Our Team

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Owner/Top Dog
Anthony is the founder and Owner of Paws On Durham Pet Sitting.  He's a native Texan, but moved to Durham in 2011 to work for Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.  While working for Duke, Anthony opened Paws On Durham as a part-time interest, but quickly realized that Durham's pets needed his services more than Duke did.   He left Duke, hired eight pet sitters, and has continued to grow the company to meet customer demands.  Anthony hasn't looked back since! Anthony is a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Germany, New Jersey, Alabama, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Texas.  Through all of his assignments and life, he's always owned pets and has been passionate about their wellbeing and safety.  From gerbils, hamsters, fish, cats and dogs, Anthony has always strived to provide his pets with a rich and loving existence.  In 2013, Anthony's lost his beloved pugs, Monty (15-years) and Lulu (10-years) unexpectedly, and in homage to them, has since dedicated the Paws On Durham mission to ensuring all pets cared for through the company are cherished and loved as faithful members of the POD family. Anthony enjoys traveling with wife, Liz, dabbling in the arts, and laying in sunbeams with his two sweet pug pups, Angus and Olive, and cat, Nico. He holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter through Pet Sitters International (PSI). As with all POD pet sitters, Anthony is excited to meet new clients and is dedicated to ensuring your pets are cared for as his own!
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North Durham Field Coordinator
Dottie is the North Durham Field Coordinator for Paws On Durham.  Dottie began her time with POD as a pet sitter caring for our clients' wonderful pets and quickly proved herself as an outstanding part of our team.  She has called the Triangle home since 2007, but spent most of her growing up years in Augusta, GA. She has a Bachelor’s in Creative Music Technology from LaGrange College and works as the Adult Worship Director at Greenleaf Vineyard Church. She and her husband share a passion to care for all creatures great and small. They currently have 2 dogs, 2 turtles, 3 goats, and 27 chickens. Dottie also has experience with cats, bunnies, fish, parrots, and even raised/released two squirrels. Her other interests include running, working out, knitting, and gardening. She is excited to care for your pets just as she does her own and to give you peace of mind that they are in good, trustworthy hands when you are away.
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Lynee´ hails from the Great State of Maryland. She moved to Durham to become a member of Duke Blue Devils Women’s Basketball Team and will graduate with the Class of 2018. Lynee´ is considering majoring in biology and hopes to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor. Back home, Lynee´ and her family care for ten dogs including Cane Corsos, Presa Canaries, and a Maltese. She’s also cared for many animals including a python, a guinea pig, a rabbit, and schools of fish. Lynee´ has always loved and enjoyed animals, so caring for and loving your pets will be a great honor!
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Allyson pic_FotorAllyson is a Durham native with a degree in interior design from High Point University, and is currently working at Duke University. She has always loved being around animals and grew up helping to care for everything from dogs and kittens, to cows and chickens! While Allyson doesn’t have a pet of her own right now, she can often be found loving on her parent’s dog, Coconut, and often sneaks him away for sleepovers on the weekends. Allyson enjoys caring for pets and is looking forward to getting to know and love on your pet too!
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ginger_FotorGinger has lived in Durham since 2011, but moved here from Portland, OR as quickly as she could.  She has traveled extensively throughout the world but now Durham feels like home. For the past 10 years, Ginger has served as a Home Care Provider specifically for seniors or those needing additional help in their daily lives. This allowed her to not only care for wonderful humans, but to meet/care for/love many of her client’s pets. Dogs, cats, birds, and even turtles, can be better than medicine for comfort and easing of pain, especially for the elderly who can feel pushed aside and forgotten. Ginger looks forward to meeting more Durham pets and providing careful and loving attention!
Join Us
Paws On Durham Pet Sitting is hiring committed, loving, professional and reliable pet sitters/dog walkers who are available now and will remain in the area for the coming months. To be considered for this position, you must be available during the winter holidays. If you love animals, flexible hours, a nice supplemental income, and will be here for the foreseeable future, then we want to speak to you! We offer a great work atmosphere, incentives, and competitive wages. If you would like to join the team, you should have the following qualifications: Animal lover, will remain in Durham for the winter holidays, have your own car, committed, professional, able to communicate and follow directions, think on your feet, problem solve, deal with demanding customers, have fun, and enjoy loving other peoples' pets. Please visit our website at: PawsOnDurham.com to gain a better understanding of our mission. Fill out the application on the "Join our team" tab.
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Amanda has lived in Durham all of her life and served as a teacher for over 20 years. Throughout her life, she always loved animals and volunteered with a local breeder for 9 years and delivered numerous litters of puppies. She has three children and two English Golden Retrievers: Skylar (9) and Luka (7) (her babies). She credits them with holding her secrets, lowering her stress, cuddling on chilly nights, and bringing laughter into her home. Amanda is thrilled to be with Paws on Durham! She is excited to have the opportunity to love on your pets and understands that your pets are a loved member of your family and will treat them as one of her own!
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Carmen comes originally from Virginia. but moved to Durham in 2016 to work on her second degree: nursing. She’s grown up with a myriad of dogs and cats, and right before coming to Durham, lived on a farm with pigs, ducks, and sheep. She loves animals of all sizes, having taken care of everything from a guinea pig to horses, and even aided in a sea turtle rescue! She very much misses having furry companions of her own, but is very excited to be involved in the animal community of Durham with Paws on Durham.
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Laura Marie is originally from Ohio but moved to Durham in 2015 to pursue a Master's degree at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. She has loved animals all her life, and has years of animal care experience with traditional household pets as well as exotic animals. While earning her Bachelor's degree in Biology she worked as a seasonal assistant at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo where she took care of snakes, parrots, birds of prey, turtles, lizards, opossums, and armadillos! Laura Marie has also cared for her own red-eared slider named Tuttle for over fifteen years. She looks forward to getting to know and care for your pets too!
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Sarah is a native North Carolinian and just recently moved to Durham to pursue a Master’s degree at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She has always loved animals and growing up she cared for fish, hamsters and a rabbit that lived to be 13! She currently owns two spunky mixed breed dogs, Louie and Tucker. She will take care of your pet just like her own, with love and attention to detail. She cannot wait to get to know your pets and provide them with exceptional care while you’re away!
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Jackie is originally from New York, though she recently graduated from Elon University with a degree in psychology and moved to Durham to work at Duke University. She grew up pet-sitting for her neighbors and friends, and it is one of her favorite things to do. She has been an animal lover all her life, and will certainly make your furry friends feel loved while you're away! She looks forward to getting to know your pets and to giving them the TLC they deserve.
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Paws On Durham Pet Sitting is hiring committed, loving, professional and reliable pet sitters/dog walkers who are available now and will remain in the area for the coming months. To be considered for this position, you must be available during the winter holidays. If you love animals, flexible hours, a nice supplemental income, and will be here for the foreseeable future, then we want to speak to you! We offer a great work atmosphere, incentives, and competitive wages. If you would like to join the team, you should have the following qualifications: Animal lover, will remain in Durham for the winter holidays, have your own car, committed, professional, able to communicate and follow directions, think on your feet, problem solve, deal with demanding customers, have fun, and enjoy loving other peoples' pets. Please visit our website at: PawsOnDurham.com to gain a better understanding of our mission. Fill out the application on the "Join our team" tab.
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Elli hails from the rainy city of Seattle, and moved to Durham in 2016 to pursue a degree in nursing. She grew up tending two cats, who both lived to the grand old age of 17. Elli also holds a soft spot for dogs of all sizes -- she grew up next door to an adorable small schnauzer named Bailey, and greatly misses her 'nephew' Murphy, a Labra-Dane mix who believes he is a lapdog. Elli is excited to give your pets the best care possible!
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Taylor is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. She is originally from Tennessee and upstate New York. Most of her life she has been surrounded by animals, either domestic or not, and loved it! Luckily she is able to have two animals of her own, Taco and Churro, two charismatic Chihuahuas. Taylor looks forward to meeting more animals in Durham and ensuring that all fur-babies are loved and cared for while their parents are away.
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Sue grew up in Maryland in a household with a dog, cats and the occasional fish and turtle. She moved to Durham over 30 years ago to start her career in Nursing and Public Health. Now retired, she has more time to indulge her love of animals. Sue has been the proud guardian of two mischievous cats, a black lab named Brutus, and now a 40 lb labradoodle named Nigel. Nigel keeps Sue apprised of all activities on her street and is her personal trainer, urging her to stay physically fit, well socialized and in good humor. She has volunteered at the Duke Lemur Center, enjoying the company of those amazing primates. Over the years, she has helped out her neighbors with their pets, providing play breaks, exercise, cuddle-time, walks and meals when their family is away. Occasionally, she is called upon to help with their pets’ medical treatments, medications or grooming. Sometimes you just need an extra pair of hands! Having such wonderful animals throughout life has taught her that animals, like people, need someone who provides not just food and care, but also genuinely likes them and values them. Sue makes sure your pet is safe, cared for and loved while you are away.