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!
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.
Vicky is a mostly retired nurse. She moved to Durham 25 years ago and is originally from Ohio. She grew up always having a pet in the family whether it be dogs or cats. With retirement she enjoys much traveling with her husband so is unable to have a furry family at this time. She does use much of her time volunteering with a few local organizations such as IAR (independent animal rescue) and EENP (ears,eyes,nose,paws) which fosters and trains service dogs. Her other interests are yoga, running, and reading. She is grateful for the opportunity to care for others pets and believes that is where she feels the most purposeful.