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The Pet Nanny Team

Ned Sonstein / Playgroup Manager

Ned has worked professionally with domestic animals for over fifteen years and is proficient in animal CPR. The proud parent of two rescued feral cats (Ava Shmougie and Grayson H. Kizmit), Ned has a knack for working with animals of all shapes and sizes.

Patrice Caron

Patrice has been working with The Pet Nanny since 2007 and specializes in dog walking, cat care, and house sitting for clients. Dogs and cats have been members of her family since she was born. She currently has one cat, Freddie, whom she adopted after he was rescued by Gina.

Nicolette Beach

Nicolette began working for The Pet Nanny in 2010. She’s had a life long love of animals, growing up surrounded by pets, including a German Shepherd named Angel, a cat named Roscoe and a tarantula named Rosie. While living in Philly she has fostered over 50 cats and kittens.

Frank Abruscato

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Frank grew up around many animals and loves all of them equally! “This is the way to live”, he says, “being surrounded by amazing animals!” If you ever bump into Frank, don’t hesitate to ask him any questions. He’s not shy and loves conversation.

Joni Moskowitz

Joni joined The Pet Nanny in 2013 and specializes in early morning and evening visits. When not caring for animals, she enjoys watching sports, playing soccer, traveling and photography. She currently lives in the Art Museum area with her cats, Zeke and Mia and a foster cat or two.

Richard Estevez

Richard Estevez is a former rare book buyer and library clerk, a transplanted community and public art project maker from Brooklyn, NY. He has always been a loud-and-proud cat guy, lover of the weirdly independent, zany cats he’s adopted over the years, but is recently becoming a dog tribe member, enjoying how sociable, exuberant and HAPPY they can be.

Jordan Haiber

Jordan recently graduated from Temple University with an English degree in 2016. In high school, she volunteered at the local animal shelter where she lived in New Jersey. She has surrounded herself with many pets over the years and now lives with her two rescue cats, Ozzy and Louie, and a bearded dragon named Jolene.

Eliza Becker

Eliza is currently enrolled at the School of Arts and Sciences at UPenn. She adores pups of all kinds, and has a sweet rescue dog of her own named Daisy. She is a resident of Brewerytown.

Olivia Zarzycki

Olivia is a life long animal lover, with experience and a fondness for everything from exotic pets, to small animals, farm friends, and dogs and cats. A recent graduate of Temple, Olivia enjoys her time playing music, riding her bike, being a ferret mom, and hanging with her Pet Nanny pals!

Ripley Bugey

Ripley was surrounded by pets at an early age from house cats to farm animals and loved to befriend all. He’s an artist who is from the quiet towns outside of Philadelphia. Cat dad of 2, always looking to make more furry pals.

Katie Clark

Katie is a recent transplant to Philadelphia, but a lifelong animal lover. She grew up around animals of all shapes and sizes, from fish to horses, and has loved her interactions with each and every one. She hopes to pursue her Master’s degree in Philadelphia in museum studies. Katie currently lives in the Graduate Hospital area of Philly with her two rescue cats, Bean Bunny and Oliver. She loves meeting new animal friends, exploring the history and art of the city, and wrangling her cats into cooperating for photoshoots.

Spencer Schmitt

Spencer moved to Philadelphia from St. Louis this year with his 17 year- old beagle rescue Tobie, that he has had for 16 years. He is currently a Business/Computer Science student and living in Brewerytown.

Bailey Leadford

Bailey is a lover of animals in all shapes and sizes. She grew up with two rescue dogs, Lita and Molly and now lives with her cuddly elderly cat/best friend Rocky in University City. She loves fostering kittens and walking around in beautiful Philadelphia. Bailey just graduated from Drexel University this year and her dream is to work in medicine and own a farm where she can take care of rescue and foster dogs, cats, goats…and anything else!

Emily Lofing
Britt Whipple / Office Manager

Britt has been working at The Pet Nanny since April 2013 and is currently Office Manager. She still does a lot of walks, cat care and puppy play, too! She has spent a lot of time volunteering at shelters and rescue organizations in the past. She doesn’t have any pets of her own right now but most of the time you can usually find her house sitting!

Rica Perez / Operations Manager

Rica has been working for The Pet Nanny since 2011. She loves to walk dogs, care for kitties, and house sit occasionally, but now spends most of her time on scheduling in the office. You may get an e-mail from her regarding your bookings, so say hello!