Our Caregivers

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We love your pets as if they were our own.

Tails On Trails trains our walkers and sitters on how to properly do their job. All walkers are bonded and insured, and have passed our extensive hiring process, including an application, phone interview, in-person interview, reference and background check. We want only the best caregivers on our team! Our main priority is always to keep your pet happy, healthy, and safe.

 

Mark

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Mark is a college student with a love for all things musical and mechanical. Growing up in Jersey City, he shared his home with a variety of animals ranging from fish and birds to dogs and cats. He has always felt that animals are much more than just simple creatures. "They have emotions and intelligence." His experience with many animals makes him a knowledgeable and dedicated caregiver.

When not studying IT or burying his face in a book, Mark spends most of his free time with an instrument in his lap and a pair of headphones over his ears. He has played at various venues in the New Jersey area such as Newport Centre Mall and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

You can rest assured knowing that your pets will be loved and cared for as equals when they're with Mark.

Jesaida

Jesaida is a Jersey City born entertainer with a passion for caring after furry babies! Jesaida, at a very young age, knew the value of caring for another life, from dogs to fish to cats, even Ferrets! She always had a longing for the type of unconditional love animals can bring into your life.

Unfortunately Jesaida experienced the tough realities of life when her beloved childhood pet Muneca (Maltese/Poodle) passed on at age 15. She was loved and cherished and will be missed. Working for Tails On Trails has revived her spirit and connection to animals in a most healing way.

Jesaida works part-time as a Zumba Instructor in the JC/NY area and has an Associates in Liberal Arts-Theater Arts. Being connected to creative pursuits in general, Jesaida is most known for her professional B*girl(Breakdance)/All-styles dance career. She has won countless events representing NJ, America, and Women! She enjoys reading, Philosophy, and writing.


Anthony

Anthony comes from a pet family, right here in New Jersey! It was odd for his family to not have a pet than to have one, while he was growing up.

He has taken care of everything from fins to paws! The longest he has ever gone without a pet is about 4 years. He's back on track with his love of animals, as he's adopted two cats! His youngest cat is a stray who was keen on living with his family and he loves being able to help rescue them off the streets of JC.

Anthony has always really loved cats and dogs because they're so friendly and caring. He says, "I love how expressive they can be. And how even the biggest, meanest looking dog can be a giant adorable baby when you get to know them."  Anthony is looking forward to meeting your furry babies and spend time with them. He know they'll be the best of friends!

 

Natasha

Natasha has been around animals all her life, some way some how. Her parents didn't let her have a pet until she was older, although all her relatives have had pets. Her family is from the south and having from dogs to horses, in her life is normal. She loves that all animals have their own personalities and you can be in tune with them as soon as you meet them. She's cared for all kinds of dogs, cats, turtles, and if she hasn't yet taken care of a specific type of animal, she will research it until she knows all she can about the needs and wants of that animal.

Natasha's love of exercise, from peaceful walks or a nice run, make her an ideal dog walker. She thinks "dogs and puppies would love that too, along with belly rubs. Cats hold a special place in my heart because my first pet was a cat. My first baby is Pickles (I named her that because she ALWAYS got into trouble...still does). The second is Leo, I take care of him with my partner. I got him walking to a friend's house right after a snow storm. I saw him walking in the snow after some little kids, waved him over to me and he literally jumped into my coat. It'll be his second year with me and I'm still figuring out all his needs."

Natasha won't pick a favorite animal because they're all unique. They are part of her daily life and getting to know them is akin to getting to know a person. Natasha loves to develops a connection with your pets as for her, it's true when they say the "eyes are the window to the soul."


Kristin

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Kristin is a recent transplant to Jersey City where she and her partner have a wonderful pair of pet siblings, Mookie the tuxedo cat, and Pearl the white Pit Bull mix. An animal lover since the very beginning, Kristin has had a menagerie of pets throughout her life, including lizards, rats, gerbils and fish. She's never been without at least one cat, though, and they hold a special place in her heart.

Kristin worked in cat rescue for many years and is especially good at working with the cats that need a little extra patience. While she hasn't had the opportunity to own a dog before Pearl, she's always made a point of spending time with friends dogs and volunteering take care of neighbors dogs when they were away.

In her spare time Kristin is also an artist. She has a BFA in Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts and focuses mainly on illustration and comics. She would like to publish her own comics one day. She also loves to cook.

Click here to see Kristin's illustrations!

 

Eddy

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Eddy moves to the States at a young age from Spain, but calls New Jersey his real home. Raised in the Ridgewood, NJ in a family of dog lovers. His family owned up to 6 dogs of different breeds at the same time. This is where his love and passion for dogs comes from.

Having graduated with honors in film and photography,  Eddy is inspired by fashion and music. He created his own production company named Rebel B Productions (check some of his work on Instagram). 

When Eddy is not spending time with furry friends, you can usually find him focusing on his other passions like street jazz, hip hop dancing, fitness, and traveling.

Eddy is a passionate care giver who can’t wait to take care of your furkids!


Marcelo

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Marcelo recently moved to Jersey City and he absolutely  loves his new neighborhood. He graduated from New Jersey City University with a Bachelor’s in Musical Theatre Performance. Marcelo is new to the team and is extremely excited to be apart of an awesome group of pup lovers! When Marcelo isn’t walking dogs, he is either singing his favorite show tune, or accompanying himself on the piano…while singing his favorite show tune.

Marcelo had his own four-legged friend, Mercy, for fifteen amazing years. Marcelo now has a cat, Lily. He can not wait to have a dog again one day; a pug, or two, or four. Sitting and walking dogs is a recent venture in which Marcelo is extremely excited to delve into. “It sort of fills the space in my heart Mercy left after passing,” he says about dog walking. 

Marcelo is always at the ready to give any pet belly rubs and hugs! He can not wait to walk or sit your pets!

 

 

Sam

Sam was raised here in Jersey City and her family is well aware of her love for animals, they even said that she "might end up having a zoo if she ever lived on my own." Sam grew up with animals from rabbits, cats, dogs, and even reptiles. She says, "I don’t think there’s ever been a time where I didn’t have a pet, I’ve always had them because I love the process of taking care of them and growing a life long bond with them, I can’t imagine myself living without at least one pet."

Sam currently has three pets, Bambie, a shy but super cuddly Chihuahua, and two lovable cats, Roxas and Axel, who are total opposites. (She's working on a fourth and crossing fingers she gets a new reptile bud.)

When Sam is not spending time with her four legged babies, she grabs her pencil and sketchbook and gets her creative engines running. Sam graduated with an Associates Degree in Studio Arts and hopes to become an animator and character designer for places such as Disney and Dreamworks. Click here to see her work!

Lastly, Sam wants to share that "pets are super important in our lives, they’re there for us when we need them the most, as you teach them, they teach you. Each one is different with quirky personalities that makes them unique and wonderful. I’ll ensure that your furry babies are in good hands, I’ll treat them as if they were my own."


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Thaitiana

Thaitiana was raised in West New York and currently attending college for her animation degree. She is glad to be a part of a group of animal lovers! She says her family knows that she has always shared a deep love for animals. As a kid, she hoped to have her own "zoo" when she grew up someday.

Thaitiana had a cat when she was younger, Chucho, for 11 lovely years.  She now has two lovable cats, Bella and Coco who are complete opposites. She is currently hoping to get a third, fourth, or even a fifth buddy whether it be a rabbit, cat, bird, dog or reptile!

When Thaitiana is not spending time with her fur babies, she draws in her sketchbook to her hearts content. Thaitiana hopes to someday be an animator and character designer. On the side, she'd even like the make her own web comics someday.

Thaitiana looks forward to meeting your fur babies and spending time with them. "They're in are in good care. I'll treat them like they're my own."

Sven

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Sven is a biology major with an interest in all things living. Ever since he was born his family has always cared for multiple species of animals. From dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians, Sven has cared for them all! Currently he has two dogs, one cat, 7 leopard geckos, 4 birds, a community fish tank and a turtle.
 
When he’s not at school pursuing a career in Zoology/ Marine Biology or taking care of all his pets, Sven spends his time skating through the streets of Jersey City. On the weekends he spends his time at a salon as he is also a barber!

So if you’re looking for an experienced, nurturing, responsible care-taker for your pet, Sven is who you’re looking for!


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Sarah

Sarah was most recently the Tails On Trails Assistant Operations Manager. She's taking a step back from her office role to focus on her long-term animal care-taking career goals.

She's always had a passion for animals her whole life and has owned plenty of dogs. Sarah has worked as a veterinary technician in Kenilworth and that has only driven her to pursue the future dream of running an animal rescue.

She was born and raised in New Jersey, and spends her free time traveling, listening to music, and spending plenty of time with her two Schnauzers and Maltese dogs. 

She also worked for a non-profit arts organization specializing in various instruments, dance, and mixed media. Sarah studied psychology at Kean University and plans on continuing her education in animal behavior. She is extremely excited to continue be a part of the Tails On Trails LLC team and looks forward to caring for your pets!

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Suzy

Suzy originally hails from Grand Rapids, Mi but moved to the NY/NJ area many years ago to earn her master's degree in Film Studies at NYU. When she isn't devouring classic films or limping her way through Crossfit classes, she loves hanging out with her beloved 12-year old Yorkie mix named Toby.

Suzy grew up around a constant array of pets, including rabbits, parakeets, turtles, fish, cats and dogs. She is particularly fond of those "big personality in a small body" types of dog breeds like Yorkies, Poodles, Chihuahuas and smaller to medium mixed breeds. She also loves cats for their discerning tastes and "take no crap" attitude. There is definitely a particular place in her heart for those senior pets who may need a little more time and patience from their caretakers.

Suzy is absolutely thrilled to join the Tails on Trails team and cannot wait to mix and mingle with all the amazing "fur-kids" out there.