The Peaks Pet Nannies are Compassionate and Highly Dependable
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Our amazing team of 50 Pet Nannies has been carefully cultivated since 2004 to service our ever growing network of 1,100 + clients. What sets us apart: Our Pet Nannies are not “hobbyist” sitters who might mean well but aren’t always reliable. Rather, we take the responsibility of caring for our client’s pets and their homes very seriously. Our team has experience in administering medication, dealing with emergency situations, caring for puppies and elderly pets, and “going over and beyond” for our clients. Our Pet Nannies cultivate lasting relationships with our clients and we highly encourage new clients to ask our references about our service, professionalism and dedication.
The Peaks Pet Nanny was established in 2004 when the owners experienced the stress of leaving their beloved Golden Retriever, Duncan, home alone while working very long hours for Corporate America. As they spent their time attending late meetings and inching along Rt. 80’s daily traffic jams, Duncan waited patiently for his owners to return home and provide the care and exercise he needed. But when high quality pet care for their beloved “fur child” was nowhere to be found, The Peaks Pet Nanny was born.
Gina graduated from Rowan University in 2000 and enjoyed a fast paced career as staffing manager. Before working as a recruiter, she was a VP at Citibank, where she provided foreign currency software support for corporate clients. Gina imports her business degree, technical skills, staffing, sales, and management experience into The Peaks Pet Nanny, cultivating an amazing team of dependable pet nannies and providing clients with professional customer service.
Gina is also certified in Pet First Aid/CPR, certified by The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and by Pet Sitters International. She has also instructed on the basics of starting and operating a pet sitting business at Middlesex County College and continues to offer business coaching to other pet sitting companies.
Patric Brugna graduated from Rutgers University and dedicated over 20 years assisting others with job placement as a Finance & Accounting Recruiter. Patric officially joined The Peaks Pet Nanny in April 2014 to assist with the tremendous growth of the company. Gina and Patric truly enjoy managing the office, assisting clients, and supporting their extended family: the amazing team of 50 Pet Nannies. Their dedication to superior customer service, attention to detail, and desire to help others (and their furry family members) in need of dependable pet care are the foundation of The Peaks Pet Nanny’s superlative service.
Renee has always loved being around animals and once Gina started The Peaks Pet Nanny, Renee was sure that was where she belonged. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from The College of New Jersey and spent several years in Corporate America. However, that daily grind eventually left her unfulfilled and looking for a change. Not only does Renee spend her time with animals, but she also makes a difference in family’s lives by lovingly caring for their furry family members. Renee is certified in Pet First Aid/CPR and since becoming a Peaks Pet Nanny, Renee has found it to be one of the most rewarding experiences of her life.
“Retired” from the legal field after 22 years, Leslie joined The Peaks Pet Nanny team as a professional Pet Nanny. Leslie is a resident of Lake Mohawk in Sparta and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Born and raised in the farmlands of New Jersey, she worked as a guard dog handler throughout college and logged hundreds of volunteer hours at local animal shelters, so it’s no wonder she pursued a second career in animal care. She is also certified in Pet First Aid/CPR and a professional “positive” dog trainer & owner of It’s Your Dog, LLC.
Nicole resides in Flanders with her husband, their daughter, and their five fur children: Isabella, Lilo, London, Guinness and Kiki. After graduating with a degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University, and spending a few years in the field, she eventually realized that working with animals was her true calling. Nicole joined The Peaks Pet Nanny and happily spends her days taking care of dogs and cats throughout the Flanders area. Nicole also volunteers with several animal rescue groups, including The French Bulldog Rescue Network, SNORT: short noses only rescue team, and 11th Hour Rescue.
Cathy resides in Mt. Arlington where she held a long career as an Administrative Assistant for Corporate America, to work full time as a Peaks Pet Nanny. Her care and commitment to all animals shines through in many aspects of her life. When Cathy isn’t pet sitting, she also volunteers her heart and time caring for animals living in various shelters as they await their “forever homes” with a loving family. Cathy is not only a Professional Pet Nanny, but also a long time client of The Peaks Pet Nanny as well.
Kathleen resides in Rockaway with her family and her two other “fur children”, Chloe, a sweet Yellow Lab, and Jethro, a Katrina survivor rescued from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. She started with The Peaks Pet Nanny, pursuing her passion: caring for animals. What better job could there be than working with families to keep their furry family members safe and happy? Although Kathleen finds it difficult to call being a Peaks Pet Nanny a “job” as she really enjoys the “work” and the time spent with her furry clients!
Tracey lives in Dumont with her family and 2 rescue Pitties named Maizey and Blue. She has always felt a deep connection to animals fur-ever! Always having had a dog, cat, hamster, or parakeet to care for while growing up, she knew animals were her passion. Starting her experience in California, working at a boarding and training facility, where training rescue dogs were a welcome requirement, she knew she was on the right path. Animal behavior and creating that unshakable bond with an animal was amazing, rewarding, and fascinating to her. Tracey then went on to work at Berkeley Animal Care & Control, nurturing and caring for mistreated and abandoned animals. Fostering animals and temperament testing many dogs and cats solidified the fact that for Tracey, animals were her life’s work. After moving back to New Jersey, she was employed at Oradell Animal Hospital and a day care and grooming facility. She finally found The Peaks Pet Nanny and became a pet nanny who truly loves her job!
Tami, a graduate of Montclair State University and the Essex County Police Academy, is a Lieutenant at the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. She has been a law enforcement officer since 1994. Cool under pressure, Tami is also certified in Pet First Aid/CPR, Pet Nutrition and as a Veterinary Support Assistant. Tami lives in Fairfield with her husband and their dogs Roxy, Foxy and Marcia. She is also a volunteer for Rescue Dogs Rock.
Sandy lives in Lake Hopatcong with her husband and 6 spoiled rescue cats. After years of enduring the long commute to NYC, Sandy joined the furniture distribution industry which enabled her to work from home. She liked the flexible schedule but soon found out that spending long hours stuck indoors was not for her. “I had always wanted to work with animals and after discovering The Peaks Pet Nanny, I thought it would be a perfect way to incorporate my dream into my life.” Sandy is certified in Pet First Aid/CPR and also helps manage the Peaks Pet Nanny’s Main Office – when not pet sitting.
Jodi being a True Animal Lover, really enjoys working with her furry clients – providing TLC when their pet parents can’t be home. She resides in Madison with her husband, their three sons, and her furry baby, Champ. Jody is a bookkeeper that found her true passion as a Pet Nanny in her spare time. She assists many clients with their daily walks and vacation care needs, whether it be for dogs, cats or even bunnies!
Bridget lives in Clifton with her husband, their children, and their Wheaten Terrier–Wheatley. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and has worked in the Pharmaceutical Advertising field for the past 20 years. One of Bridget’s earliest memories as a child was the joy of getting her first dog, around the age of three. That experience started a lifelong bond with the rabbits, parakeets, gerbils and, of course, dogs she’s cared for. An accomplished rider, Bridget also competed for several years in horse shows. Bridget loves spending time with her furry clients, whether it be for daily visits or vacation care. Bridget takes exceptional care of her animal clients and her human clients are assured that their pets are in good hands.
Robin was raised on a poultry farm and has a long history of caring for animals so it’s no surprise she decided to join The Peaks Pet Nanny. Her 35 year career as a Legal Secretary was an unusual one as the office in which she worked was very animal-friendly. Client’s pets, the staff’s own pets, wounded birds and squirrels, and more all found lodging in the office at various times. Robin and her husband have two grown daughters who keep a steady stream of cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and a chicken flock. In Robin’s perfect world, she’d have several acres and a barn filled with chickens, ducks, goats, alpacas, many more cats, and perhaps a pair of Border Collies or Aussies (or both). For now, she makes do with their six cats and a flock of chickens which leaves her plenty of love to give to your pets.
Kathy resides in Roseland and has taken care of all kinds of pets, including a parakeet, a cockatiel, a dwarf rabbit, a hamster, frogs, turtles, hermit crabs, eight cats, seven dogs, and both fresh and saltwater fish. Animals always seem to know that showing up on Kathy’s porch means a bite of food or a bit of affection, whether it’s the neighbors’ golden retriever or stray orange tabbies or the deer, raccoons, ground hogs, skunks, wild turkeys, squirrels, chipmunks, and birds that frolic in her neighborhood. Kathy is also an animal advocate and source of information in her community for lost dogs, finding homes for stray kittens, and advice for pet owners. She studied Animal Learning and Comparative Development at Rider University, and graduated cum laude, with departmental honors in Psychology. Specializing in animal behavior patterns, Kathy had two research papers published and a third presented at a national conference.
Rochelle was a client of The Peaks Pet Nanny for more than 10 years as they cared for her Persian cat “children” – who she adores. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Rochelle worked at Toyota Motor Credit and as a Recruiter in the financial field. Her corporate life was put on hold when she had her first child and since then, Rochelle held the full time job of Stay-At-Home Mother for 12 years as she raised her 3 children.Once she decided to return to work outside the home, Rochelle was determined to do something she loved. She always loved and trusted the service The Peaks Pet Nanny provided for her own pets so she reached out to Gina to inquire about joining the team. Rochelle has been with The Peaks Pet Nanny and absolutely loves what she feels is truly the best job. A huge animal lover, Rochelle resides in Lake Hopatcong and is a member of the ASPCA.
Deb lives in Lake Mohawk, Sparta with her husband and two rescue dogs: Baxter and Kola, and their 20 year old cockatiel, Charlie. Deb earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology and is certified as a fitness instructor and trainer. When not pet sitting, Deb works as an in-home personal trainer and volunteers at the Eleventh Hour Rescue Animal Shelter and the Sparta Food Pantry. Deb can’t remember a time when there wasn’t an animal in her life – and she definitely can’t imagine coming home to an empty house! She looks forward to her pets’ happy greetings each and every time. Even Charlie sings and dances! After hiring The Peaks Pet Nanny for her own pets, Deb realized pet sitting was a career she would love. She knows how hard it is to leave pets behind and the vital importance of knowing they’re being cared for and loved while you’re away. Every day is filled with the joy of greeting her Peaks Pet Nanny clients – so many different personalities, each special in their own way. They’re so happy to be with someone who cares for them – someone at the ready with a belly rub, a walk, and a treat. If only they knew the joy they bring to Deb too!
Theresa lives in Fairfield and has always felt a kinship with animals. She holds a B.A. in Communication Arts, and is adept at treating animals with special medical needs, including insulin injections. Theresa currently works as a receptionist during the week, but loves working as a Pet Nanny for dogs, cats, overnight care and vacation care. When at home, she enjoys spending time with her family, as well as helping out animal rescue groups with transport needs.
Michele lives in Randolph with her husband and their Standard Poodle, Tucker. A lifelong German Shepherd lover and owner, Michele was heartbroken when she learned her husband was allergic to dogs. She resigned herself to a dog free life until they discovered he wasn’t allergic to Poodles. Along came Tucker and Michele and her husband instantly fell in love with this intelligent and active bundle of fun. After a career in retail, Michele joined The Peaks Pet Nanny to pursue her passion of caring for animals, which she finds deeply satisfying. Michele is also certified in animal first aid and CPR through the American Red Cross.
The best part about Gerry’s job as a property manager and landlord is that it affords him plenty of time to spend on his true passion: taking care of animals. Graduating from Rutgers University with degrees in English and Library Science, he spent years working in corporate America so he knows the joy of coming home to a furry face…or two…or three after a long day at work and a grueling commute. A lifelong animal lover, Gerry is owned by three American Eskimo dogs and a formerly feral cat named Mittens who somehow worked his way into the house. He also volunteers with Eskie Rescuers United as a foster dad and transporter, matching dogs with their forever homes.
Jenn is a seasoned Pet Nanny who has worked with animals professionally for the last 10 years. She attended the Morris County School for Animal Technology and is a certified Veterinarian Technician. In addition, Jenn holds a certification in pet CPR and animal first aid. Jenn currently spends much of her “free time” finishing a degree in Liberal Arts at the County College of Morris. Jenn lives in Newton and services the surrounding areas.
Ever since she was a small child in Maywood, Jessica has loved animals of all kinds. She graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and employed her concentration in Graphic Design at different companies over the years. But Jessica’s true calling was always meant to involve animals. Jessica worked for a doggy daycare center, where she played with and socialized all types of dogs. She enjoys dog shows and even attended a Caesar Milan live show which specialized in the rehabilitation of difficult dogs. Jessica is also certified in animal first aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. Passionate about animals, Jessica finds nothing more rewarding than a happy furry face greeting her as she arrives to walk a dog or care for a cat. She has a 4 year old Morkie (Half Maltese/ Half Yorkie) named Oreo that she raised since a puppy….who is a big love. And Oreo’s love has helped Jessica through some tough times, including the loss of her mother to cancer, so she knows first hand that pets are a source of constant love, devotion, and companionship.
Her family loves to tell stories of Chris, as a trick-or-treating toddler, walking right past the person who opened the door (and their candy) and making a bee line for whatever animals she saw waiting for her through their owner’s legs! And her intense love for animals has only grown throughout the years, fostering an intuitive nature that enables Chris to read their feelings. Chris resides in Livingston with her husband, two teenage daughters and three awesome cats. After graduating from Rutgers with bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy & Women’s Studies, she focused her life around various creative endeavors. Chris directed an independent world-championship color-guard, created art & hand-made wire wrapped jewelry, and traveled the country. Chris has NEVER lived without animals, and certainly wouldn’t consider it! She’s very excited to be part of The Peaks Pet Nanny team where she meets lots of new cuddly friends. Chris was always hesitant to leave her cats for long periods, so she knows only too well how important it is for a care-giver to take time to understand the individual personality and needs of each animal, and give them the love and attention they deserve.
An animal lover for as long as she can remember, Lisa has had a variety of dogs, cats, and fish over the years. She’s also maintained a vegan lifestyle for most of her life. In addition to being a Pet Nanny, Lisa is a teacher and writer who’s published several books. And she’s always brainstorming ideas for new stories. Lisa resides in Rockaway with her husband, her dog Jonas, and her cat Blueberry.
Ever since she grew up in rural Hunterdon County with dogs, cats and an Amazon parrot, Laurie has loved being around animals. And she continues to keep her house and heart full with dogs and cats. Now residing in Wayne, one of Laurie’s favorite pastimes is taking long walks in the countryside with her pups, Miles and Bentley. Laurie earned an undergraduate degree from Drew University in Madison and a graduate degree in library science from Rutgers University. She works full time as a College Librarian and fills in whenever she can with The Peaks Pet Nanny to get her fix of furry friends.
Debbie and Pete reside in East Hanover with their four rescued cats. Even though Debbie is a full time Financial Planner, she is also an extreme animal lover. Debbie started working with animals many years ago – pet sitting for her friends, neighbors and relatives. She was also an active volunteer at an animal shelter and fostered pets that needed a “forever home”. While outside tending to her yard, Debbie met a Peaks Pet Nanny, Chris G., who was dog walking and they started a friendly conversation. Once Debbie learned about The Peaks Pet Nanny, she was hooked! Pete works for AIG insurance and also holds his real estate license and his flexible schedule allows him time to do something he really enjoys; spending time with dogs and cats. Pete has always had pets in his life; growing up with dogs and cats. Pete became interested in pet sitting after seeing how much his wife Debbie enjoyed being a Peaks Pet Nanny!
Lynn happily came on board with Peaks Pet Nanny and is thrilled to work with furry clients. As a long time animal lover, Lynn resides in Clifton with four fur babies (cats), Scooby-Doo, Oreo, Joon & Elmer, that she and her roommate lovingly refer to as The Kids. Growing up Lynn and her family always had pets in the house, mostly German Shepherds. She realized at a young age, the unconditional love of animals is something to cherish. Lynn loves animals so much she is proud to be meat free for almost a decade! For the last 19 years, Lynn worked in the insurance industry, but LOVES being a Peaks Pet Nanny and taking care of fur kids!
Kevin earned his BFA in animation from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and—with that degree—has taught clay animation to Girl Scouts, directed advertisements for Post-it® Notes, and storyboarded for the television series Astroblast (currently airing on Sprout & NBC). Now working primarily as a freelance artist, Kevin joined the Peaks Pet Nanny to supplement his income (and to hang out with pets). A life-long animal lover, Kevin was raised (and currently resides) in Vernon, NJ, where he always considered the family dog as his sibling. Throughout college and for some time afterward, Kevin worked for Paws Applause Dog Grooming in Hamburg where he encountered all sorts of different breeds, personalities, and crazy situations. Kevin finds working with animals to be a rewarding experience, both because he’s glad to help a creature in need and because he loves learning an individual’s personality and mannerisms. Kevin has lived and worked with lots of animals over the years—dogs, cats, snakes, etc—and finds every one of them to be unique and deserving of care.
Michelle grew up owning and loving a variety of dogs. One day she came across the Peaks Pet Nanny’s information and consulted pet sitting services for her own dogs. Now, she is a proud Pet Nanny herself. Michelle is currently a graduate student enrolled in a doctoral program in Psychology. She received her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the College of Saint Elizabeth and her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to becoming a Pet Nanny, Michelle has served as a School Counselor in the New Jersey public schools. Michelle resides in Whippany, NJ with her family and and 2 spoiled dogs.
Debby lives in Butler with her husband, their children and their fur babies Harley, Sasha and Midnight. She worked in their family printing business for 25 years. Debby always wanted to work with animals, because she feels that it is the best and most fulfilling job. As a lifelong animal lover, Debby finds great joy in caring for other peoples fur children when they are not at home. Debby is delighted to be working with animals professionally!
Having been a client of the Peaks Pet Nanny for many years, Tracie is thrilled to be part of our team! Tracie is originally from Sparta, and has lived in Lake Hopatcong since 2008 with her husband and two children. A lifetime pet owner, she currently has two cats, Eleanor and Rigby, and a dog, Sadie. Tracie graduated in 1996 from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Business Administration. After years of working in the corporate world, she took time off to have her children. Since then, she has been an active volunteer in the Lake Hopatcong community, whether it is in schools or her kids’ after school activities.
Sherridan lives in Lake Shawnee along with her husband and her 2 children (one in college & the other on his way). The most important family members have fur, 2 loving dogs and 2 sweet cats. Sherridan grew up on her grandparent’s farm, helping with the care of the cows, pigs, chickens and farm cats. Her love of animals didn’t stop there. She and her daughter rescued 32 feral kittens, nursed them and found them safe loving homes. Sherridan has always been surrounded by pets – dogs, cats, big birds, lizards, gerbils and fish. There is not an animal that Sherridan does not love! Her greatest accomplishment is being a Mom and sharing her love of animals with her children. She has worked at PetSmart in the pet care department and also volunteers as a foster for Purrs n Pups Rescue. Sherridan attended Green Mountain College in VT and majored in Retail Management, but her heart kept pulling her back to wanting to work with animals and is very excited to be part of The Peaks Pet Nanny Team!
Melissa currently resides in Morristown, NJ but is originally from Central Jersey. Melissa has worked in Morris County for the past 8 years serving mentally ill adults and homeless veterans. Melissa holds a BA in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Currently, Melissa is enrolled in a Master’s of Criminal Justice–Behavior Management concentration program through Saint Joseph’s University online. Melissa chose to stop working full time to pursue her studies full time. Melissa prefers working within the community and giving back, rather than working in a corporate setting. While working with homeless veterans, Melissa went to a local shelter to pick up donated food for a veteran’s dog and she left with her own dog to foster. Melissa’s love for animals is astounding. Melissa has 20 plus years experience owning, working with, and pet sitting animals. She had a Black Lab as a child, and later owned a Boxer that she trained and raised herself. Melissa has pet sit for dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. Her friendly and bubbly personality draws animals to her even in passing! Melissa also has experience pet sitting for cats and rabbits. Melissa’s flexible schedule, love for animals, and experience caring for animals makes her a great pet nanny!
Being around dogs her entire life, it came naturally for Jasmine to become a pet sitter. Living in Essex County for over 30 years with over 15 years of experience of childcare as a nanny, Jasmine was able to care for both children and pets. Even though working with children is a passion and having an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, working with pets is a true love and enjoyment. From training a new puppy to caring for pets while the family is away on vacation or business, it is an honor to care for the furry family members, knowing how important providing peace of mind for the owners. When Jasmine walks into a home and the “fur child” is excited to see her, it’s the best feeling while on “the job”. Jasmine services West Orange, Livingston and Roseland, NJ and is very excited to be part of The Peaks Pet Nanny team!
Theresa has spent her entire career working in the mental health field, from a counselor to a clinical director. Theresa graduated with a BA in psychology and completed her masters degree with an MA in Forensic Psychology in 2008. This past year, Theresa decided to take a step back from mental health and focus on what has always held a special place in her heart which is caring for animals. All of her animals she has had since they were kittens and two she brought into her home while they were still being bottle fed due to a separation from their mothers. Theresa has always had love for animals since she was a child and is an excellent caretaker. Theresa resides in Parsippany, NJ with her husband Tom and five cats, Lucy, Ricky, Fred, Ethel and Mrs. Trumbles.
Kathy works for the Hanover Township Board of Education as a part time school aide at Memorial Junior School in Whippany. She also lives in Whippany with her husband, son and daughter and their dog, Lily and 2 cats, Toby and Spooky. Kathy loves animals and would have a whole houseful if she could! Working as a Peaks Pet Nanny enables her to love and care for your fur babies as if they were her own. She grew up with cats, dogs, rabbits and ducks as family pets. She has always felt a special connection with animals and feels that working with them is her true calling. Your pets are part of the family and Kathy will care for them with the same love and affection she showers on her own! Kathy looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members.
Craig grew up in Wyckoff, NJ and now lives in Bernardsville with his wife Nancy and Zack their 13 year old Vizla. Craig has a daughter Chelsea and a son Kyle who is a sophomore at the University of Miami, FL. Craig graduated Delaware Valley University with a Degree in Food Science and worked over 30 years for Nabisco Brands and Kraft Foods in the RDQ Function but originally went to Delaware Valley to become a Biologist because of his fascination with animals. Growing up, Craig had traditional pets (dogs and tropical fish) but his friends had more exotic versions including very large snakes, exotic turtles, piranhas which he’s cared over the years. At Delaware Valley Craig also cared for Farm Animals both large and small. Craig is now semi-retired, working on occasional consulting projects. He was attracted to The Peaks Pet Nanny because taking care of other people’s pets was always fun and now he has the the time to make it a part-time career.
Tina’s love of animals started as a child where she grew up surrounded by as many as 20 dogs and cats on a farm in Thailand. Before coming to the U.S. as part of a student exchange program Tina earned her degree in engineering. While in the U.S. Tina has worked as a nanny for many families and aside from caring for their children has cared for many pets as well. Her love of all things furry led her to The Peaks Pet Nanny in November of 2016. Tina is also CPR and First Aid certified and lives with her husband. She services Chatham, Hanover, Morris Plains and the surrounding areas.
Keith has always been an avid pet lover and advocate. He has been the proud pet parent of 5 cats, 2 hamsters, 1 ferret, 11 fancy rats and 2 dogs (but not all at once!) Keith has worked with his local animal shelter with walking homeless dogs and also helped with fundraising events. His present better half, Bentley, is a super sweet 7 year old Beagle. Keith works as a therapist assisting children and families with in-home therapy. In his free time, Keith really enjoys working with animals too as a Peaks Pet Nanny. Keith resides in Rutherford and is currently pursuing his Masters at Seton Hall University in Mental Health Counseling.
Heidi grew up in New York City, and has always surrounded herself with as many pets as possible. Her first experiences with pets came from living on Long Island with her first cat loves, Frosty and Zany, and doggie Duke. She now lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and does freelance editing work while taking care of her four cats, her dog Banshee, and three fish tanks. In December 2016 she lost her best cat friend of 15 years, Samhain, and decided it was time to do something more in line with where her heart is, so she sought out The Peaks Pet Nanny to enable her to share the love, not only with her other pets, but with yours as well!
Michele lives in Montville with her dog, Honey. She grew up in a house where dogs were considered as more children ( she has 3 siblings) and later, after moving to the city, incorporated cats into her life: Dogs and cats are Michele’s number one priority. She has helped strays in the city and had cared for her two cats who lived to be 17 and 20, nursing both through the difficult ends of their time. Michele feels instant love and compassion for all animals, particularly dogs and cats, and treats them all as if they are her own. Not only will she take the very best care of your pets, but she will love them all like they are her own extended family!
Pamela, a true animal lover, has always had a passion for animals. Pamela is a CPA, holds a Bachelor’s Degree and MBA and works from home as an International Tax Manager for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She & her 13 year old Bichon Bailey have traveled the world together for work living in Switzerland, France, Germany & Amsterdam. Pamela absolutely loves her time away from the corporate world catering to her furry friends at The Peaks Pet Nanny. Pamela also volunteers her time doing TNR (Trap/Neuter/Release) with People for Animals as well as fostering and socializing feral cats. She has since adopted 5 of these furry little felines herself.
Barbara lives in Andover New Jersey. Molly was Barbara’s loyal companion for 13 years, traveling with her and visiting friends and family. Barbara not only cares for any pet she encounters she has also cared for her patients. She has worked in the health field for the past 25 years as an occupational therapist and phlebotomist. Now, retired being a pet nanny is a perfect fit for the next chapter of her life. Barbara loves any animal she meets, dogs, cats bunnies, fish, chipmunks (that Molly was always chasing) and even deer who frequent her front yard. Barbara will most certainly care for your family’s beloved pets, like her own.
“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all” by Cecil Frances.
Steve lives in West Orange with his wife, Amy. After spending 35 years as a business owner and the last eight years in banking, he’s retired and is thrilled that he can devote his time and energies on what he truly loves, caring for pets. He grew up with pets in his household, a Keeshond and a Maltese and Nicky, his daughter’s cat. Steve has a bachelors degree in psychology from Syracuse University and an MBA from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, his home town. Now that the corporate world is behind him, Steve is now able to devote his time to what he really loves, being around his furry friends that give him so much joy and pleasure.
Kim is a payroll and clerical assistant in Rutherford as well as a lifelong animal lover. She grew up with two horses and a multitude of dogs, cats, and small lizards. She started her college career at the University of Florida in pursuit of a zoological field and will turn her sights in that direction again someday. She has volunteered with rescue groups in Florida and has past experience with animals while working in a veterinary clinic. Currently, Kim’s animal menagerie includes her amazing German Shepherd mix, Eleanor “Renegade” Coyote, a former feral tomcat turned domestic, Ferguson Domesticus, and his stray kitten, Plain Ol’ George, who said former feral cat had found in the driveway and amazingly taken care of on his own. Her neighbor’s cat, Kit-Cat Paddywack Radagast the Brown, is also an honorary member of the family as he visits the gang every day for breakfast. In her free time, Kim enjoys thinking up complicated names for her future pets, plays classical piano as well as the concert grand harp, and is currently trying her hand at the bass.”
Gail lives in Denville with her family and their sheltie, Copper and their pointer mix, Josie, who was rescued from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. She is originally from Long Island but has lived in New Jersey for the past 25 years. Gail worked as an administrative assistant in the corporate field and as a stay at home mom before deciding that she wanted something different for the next phase of her life. Gail is a very active person and spends a lot of time with her dogs. She has gone through obedience training with both dogs and has also done agility with her sheltie. This was a great experience because she learned how to handle a dog the correct way and make sure they are calm and controlled. She looks forward to meeting your animals and providing great care for them!
Bridget Mary and her family reside in Wharton, but grew up in Sussex, NJ. In addition to her husband and daughters, Bridget also shares her home with her rescued Pitt Bull mix, Daisy who is a big love bug and two adorable kitties, named Caylea and Buttons. Bridget has devoted many years in restaurant and catering industry, but her true passion has always been pets. Growing up, her family rescued animals, cared for their diabetic dog and also enjoy horseback riding. Bridget became acquainted with The Peaks Pet Nanny as a client needing vacation care, but Bridget really loves the idea with “working” with other people’s pets.
Michele lives in West Orange, NJ with her husband Steve and three daughters. She has been a lover of animals her entire life and has been the proud mommy to cats, dogs, and even a horse! She knows that our animals are truly cherished family members that deserve the highest quality of attention and care. Michele has been a sixth-grade science teacher for almost 25 years and loves the outdoors. She does not currently have any pets of her own and is looking forward to filling her life with the unconditional love of animals and to get her animal fix!
Lauren resides in North Haledon with her family and two fur babies, a cat named Toby and a hedgehog named Rose. Lauren has always loved animals and was obsessed with 101 Dalmatians when she was younger or any movie with animals for that matter. After being in customer service for 8 years, Lauren knew her true calling was working with animals. She has been watching family and friend’s pets for the past couple years, but finally got into the industry professionally and found The Peaks Pet Nanny. Lauren treats her own animals as family and will do the same for yours. Lauren is also currently in school for Social Work and plans to become a therapist and also provide pet therapy as well.
A native of Bergen County, Sarah has been pet sitting for many years. Joining the Peaks Pet Nanny has given her the opportunity to do more of what she loves- care for animals! Sarah loves to create connections and get to know each pet individually. She currently resides with her three sweet but zany cats Ziggy, Marley and Gracie. When she is not pet sitting, you can find her teaching music or performing in musicals. Her favorite quote sums up her feelings about life: “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats” (and dogs!).
Brenda cannot remember a time when her “extended family” did not include a multitude of members and house guests with fur, feathers, scales or fins. Horses, a pony, a goat, a skunk, falcons, a crow, ducks, chickens, fish, hamsters, gerbils, lizards and snakes as well as many dogs, cats and indoor birds grew to ripe old ages as beloved members of the family, so it’s no wonder that she has a fierce love for animals and an intuitive understanding of them. In college, she was a valued member of Montclair’s Intercollegiate Equestrian Team. A more recent passion is the sport of agility in which she participated with and trained her Shiba Inus, Koji-san and Kitsune, who was the recipient of the AKC Special Award of Merit, Top Shiba Inu 2004. “Orphan” Annie, a Shiba-Carolina Dog mix, joined the family as a result of her volunteer work with animal rescues. Brenda has a vast knowledge of tick-borne diseases and has spent many hours conversing with leading authority Dr. Cynthia Holland of Protatek Laboratories in Arizona. Brenda’s interest in animal nutrition resulted in her developing a line of gluten-free, grain-free, all-natural treats beloved of dogs, cats, birds and other critters and has been instrumental to her pursuit of a career as a Clinical Pet Nutritionist. She also has certification in Pet First Aid and CPR.
Deanna resides in Lake Hopatcong with her husband Mike and their furry baby kitty Minnie. Ever since she was a kid she had such a love for animals and always wanted to work with them. For about 12 years Deanna has been a nanny for infants and toddlers, so she knows how important it is that parent figures want their loved ones watched over with the same kind of love they do. Deanna loves spending free time with her husband and their kitty doing stuff around her home and having fun. She always remembers all the little things that make us happy, and makes sure we’re always in our comfort zone no matter what else is going on. She is extremely excited to be working with animals and will always treat your pets like they are her own.