Hello my name is Andrea! I am a big animal lover! I spent about 3yrs working for the University of Georgia Small Animal Hospital and a private clinic Good Hands in Athens, GA. I’m originally from the northeast born and raised in CT but moved to the south 5 yrs ago. Coming back up here has been an experience and I’m excited to be able to work with what I love most- animals!!
Hi, I’m Darion I currently live in union city. I’m a self-taught independent artist/musician of all mediums and growing up I’ve always had a deep love and bond with the pets I’ve had and other animals I grew up around such as a husky, pitbull, shiba-inu & even cats at one point. I sadly don’t own any pets at the moment so I’m glad I’ve been given the opportunity to help care and spend time with animals for the day and I look forward to help care for your pets as well!
Hello everyone! My name is Yama. I recently finished obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Television & Radio Production from Brooklyn College. My love for TV & Film can only matched by my love for animals. I have two cats; Luffy & Kato (Kato’s the handsome devil enjoying the snow day with me). They’ve slowly weaseled their way into becoming my best pals. Overall, I’ve always tried to impact animals’ lives in a positive way; whether it’s helping a lost pup on the street find their way home, or bottle-feeding a litter of kittens (it’s adorable, highly recommend you try it). I’m excited to give that same level of commitment to you & your pets because if there’s one thing I know, it’s that our pets deserve only the best. Looking forward to meeting all of you & your little rascals!
Hi there! My name is Sara and I recently came to Hoboken to pursue an undergraduate degree in Business and Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology. I have always had a love for animals and I have been working/playing with dogs as long as I can remember! I always had pets growing up and I just love seeing their endless positive energy, it always rubs off on me! I am so excited to be joining the Whiskers and Leo Community and I look forward to meeting you and your pets!
My name is Daniel Jacome and I am a senior Chemical Biology Student at Stevens Institute of Technology living in Hoboken, NJ. I have a special place in my heart for animals as I have had a dog in childhood and currently have the sweetest, sassiest tuxedo cat. It is my hope that I will be able to bring your pet the same comfort and happiness that my pets have brought me through the years!
Hi! My name is Brittany, and I’m a middle child of four siblings and have two Shih Zhu dogs named Kobe and Kiku. Growing up in Jersey City near Hamilton Park I used to see and still see many dogs. I am currently pursuing my degree in Business Administration, majoring in Management. I have always loved animals and being the animal lover that I am, you won’t hesitate to have selected a great sitter to care for the needs of your pets. I look forward to meeting you and your pets as they will be in good hands with my services! I am excited to be a a Whiskers and Leo sitter!
Hi! I’m Abby a recent Hoboken resident who’s studying Political Science at Hunter College in Manhattan. I love anything with four legs, music and funky hair colors. I am the owner of a Lhasa Apso named Buster and a cute ferret named Melody. My love for animals is immense because I think they are the most precious beings. I’ve always had pets growing up, from Guinea pigs to german shepards! Finding Whiskers and Leo’s Pet Care was awesome! I’m so glad to be part of a business who cares so much about our clients and their fur-babies. Can’t wait to meet you!
Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a student at New Jersey City University. I am current studying to become a elementary teacher. The love I have for children is the love I have for pets! I believe each pet deserves to be cared for and loved which Whiskers and Leo can provide. I have two pets of my own which I love deeply.I enjoy taking my dogs on long walks and giving them the exercise they need. I will take care and watch over your pet as if they were my very own. I look forward on meeting your pet, creating a special loving bond!
Hi! My name is Zoe Spiegelhoff. I’m currently an undergraduate student at Stevens Institute of Technology and I’m studying Chemical Biology. After, I would like to attend Veterinary School. Animals are a very big part of my life and have always been growing up. At home, I have a standard Poodle named Caddie who are super lovable. I’m so excited to meet all your pets and join the Whiskers and Leo Community!
Hi, my name is Marlo and I currently live in Hoboken, NJ. I’m attending NYU for my master’s degree in speech pathology. Growing up my family and I had a variety of dogs. Currently, my mom owns a barrage of animals (two cats, and 3 Yorkshire Terriers) that I adore. I’m also an aunt to my brother’s mini bull terrier-Poe. I have two cats of my own and I love them. I use to volunteer at an anti-cruelty society working in their cats’ division and I enjoyed it. I find animals so calming and really enjoy being around them. I hope I get to meet your animal soon.
Hello! My name is Emily, and I’m a passionate animal lover. I reside in Union City which give me a great access to work in Hoboken. I have the pleasure to enjoy my sweet and loving pup who I rescued from a high kill shelter Manhattan New York. I also have a the Joy to own a cat who is a faithful companion to my dog in their daily life and love each other more anything on earth. Having been a pet sitter and a dog walker for my family also for my friends for the last six years, I have met and work well with all breads and needs. I promise you that your furry friend will be well taken care while you are away from home. I am grateful to work for Whiskers and Leo Pet Care that gives me the opportunity to work in a field that I love the most on earth — furry babies!
Hey my name is Addriane Garcia , and I live in Union city , NJ . Im a high school graduate , love to laugh and smile , and like to have good vibes . I have always had animals around me since I was young . Working with animals has always been a great learning experience for myself too. It would be a pleasure to work with you and you’re furry friend ?
Hello! My name is Missy. I’m a New York native who recently relocated to Weehawken with my wonderful husband and amazing dog, Shea. The two things I am most passionate about are animals and the arts. I grew up with pets of all different shapes and sizes;; from dogs and cats to newts and guinea pigs. I really love animals, but dogs hold a special place in my heart. They’re so amazing! I have experience volunteering at animal shelters, and I am organizing a concert series to raise money for shelters in the metropolitan area. I think Gilda Radner said it best when she said, “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures;; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” I can’t wait to meet you and your fur-baby!
Hi everyone! My name is Jillian Greatsinger, I am currently studying Naval Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, while being a swimmer on the Stevens Swim Team. I grew up on Long Island, NY, but moved to Hoboken this past summer. I was born into a family who loved animals, my parents had a bunny, a turtle, fish and a Newfoundland puppy when i was born. Thus being said i have always loved being around animals. My cousins always came over with their Pitbull puppies and kittens. I also have been a baby/pet sitter since i was 12 years old. I have pet sat a multitude of different types of dogs, cats, a couple of turtles, Guniea pigs and even a two headed snake. I truly love all animals and I’m very excited to be a part of the Whiskers and Leo team. I can’t wait to meet you and your furry friends!
Hi everyone, my name is Brianna Perez. I am originally from Houston, Texas but moved to Hoboken this past August. I am a freshman at Stevens Institute of Technology, I am studying to become a chemical engineer and I am on the varsity volleyball team. When it comes to animals, I love all of them! When I was 3 years old my parents asked me if I wanted a little brother or sister. I told them “No, but I want a puppy!” And that’s when my love for animals really took off. I have had 3 dogs over the years, one was a chocolate lab, one was a rescued lab/pit-bull/pointer mix, and one was a rescued beagle.They quickly became by best friends and I love them with all of my heart! Along with having my own dogs to care for I have also taken care of many other pets for my friends, family, and neighbors. I have taken care of many other dogs, cats, fish, bunnies, and even two bearded dragons! Every animal I have ever cared for I have treated like my own. I know the kind of love, care, and attention animals need. I look forward to meeting you and your four-legged best friends!
Hi, my name is Rita and I have a soft spot in my heart for animals and pets!! I was born and raised in Weehawken; explored around a bit and found my way back home where I currently live with my husband. Pets of all types have been in my family growing up so I have a vast appreciation for all kinds. A few hobbies of mine are painting, photography, hiking archery, and reading. I’m excited to dog walk and pet sit for Whiskers and Leo, and I’m also boarding in my home as well Can’t wait to meet you and your furry one!
“Hello! My name is David Ferrara and I currently reside in Hoboken, NJ, as a student at Stevens Institute studying Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering. My passion in life is to positively change the healthcare world to improve the lives of all living things on Earth. In regards to animals, I have had long lasting and special relationships with a variety of pets, including cats, horses, turtles, fish, snakes and of course dogs! This happens when you grow up on a farm! My current dog (in the picture with me) is a German Shepherd named Bogey, who is one of the goofiest shepherds you will ever meet! I am excited to be introduced to you and your pet(s), and look forward to building trusting, happy relationships with them! See you soon!”
Hello! My name is Brett Sandler and I am originally from Central Jersey. I graduated from Rowan University with an Environmental Science degree. I recently moved to Hoboken, away from my parents and three Miniature Schnauzers. I grew up with my three dogs and they have all become my best friends. I love caring for animals, even the simple things like walking a dog gives me joy. I have always been surrounded by animals and I would love to keep that trend going! I look forward to meeting all of the pets and their owners!
“Hi! I’m Elena and I am currently a Stevens student studying quantitative finance. My family currently lives in Virginia and I spent most of my childhood in South Carolina. Growing up, my family had two miniture poodles but I love animals of all sizes and types! Animals are a true blessing and I love how they can turn any bad day into a great one by making you smile!”
Hello all! My name is Lindsay and I am currently 22 years old. I just finished obtaining my Bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey. My studies have centered around nonprofits, community development, and environmental studies. The only thing I love more than helping people, is helping animals! I have always been passionate about animals, I was dubbed the “Dog Whisperer” in my family at a young age. I understand the important part pets play in our families, and I so look forward to meeting yours!
Growing up in rural upstate New York gave me the opportunity to always be surrounded by really great pets, ranging from dogs and cats to horses and rabbits. I find so much joy in spending time with animals and caring for them. I feel such a sense of fulfillment and joy after spending quality time with great pets.
I am currently the proud father to an energetic Yorkshire Terrier named Birkin (although I call him nug/nugget due to his size…a whopping 5 lbs!). Nugget and I enjoy long walks to help burn off his never ending energy. We also enjoy working on new tricks/commands of which he currently does five of (sit, lay, shake, stay, and our personal favorite – high five!)
I transplanted to the Hoboken/Jersey City area 5 years ago after college and I have fallen in love with the area and the great community within it (pets included)! In my spare time I love to be outdoors hiking, fishing, or just taking some time to enjoy the view. I’d be honored and thrilled to help take care of your pets every need and look forward to making new four-legged friends!
Hi everyone! My name is Sonja, I am originally from Bronx, NY but have lived in NJ for the past four years and now reside in West New York, NJ with my husband and our two babies, Alice (our 4 year old Long Hair Chihuahua) and Bella (our 6 year old Siamese Tabby). Along with being a huge animal lover I am a Paraprofessional (Certified Teaching Assistant in NY) for children with and without special needs in the NYC area mainly within Early Childhood settings and an After-school Babysitter for school age children in the Hoboken area. I hope to one day be able to combine my love of animals and of working with children perhaps in a therapeutic way. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and of becoming a part of the Whiskers and Leo team!
Nancy with the Laughing Face! I wasn’t specifically named after this great Frank Sinatra song, but I do always have a smile on my face and a laugh in my voice I’m a passionate animal lover and my husband and I have a French Bulldog named Mutzarella! Mutz is also the big fur-sister to our recently born son. I love taking care of Whiskers and Leo clients, but unfortunately we had to relocate down south; however, I’m still involved as an office assistant, so I’m sure Ill speak with you on the phone or over email about your wonderful pet(s)!
Hello, my name is Ruby and I am still pursuing my education. I have been undecided with whether to pursue Veterinarian science or becoming a teacher because I love both animals and children. I currently own 5 dogs: a pit named Luckie and my chihuahua mixes, Ellie, Misty, Tim, and Blanky. I also have a cat name Tigger, and 3 Guinea Pigs, Theodore, Trixy and Twinky. As you can see I am an animal lover and you picked a great service to care for your pets’ needs. I look forward to meeting you and your pet(s). You are in great hands!
Hi! I am one of seven sisters, and the only one who as a young child, age 3, imitated dogs, cats, and monkeys – well just about any animal I would see on T.V. My family would get a kick out of me back then. Growing up in the Bronx, dogs use to roam the streets in packs, and I remember at age 6 my mom would let me feed the dogs, and as time went on there would be half dozen dogs waiting for me in front of the apartment building waiting to get fed! After that, my mom promised me that when we got an apartment with a yard she would get me a dog. And we did, so at age 8, I got my first dog and have always had a dog since then. I love every minute I spend with dogs. For the last 8 years I’ve been walking and caring for dogs to earn my living. My only regret is that I should have been doing this 30 years ago.
Hi, I’m Kathy! I am a sports fan, especially the Yankees and a pet lover! I wanted to work for Whiskers and Leo after they took such wonderful care of my beloved Maltese, Daisy. I have spent my professional career in communications- from television to public relations. I am excited to be a part of the Whiskers and Leo Team!
Hi! I’m Bobby Cronin, a Yale educated former emergency veterinary triage nurse who now makes a living as a composer/writer. I have been pet sitting for the past four years now and am excited to be a part of the Whiskers and Leo team. I live in the Weehawken Shades with my two dogs Lily & Olive, my cat Samson, and a rotating array of goldfish.
Hey there, Im Denise, a big city girl with southern roots. I relocated from Houston, TX to New Jersey in 2006 with dreams of living in the big city. Upon moving I feel in love with charming Hoboken and have been a resident ever since. Im a huge pet lover and dog owner myself; I have been pet sitting since my teens. I love all breeds and I’m a sucker for those sweet puppy dog eyes. If you can find me around Hoboken walking my Cavalier King Charles, Mia, stop and say hi!
My name is Karen and I love being part of the Whiskers & Leo team! I grew up with a dog, frogs, turtles, guinea pigs, cats, a horse and basically any kind of animal I could convince my parents to let me have! I currently live with my husband and our 6 year old Wheaton Terrier, Stella, in uptown Hoboken. When I’m not taking care of my furry friends, I spend my time working on writing my first novel, hiking & kayaking (with Stella of course!) and traveling. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!
Hello! My Name is Lynette and I use to live in Jersey City, but recently re-located to Nevada with my fiance. I love all animals and have had animals all my life. Now I have a kitten named Eydie from the Hudson County Animal League. She’s the sweetest little thing and I’m so happy that she’s part of my family. Now that I live cross country, I can’t pet sit anymore, but I am the office assistant/manager, so I still get to help out, just in a different way! Looking forward to working with you!
Hi, my name is Matt and I’ve lived in Hoboken most of my life. Ive always enjoyed being with and around animals! Throughout my life, I have had many pets from dogs, to cats and birds, even some frogs. Whiskers and Leo is a great company because they select their sitters with a purpose in mind, and that’s to give clients the peace of mind that their pets are happy and well cared for! I look forward to seeing the pets I take care of each day, and look forward to meeting new pets in the future.
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Born in Pennsylvania in early 2015, she now lives in Hoboken with her lucky owner.
I have been walking Zelda for almost a year and a half now and it is a delight to be a part of her life. I have seen a change over this time from an excited teenager who wriggles around and can’t wait to get out the door to recently, a more mature girl who after the initial welcome will lay back down and wait for me to get ready.
We always go straight to the dog park on 14th street under the viaduct, she knows the way very well and definitely needs a strong grip to prevent her from just taking off. Leaves are a favorite thing to chase along the way, she devours them!
Of course she is a star in her neighborhood, attracting attention everyday from a wide range of passers-by on foot and in cars. People will often just stop in the middle of the road and hold up traffic to get a closer look at her.
One of my favorite things to do with her is to let children experience her, it can go 2 ways, shear terror or unbridled joy at seeing such a big fluffy, cuddly toy of a dog. She has the sweetest
disposition and the breed is famous for being the protector, a ‘nanny’ for children.
Her weight and strength can be a problem though, she can send you flying when she jumps up with both feet, usually because someone has a concealed toy in their pocket and she just has to have it.
If there is a ball or toy in the park, she most definitely will take it, sit down and chew it to death. Often she is a very playful dog and will try to keep up with the wildest of dogs and despite her size will even be taken down by a good strong, smaller dog. If the park is quiet, she will be quite content with plopping down in her favorite spot and chewing a tennis until it is a white mass of drool and shreds.
She will always keep an eye on the front gate watching out for newcomers who will instantly get a Newfie welcome if they want it or not. This usually comprises of blocking the entrance with her mad exuberance, transfering some drool onto their clothing, stealing a ball or toy and scaring the smaller less accustomed dogs. Some little tiny dogs are often not even intimidated and will immediately try to latch onto her big floppy ears, which is where she will do the well known Newfie swat.
Being a dog suited to very cold weather, she is very hairy and has an immensely thick waterproof coat, yes waterproof ! In the hot months some dog owners bring kids plastic pools down and boy does she love these, always taking over and sitting right down making no room for others to get in , it really helps with the heat and is so much fun to see.
The walk back is where Zelda switches gears and sometimes almost has to be dragged, she has often turned around and sat right down, literally digging her heels in and shuffling backwards on her butt because she just saw a new dog enter the park and is not ready to go home yet, making it near impossible to get her moving.
At 135 pounds it takes a lot of strength to control her if she has her mind set on other things.
Well that’s about it for ‘Legend of Zelda the Newfie’ , (she has her own instagram page of course!)
Please come down to the park on 14th street under the viaduct to play with us, we are there every weekday around 12 midday to 1 pm.”
Love, Zelda’s Walker, Danny L.
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PLEASE SHARE AND PASS ON- One of my sitters if fostering this great pup, please help him find a home! He reminds me so much of my little Val when he was a pup!!
“Hello to my Dog Loving Friends,
For the past couple of months, I’ve been fostering an amazing puppy named Slush Puppy, or Slushie for short. I saw his face on Twitter and had been really wanting to foster again, so I followed my heart and saved him from the NYCACC Kill Shelter with twenty minutes to spare.
He was a street dog and came in at about 8 months old. A dark colored pit bull — a death sentence at a shelter. He caught the dreaded kennel cough (cold), which most of them do in fact get from being there — hence the short life span of a kill shelter dog — and Slushie was put on the “To Be Destroyed” List.
When I picked him up, his skinny body jumped up to kiss me with his big head. I knew he understood he was safe!
Slushie was very confused, and frightened at first. He had zero training (thank God for Bounty!). And…he wanted to kill my dogs! But…after three days of slow integration and having him tethered to my side (I had leash burns!), they started to trust one another and have become the best of friends!
So, a now healthy and happy Slushie and I are reaching out to see if you could help us find him an amazing forever home by sharing his Petfinder link to your friends, families, and fans.
Slushie has so much love to give. He’s the best cuddler I’ve ever met! He’s super smart as well. Very active. Dog friendly. Loves everyone he meets!”