IngridIngrid is the owner/manager of The Happy Pet Caregivers LLC. She has a degree in Biology, an MS in Microbiology and brings over 40 years of experience working with a variety of animals including turtles, cats, dogs, fish, and small birds in addition to the myriad of creatures brought home for her by her 5 younger brothers, sisters, and her 2 kids. YIKES! Ingrid is a nationally certified pet caregiver and is certified in pet first aid and CPR. Her main jobs at The Happy Pet are to broker pets for the associates, care for her fleet of pets as well as care for her own Daisy, Lily (her dogs) and Pumpkin (her cat) and to be the ultimate backup for all the associates
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 7 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 the past two years.
KathrynKathryn has been working with animals for over six years and has been a pet owner her entire life. She enjoys bonding with all animal and developing a trusting relationship. She has managed animal care facilities in CT, worked as a dog groomer for a pet resort, volunteered for animal rescue organizations, and most recently was the practice manager for a veterinary hospital in Vermont. She is currently attending classes to complete her prerequisites for Veterinary School. She lives in Grantham with her husband, their two dogs, “Monkey” and “Who,” and their cat “Midnight.” Kathryn will be primarily covering the Grantham area with overnights and pet care and occasionally with sleep-overs.
JessJess has a degree in early childhood education and is formerly a preschool director. She enjoys participating in the Green Mt annual pug social, supporting the Green Mt Pug Rescue. She has a pug and a Peekapoo of her own! Jess has experience with large and small breed dogs, from bull mastiffs to papillons. She lives in Enfield and covers Enfield, Lebanon and points south specializing in pet sitting, overnights and walks.
SaraSara’s love for animals started at a very young age. At the end of every school year whatever the classroom pet for that year was like birds, fish, rabbits, or a hamster she would adopt them. Sara has owned dogs her whole life ranging in sizes and temperament from a Great Dane to a Puggle. Sara currently lives in Lebanon with her husband, two kids, two dogs named Duke and Jasmine, and a rabbit named Cornelius Jackson. Sara covers most of the upper valley providing sleepovers, overnights, walks, drop-ins, and some daycare.
LeahLeah grew up in a small town in Massachusetts a long furred German Shepard, hamsters, lizards, a rabbit named Chicken, a rat named Rabies, and more than a few cats. Leah worked as a Medical Assistant for years but has always had a way with animals. Her family calls her Snow White because she has managed to befriend stray cats, catch them, have them fixed, and find homes for them. She’s worked at a horse farm for years and cared for numerous types of farm animals. She is experienced with special needs pets, vaccinations, medications as well as CPR and First Aid.
Allayn works with all animals including horses, she trained with a
local dog trainer and has volunteered at the SPCA. She grew up in a family that raised Collies and Shetland ponies and is a grandmother to twin boys. Allayn has had birds, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, dogs and cats as pets in her journey through life. She lives in Hopkinton with her two cats Cupid and Cleopatra and feels blessed to be caring for animals all day. “It feels like home.”
JulieJulie has loved and respected animals since she was a little girl. She married a dog lover and they have two girls. Julie is a graduate of Pedigree Career Institute as a professional all-breed dog groomer and is knowledgeable of cats, dogs, pocket pets, and hermit crabs. Julie does overnights and general pet sitting and dog walking and has a real touch with cats. She is working toward her AD as a certified Veterinary Technician while working for us part-time. Julie has the experience, knowledge, and credibility to give the best care for all animals. She likes to say that animals can’t vocalize their thoughts and feelings, “But if you listen, I think they’re telling us to stop and smell the roses… and just be.”
ErinErin is a nurse at the VA in White River Junction, VT. She loves all types of animals and shares her home with her husband Steve (also a Happy Pet Associate) four cats, and eight fish. Besides her own pets, she has worked with and grew up with various household pets like dogs, rabbits and birds, and farm animals including chickens, horses, cows, and donkeys. She is available for daytime or evening visits. When not at work, she is most likely to be found paddling around in her kayak or spoiling her cats.
Denise F.Denise F. 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 catchment areas.