About the Owner

Born and raised in Philly, I group up in a household where the animals always outnumbered the humans!

 

At the age of 8, I joined 4-H to raise and train puppies for the Seeing Eye, Inc. My puppy was always by my side – at school, church, the grocery store, on the bus/train, at the airport, at the bank and so on. By 1997, when I entered Princeton University as a freshman, I had raised 13 puppies that went on to careers as guide dogs all over the United States. My family continues to raise and train Seeing Eye puppies.

 

After college, I came home to Philly and became a volunteer foster parent for several local area animal rescues. Many of the dogs and cats I gave a temporary home to were special needs or older, and in dire need of lots of love. I am pleased to say that every single one of them found a forever home! And, of course, two of them – Lemmy and Maybellene – found a forever home with me!

 

For over a decade, I worked for several national non-profit organizations based in Philly and Washington, DC working on social welfare issues for underserved, underprivileged and underrepresented individuals and communities. In 2011, I began walking dogs and pet sitting on the side and instantly fell in love with the work and all of my clients!

 

In 2013, Lemmy, Maybellene and I moved to Baltimore and opened Tails of the City Baltimore when I realized my passion to work with animals (and for myself) far outweighed my desire to work behind a desk.

 

Today, Lemmy, Maybellene and I are back in Philly because we missed it so much! And we are excited to bring you quality pet care when you can’t be there with Tails of Philly!

About Tails of Philly

  • We are currently accepting new clients
  • We strive to provide the pinnacle of professional service
  • Tails of Philly is locally owned, operated and licensed
  • Bonded and Insured through Travelers & Business Insurers of the Carolinas
  • Trained in pet first aid
  • Certified Professional Pet Sitter
  • Proof of background check
  • Member of Pet Sitters International & the National Association of Pet Sitters