Team

Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters

Thoughtful Hiring

Rest easy, your pet is in safe hands.

You only want the best for your pet – so do we!  

We hire reliable dog walkers and pet sitters, who demonstrate dedication to the individual needs of each pet. All of our team members are thoroughly screened, in order to ensure they are responsible, mature and reliable.  Our dog walkers and pet sitters are team players that work together to ensure high quality, consistent care for your pet! Quality pet care is consistent pet care.

To retain high quality caregivers, we cultivate long-term relationships with our clients. Since professional caregivers need a consistent schedule, we cannot provide on-demand dog walks. For our weekly dog walking clients, we do not charge for emergency or last minute walks.

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01.

Prehire Screening

After a thorough interview, we obtain detailed employment references to ensure the candidate is reliable & caring. All applicants undergo a criminal background check.

02.

Training Period

Caregivers are trained in urban dog handling techniques and feline care. They must receive positive client feedback during their trainee period to remain on our team.

03.

Customized Care

From an anxious dog, to a cat that craves extra affection – our caregivers ensure each pet’s needs are met. We focus on safe dog walking techniques and reinforce training.

04.

Client Feedback

We value your input at every step! If you have a preferred sitter or dog walker, we will do our best to keep them assigned to your pet.  Walkers are assigned based on a dog’s handling needs.

Quality Pet Care Requires A Team
“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.”
Sarah caregiver Philadelphia Pet Care Company

Sarah joined the PPCC team after relocating from Boston, where she worked as a dog walker and pet sitter. She has over 3 years of experience caring for pets. Sarah is a dedicated caregiver In addition to caring for the PPCC pets, she is preparing to enter nursing school and recently completed CNA training.

Sarah A.
mark caregiver philadelphia pet care company

Mark  joined the PPCC team after relocating to Philadelphia from NYC, where he was a dog walker and pet sitter.  He is fascinated by the beautiful bond they create with their human friends! In addition to caring for  PPCC pets, he is a professional pianist and composer.

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Meg caregiver Philadelphia Pet Care Company

Meg joined the PPCC team after several years of pet care at a kennel and volunteering at PAWS. Meg is a skilled handler with a calm presence that puts dogs at ease, quickly. She is a  dedicated pet parent, to a spunky little rescue dog named Teddy & two outdoor cats. When not caring for PPCC pets, Meg enjoys painting, hiking, gardening, and reading.

Meg D.
Gabe caregiver philadelphia pet care company

Gabe is a gentle and caring person, with an even softer side for animals. He takes his time to get to know each pet to understand their individual needs. His  started with his own dogs and cat, then expanded into helping friends and family with their pets. In addition to caring for PPCC pets, Gabe is a Drexel student who enjoys playing Quidditch.

Gabe C.
Nick caregiver philadelphia pet care company

Nick has ready MANY types of animals – dogs, cats, hamsters, bunnies, goats, chickens – you name it, he raised it.  He joined the PPCC team to get extra time with dogs, since he too busy to have his own pooch.  He is a pet parent to a hamster -Charlie and a cat – Maeby. When not caring for PPCC pets, Nick is a Temple student and co-founder of a tech start-up.

Bryan E.
baiyinah caregiver philadelphia pet care company

Baiyinah attended an agricultural high school where she cared for a variety of farm animals. She also has experience volunteering at a local wildlife rehab. Baiyinah is a dedicated pet parent to her cat named Petey (pictured here). In addition to caring for PPCC pets, she is a student at the Community College of Philadelphia pursuing biology coursework.

Baiyinah C.
margaret caregiver philadelphia pet care company

Margaret grew up with dogs, cats and birds. She loves getting to know each pet’s unique personality.  Margaret is a dedicated pet parent to a rescued Pomeranian mix named CJ.  In addition to caring for PPCC pets, she is a talented artist who earned her MFA from PAFA and works as an adjunct art professor at a local community college.

Margaret B.
sarah owner of philadelphia pet care company wtih her white staffordshire terrier beatrice

Sarah founded PPCC in 2012. She has over 15 years experience in pet care, and will complete her dog training certificate in early 2020, from Perry Parks at the ACDT Academy. Sarah earned a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Her hobbies center on the environmental and wildlife wellness.

Sarah Zimmer
Owner & Manager
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Join Our Team!

Perfect for Pet Lovers & Outdoor Enthusiasts

We welcome responsible, caring and positive caregivers to join our team of dog walkers and pet sitters. Working for Philadelphia Pet Care Company is the ideal part-time job for students, artists, musicians, retirees, and anyone who loves the outdoors!  If you are looking for a part-time job with the opportunity to grow, we would love to hear from you!

  • Consistent availability
  • Familiar with Philly
  • Love the outdoors
  • Reliable team player
  • Patient dog handler
  • Client first attitude
Join The PPCC Team
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Meet Beatrice!

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Beatrice started obedience training early in life, at just eight weeks old. At four months, Sarah enrolled Bea in Philly Unleashed’s Star Puppy Program for socialization and obedience work. She graduated, then moved into their obedience level I and II classes.

This sweet girl continued her training, with master dog trainer and retired canine officer, Perry Parks at ACDT Academy in Medford, NJ.  Thanks to Major’s Miracle Network and ACDT, Beatrice is now a service dog!

To learn more, about how service dogs are helping assault survivors, please visit Major’s Miracle Network https://www.majorsmiraclenetwork.org .

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