Meet the Staff
Bjarna O. – Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Extraordinaire
“I believe there are two types of people in this world, “people-people” and “animal-people”. I am mostly the latter.
My love for animals began before I could talk when I opened the door to a stray cat. She walked right into the house and forever into my heart. Since then I’ve rescued many animals from an injured baby woodpecker, to a miniature Irish Wolfhound.
My family now consists of a bearded dragon, a mostly blind and deaf Himalayan Blue Point cat and the aforementioned dog. There is nothing I would rather spend my time doing than caring for my four-legged friends, and yours. The love of an animal is unconditional, innocent and a pleasure to earn.
I greatly look forward to earning the love and respect of your animal family members as well.”
Tara C. – Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Extraordinaire
I have had a love and fascination for animals from a very young age. A passion that has led to volunteering in caring for domestic and wild animals alike. Such organizations include the NHSPCA and Project Wildlife Rehabilitation Center located in San Diego, California. I have a collective 15+ years of experience in caring for dogs, cats, small mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and amphibians. These experiences include caring and raising puppies and very young kittens.
My long term career goal is in scientific research in aquatic systems. I majored in Zoology at the University of New Hampshire and look to pursue graduate studies in either conservation ecology or developmental ecology. During my time at UNH as an undergraduate I assisted in the Marine Invertebrate Ecology lab for 2 years. I ran my own solo project on sea anemones before moving onto a developmental ecology study with axolotl (Mexican salamander) larvae.
Much of my free time these days is spent looking after the newest additions to my fur family. Two young and mischievous cats named Griffin and Nova. They are a handful but their antics have provided endless amounts of amusement!
Melissa S. – Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Extraordinaire
“Ever since I can remember, I have always had a strong love for animals and the outdoors. For the past three years, I have been able to turn this passion into a dream job by working for Top Dog!
I’m married and am currently studying towards a degree in Environmental Science. In my spare time I enjoy hiking up in the White Mountains and traveling to new places.
I also have two precious pups of my own! My oldest is Indiana, a 6-year-old pit bull. I adopted her when she was just five weeks old, and she has been my best friend ever since! She is a great hiker and also loves long walks on the beach! My other pup is Walt, a lab mix who is just 1 year old! He loves playing fetch and swimming, and completes our home!
I grew up with cats and dog and have always felt a strong connection towards each animal I care for. It’s important for me to earn their trust, teach them positive behaviors, keep them safe and make sure they are having fun.”
Susie J. – Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Extraordinaire
“I am married and have three young adult children and have lived in Londonderry for 20 years. I have always enjoyed being with animals and as a young teen, I spent time with animals whenever I could. One of my passions is horseback riding. I loved grooming, feeding and cleaning the barn stalls in exchange for riding time.
I have volunteered whenever I could at local animal shelters and veterinarian clinics, helping with the general duties necessary to care for the animals. I became a dog groomer and enjoyed grooming dogs until I started my family and became a stay at home mom.
My husband and I now have a home-based office furniture sales business. Because my children are older, I am finally able to get back to spending more time with animals again.
All my life I have had at least one dog in my family. I currently have 3 dogs, my 11-year-old pug Bandit and my two rescue dogs Izzie and Lucky. I have been interested in dog rescue organizations for many years and hope to foster dogs in the future.
I also have interest in learning more about dog training and hope to support dog owners in their desire to train their own dogs.
Dog walking and pet sitting has been a wonderful addition to my personal and professional life. I look forward to walking, caring and spending time with your pet!.”
Jen A. – Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Extraordinaire
“I have been a resident of Windham since 2002 and am married with two children ages 24 and 26. I previously worked at Verizon for 30 Years.
I have one dog Maggie who we rescued in 2012, she is a border collie mix and is the most loving and loyal❤️
I love the outdoors, walking and gardening and I enjoy caring for all animals, as they give us unconditional Love!!
I look forward to caring for your furry family!”
Aisha S. – Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Extraordinaire
“As far back as I can remember I’ve loved animals. I remember begging my mom for a pet and being overjoyed when she surprised me with a hamster. His name was Teddy and he was a grumpy old boy but I loved him all the same!
I realized as I got older that I needed to be around animals, and that was the career path I wanted to follow. I’ve had dogs since I was 6 years old and growing up, my dogs were my best friends.
I worked at a pet supply store for a number of years, learning all about pet nutrition and care. Once I left I really missed being around pets and fellow pet lovers but, was happy I still had my own pets at home.
Unfortunately, in the last year or so I haven’t had any of my own and I was really feeling something missing in my life.
I have always volunteered to pet sit for friends and family so I decided to try it professionally… What a wonderful decision I made! Working as dog walker/pet sitter has really been the best. Pets are family to me and spending all day making sure your pets are getting the love and care they need while you’re away is just so fulfilling. I treat each pet as if they were my own and that’s really important to me.
I can’t wait to meet you and your furry children!”
Lacey F. – Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Extraordinaire
“I am a full-time college student and a full-time dog walker. I grew up on a farm, worked as a vet assistant for awhile, and now I’m working on my best job yet!
My most recent hobbies include rescuing exotic plants and animals, so I have a lot of experience caring for a wide range of living things.
I love sending out cute pictures I take during walks and I especially love hanging out with the pets! Nothing makes my day like being greeted with big smiles from the pups!”