The Peaks Pet Nannies are Compassionate and Highly Dependable
Insured & Bonded – Providing Invaluable Peace of Mind
Our devoted team of 50 Pet Nannies has been carefully cultivated since 2004 to service our ever-growing network of 1,500 + 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. Many of our Pet Nannies have experience administering medication, dealing with emergencies, caring for puppies and elderly pets, and “going over and beyond”. 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.
Meet Gina & Patric Brugna
Founder & Owners
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 a 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, has experience administering medication, including insulin. Gina 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.
Our Professional Pet Nannies
Pet Nanny Since August 2005
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 has experience administering medication, including insulin. Since becoming a Peaks Pet Nanny, Renee has found it to be one of the most rewarding experiences of her life.
Pet Nanny Since March 2006
“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 has experience administering medication. Leslie is also a professional “positive” Dog Trainer & owner of It’s Your Dog, School for Dogs.
Pet Nanny Since February 2008
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 shine 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 also has experience administering medication, including insulin. Cathy is not only a Professional Pet Nanny but also a long-time client of The Peaks Pet Nanny as well.
Pet Nanny Since September 2008
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? Kathleen has experience administering medication, including insulin. Kathleen finds it difficult to call being a Peaks Pet Nanny a “job” as she enjoys the “work” and the time spent with her furry clients!
Pet Nanny Since November 2010
Tami lives in Fairfield with her husband and their dogs, Foxy and Marcia-Mellow, and is a graduate of Montclair State University and the Essex County Police Academy. Tami is currently working as a Lieutenant at the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and has been a law enforcement officer since 1994. Cool under pressure, Tami is also certified in Pet First Aid/CPR, Pet Nutrition, a Veterinary Support Assistant and has experience administering medication. She is also an animal rescue volunteer for Mutts and Mittens Manor and Transport. Tami services Fairfield, Roseland, Essex Fells, North Caldwell, Caldwell, West Caldwell, Little Falls, Wayne, West Orange, Chatham, Millburn, and South Orange.
Pet Nanny Since October 2011
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 has experience administering medication, including insulin and subcutaneous fluids. Sandy also helps manage the Peaks Pet Nanny’s Main Office by assisting new clients and answering all questions and scheduling New Client Consults.
Peaks Pet Nanny Since July 2012
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!
Pet Nanny Since August 2012
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.
Peaks Pet Nanny Since October 2012
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 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). Robin also has experience administering medication, including insulin.
Pet Nanny Since April 2013
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, groundhogs, 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.
Pet Nanny Since July 2013
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 pets so she reached out to Gina to inquire about joining the team. Rochelle has been with The Peaks Pet Nanny and 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.
Pet Nanny Since June 2014
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.
Pet Nanny Since October 2014
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.
Pet Nanny Since January 2015
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 beeline 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 on 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 caregiver to take time to understand the individual personality and needs of each animal, and give them the love and attention they deserve.
Pet Nanny Since April 2015
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 of 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.
Pet Nannies Since June 2015
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 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!
Pet Nanny Since August 2015
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!
Pet Nanny Since November 2015
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.
Pet Nanny Since March 2016
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!
Pet Nanny Since March 2016
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, also volunteers as a foster for Purrs n Pups Rescue, certified in Pet First Aid/CPR and has experience administering medication, including insulin. 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!
Pet Nanny Since August 2016
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 has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, working with pets is 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!
Pet Nanny Since August 2016
Lisa is a resident of Rockaway, New Jersey and holds a BA degree in Geography. Born and raised in England, growing up with animals, her love for animal care started at an early age. After moving to the US, she realized that corporate life did not fulfill her passion, so she decided to enter the world of animal care full-time.
When she isn’t taking care of other animals, she is at home with her own furry children – Rufus, Chloe & Cayley. She has extensive knowledge in service dog training, larger breeds & working dog breeds and spends her free time in the dog training industry.
Lisa joined The Peaks Pet Nanny because she knows how hard it is to leave pets behind and the vital importance of knowing they are being cared for by someone who treats them as their own.
Pet Nanny Since September 2016
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 master’s degree with an MA in Forensic Psychology in 2008. 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 the 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 a love for animals since she was a child and is an excellent caretaker. Theresa has experience administering medication, including insulin. Theresa resides in Parsippany with her husband and five cats, Lucy, Ricky, Fred, Ethel and Mrs. Trumbles.
Pet Nanny Since November 2016
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.
Pet Nanny Since January 2017
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. Heidi has experience administering medication, including insulin and subcutaneous fluids. 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!
Pet Nanny Since January 2017
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 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.
Pet Nanny Since January 2017
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.
Pet Nanny Since February 2017
Nicole resides in Flanders with her husband, daughter, and four-legged daughter Lola. Nicole has always loved and shared her home with both cats and dogs, for as long as she can remember. After being a stay at home mom, Nicole was thrilled to learn about the Peaks Pet Nanny and become a Pet Nanny, devoting her time and taking care of her client’s pets, just like her own. Nicole loves her adventures as Pet Nanny and has found working with animals as an extremely rewarding and meaningful “job”.
Pet Nanny Since March 2017
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 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 the 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.”
Pet Nanny Since July 2017
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 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. Brenda is also certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and has experience administering medication, including insulin.
Pet Nanny Since September 2017
Jude resides in Long Valley has been taking care of pets for the last 25 years. During that time she has worked in several Veterinary Hospitals including specialty practices as a Registered Animal Health Technician. During her time in Canada, Jude had the chance to live in the Yukon, where she had the amazing opportunity to work with the Iditarod dog sled teams and also experience the great outdoors. Jude provides dog walking, pet sitting and overnight stays. Jude also has experience medicating pets (Injectable, Tablets, Liquids, Eye & Ear Preparations) Geriatric Care, Physical Therapy, and Behavioral Training. Jude shares her home with 3 rescue dogs, chicken, ducks and the two humans who the critters allow to live with them. When Jude is not taking care of her little farm she enjoys cycling, baking, furniture refinishing and hugs and kisses for all her four-legged fur babies.
Pet Nanny Since October 2017
Olivia graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Design and currently assists the Production Department at a Performing Arts Center in Morristown. Olivia lives in Madison with her family and loves all animals, especially dogs and cats. Olivia not only has experience taking care of her pets for over 15 years, but also pet sits for her family and friends while they travel for work and vacation. Olivia’s family has employed The Peaks Pet Nanny over the years and was always very impressed by their high level of service and professionalism. Olivia aims to give her clients the same satisfaction her family experienced while using Peaks Pet Nanny.
Pet Nanny Since March 2018
Sheri lives in Lafayette with her two children and her two rescue cats, Riggs and Buffy. Sheri has always loved all animals, and at various times has had dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, chickens, horses, and a lamb as pets. Sheri loves being outside and taking long walks. She loves gardening and singing in the choir, too. Sheri was excited to become a Peaks Pet Nanny after being a stay at home mother, and looks forward to giving love and attention to all the pets she’ll soon meet!
Pet Nanny Since March 2018
Mark is thrilled to “work” as a Peaks Pet Nanny. Mark grew up in Mendham, NJ where he and his family always devoted time and love to their pets, ever since he was a young boy. Having multiple dogs over time has allowed Mark to understand and help with day to day care of all animals. Mark has worked for his family-owned business in the recruitment field since college and currently works virtually from home, which allows him the flexibility and enjoyment of being a Pet Nanny in the Morristown and Morris Plains area, where he has lived for over 20 years. Mark is married to his childhood sweetheart, has a daughter and a Black Mouth Mountain Cur named Jersey. In his free time, Mark also enjoys music and has played guitar in many local bands over the years.
Pet Nanny Since March 2018
Frances has lived in Morris County NJ all of her life. Married 15 years, she and her husband nurture a family of three boys and three canine children, Scratch, Remi, and Timber. Frances has a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University in Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. Balancing the mind, she believes that time with animals is good for the soul. She is excited to get to know your pet’s personality. Frances feels passionate about continuing the routine, love, and companionship for your furry friend while you are away.
Pet Nanny Since June 2018
Always an animal lover, Gay brought home her first kitten home when she was 7 years old. A neighborhood kid had removed the kitten from the Mother cat, and his Mom said “No”, so Gay took her home, where she was accepted and loved. The kitten was named Peanuts, as she was kept in a Planter’s Peanuts Box with a warm blanket and an alarm clock to simulate the mother’s heartbeat. Gay would love to rescue a pit bull, as she helped and loved raising her son’s 6-month-old pitbull, Tyson when he moved back home from Florida after Hurricane Sandy. One look at that little face when her son’s car pulled up to her house and she was hooked. Working with animals is something Gay has always wanted to do, as she has a deep love for all animals. Gay resides in West Caldwell with her two cats, Calie, 19 years old and Bella, 9 years old. There has always been a cat or two in Gay’s life since her first cat, Peanuts. Gay is looking forward to taking care of the furry clients of the Peaks Pet Nanny. This is a “dream come true” job.
Pet Nanny Since July 2018
Donna has always been a huge animal lover. She worked in the corporate world for 10 years, however, she found it unfulfilling and longed to do something more meaningful. Donna developed a passion for animal welfare after watching the tv series “Animal Cops”. The show tugged strongly at her heart and as a result, she left corporate and became certified in both Animal Control and Animal Cruelty Investigation. Donna worked in Animal Control for several years, which involved rescuing animals in precarious situations and working with people in the community to educate them about animal welfare and promote responsible pet ownership. After many years as an ACO, she began working with rescue animals in a shelter environment, which she also finds very rewarding. Donna has also taken Canine First Aid classes and has experience giving insulin shots and trimming nails as well. Donna is committed to providing her clients’ pets with the same loving care she gives her own pets. Donna lives in Flanders with her husband of 30 years, their 20-year-old son, 17-year-old daughter, and her three fur kids.
Pet Nanny Since July 2018
Victoria was born and raised in Wayne, NJ but moved to Landing in 2008. Graduating from Roxbury High School, she was the first student to complete the school-to-work program, as an assistant teacher at KinderCare preschool, while also participating in school athletics. Victoria moved to Virginia and attended Marymount University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Throughout high school and college, Victoria has worked in the customer service industry, specializing in fine dining establishments, including the renowned Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in D.C. Not only does Victoria enjoy helping people, but she also has an even softer spot for animals, of all kinds. From helping turtles cross the road safely, rescuing stranded kittens, frequently catching frogs at her friend’s pond, fishing with her father and living with dogs and cats her entire life, you could say she has a genuine care for helping all those around her.
Pet Nanny Since September 2018
Katie resides in Hackensack with her husband and rescued Shih Tzu. Katie has always loved animals; she grew up with both dogs and cats. Katie has experience volunteering at animal shelters and working in an animal clinic. One of the best parts of her day is coming home to her dog and seeing his excitement to see her. Besides animals, Katie has a love for foreign languages and travel. Katie is a high school Spanish teacher. She studied Spanish and Secondary Education at Marist College, and she holds a MAT in Spanish from Rutgers University. Katie wanted a summer job that she could be just as passionate about. She loves spending time with animals and taking them for nice walks outside. She believes every pet should be comfortable when their owner goes on vacation. No animal should have to be terrified in a kennel. You can rest assured that your pet will be in good hands while you are away. She is dependable and committed to treating your fur baby like her own.
Pet Nanny Since September 2018
Marlene has a small house in Hawthorne that she shares with her three kitties – Midnight, Dexter and Celeste. There have always been animals in her life – dogs, cats, and random parakeet or canary. Marlene retired from her bookkeeping job at a church in Wyckoff a few years ago. Marlene has four adult children and four granddaughters. She has found that she’s happiest when she is busy. The Peaks Pet Nanny seemed like the answer to Marlene’s question: What do I want to be when I grow up? Marlene was already a happy client of The Peaks Pet Nanny, and the idea of being able to combine her love for animals with some flexibility in schedule appeared to be the perfect fit! She greatly looks forward to making lots of animal friends and some human ones as well.
Pet Nanny Since October 2018
Margaret grew up in the Morris County area and currently resides in Sussex County. There have always been animals in Margaret’s life including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and hamsters. Margaret has rescued four Keeshondens. Sadly, her last fur child, Karson, crossed the Rainbow Bridge in April. However, Margaret plans to rescue again very soon, as a home is not complete without a fur child.
After 35 years in the field of education and administration, Margaret recently retired in June 2018. Now in retirement, Margaret has been enjoying Lake Hopatcong, spending time with friends and family, and caring for her “fur niece”, Kitty the Akita, when her sister works long hours. Kitty has helped Margaret realize that becoming a Peaks Pet Nanny would be a fantastic “job” during retirement. The Peaks Pet Nanny Service is a great fit for Margaret, as she will be able to care for pets within the local community.
Pet Nanny Since October 2018
Emily resides in Rockaway with her family and their beloved dogs. There has always been a special connection with animals her entire life. Emily works for the family-owned business, Cha Cha Doodles, helping raise Golden-doodle puppies! Her experience includes feeding, socializing, training, grooming and assisting the visiting veterinarian. Over the years of working with Golden-doodles, Poodles and Golden Retrievers, her passion for dogs only grew and loves the feeling of unconditional love for all the dogs, and the unconditional love she receives in return. Emily also holds a degree in exercise science, and in her free time enjoys camping, hiking, and performing with her traveling dance team.
Pet Nanny Since January 2019
Christine is a lifelong resident of Sparta, NJ, where she resides with her husband, daughter, and three rescued fur children: their dogs, Roxy & Fergie, and their cat, Bernie. As a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker on the Boardwalk in Sparta, Christine’s schedule is flexible enough that she’s been able to join the Peaks Pet Nanny. Christine has always lived with animals (cats, dogs, chickens, bunnies, fish, etc.), so to be able to take on a part-time job that utilizes her lifelong love for animals is an ideal situation for her. She is excited to be able to care for and get to know others’ pets in her community.
Pet Nanny Since January 2019
Dominique lives in Lake Mohawk in Sparta, NJ with her husband and 3 sons. They have a sweet Yorkshire Terrier named Sunshine and a turtle named Floatie. Dominique attended the University of Tampa and graduated with a degree in Business Management. After moving back to New Jersey, Dominique endured the corporate world, commuting to NYC for over 12 years. Dominque currently enjoys being a stay at home mom with a passion for her family and also animals. Dominique is very much looking forward to loving and caring for your pets.
Pet Nanny Since April 2019
Melissa lives in West Orange with her husband and son. She is an animal lover of all shapes and sizes and has experience with cats, dogs, and small animals. Melissa has been a stay at home mom for years, but found The Peaks Pet Nanny and immediately knew it was a golden opportunity to work with animals. Melissa enjoys long walks in the woods, parks, and to be surrounded by nature. Melissa considers herself somewhat of a “dog whisperer” and has the patience to handle any animal. In addition to being an animal lover, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying a good book and always has a smile.
Peaks Pet Nanny Since June 2019
Lois resides in East Rutherford and has been a volunteer for Friends of the County Animal Shelter at the Bergen County Animal Shelter over 15 years. She has a B.S. in education with a major in Spanish. Her extreme passion for animals led her to work at an animal hospital in the past. Lois recently adopted a Chihuahua named Chico who provides so much joy, love, and happiness. Caring and loving animals for her entire life have motivated her to become a Peaks Pet Nanny. Lois’ part-time job with the board of education has given her the flexibility to pursue her dreams.
Pet Nanny Since June 2019
Diana resides in Rockaway where she is continuing her education to become a nurse. Her passion for animals all began when she found her love for horses. Being an avid horseback rider for over 12 years has brought so much joy to her life as well as knowledge. From taking care of all barn animals including goats, alpacas, horses, cows, and chickens, her love for each has continuously grown. Now, having a dog of her own and a sweet tuxedo cat that she rescued, she is beyond excited to meet and take care of the Peaks Pet Nanny community. The Peaks Pet Nanny has a special place in her heart because they have taken care of her family dog Cece for more than a year. Their dedication to detail and willingness to love her furry family members while not being home, kick-started her interest in ensuring other families and four-legged members have the same experience.
Pet Nanny Since July 2019
Joyce resides in Rockaway and is a mother of two incredible daughters, an Art teacher, and an ordained Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Whippany. In addition to always caring for her students and church members, Joyce has always had a house full of rescued pets. She currently has a cat named Mittens who was found on the streets by a rescue group, along with her rescued rabbit, Midnight, and two guinea pigs, Jellybean and Princess. Joyce has always loved and connected to animals and would volunteer to pet sit for friends and family through the years. Joyce is a kind and thoughtful person who will treat your pets like her own and is excited to “work” as a Peaks Pet Nanny when she is not teaching.
Pet Nanny Since July 2019
LeeAnn resides in Hackettstown, NJ with her husband, two sons, and an adorable Rottweiler, Luna. Learning about The Peaks Pet Nanny as a client, she quickly realized this would be her “dream job”. Being around dogs throughout her life, LeAnn gained a passion for providing the best life possible for all her pets. LeAnn loves spending time with Luna, either walking several miles together or exercising in their swimming pool. LeeAnn believes a well-exercised pet, is the best pet. LeeAnn worked in the corporate field for over 10 years before raising her two young men. LeeAnn was also a certified personal trainer while raising her family. She also worked at a doggy daycare and the enjoyment of working with dogs exceeded her expectations. She looks forward to bringing dependable care, positive energy, love, and her passion for exercise to her furry clients!
Pet Nanny Since August 2019
“You can live without pets, but I am not sure why you’d want to”. That motto just about sums up Marlo’s philosophy towards pets of all types. She grew up in New Jersey in a home that never had less than 4 four-legged friends at a time and learned at a young age the pure joy they can bring just by being in their company. Currently, Marlo lives in Madison, NJ with her husband and one very spirited and rambunctious cat, Nadi, and despite Nadi’s best efforts to change their minds, Marlo is eager to become a multi-pet home. Marlo found the Peaks Pet Nanny when she needed cat sitting and decided to join The Peaks Pet Nanny team! She can’t wait to share her love, attention and make your pets feel loved while you are away.
Pet Nanny Since November 2019
Suzanne resides in Rockaway, NJ, and is a loving mother to a teenage daughter and son and is also a teacher’s aid for children with learning disabilities in the Mt. Arlington Township School system. Over the years, Suzanne has owned and cared for a variety of pets, ranging from cats and dogs to various exotic pets like chinchillas and sugar gliders. Suzanne currently has three spoiled kitties: Piggy, Jingle, and Minnie – adopted from St. Huberts in Madison and Minnie rescued from SOS Pets in Rockaway. Suzanne also “Mom” to her ever beloved dog, Baxter, rescued from the Rockaway Animal Hospital. Finally, she also cares for their small furry family member, a chinchilla named Willa. Suzanne is always the first person friends, and other family members call to watch and take care of their pets. She is incredibly excited to continue working and caring for animals, for she cares and loves all animals like they are her own. Suzanne is a kind-hearted and loving Mom who would do anything to help someone else and their family pets!
Pet Nanny Since January 2020
Karin has been a genuine animal lover and advocate ever since childhood. As a youngster, her best friend was her beloved Collie, and between the two of them, they would find and bring home stray animals, extending their little furry family. Fulfilling her passion, Karin followed her heart and made a goal to work with animals. Karin received her college degree in Animal Biology with a concentration in Canine Behavior from Hampshire College and has worked in animal care for almost 30 years. For approximately 10 of those years, Karin was employed at a veterinarian hospital in northern NJ as a Veterinary Technician, assisting the veterinarians, participating in surgical procedures, administering medications such as insulin and fluids, and managing hospital’s kennel. Karin has enjoyed being “Mom” to numerous cats, dogs, rodents, rabbits, and an iguana. Karin and her family also foster dogs until she can place them in much needed, loving “forever-homes.” She lives in Netcong with her husband and twin children. In her spare time away from animals, Karin also volunteers with Scouts BSA, Girl Scouts, and the local school PTA.
Pet Nanny Since February 2020
Dawn lives in West Orange and has recently joined the “empty nesters” club with her three children off to college. After working in customer service for many years, she was fortunate to be a stay-at-home Mom. Dawn loved every minute of it, growing very active in volunteering in her children’s schools, sports, recreational activities, as well as her community. Dawn is thrilled to have found an opportunity with The Peaks Pet Nanny and to continue doing what she loves and does best – hands-on, heartfelt caring with a big smile, and a lot of patience! Dawn always had pets growing up, and knowing the immeasurable joy and benefits of that, she was sure to surround her own family with the same kind of shared love, from dogs (big & little) to cats – too many other small critters as well! Master multi-tasker, take action, quick-to-save the day, are just a few of the traits Dawn picked up in her days of “holding down the fort”! She enjoys the outdoors – all seasons, cooking, a good book, and top of the list is spending time with her family.
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