After 35 years in Corporate America, I decided that it was time to turn the page and start the next chapter of my life. I love all animals but dogs hold a special place in my heart and I knew that I wanted to work with dogs and cats on a daily basis. But what to do? That’s when inspiration struck! Family and friends have come to me for years to watch their pets, provide pet care advice, training tips and answers to pretty much any dog-related question they may have.
Thirty four years ago, I purchased my first German Shepherd, Baron, and truly fell in love with the beauty and intelligence of the breed. Then along came Delta and her kids; Maggie, and Daytona, followed by Tino and my new boy, Ruger, pictured above. Every one of them has taught me how to be a better handler, better breeder, better student of the breed. But most importantly, they have taught me humility and patience and made me a better person. They stood guard against the bathroom monsters, boogie men and odd noise only they could hear, while filling our home with love and the endless memories I’ll cherish forever.
So after years of pokes and prods by family and friends to put all that knowledge and experience to good use, I decided to open Country Pup Pet Sitting with my husband, Dave. Dave has owned Labrador Retrievers for years and had fostered rescued Rottweilers in Michigan before moving to Connecticut in 2000. We share our home with my German Shepherd, Ruger and our rescued Chocolate Lab, Charlie with frequent visits from our “grandpuppy”, Jasmine the rescued Black Lab, and all the other four-legged family members who stop by.
Making the transition to entrepreneur was at once exciting and terrifying! So many decisions! But one decision was easy: my total commitment to providing quality care to each and every pet and exceptional service to each and every client to ensure a stress-free pet care experience, one pet at a time.
I value the trust that you place in me and my trained pet sitters and its not something we take lightly. We strive to provide the very best pet sitting and dog walking in the area. And our clients love us! Check out what they have to say about Country Pup. We’d love to meet you and your fur baby and be your pet care provider of choice. Give us a try, both you and your pet will be happy you did.
Thank you for putting your trust in Country Pup!
Tammy Torres Hennessy
President and Pack Leader