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 trained 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.

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 B.

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!"

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.”

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!!”

Sarah

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hi I'm Sarah! I have been an animal lover my whole life. This is a dream job for me! I've been taking care of animals for as long as I can remember and I cant wait to meet and take care of yours!

Erin

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi! I'm Erin. For as long as I can remember I have adored all animals and love being able to care for them. I am thankful to do something everyday that I'm passionate about. Pictured here is my pride and joy, Alfie! He was rescued 7 years ago and is a loving member of my family. I look forward to spending time with yours!"

Terry

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi! I'm Terry. I came to be a dog lover many years ago when my 8 year old daughter did a power point presentation on why she should have a dog! Of course we got one and I was hooked! I love to take care of my furry friends. When I'm with your pups, I love them like they are my own! I especially have a soft spot for senior pups. I hope to meet your fur baby soon!"

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!"

Laura M.

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Animals have always been a huge part of my family life. My family currently consists of a dog (Marley Black Lab mix, 4 years old) and three cats – Moxie and Mia (9 years old sisters) and my newest baby, Max (11 months).  When I was younger, my dream was to work with animals or children.  I am very fortunate and grateful that I am currently fulfilling both of these dreams! I started out as a client of Suburban Pets and had the opportunity to join this wonderful organization.  I’m still a client, as I won’t trust anyone else to care for my babies!  Your fur babies are now a part of my extended family and I look forward caring for them as if they were my own.

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.”

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!"

Gilbert

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"I enjoy being apart of Suburban Pets because it is a great environment. Everyone treats each other like family. The pet parents are wonderful. I’m so excited to spend time with pups of every personality, size, and breed because they’re all so unique and sweet. I’m ambitious and positive and always have a smile, especially for my furry friends and their parents. I can’t wait to offer my services to the wonderful families of New York. Growing up, there were always pups around! I learned so much about their care and well being and have been able to take that experience into my pet sitting career. I’m also the proud dad to my fur baby, Cujo Lorenzo. He’s an eight year old Pitbull mix who is the love of my life.

I've recently obtained my Canine Communication Certificate and I look forward to sharing my knowledge on how to successfully communicate with dogs during our stay!"

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!"

Klarisa

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

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

Michele

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

“Hi my name is Michele, I have been with Suburban Pets since March 2016. I absolutely love animals! This is my dog Sandy ,she is a mix breed. I also have a dog max who is a jack Russell , pug mix. I've been an animal lover all my life! I will treat your Dogs and Cats like they were my very own!

Margaret

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hello! I've always had a passion for helping and taking care of all animals. I had many different types growing up and have worked as a Veterinarian Technician and also did grooming!  I have 2 dogs, Jasper & Harley, and 4 cats, Bubba, Bella, Sandy and Storm 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."

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:)"

 

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!"

Emily

Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter

"Hi, I’m Emily! I grew up in a family of animal lovers and have always had pets. I’ve done pet sitting for neighbors since I was in elementary school, and have some experience volunteering at a local shelter. I’ve been with Suburban pets since May of 2018 and I’ve loved every day of it! I treat each of the pets I visit as if they were my own and they each have a special place in my heart!"

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. "

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!"

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."

Ashley

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi! I’m Ashley 🙂 I have been an animal lover and owner for my whole life. To me, there’s not many things better in this world than the love that you get from your pets - It is always genuine, and unconditional ❤️ I look forward to meeting, and bonding with your fur babies!"

 

Michele L.

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi ! I’m Michele and I’m an animal lover, especially dogs. I love having the opportunity to walk/play with dogs every day, and cats too! I have a German Sheppard at home."

Stacy

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"My name is Stacy Tirado and I love my job! Wagging tails of all shapes and sizes (especially nubs) warm my heart because it lets me know I made that fur baby’s day, just by coming to walk and hang out with them. I love the adventure as every day is extremely different from the next even if I see the same pups and kitties (and if it’s a new pup or kitty then it is quite an adventure indeed). Their personalities are so interesting and I quite enjoy their simple company. I’ve been with Suburban Pets for about five months and I can safely say that working for this company has changed my life. Before this job, I held other animal experience roles as this field is my passion. I have bottled fed and assisted in the birthing of calves on a dairy cow farm, I have interned at the Bronx Zoo for a summer, working with the petting zoo animals and I currently volunteer at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh for both the dog and cat programs, to name a few. So, it is safe to say that this position is quite different from what I’ve done in the past but so far it has been the most rewarding. The bonds I have built with the pups and kitties I work with have added a value to my life I didn’t know I was missing but am grateful that I found. "

Debbie

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"I have always had a great love of animals, which led me to be in the grooming industry for 10 years.  My life is consumed with being an animal lover.  I have rehabbed over 30 squirrels and I also paint animal portraits.  I continue on my animal journey with working for Suburban Pets.  How fortunate am I, I love my job!"

Jaclyn

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi! I’m Jaclyn! I’ve been an animal lover my whole life. I grew up with cats and dogs and have a dog named Cooper, and 2 cats, Link and Chip of my own. Nurturing animals just came naturally to me. I’ve always worked in retail, but after recently having my son, I knew it was the right time to take the leap, and change my career. I’m so happy I did, I absolutely love my job. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” "

Xavier

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hey there, my name is “Xavier A. Guerrero” and I have always had a deep love for all animals since I was very young. When I was twelve I started my own dog walking business to raise money for a school trip. But after the trip, I continued to walk the dogs in my neighborhood because I truly love the time I shared with them. Working with Suburban Pets brings me that same childhood joy. "

Andrea

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi, My name is Andrea. I am a true animal lover, I just can't get enough of their unconditional love and affection. I have had pets my entire life, dogs, cats, hamsters, and birds. I do not eat meat and purchase only cruelty free dairy, cleaners, cosmetics clothing, etc. These adorable pups are a friend's fur babies. I am the proud mama of two beautiful kitties, Lucie and Jake, as well as that of two human children, Jacqueline and Alicia."

Karen

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi my name is Karen. I’m a proud mom of this beautiful dog named Chloe. She was rescued 4 years ago and has brought so much joy into my home. I grew up surrounded by animals and now my children are doing the same. I recently started being a walker/dog sitter. This job has been so rewarding. I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the most sweetest,  friendliest , adorable pets. No matter how big or small I love them all! At every visit play time is my favorite time. I always give some TLC to make sure each pet feels safe, loved and happy. "

Lisa

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"I'm Lisa. I have been  an animal lover my whole life. I am the proud fur parent of two cats Yogi and Boo Boo. Pictured here is Suburban Pet Otis. I treat all my furry friends like family, and I look forward to visiting them every day. "

Julia

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hello everybody I’m Julia S and animals of all shapes and sizes has always been my passion. I love caring for your fur babies as if they were my own!! My son, my dog, and my job are the most important things in the world to me. I look forward to meeting you and all the amazing pets that make my job so awesome!"

Kat

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"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."

Cinthia

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi, I'm Cinthia =) My fur baby's name is Jeter! He's a 5-year-old Havanese named after one of the best (Go Yankees!).  I love being part of the Suburban Pets team. I love dogs and animals in general. I enjoy walking and spending time with my furry friends because I find it therapeutic and a great workout. I spent so many years working with people sitting behind a computer screen. I had to get away from it all; best decision I ever made. I've met so many wonderful pups and kittens, each with their own unique personalities. The best part of the day is seeing their happy faces and wagging tails. I treat each one as if they were my own. With us, your baby's paws are in good hands!"

Alex

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi I’m Alex! My love for animals has been everything to me ever since I was a little girl! I grew up with having at least one pet around at all times! The happiness, joy, and love they continuously give you is beyond extraordinary. Becoming a dog walker has made me a better fur-baby momma in so many ways! The interaction with all different animals, day after day, fills my heart! I look forward to meeting your babies and treating them as my own!"

Cathleen

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"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!"

Anne

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"When I walk other people's dogs I fall a little bit in love with them. I think of myself as the fun Aunt who comes over to walk and play, and the dogs love the exercise and extra attention."

 

Tallyann

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"I am an animal lover, but dogs are where it has always been at for me. Dogs are a gift and there is nothing like being greeted by a wiggly butt. The unconditional love they give is unmatched. I enjoy meeting new animals and making furry friends every chance I get."

Carolina

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hello! My name is Carolina Romero and I’m a proud fur mom to 3! I have a true passion for animals! Any kind you name it! I love them all. I love spending my time walking, feeding, playing, going to the park and cuddling with these sweet loving babies! I can assure you, your pets will be in great hands when with me! Looking forward to meeting you all and maybe one day I’ll be their Veterinarian as well!!!!! "

 

Lauren

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi! I am Lauren and this my baby boy Carter. I am a special education teacher for the NYC Department of Education. I use my skills as a teacher to help train dogs. I practice the positive reinforcement strategy at school and with Carter. I look forward to meeting your furry friend 🙂 "

Kimberly

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

“Hi there! My name is Kimberly, I am a life-long animal lover and owner. I’ve had cats and my dog my entire life, I am a volunteer at Palomine therapeutic riding center and am a pre-veterinary student! I love being active and working with animals and look forward to helping you take the best care of your pet!”

 

Laura

Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

"Hi I’m Laura and this job is as amazing as a treat is to a dog! Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always felt a connection with all sorts of animals stemming from my pet turtles. Now this puppy with me is my baby boy Blaze and I have no idea where I’d be without him which is why I’m so excited to help you take care of the pet you can’t imagine your life without!"