Meet The Team!

Erin H.,

Founder, Pet Care Professional & "Boss Lady"

Former craft cocktail bartender turned dog walker, Erin's first love has always been animals. She 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 most recently fostered and ultimately adopted a pair of loving sisters, a German Shepherd and Papillon mix - Rae and Finn.

 

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

 

Making the leap to the pet care profession has allowed her to apply the passion she had for providing exceptional experiences and exceeding expectations in the fine dining industry, and now offer that in a different industry, to both people and pets!

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. You can find her out in the field walking many packs of happy pups during the day, hosting multiple dogs for sleepovers in her home, and hard at work in her "free time" keeping Petunia Pet Care operating 24/7!

Melina G.,

Pet Caretaker

Melina, born and raised in Baltimore, grew up with lots of animals around, including dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, bunnies, tortoises and turtles. Her dream is to one day own a farm with many animals!

 

She has two dogs, Nike and Gracie, and loves to take them on long walks and adventures to the reservoir. Her gentle nature and loving personality makes her a great companion and caregiver. And she is very much looking forward to providing care for your pets!

Her love of different animals with different personalities and age has extended into her schooling career. She is a current senior at Towson University, pursing a major in Gerontology, and minor in disability studies. She hope to continue to care and advocate for older adults and those with disabling conditions.

Matt T.,

Pet Caretaker

Matt is a graduate from Towson University with a Bachelor's degree in fine arts and photography, and an

aspiring professional artist living in the Overlea/Hamilton area of Baltimore. He loves to work primarily with stained glass and photography!

When he's not hard at work creating, and walking pups for Petunia, Matt enjoys cooking, local sports teams, and hiking with his dog, Lucy!

Erin with her daughters, Rae Lynn and Little Finn

a trip to the beach

Pack Leader, Melina!

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Matt and Lucy!

Debby H.,

Pet Caretaker & "Mama Bear"

Born and raised in Maryland, Debby loved and cared for family pets growing up, including 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!

Debby with her Skippy Dog

Valerie A.,

Pet Caretaker & "Nana GG!"

Valerie was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She and her two sisters grew up caring for family pets including dogs, ducks, and a favorite parakeet! As an adult, her family continued to include dogs and cats as family pets.

Valerie attended the University of Maryland, obtaining a Masters degree in Nursing. Her nursing career focused on medical, surgical, and cardiac services. After 45 years, she retired from Sinai Hospital to care for her 95 year old mother throughout her hospice care.

Presently Valerie's daughter and her three grandchildren reside in Phoenix, Maryland. Their most recent pet addition is her granddaughter's pet pig named Harlee! Nana GG is Valerie's special nickname with her grandpig!

 

She very much looks forward to being a support to pet owners by caring for their fur babies.

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"Nana GG" and Harlee

Caroline V.,

Pet Caretaker

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!

Amanda J.,
Pet Caretaker