Meet The Team!

Erin H.,
Founder, Pet Care Professional & "Boss Lady"

Erin's first love has always been animals. Her late father is a huge inspiration for why she chose the pet care industry, as she gets her passion and love for animals from her father's example. As a former craft cocktail bartender in the fine dining industry, taking the leap to the pet care profession has allowed her to apply the love she had for providing exceptional experiences and exceeding the expectations of her guests to a different industry, and now for both people and pets!

 

Erin grew up with a total of 8 Basset Hounds, raised an American Bulldog puppy, cared for her rescue dog Skippy into his senior years of 16 1/2, and in 2018 fostered and ultimately adopted a pair of loving sisters, a German Shepherd and Papillion mix - Rae and Finn.

 

She has been inspired by dogs of many different breeds, personalities, ages, and sizes, allowing her to easily adapt to pets with many different needs.

Erin holds certifications in Pet CPR/First Aid and Pet Nutrition, has taken a master class in Dog Socialization and Obedience, and is a "NAPPS Certified" member of the National Association for Professional Pet Sitters. 

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Mila S.,
Pet Caretaker

Mila spent the majority of her life growing up and training in the gym owned by her grandfather. Competing in Acrobatic Gymnastics for 10 years gave her determination and discipline at a young age. She was lucky enough to travel the world and see many different countries and cultures, helping to teach her hard work, courageousness, and patience, which she applies in her everyday life.

Mila has always had a special place in her heart for dogs. Around the age of 13, Mila rescued a loving, adult dog, Phoenix, who they nursed back to health. With persistence, she and her brother convinced their mom that it was the right thing to do to keep her as their own!

When Mila was 9 years old, her mom was diagnosed with cancer and succumbed to her illness just 5 years later. Having Phoenix around was a huge support to Mila in this very difficult time in her life. She truly believes that dogs are magical, and every day Phoenix inspires her. Just like Phoenix’s perseverance through apparent hard times, and the fire inside of her that burns bright to this day, Mila carries the same torch in both her mother and her baby Phoenix’s honor!

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Debby H.,

Pet Caretaker & "Mama Bear"

Born and raised in Maryland, Debby loved and cared for family pets growing up, such as dogs, cats, birds, and horses. As an adult, she and her family have had numerous dogs, all of which were rescued, the most recent being her beloved companion for 16 years.

 

Debby attended the University of MD, where she obtained a degree in nursing, followed by graduate school in Boston, and has her doctorate in Nursing Practice! She worked for many years as a nurse with critical-care and cardiac patients, and also currently works with terminally ill patients in their homes.

 

After more than 40 years of experience in healthcare, she has seen the impact of pets on not only maintaining health and quality of life, but in actually improving illness. She is grateful for the opportunity to support pet owners by providing quality care to their pets!

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Interested in becoming a dog walker or pet sitter? Email us at infopetuniapet@gmail.com with your resume, tell us about yourself, and please list the area in which you live. We are always accepting applications for all services areas! Ideal applicants will live close to where we can provide service. Looking forward to hearing from you!