traditional companion animal, as I will be able to provide specialized care.
  3. Peace of mind: Knowing that your pet is in the care of someone who has the knowledge and skills to handle any situation that may arise can provide you with peace of mind while you are away. This can allow you to enjoy your time away from home without worrying about your pet’s well-being.

The Bat Country Pet Sitting Advantage

I believe in offering nothing less than exceptional care to your pets, home, and property while you’re away. I know how much you cherish your pets, and I mirror that love and attention when you can’t be there. I am passionate about animals, and I thrive in providing a service that helps pet owners feel secure.

Education & Training

University of MN – BA Honors: English (Magna cum Laude, with Distinction//Creative Writing Focus)
Minor: Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature with focus on horror and science fiction literature and film theory and additional studies in feminism, fairy tales, and folklore.

Argosy University, MN

Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Technology
Selection of classes taken: Small Animal Medicine, Veterinary Diseases, Veterinary Lab Procedures, Animal Behavior, Clinical Veterinary Training, Comparative Anatomy, Emergency & Critical Care, Parasitology, Microbiology, Veterinary Pharmacology

About Bat Country Pet Sitting – Established in Austin, TX 2014

Austin Pet First AidI grew up on a ranch with show horses and all sorts of pets and critters and have lived and worked around the world.

During my time living in Austin, Texas, I was inspired to use my many years of animal care experience to deliver excellence in animal care and expert support for pets in need. In April 2014, I launched Bat Country Pet Sitting and Austin Pet First Aid.

BatCo’s consistent 5-Star reviews and glowing testimonials from past clients attest to my commitment to providing you and your pets with the highest standard of care and personalized attention. I’m looking forward to meeting all sorts of new critters and their humans in the Portland, OR area!

Why “Bat Country”?

Austin, TX is the perfect city for anyone who loves bats. The Congress Avenue Bridge is a famous landmark and is home to the largest urban Mexican free-tailed bat colony in North America!

The choice of business name was also deeply personal–I’m a professional writer who counts Hunter S. Thompson among my most cherished inspirations. Between my literary leanings, and Austin being a bat-crazy city, Bat Country Pet Sitting was born!

No Pain, No Fear

BatCo is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. PPG and its members actively recommend against the use of any training tools and equipment whose purpose and/or intent is to interrupt or redirect behavior using fear, force or pain.

Austin–The Original Bat Country

Congress Ave Bridge Bats
Congress Avenue Bats
Bat Country Cats

With BatCo, You Can Count On:

Superior Service & Comprehensive Insurance

I guarantee “Purr-fect Service” and professional conduct. Your home is covered by comprehensive pet sitter insurance in case of accidents or injuries to pets or damage to property.

No Pain, No Fear

As a member of The Pet Professional Guild, I avoid the use of choke chains, spiked/pronged collars, shock collars, or any other pain or fear-based methods of working with dogs.

No Breed Discrimination

I do not discriminate based on breed and do not support Breed Specific Legislation. Whether your dog is a bully breed dog or a Yorkshire terrier–all well-behaved dogs of any breed are welcome.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Here at BatCo, I live my life and run my business with compassion and acceptance.

BatCo welcomes all colors, creeds, and critters and is a queer-owned and LGBTQ allied business. I am committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and welcoming environment for my clients, business partners, and advertisers.

Whoever you are–you, your family, and your pets are welcome and valued!

Bat Country Pet Sitting does not and shall not discriminate against a person due to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran/military status, age, genetic information or any protected classification established by law, in its staffing, educational programs, activities and operations.

Clean Background Check

I, as a professional pet sitter, understand your need for peace of mind, especially when trusting someone you do not know with keys to your home and access to your beloved pets.  At your request, I am happy to provide proof of clean background check.