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. 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!”
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 with animals. 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! I currently have 3 fur babies of my own, 2 dogs & a cat. Being around & caring for animals seem 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 work-life balance, 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.”
“Hi, I’m Cathleen and I love working with Suburban Pets. I have always had a dog in my life and love animals. I started with SP in the summer of 2018 as a walker and in the spring took on the role of assistant manager. I am looking forward to meeting your fur baby!”
New Employee Coordinator
“Hi, I’m Jessee. I joined the Suburban Pets team in 2019 to help hire our amazing staff. I love animals and have my own 3-year rescue pup. She has brought so much love and fun to our household.
New Employee Coordinator
“Hi I’m Francesca. I grew up in an animal loving family & married into one! I can’t get enough of all the dogs, cats, birds & reptiles. My husband and I adopted our dog Jax in 2014 and gave him 2 loving little girl best friends, Lilianna & Layla, in 2019 & 2021. I am excited to bring on new hires to the amazing team here at SP & meet all of our furry friends!”
“Hi! I’m Melissa. I’ve been a dog lover all my life and have been rescuing them ever since I was a little girl. Working for Suburban Pets has been such a blast and a very rewarding experience for me, it’s an amazing feeling to earn the trust and friendship of the wonderful dogs we get to spend time with everyday. In my spare time, I love hiking with my own pup, and making music with my twin sister.”
“My name is Christel and I have been with Suburban Pets since 2014! I have a dog named Chase and cat named Lilly who are attached to my hip when I’m at home!
When I’m not walking the dogs of Suburban Pets, I am likely traveling, reading or relaxing at home.”
“Hi, I’m Kaitlyn! I’ve been with Suburban Pets since June 2021 and I am one of the training managers. I have always been an animal lover, I currently have a husky named Kota. I enjoy working for SP and being able to make new furry friends. Whether it be long walks or cuddles on the couch, your pets are getting the love and care they deserve and need!”
“Hey, I’m Brittany! I am a huge animal lover & humanitarian at heart. I have a pet cat who is my BFF and I love that I get to work with dogs every day. Besides hanging w animals I also love hiking, traveling, and music!”
“Hi there I’m Serina! I’m so lucky to spend my days among cats and dogs, they have taught me so much about life. After a lively day of walking pups, find me snuggled up with my own pets, or taking a walk in the preserve.”
“Hi! I’m Sharon. I started out as a SP client and now I am so happy to be part of the SP team. I currently have one rescue dog who brings my whole family so much joy. I love all animals, especially dogs, and have been having such a great time taking care of all of your fur babies. I am a teacher by day, dog walker by night (weekends and holidays too) and look forward to meeting and caring for your pets!”
“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!”
“I’m an obsessed fur mommy and am excited to be able to spend time with your fur babies when you’re not around. I look forward to the times spent with them and wish there were more hours in the day to do more. Pictured is me and Molly when she was a puppy. She is truly a rescue dog that rescued me.”
“Hi, I’m Shannon and I have loved animals all my life. I’ve owned 4 wonderful dogs, currently a Yorkie named Gracie. Suburban Pets is the perfect place for me because I get to meet and make friends with all kinds of animals. I find it hard not to fall in love with all of them.”
“Hi I’m Alex! I’ve grown up with pets ever since I was a little girl! The unconditional love they give you is the best!! Having a fur baby has taught me so much and genuinely makes me happy! I currently have 3 kitties who I adore and I love that I get to work with dogs, and cats, everyday! I look forward to caring for all your babies!”
“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 is such a rewarding experience. I have fostered several cats, four of whom I rescued from the To Be Destroyed list at the NYCACC. I have 2 dogs and a cat, all 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 your life!”