Caregivers

Kristen

Kristen

Co-Owner / Manager

Kristen is a New England native with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology from UNE in Maine. She has had many years of experience working at IDEXX Labs of Veterinary Medicine research and development, as well as with canine boarding facilities, grooming salons, and pet supply shops. She has been a pet parent for 10 years and has 10 years experience caring for pets as a professional pet sitter, dog walker and trainer through her sole proprietorship in upstate NY (which was awarded “Expertise Top 10 Dog Walkers in Rochester NY” in 2016 & 2017). She is an AKC certified evaluator and is able to teach AKC accredited canine training courses. She has also served as a canine obedience training apprentice in NY for several years.

Carol

Carol

Co-Owner / Manager

Carol is a NH native with a degree in Psychology and English from the University of New Hampshire. Throughout her past, Carol has utilized her degrees in a variety of fields including aminal and pet care, fine gardening / landscape design / greenhouse operation, in-home hospice and personal care, medical administration, communications and customer service, marketing, and office management. She has been a pet mom throughout her life and now has two rescue dogs, Mia & Manute (plus a snake named Ichabod!). Carol has served as an obedience training apprentice for the past 6 months and is also pursuing her certification in canine behavioral science. Carol is certified in pet first aid and CPR, and covers all of our service areas.

Denise

Denise

Denise has cared for dogs and cats for all of her adult life. She also has experience with birds, bunnies, and hamsters. She worked for two rescue organizations fostering, as well as placing abandoned and surrendered dogs. She has lots of experience with older and special needs dogs and cats. Denise specializes in overnights at your home. She currently shares her home with her rescue setter, Buddy. She covers all of our service areas.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Stephanie has been an “honorary” member of the Happy Pet Caregivers since her daughter Amanda joined the group. We finally convinced her to become an official associate. In the past, Stephanie lived on a farm and learned to love all creatures. She has had the most experience with dogs, cats, and horses, and, more recently, freshwater fish, guinea pigs, and a snake, courtesy of Amanda. She has always had at least one canine family member, usually a rescue because she gravitates toward dogs with “issues.” She has worked as a housekeeper her whole life and has been with some of her clients (and their pets!) for over 20 years. Stephanie lives in Andover and covers as a backup, does sleep-overs as well as the occasional overnight.

Roxy

Roxy

Roxy has owned, trained and groomed Old English Sheepdogs for over 30 years.  She and husband Wayne are members of the New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue (NEOESR in Lincoln, Mass.) and she has done both transporting and fostering.  She has experience with cats, dogs, horses, and goats.  She lives in Springfield (Georges Mills end) and is available primarily for sleep-overs and overnights in the Sunapee, Newbury, New London areas.

Amanda

Amanda

Amanda has a geography and a zoology degree and is a nationally certified pet caregiver, as well as being certified in dog and cat first aid and CPR and certified by NAPPS. She has lifelong experience with her own pets, including dogs, cats, fish, and more recently, guinea pigs and a snake. For two amazing years, she volunteered at a raptor (bird of prey) rehabilitation and environmental education center working with permanently injured raptors. In addition, she held an internship at a zoo. She learned a little about each of the animals and a lot about cleaning up droppings – and she loved every minute of it. Amanda is our Jill-of-all-trades…she does all stages of pet-sitting from sleep-overs and over-nights to dog walking and “simple” visits with puppies.

Brooke

Brooke

Brooke resides in a cozy log cabin in Sunapee with her partner. Brooke grew up in a household full of animals, including a fawn pug, four Siamese cats, a chinchilla, and a dwarf rabbit. She finds participating and sharing her life with animals, big or small, very rewarding. Brooke has volunteered at two different locations for the Humane Society, including Walk for Whiskers of Greater Nashua. She worked at a cage-free dog daycare facility specializing in the enrichment of dogs during the day and bonding with the group for overnights. She has a background in nutrition, proper administration of medications, and CPR & First Aid.  Brooke covers the Upper Valley and Lake Sunapee Region with overnights and walks.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth has been working with dogs since she adopted her first at age 9. She attended the University of Vermont earning a degree in Animal Science. While at UVM, she interned for Thesewoods Kennels, a competitive Siberian Huskey Racing Kennel. She also worked at the UVM Dairy Farm and is an EQUUS Alumni. She went on to work as a full time ACO in Stowe Vermont for 8 years and working for a doggy daycare nearby. She has worked with many sled dog teams in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Alaska, caring for as many as 44 dogs at once. She currently lives in Grantham with her small team of Alaskan Huskies. She sits on the board for the New Hampshire Mushers Association and the Blue Mountain Snowdusters when she is not caring for her family and playing with dogs.

Todd

Todd

Todd is a life long NH resident of the Grantham/Lake Sunapee area. He lives in Grantham with his family, rescue retriever mix, Jake and a flock of laying hens.  

Tanya

Tanya

Tanya holds an environmental science degree from SUNY ESF & Syracuse University. After working in waste management, she moved to NH in 1993 to become a ski instructor. She and her husband winterized a family summer cottage and raised chickens, goats, and a cat. They also have two wonderful sons. Tanya also has experience with horses and farm animals. Currently, she is involved with the UNH Cooperative Extension. Tanya enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time gardening.