Adrienne came to Wild Things with years of experience working in the pet care industry. Her time working as a dog daycare attendant, a manager at a dog boarding facility, and a manager/nutrition specialist at Bentley’s Pet Stuff has given her a wealth of knowledge about dog behavior and health. Adrienne is passionate about pet rescue and lives with Jack, a pitmix, 2 guinea pigs and 4 snakes!
I am a retired accountant who is following her dreams of being outdoors and with animals. I’ve had dogs my entire life, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes and everything in between. I was a breeder of black labs before committing to rescues only and for ten years I opened my home to 26 unadoptable ferrets to live out their lives with love. Currently I share my house with a golden retriever named Nugget, a black lab named Shadow and recently lost my closest sidekick, a 14 year old Shepherd/Border Collie Mix named Merlin.
I am an introvert that loves to take lone hikes with my dogs, so pet sitting is a natural extension of that. There is no such thing as a bad day when you are greeted with wagging tails and puppy kisses. I go home satisfied every day knowing that I made the day a little brighter for an animal and in turn, they made mine brighter too.
My passions include hiking, cycling, Spartan obstacle course racing and playing with my 3 year old grandson. I am a published amateur wildlife and landscape photographer and I’m rarely far apart from my camera when I’m off work.
My name is Angie and I joined Wild Things Pet Services in October, 2017. For over 25 years, I’ve been pet-sitting for animals throughout the Fox Valley area. I have over 4 years’ experience as a vet tech and working with simple and complex personalities. My experience includes: handling and restraining animals for examining, nail trims, administering shots and medication and the like. All breeds of cats and dogs, big and small, old and young are fine with me! I’ve worked both professionally and personally with domestic, farm, exotic and wild animals. Over the years, I have enjoyed researching and experimenting with health and nutrition for both animals and people. I would like to incorporate more of that into my line of work.
In 2004, I graduated from National University of Health Sciences with a massage therapy certificate. A day doesn’t go by, that I don’t use my skills to help ease and relax my furry friends! It means the world to me that I’m aloud to care for yours, thank you in advance. 🙂
Overnight Pet Sitter
Lexie Newman is a children’s librarian by day and pet sitter by night. She spent many years as a volunteer with a local no-kill shelter, where she was called the kitten whisperer. All of Lexie’s animals have been rescues, from her first kitten, adopted when she was four, to her current fur babies. She has owned cats and dogs, several of whom had chronic health problems (including lupus, diabetes, epilepsy, and severe separation anxiety). A native of Indiana, Lexie has lived in the NW suburbs for 24 years. In her spare time you can find her in her gardens, practicing yoga, cuddling with her fur babies, or creating memories with family and friends.
Hi my name is Angel, I’m work full time and currently going to school for business. I’ve always had a soft spot for animals ever since I could remember. I have one dog that I’ve had since she was 2 months old and is now 12 years old and still spoiled happy and healthy. I’ve cared for several animals in my life from big to small ones and they’ve all brought me and my family a lot of joy.