About Me

Irina ArchAngelSkaya

pet sitting and pet photography services in Santa Fe, New Mexico

My name is Irina, I am professional, licensed (24-222858) and permitted by Animal Services Division of City of Santa Fe (24-024) pet sitter and pet photographer.

Pet Angel, LLC was born in 2011 in my desire to provide high quality personal care to your furry family members while you are away. I offer a variety of services to keep your pets happy, including pet pet day care for visitors with pets, In – Your – Home visits, private in – My – Home  boarding for cats and dogs up to 40 lb, feeding, light grooming, free nail trimming for cats, playing, exercising, pet taxi, administering of prescribed medications/supplements, including insulin injections, SQ fluids, aerokat feline asthma aerosol, special needs pet care.  While taking care of your pet, besides routine, I keep your pets’ company and we have fun and play. I take portraits of your pets, which are available for purchase. You will get peace of mind with my regular free iPhoto Reports. Photos ad videos are also available on Facebook and Instagram (with your permit) @Pet Angel Santa Fe.

Newspaper and mail collection, as well as blinds and light alternation, plants watering are available to make home look occupied during a visit at no extra cost.

I am experienced in taking care of cats, dogs, birds, fish, small creatures, livestock animals and poultry. Many of my furry clients are elder and with special needs animals. I am a Pet Care Giver and offer you peace of mind with assurance that pets’ needs are met, companionship offered, and wagging and purring will continue until you come home. Dogs wag more and bark less with my companionship. You will be glad to come back from your trip in to tidy house with all your mail on the counter, all plants alive and your happy pet greeting you at the door.

 Public reviews for Pet Angel, LLC aka Pet Angel Irina you can find when you search on Google “pet sitters santa fe” . Also on Yelp!, Thumbtack,

Service areas: Santa Fe city, Aldea, Tano road, Arroyo Hondo, Bishop Lodge road, Tesuque, La Tierra, Las Campanas, etc. Please, do not hesitate to contact me and ask about your area.

Credentials: Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy; Photography school and workshops; Course in cat genetics.

Certificates :


Pet First Aid Certified by PetTECH


Santa Fe Police Citizen Academy, Business License #24-222858, Professional Animal Care Permit #24-024

My favorite thrift store: Look What the Cat Dragged In 1 (2570 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe Animal Shelter)

Work for community: I volunteer my time and work with different non-profit animal organizations to make pets’ life better, helping with my knowledge, experience and time. Here are some of the examples:


I photographed animals for future adoptions for Felines and Friends New Mexico. “Pictures with Santa Claus” (David Schultz) at PetSmart, Petco in Santa Fe is very popular fundraiser event for Felines & Friends New Mexico where I photographed pet parents, children and pets in past two years. I donated pet photo session to Felines and Friends New Mexico for their fundraiser event “Cocktails for Critters” . I post photo albums of available cats for adoptions on my FaceBook page here. Foster Parents and Adopters can find photos of their cats on my pet photography website www.petangelphotography.com Please, do not hesitate to contact me, if you don’t see your kitty’s photograph in a Gallery. I may have it in my archive.


Petfinder is a national wide directory of homeless pets and pet adoption organizations. From the comfort of their personal computers, pet lovers can search for a pet that best matches their needs. They can then reference a shelter’s web page and discover what services it offers. Petfinder also includes discussion forums, a pet-care resource directory and a library of free pet-care articles to help keep pets in their homes. My photographs of cats available for adoptions from Felines & Friends are posted on PetFinder.com

logo_pcI was an official pet photographer for the 2014 Pet Calendar for The Santa Fe New Mexican Newspaper.
logo_esI photographed an alum animals for 2014 Calendar for the 75 th Anniversary of  Santa Fe Animal Shelter.The photograph of dog Mandy and her owner Mary was published on March page of the 2015 Calendar. I photograph Doggy Dip event organized by SFAS, Santa Fe City

 You can find my photographs at:

Photo Publications:

  • Santa Fe New Mexican” (November 3, 2008), in support of the article about unconditional cattle guards on County Road C56, San Miguel county.
  • High Desert Dog” magazine (winter 2012 issue), in support of the article about Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary open house event.
  • Santa Fe New Mexican“. Pet Photo Calendar 2014.
  • “Santa Fe Animal Shelter”. Pet Photo Calendar 2014, 2015.
  • “Santa Fe Reporter”, “Santa Fe New Mexican” (cats for adoptions from Felines & Friends New Mexico)
  • Fine Lifestyles Santa Fe” – Albuquerque” September 2016, page 95-96
  • Your Pet Magazine” – Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe October 2018, page 28; November 2018, page 28; December 2018, page 16, 37.
  • Your Pet Magazine”, page 14-15, June 2019 “How to Choose the Right Pet Sitter”