Welcome to Suburban Pets! We are a team of dog walkers and pet sitters that don't just perform a "job".  Read more below about the owners & staff, and their enduring dedication to animals.

THERESE VILLEMURE Co-Owner, Suburban Pets

While finishing up my Master's Degree and commuting to Manhattan as a healthcare administrator, I could not help but to think that there must be something out there I could do for a living which would include my genuine passion for dogs. They have always been a huge part of my life.  The absolute most rewarding feeling I have ever experienced came as a result of rescuing my two dogs, Caesar and Eli. I decided that between my passion for animals, my hope that pet care could be made affordable, my experience and education, I could create a dog walking and pet sitting business without a "business" feel. After all, this is my passion and I would make sure that my clients would not only hear, but feel, that the love I have for their dogs and cats could not be matched. And so the calls started coming in.

Not long after, I began receiving referrals from my clients, groomers, veterinarians and dog trainers. Since I couldn't be in more than one place at a time, I began training my first employee. And when I say training, I mean TRAINING.  I am a leader in Dog and Cat First Aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. So of course, I make sure that my employees become certified in the methods as taught by the American Red Cross. The pets we care for are important members of the families with which we have built such strong, trusting relationships. Each employee is carefully selected. They have had rigorous training and background checks. I invite you to share in a wonderful experience with a pet professional from Suburban Pets.  You will understand how serious we take this "job", which to us, isn't a job at all, but a way to make the lives of an animal enriched and fulfilling. We cannot wait to meet you, and your Suburban Pet!"

LINDSAY LICATA Co-Owner, Suburban Pets

Pet care has been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl. I always dreamed of one day working alongside the most amazing creatures this world has to offer. I grew up in a household with dogs and cats, rode horses and attended horse summer camps where I was able to learn about the care for many animals. Throughout my life I have taken care of dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, farm animals, reptiles.. you name it! It seemed second nature to me. I have brought years of experience, and knowledge to many of my furry clients.

I attended college for business with no intention of actually becoming a business owner. During my two years of schooling, I gave up my Fridays to volunteer at a horse rescue called Lucky Orphans. Being around animals is what truly made me happy, and giving back to non-profit organizations who helped animals made me even happier. At the age of 23, I decided to take a jump & start my own, certified NYS business. I called it "Lindsays Pet Care Services". In just 2 short years I had a staff of 10-12 & a clientele of over 200! Knowing that in order to grow and obtain a healthy lifestyle, I reached out to Therese and proposed a merge, I'm so glad I did! Here we are today, running the largest dog walking company on Long Island! I am so happy that I followed my dreams and I encourage other young adults to do the same. Therese, our staff and myself are passionate about exceeding your expectations. We know how much your pets mean to you and we promise to give them just as much love, attention and care when they are in our hands.

Gayle

Manager

"My passion is the health and well being of any animal. I love taking care of animals and helping them. I look forward to going to work every day! Animals have always brought great joy, love and happiness to me and they will always be a part of my life. I have two dogs, a Golden Retriever named Teddy and a Bichon/Poodle named Casper."

Marguerite

Manager

 "Hello!! My name is Marguerite. I have been caring for animals for over 7 years professionally as a kennel worker, grooming assistant and veterinary assistant. I have always had a special connection with animals. Growing up I surrounded myself with lizards, turtles and hamsters because I wasn't allowed to have a dog or cat. At 20 years old after working at a kennel for a few years, my mother gave in and I rescued my first dog. Her name is Eve she is a black and white lab mix. I just rescued my 2nd dog, his name is Alfred, a blue nose pitbull. Caring for animals is my passion and I treat each and every animal as if they were my own. I'm excited to be a part of this team and to take care of your furbabies!!"

Corrie

Assistant Manager

 "Hi, I'm Corrie! I was the little girl who brought home strays; dogs, cats, turtles too. I've always had a soft spot for animals and am so grateful for the opportunity to care for so many wonderful pets as a member of the Suburban Pets team. I have two adorable Boston Terrier rescues at home, Henry and June. I treat all the special dogs and cats I visit as extended members of the family, so you can rest assured your boys and girls are getting lots of love and tummy rubs when I come over."

Carol

Training Manager

"Hi! I'm Carol, & I have been an animal lover forever!! I am the proud owner of my rescued lab mix named Moose (feat. in pic) & 3 beautiful kitties, one of which has "special needs", which to me, makes him even more lovable! I also have been a volunteer for an animal rescue organization for the past 6 years where I provide comfort, love & care to the cats while they are waiting to find their forever homes. I am often asked to pet sit for friends and family, & since it's something I love to do, I am thrilled to have joined the team of dog walkers at SP, where I can lovingly provide all the care and attention to your pets as I would give to my own! I look forward to meeting you and your wonderful pets!"

Christel

Training Manager

"Hello! I am so thankful to do what I love every day. Being able to exercise and spend my time with some furry friends- a perfect combination. I have two dogs and two cats at home. I started out as a client of Suburban Pets but soon found myself with a part time job and find it very rewarding!"

Laura

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

“Hi, my name is Laura! I grew up with a family of animals lovers and have had all different kinds of pets throughout my life! I am a volunteer at Last Hope Animal Rescue, which has been one of the best decisions of my life and by far the most rewarding. I have fostered several cats, four of whom I rescued from the To Be Destroyed list at the NYCACC. I currently have a cat and a dog who both are specially-abled rescues! My pets bring so much joy and laughter to my life and I look forward to bringing joy, comfort, and love to the pets that light up yours!”

Natalie

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"To work with animals is truly rewarding. Growing up, my family had a miniature poodle and a bichon. Now, I have a beagle mix named Henrik. Whether you have a cat that needs to play or a dog that needs a nice long walk, I am happy to be there!"

Angel

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi! I'm Angel. I have been a pet owner since I was 9 years old. I believe that animals are the best kind of friend you can have. I currently have a pit/lab mix named Nutmeg (12 years old) he is the absolute biggest mush (feat. in pic). He loves to snuggle in bed and sleep next to me. Bullied Breeds have always had a soft spot in my heart, they always put a smile on my face. While your away from home, I would love to help take care of your fur babies and leave you worry free!"

Carly

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

“Hi my name is Carly and I have been an animal lover my whole life, especially dogs. I have owned a ton of animals throughout my life, big and small, and look forward to caring for yours as well!!”

Lucia

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi!! My name is Lucia. I am a loving and caring individual who channels that on all kinds of animals. I love dogs and cats of all sizes and all breeds. I also own a dog of my own, his name is Jordy, a bichon/poodle mix. I brought him from Ecuador in 2007 when he was just a puppy and has been my loving companion ever since! ☺ In addition to dog walking, I go to school for Nutrition and Exercise Science and this job gives me the opportunity to stay active and care for other peoples amazing pets as if they were my own."

Stefanie

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

“Hi.... My name is Stefanie. From a very young age I have always had a strong love for animals of all kinds. Growing up I had numerous rescue dogs which were a big part of my family. As an adult, I adopted my first rescue cat and I was hooked. I worked at a no kill shelter for over 10 years and have fostered many kittens, that out of my love for animals, became my own. I treat my babies with great care, love, and respect and I will absolutely do the same for your fur babies. I am very excited to be on the SP team and I look forward to meeting many new human and pet friends.”

Jennifer R.

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi! I'm Jen! And this is Stella Bella, my furry niece. I am one proud Auntie of a beautiful, incredibly sweet pittie. Ever since my sister and her husband adopted her from a rescue two years ago, she has been bringing so much joy to the family. We all are in love with her and her one of a kind personality! I have a Master's degree in marine conservation. I love being out in the outdoors, and I LOVE animals. I have taken care of pets for friends and family for many years now. It is amazing how easily our furry friends can put a smile on our faces!"

Tiffany

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi my name is Tiffany. I've been around pets my whole life, dogs, bunnies, turtles and guinea pigs. Right now I'm the proud mother of a six year old poodle that i rescued. His name is Ryder and he is my favorite adventure partner! We go hiking, kayaking, camping and he LOVES the beach just like his mom! I am super excited to be a part of The Suburban Pets team and am also looking forward to meeting and making new friends with your doggies."

Kacie

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hey, I'm Kacie! I absolutely LOVE all types of animals, and I have been taking care of pets as long as I can remember. This is my ray of sunshine, Vega! I don't know what I would do without her, she is my life saver. I can't wait to take care of and bond with your pets, and look forward to meeting you!"

Brianna

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi, I'm Brianna. I absolutely love all animals big and small! This job is absolutely a dream come true and I can't wait to meet all of your wonderful pets!"

Jenna

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

“My name is Jenna and this is my Diesel! I absolutely love meeting new cats & dogs and taking care of them like they're my own. 4 legged friends make my day better and I couldn't imagine life without them!”

Teresa

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"I have had dogs all my life!! I LOVE being around them. Caring for them and loving them. Presently, I have 8 dogs - 7 Siberian Huskies and a Pit Bull . I have my hands full at home but wouldn't change it for the world!"

Jo-Ann

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

“My name is Jo-Ann.  I am happily married to my husband Patrick and we have twin girls who are attending college. We also have a 2 year old Lab Shepherd mix named Floyd.  I was a stay at home Mom having had part time jobs in between.  I joined Suburban Pets in August 2016 after adopting my pooch and becoming enthralled in dog care and training.  This is the greatest job I have ever had.  I love servicing the dogs and find myself attaching to them quickly.  I am one big mush.  I look forward to working with your pets and will love them unconditionally.”

Kathy

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

“Hi. My name is Kathy. I have grown up with all kinds of animals my whole life. I love all animals especially dogs. I have two rescue dogs of my own. Darla a rat terrier (6) and Daisy a pit/Shepard mix (4). I am a volunteer dog walker at the Town shelter. I also pet sit for my friends dogs who know they will not have any worries while they are away! I am excited to be a part of SP and I will give your fur babies all the attention, love, and care as if they are my own.”

Klarisa

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

“I'm Klarisa and I'm a certified graduate photographer. I love to walk dogs and also photograph them!”

Christine

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi, I'm Christine. I have been involved in small dog rescue for the last 8 years. Fostering, Home Visits, Transporting. I have taken a step back now regarding fostering since my two time foster pup, adoptee Simba needs to be an only child. Iv'e always had a love for animals since way back. Animals have no voice, that's where we step in. The unconditional love you receive from your pet is the greatest. I look so forward to providing hugs, kisses and professional care to your pets, leaving you worry free!"

Alexis

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi, my name is Lex. This is a dream job for me, more of a calling really, as I have always loved dogs! I have been the proud pet parent of rescue schnauzers for a long time. Pictured here with me is my sixth, Ozzy. Along with my two sons, he is the love of my life! I enjoy being around dogs and can’t wait to make your dog a part of my extended doggy family!"

Jackie

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi I'm Jackie and this is my Diesel, who we rescued 3 years ago. I can't remember a time in my life when my home wasn't shared with four legged friends, nor would I want to. Coming home to my pets is the best part of my day. And I enjoy meeting and taking care of your pets just as much:)"

 

Danielle

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hello, my name is Danielle, I am a proud mom of my tuxedo kitten, Luke, and my long time buddy Bello, who’s a beagle. This is not just an employment to me, I truly enjoy working with all animals and have wanted a career with animals since I was a young girl, I do plan to go to school in the future for a veterinary assistant. As of now, I am extremely excited to meet all of your pets and care for them like they are my own! I am reliable and compassionate, just like everyone else on the team and I look forward to meeting you and your furry friends!"

Margaret 

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hello! I've always had a passion for helping and taking care of all animals. I am a certified Veterinary Technician and I have 2 dogs, Ozzy & Harley, and 3 cats, Bubba, Bella and Sandy, who are all rescues. I love spending time with your furry children when you can't be there, and will treat them like my own."

Heather

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hello! My name is Heather! As everyone else on the team, I'm a HUGE animal lover. My whole experience with jobs and internships and school have been involving animals. I love the whole field and everything else involved with it. I started with my internship at the Bronx Zoo, and moved on to pet care and at an animal hospital. My experienced with pet sitting has been with around 3+years with dogs and cats. I have had pets my whole life and love taking care of them. When it comes to dogs, there isn't a size or number of dogs that I haven't taken care of. There's no need for your pets to be stressed out in an new environment, they can enjoy and relax in the comfort of their home while you're away! I'm excited to join the team and look forward to meeting all the new pet parents and furry friends!"

Nina

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi I'm Nina. Growing up in a household where pets weren't allowed made me realize as I got older how much I love spending time with pets and animals. I'm a very outdoorsy person who is passionate about my hobbies which include hiking, art, and giving care that's needed. Hiking with my boyfriends dog, Nella, Is what I look forward too weekly she's a Collie mix so she loves climbing with me! I also take the time to play with my best friends Shitzu poodle mix, Chewy, when she's on vacation. It's very important that he gets much attention especially when no one Is home. Even though I'm not a pet owner I sure do always feel like one!"

Michele

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hello, My name is Michele. As a child I had always dreamed of being a veterinarian but since I can’t stomach blood I had to change my career goals. Lol. I’ve always had pets as a child but as an adult was when I was able to really pursue my passion for animals. I have been involved in animal rescue for over 10 years and have 3 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats of my own. Of all the jobs that I’ve had this is definitely the top! I get to walk and care for your family members and nothing is more rewarding. "

Joanna

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"I have been an animal lover all my life, but dogs hold a very special place in my heart. After working for years in retail environment i find caring for pets to be a refreshing change of pace. What could be better than walking dogs, rubbing their bellies, giving treats, and receiving slobbering kisses, all while giving loving pet families a peace of mind while they go about their busy lives? My best buddy Monti (pictured with me, adopted 6 years ago) agrees."