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Meet The Team

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    Fletch is the Senior Vice President of Client Services and ensures all of Heidi’s Hounds team members are meeting your expectations! Heidi rescued Fletch in 2010 so he really knows the difference between excellent pet care and lousy pet care! Fletch keeps everyone on our team meeting and exceeding the high standards of service that is expected at Heidi’s Hounds!

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    Michele is our Client Relationship Manager and lives in Marshfield with her husband, three children and two rescue pooches Jazz and Libby. Michele has a certificate from Bunker Hill Community College in Pastry Arts but uses her skills to bake the perfect dog pastry. You can usually find her at her mixing bowl coming up with new recipes for Jazz and Libby to enjoy! Michele is excited to build relationships with our clients and their furry family members.

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    Kay is the Office Administrator in charge of scheduling and lives in East Bridgewater with her husband, daughter, 2 golden retrievers, 1 beagle and 2 cats. Strays always seem to find a way to her home! Kay has alway had a passion for animals and previously worked at a veterinary hospital. Kay is excited to combine her love for animals and office experience with Heidi’s Hounds, and is looking forward to getting to know you and your pets!

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    Cherie lives in Weymouth, MA and  is our Pet Sitter Supervisor. She’s also a caring and conscientious pet mom of 1 dog, 3 cats, 1 guinea pig, 2 skirted tetra fish, 1 goldfish, 1 plecostomus and 1 catfish. She has also owned a variety of unusual pets including iguanas, a Russian tortoise, an orange winged Amazon parrot, and rats. Cherie was owner/operator of her own pet sitting business in the late 1990s before starting a family. She looks forward to getting to know your pets and loving and caring for them as her own.

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    Joan is also a Pet Sitter Supervisor and has been petsitting on the South Shore for eleven years, and taking care of friends’ pets for even longer. She enjoys caring for pets who prefer in-home care to a kennel or daycare. Joan’s work style is personal, thorough, and conscientious. She seeks to connect with each pet’s character, learn their preferences, and focus on their needs. Pets lift Joan’s spirits. They tell you right away if you’re doing the right thing and reward good performance with a nuzzle or a lick when they see you come through the door. Pets crave routine and respond well to “sameness.” Joan strives to eliminate potential stressors before they manifest. She learns what motivates your pets most and uses that to put them at ease and build trust.

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    Brittany works full time from home in Weymouth, MA for Amazon Corporate. Working from home gives her less time to interact with humans and more time to interact with dogs – just the way she likes it! Brittany often spends her weekends volunteering with PAWS New England as a transport volunteer. Early Saturday mornings are spent picking up rescued pups from a truck transport  from the south and driving them to their foster family or, for some lucky dogs directly to their new adopted family. Brittany has also volunteered with the Animal Rescue League of Boston.  At home, she has a big, chubby, 11 year old Ridgeback named Nadra. They spend most of their time together eating, cuddling, and taking selfies… as evidenced by the above photo. You can expect the same level of love and care (and selfies) from Brittany with every pet she works with.

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    Tricia has lived in Norwell with her husband and their cat Freckles for the past 11 years. She previously worked in the business world for several years and is now focusing on her new “pet” project. Always a foster mom to friend’s pets throughout the years, she was able to check off on her bucket list “horse owner” finally in 2007. She enjoyed riding her gelding, Up Up & Away in Norwell and Marshfield until he was retired in 2014. She has found this new path very rewarding and loves being around animals on a daily basis.

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    Kathy is a retired dental technician . She has lived in Hanover for 30 years. She is the mother of three girls and a grandmother of two dogs whom she loves taking care of! This love has drawn her to pet sitting. Kathy will love your pets and treat them like her own.

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    Maria works full time from her Cohasset home for Xerox Corporation. She has lived in Cohasset for the past 25 years with her husband Curt where she raised her two children. She is also Vice President Of the Social Service League of Cohasset and also supports the local elder community through work with the Scituate Animal Shelter. Maria and her large Golden Retriever Simba were a fixture around town until his recent passing. Maria has had a passion for dogs for whole her life and is an avid walker. She looks forward to getting to know your pets and caring for them while you’re away.

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    Karen lives in Hull with her recently adopted shelter cat Onyx and Beta fish Elio. Karen is a retired Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Prior to Karen’s career in Ultrasound she worked as a veterinary assistant and dog groomer. Her love of animals drew Karen back to working with animals and she looks forward to caring for your pets.

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    Courtney lives in Hingham, works as a part time nurse and is mother to two teenage girls. She has always had a small zoo of pets in the family and currently resides with two dogs, one cat and two guinea pigs.  She has been pet sitting for family and friends for years in between nursing and raising her two children. Having more free time now that her girls are teenagers, Courtney looks forward to incorporating more wet noses and furry friends into her life.

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    Sarah lives in Hanover, MA. Her passion for taking care of animals started young. She grew up with 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 birds. Sarah was an Executive Administrator in Boston for 10 years before starting her family. Sarah has a busy household that consists of two toddlers, two rescue dogs Jace and Sasha, and two rescue cats Dexter and Cam. Sarah has volunteered at animal shelters her whole life, and has always dreamed of being able to work with animals full time one day. Sarah has a special calming demeanor that puts all animals at ease. She looks forward to adding your pet to her extended family.

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    Kaylee began working with dogs as a member of the Cave Canem 4-H dog club at the age of 13. This is where her passion for grooming, showing, and most importantly, caring for dogs all started. Her experience as a dog groomer and professional dog handlers’ assistant speaks volumes about the compassion she has for other people’s pets. Since graduating from high school, Kaylee has been working towards her certification as a professional dog groomer and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and training for competition obedience with her sheepdog mix, “Fenway” and Labrador Retriever mix “Lea.” Kaylee is happy to take excellent care of your beloved pets!

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    Madeline lives in Hingham with her sweet 7 year old Eskipoo named Lucky. She has previously worked with animals at Norwell Veterinary Hospital caring for boarded cats and dogs.  Other hobbies include long distance running and painting. During the academic year, Madeline is a student at Boston College pursuing a B.S. in Biochemistry.  At school, she volunteers for BC’s Emergency Medical Service as an EMT. She has plans to travel to Ecuador this summer to study healthcare systems, and aspires to attend Medical School in the future.

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    Diane has spent her entire life as an animal lover. Having many years of experience working in clinical and veterinary environments on the south shore, she knows Heidi’s Hounds is a perfect fit for her in retirement. Her compassion and love for animals was fostered during her years at Angell Memorial in Boston along with Whitman Animal Hospital and Roberts Animal Hospital. During her years there she accumulated experience in handling, grooming and caring for animals of all kinds which has lent her an easy ability to deliver the best care for others pets. Diane knows the importance of safety and care when entrusted with your pets. She recognizes the importance of being able to trust your companions in the care of someone else, and values those relationships. A Weymouth resident for all of her adult life, Diane spends her free time with her Angel baby a 10 year old Pitbull, and two adult daughters who also live on the South Shore.

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    Emily is a recent transplant from Boston now living in Hull. She still commutes to Boston three days each week to work as a hairstylist on Newbury St. She has grown up with a tremendous love of all animals and always had a house full of them ranging from small rodents and lizards to birds, cats and dogs. Emily also grew up around farm animals; visiting all the animals in their different pens was always a thrill. She currently has a rescue dog Jasper who she will tell you rescued her, and two Beta fish Ghost and Starfish. She has volunteered at the MSPCA and loved being able to give the love and attention needed to the animals waiting for their forever home. Emily has been looking for a way to work with animals for some time, after all it’s a calling she can’t ignore any longer. She is so honored and happy to have the chance to care for your fur babies while you are away and will treat them as if they are her own.

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    Mark has always enjoyed animals since a young boy growing up on a farm in rural CT. His first adventure in walking an animal was his pet goat. After college Mark worked his way to becoming a general manager for Petco Animal Supplies. While working he gained experience and knowledge for the care of all animals ranging from avian and aquatic pets to small animals and reptiles. Mark lives in Hingham with his family and two dogs.

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    Carly resides in Weymouth with her bird family of 2 ringneck doves and a cockatiel and grew up in a household with a passion for pit bulls and german shepherds! She has experience working with a variety of animals, domesticated and wild, through the years at the New England Wildlife Center, Franklin Park Zoo, PetSmart, and the New England Aquarium. Most recently from a three month internship learning about the care and training of bottlenose dolphins at Sea Life Park in Hawaii! With a background in Psychology, animal behavior is one of her many passions.

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    Heidi lives in Scituate with her husband, two teenage boys, a rescue lab mix – Cooper, a rescue coonhound/beagle mix – Molly, and two rescue bunnies – Lucy and Patches. After leaving a job as a Product Manager for an infant product company, Heidi brought her lifelong love of animals to the Scituate Animal Shelter where she walked dogs for eight years. She took a break to help Cooper & Molly work through some behavioral challenges. Molly made her aware of the plight of many unlucky hounds in the South. Now Heidi volunteers as an adoption counselor, foster and transporter for Northeast Coonhound & Beagle Rescue. As her teenage boys have become more independent, Heidi is excited to fill her new found time meeting, having fun with, caring for and giving lots of love to your pets!

                
            
    
  • Love the pics you always take! Thanks for taking such good care of Ripley. He was so excited when he saw you today!

    Leslie Rakauskas /Hingham, MA
  • Thank you for your unbelievable care of our Scouty-Girl!!

    Julie Pollick-Driggs / Hingham, MA
  • Just wanted to thank you for taking such good care of Riley and Annie for my sister in law. She called me to say how wonderful you were and how happy she was to have found you! For me, you have saved me from the responsibility of being a great sister in law and offering to take care of the dogs when they go away.

    Susan Boyd / Hingham, MA