Dog Walker, Pet Sitter & Pet Boarder
Hi there! My name is Jillian, I was born and raised in Alpena, Michigan so yes, sometimes I sound Canadian and no, you can never get used to the snow :) I met my husband Chris while he was playing minor professional hockey in my hometown when I was 18 and we have been together ever since. My husband and I left Michigan for Philadelphia where we lived for four years before settling down in South Riding.
Full time I work for Navy Federal Credit Union as a Branch Operations Supervisor but my real passion is animals. Enter: Universal Paws! I first met Toni and the Universal Team when I was searching for affordable and personal boarding for my dogs. After meeting Toni and hearing about her business, I was sold! What better way to spend my days off then playing with animals (fun fact: there isn't a better way!)
My love for all animals started when I was a kid with my first dog Brandy, a Golden Retriever. From then on, I was never without a dog (My sweet Black Labs Mollie and Jackson). When Chris and I moved out on our own we knew it was time to start our own furry family so we went out and Rocky & Lexy, two miniature dachshunds stole our hearts. We were quite content with our family of four before we fell in love with a brother and sister duo in early 2016, Winnie & Bruno. No need to go back and read again, yes we have FOUR dogs; you could call it a heard if you'd like! They are the sweetest things and make my day instantly better when I see them.
I am so excited to be with Universal Paws and to be a part of a team who has such a love for animals. This company simply exists to offer amazing, affordable pet care and who will go above any beyond the pets without nickel and diming you. So, on the behalf of the Universal Family, we look forward to meeting you and caring for your four legged friend!