Wendy Nigro, Owner
In my fifth grade yearbook we had to choose what we wanted to be when we grew up. I wanted to be a veterinarian. When I was growing up my father had a farm and I LOVED spending time tending to the animals. We had a little bit of everything – horses, cows, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats and I loved them all. I took riding lessons and just couldn’t get enough of being around the horses. As I got older I decided that I couldn’t deal with the blood and gore, nor the people who don’t treat their furry friends well so I went to work for a bank. Several years later I had a much better job, but I still felt the longing to work with animals. A very good friend suggested pet sitting and the light bulb went on! After all, I was always the person everyone asked to watch their pets anyway!
A transplant from Colonie, Karen lives in West Sand Lake with her husband Eric. She is the proud “mother” of 3 great cats aging from 2 years to a special needs kitty who is 18 years old! Within her adult life she have owned and taken care of numerous cats, dogs, a couple ferrets and even aquatic fish. She’s always been an animal lover whether domestic or wild. Having been the “mother” to so many different types of pets, she has had to learn to not only love the animals but also take care of their needs. Over the course of the years she has learned and mastered unique skills such as administering all types of oral medications, managing flea/tick issues as well as providing insulin shots and sub-cutaneous fluids. Karen simply loves animals and rest assured when in her company your pets will be given the same love and respect that they get while you are at home.
Maeghan, Pet Sitter
Maeghan has always had a love of pets and has always had them in her life. She did spend some time going to school to be a Vet Tech but realized part way thru that she wouldn’t be able to manage the harder emotional parts of the job. She really loves pet sitting as it allows her to spend quality time caring for (mostly) healthy and happy animals. She gets to dote on and spoil them as if they were her own!
She and her husband share their home with two wonderful cat – Maverick and Callista. They also have three rabbits! Two of them are English Angora boys, Finley and Sebastian. The third is a new addition and she is a Lionhead named Freya. They are all properly spoiled! Maeghan can’t imagine her life without her furbabies!
Maeghan brings many years of caring for her own and other peoples animals to her pet sitting career. She has various experience with both healthy and sick animals. Know that any animal in her care will be well loved and cared for while their owner is away.
Kara was born with an infinite love for animals. Throughout her life, she has mothered many different pets including fish, turtles, frogs, parakeets, bunnies, cats and dogs. Kara is owned by a sweet 8 year old Basset baby Jezabelle. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as enjoying movies. In warmer weather, she enjoys going horse back riding with her daughter and ritually attending Lebanon Valley Speedway. Currently she works as a preschool teacher by day, but has always wanted to fulfill her dream of with animals and would like to become a veterinarian assistant in the near future.
Janice, Pet Sitter
Leah, Pet Sitter
Leah has always been a true animal lover. She has had several dogs and cats throughout her life and currently shares her home with Ballad her 4 year old Lab and a revolving door of Guide Dog puppies. Leah has been raising Labrador Retriever puppies to be future guide dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind since 2012. Leah is currently a masters student at UAlbany School of Public Health looking for ways to incorporate animals into a healthy lifestyle. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking the dogs on hikes, or training her puppies. She has helped care for many friends and family’s pets over the years and understands how hard it is to leave them while you are away.
Becky, Pet Sitter
All employees have had a criminal background check done.