MEET OUR TEAM
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterChristine is a native San Diegan who grew up with a beloved mutt as her constant companion, and raised Papillons as an adult. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Women’s Studies from Princeton University, and she is pursuing her J.D. at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Christine has a soft spot in her heart for all fur babies, and relishes the time she spends with dogs and cats alike — she also enjoys sitting for “pocket pets” and birds! You can rest assured that when your pet is with Christine, it will be like being with family.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterNicole’s passion for animals began as a child, the moment she fell in love with her first dog, copper her yellow lab up. Nicole loves spending time with all of the Zen Pets she cares for daily and she lovingly treat them as if they were her own. She would love to have a dog of her own one day so caring of for the pups and kitties brings her so much joy, it is obvious the pets share her dedication and joy!
When Nicole is not caring for pets she cares for children with Autism. She also loves going to the beach and spending time outdoors. Nicole loves working for Zen Pet because we are a team working together towards one goal, to provide the best care for pets big and small. Nicole says she thrives on the meaningful connections she makes every day with pet parents and their pets! Nicole is a rock star when it comes to last minute requests and the pets adore her.
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Mariam is a graduate student, as well as a full-time animal lover originally from Cleveland, OH, her specific field of study is psychology, so she is familiar with behavior theory/training, making her an ideal pet sitter/walker for your pets!
Mariam loves working with dogs, cats, and other animal companions. With 10 years of experience working with dogs as with cats (20+ years of experience and known as the cat whisperer!). Mariam also has experience caring for parakeets and small pets. Mariam finds great delight in pet sitting and dog walking because there’s nothing quite like the feeling one gets from providing love and care to lovable, animal companions – and receiving it in return! She also enjoy seeing clients light up when they see their pets having a great time when in her expert and loving care. We are so happy to have Mariam represent Zen Pet!
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterNoah grew up with 2 dogs he adored with all his heart, a beagle and a black lab. The lab, Molly, was definitely among the strongest bonds Noah had as a child, she was basically Noah’s Nana from Peter Pan. This strong bond and adoration for Molly was just the beginning of Noah’s effortless connection with dogs and cats. Noah has always been good with tuckering out high energy dogs, lots of play and plenty of running on walks. He has worked with many dogs of varying degrees of shy and disabled animals over the past several years and has not been incapable of winning them over yet. In his free time Noah plays several instruments and makes cheese. Noah is the glue of our dog walking team and a constant daily companion for so many lucky dogs!
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterKelly-Noelle a pet loving 24 year old with years of experience with house and pet-sitting before joining the zen pet team Kelly worked with a few other dog walking companies. She’s super organized, self-motivated, and a positive energy for your pets to be around.
She has experience with dogs and cats, but has also pet sat birds, reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, gerbils, and fish! Despite adoring animals her whole life, her only personal animal companion currently is Fluffy, her tortoise. Kelly is the most organized dog walker ever, we love her enthusiasm and the pets love her sweet care.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterMonique’s love and joy for animals began at a young age and thus inspired her to become a veterinarian. She found out that veterinary medicine was not her calling but that her need to care for animals was of great importance in her life. Thus for many years she volunteered at clinics and hospitals to help animals in need. Monique has years of experience caring for rabbits, dogs, and cats including her 19 year old cat named Wilson. As a recent graduate from USD now pursing Speech Therapy, she finds that her free time needs to be once again dedicated to animals. Zen Pet has provided Monique with the warmth and love of animals allowing her to give them the time, affection and attention that they deserve. When not caring for dogs and cats you can find Monique enjoying the beach or a good movie.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterMatias had a schnauzer when he was a teen and has always enjoyed caring for dogs. He enjoys working with Zen Pet because he knows he is providing a much needed service for dogs and their owners. Matias is a natural with the pets.
When not walking dogs you can find Matias studying Music at Mesa College he plans to transfer to UCLA. Working for Zen Pet has given Matias the opportunity to get to know so many amazing dogs, making his days that much better.
Office Manager/Dog Walker and Pet SitterSteph grew up on the east coast and had dogs her entire life, she moved to San Diego about 5 years ago with her two cats, Banjo and Mr. Muncan. After years of working in management in various fields It became clear to her that her calling was to work with pets. She found a place at Zen Pet as a dog walker and devoted office manager; this allows Steph to interact with both the amazing pets, team and amazing pet owners while working with a company filled with such integrity and passion.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterAudra works with animals because, well, she finds them to be the best thing on earth, we would have to agree. Audra is thoughtful, a true pet professional and clients request her time and time again. We are thrilled to have such a conscientious pet sitter on the team.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterSteph enjoys working with animals especially dogs and cats. Steph has been walking dogs for over 5 years now and loves every day of it. Steph has her own dog walking business in addition to walking dogs for Zen Pet -we are thrilled to have her on the team. When not walking dogs Steph enjoys reading, writing and the great outdoors.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterMarilyn has always loved spending time with animals, she loves their unique little souls each one is so different. Marilyn finds great joy in playing, going for walks and cuddling with pets. After working in an office environment for 30 years Marilyn’s dream was to work with pets. Now each day Marilyn lives her dream with the Zen Pet Team!
Marilyn grew up with pets, she is very patient, kind, and an extremely loving person, dogs and cats sense this from Marilyn. Marilyn is steadfast and sweet, the pets just love her and so do we.
Reiki Animal HealerBrittany has practiced Reiki since 2015. She has studied Reiki, Shamanism, and Chinese Medicine with teachers in both Connecticut and California. She privately practices in Point Loma… on humans and animals!
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Christine has been dog walking and pet sitting for over 15 years. Her favorite things on this earth are children, cats and dogs. Christine believes that dogs and cats are more highly evolved then humans and She is a huge fan of being around them. We agree and we love having Christune on the team!
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Logan has grown up with animals her whole life and cares for a fur child of her own. He is a 13 year old dachshund named Jax she has adored him since he was 3 mos. Logan Finds great pride in caring for dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes, she is truly a gem to have on the team and is professional, loving and adores animals!
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