Meet the Team
Dogs - Baloo, Sasha, Angel Enkidu (RIP 10/6/2017), and Bruce
Cats, Howie and Tucker
Owner and Trainer
For as long as I can remember, I wanted a dog.
When I was 11, I "adopted" the dogs in my neighborhood and would walk them after school since I didn't have a dog of my own. At age 13, the neighbor's dog had puppies and they lovingly gave me one! Even though I finally got my dog, Enkidu, the dog walking didn't stop. Instead it grew! What you see now is a product of love, hard work and animal lovers who want to share their passion with you!
On top of running my business, I am also a photographer and fitness enthusiast. I enjoy capturing those special moments from graduate photos to engagements and more. I also enjoy sharing my love for fitness with others. If you haven't tried a barre class, you're missing out!
On my off time, you'll find me relaxing; which for me can mean a variety of things from actually relaxing to taking the dogs for a hike and enjoying what nature has to offer. I also enjoy gardening and tending to my succulent collection. Sasha and I have recently found a love for Fast CAT (where the dog chases a lure) so you may find us out at an event! Baloo, while he isn't fast, really enjoys learning new things so on my off time, you may find me working with him on some new tricks!
If you're looking for reliable and responsible pet care from people who provide outstanding service, you've found it. All of my team members have experience caring for animals and go above and beyond to make sure you return to relaxed, happy pets and your home the way you left it. We become part of the family, caring for your loved ones when you cannot. You won't be disappointed!
Whether you're going away on vacation or for the holidays, if you're just taking a day trip or will be working late, we do it all from walks to visits to sleepovers.
Have peace of mind while you're away from home and call today!
We are happy to provide references upon request. Please visit our testimonial page!
2021 update! We are happy to announce we have signed on with Time to Pet!
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(with her dog Finnegan)
I am the mother who always finds ways to say yes – so my daughter Leah’s passion for animals meant a household of pets for our family. We started small with hermit crabs and beta fish, moving through a variety of rodents, including the very unexpected birthing of many baby rats (from the two “male” rats Leah felt compelled to rescue from the next snake feeding at the local pet store!). Our pack….at the moment (because you know there is always another animal out there waiting to be loved)….includes our beloved Enkidu (chocolate lab), Finnegan (shepherd/collie mix), Howie (cat) and newest rescue Bel Canto (cat).
I hold a B.S. in Accounting and am also Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA), with years of experience managing volunteers, most recently as Director of Mentoring and Student Services at the Choir School of Delaware. As Leah’s business has grown, so has her need for administrative assistance. And that’s where you’ll find me now – providing a helping hand to Leah with her bookkeeping and other administrative tasks. My work for Leah is mostly behind-the-scenes but occasionally you’ll see me walking with Leah and her pack around the neighborhood. I’m happy to join the team at FTLOD and help provide the best customer service for our clients.
I was the original team member of FTLOD, and after many years hiatus, I'm back! I am a Wilmington native and I graduated from Concord High School. I received a BA in Religious Studies from Penn State University, then went on to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. I now devote my life to raising my son, Rune, who will often come along for the walks and visits! My other babies are 4 cats, which is still not enough (and I'm lucky to have a partner who agrees!) - Gus, Stella, Smushie, and Suki. Rune is also a cat guy, but only Stella is a Rune guy. We're looking forward to making dog friends and spending more time outside!
Dog Walkers/Pet Sitters
Hi, my name is Carly! I’ve been with FTLOD since 2017 and my life is committed to helping people live a better life with their dogs. I have loved animals my entire life. Some of my best childhood memories include “stealing” my neighbor’s labrador and playing in the rain with her. I grew up with cats, I’ve ridden horses since I was 6 years old, and in high school, I was responsible for the care of goats, chickens, and 12 rabbits. I was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA throughout my youth and have handled puppies in training with The Seeing Eye.
I am certified in Canine CPR and First Aid.
I currently love and spoil two house rabbits, a cat with an attitude, and the love of my life, my “assistant trainer,” my German Shepherd Lola. I have an obsession with all things dog training, with a special interest in tricks and behavior modification. I have learned under various trainers, including celebrity dog trainer Sara Carson, who was a runner up on America’s Got Talent. I am currently teaching my own dog the ropes of dog sports such as agility, dock diving, obedience, weight pull, nose work, and barn hunt, as well as completing trick titles.
Nothing makes me happier than connecting and communicating with dogs. I am constantly educating myself, and I cater training to every dog’s unique needs and personality. Dogs have been bred for generations to live with and work for humans, and they can do so many amazing things. My goal is to help you improve your relationship with your dog. Training should be beneficial and fun for everybody!
It's a pleasure to meet you! I'm a lifelong animal lover who respects how much our pets mean to us. They're members of the family and I believe should be treated as such! I look forward to spending time with your pets and to meeting you soon!
I have been an avid animal lover my entire life. I have owned and cared for dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, and gerbils, but I love all animals big and small. To me, pets are family. Caring for and spending time with animals is a passion of mine. When I am away, I need that assurance that my pet is in great hands and I enjoy providing the same comfort and assurance to other pet owners. I look forward to meeting your pets and providing them with world class care! .
My name is Lisa Endress! I’m a recent transplant to Newark, DE. I graduated from Messiah College in 2013 with a Bachelors in Marketing, and have been working in the marketing industry for several years. I’ve had a love for animals since I was young and would rescue the frogs that ended up in my family’s pool filter. Eventually, I convinced my parents to let me get a dog, and we got the best Golden Retriever ever. I spent my afternoons after school taking her on adventures around the neighborhood or doing agility training with her. Now, I have two guinea pigs, a hedgehog, and a horse! For fun, you can find me watching Netflix with my wife, horseback riding, reading, or at the beach!
Hi! I'm Rosie. I'm an intuitive healer with a variety of gifts in alternative healing services. I believe in integrative (unified) medicine - everyone should have the right to choose the pathway they believe will maintain their health or homeostasis in spirit, mind, and body.
I'm a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). I'm also passionate about Reiki, wellness and nutrition, and overall health.
I also have a deep love for animals! I've cared for a variety of animals over the years, from rabbits, to lots of dogs, a handful of cats, and even tarantulas!! I love spending time with every and all animals and I look forward to caring for your furry family members!!
Hello, my name is Maggie Holland. I’m originally from Wilmington, DE and have worked in the corporate world for the past 25 years. I am a very active person and spend a lot of time on the Northern DE Greenway with my dog Jagger. I’ve been a dog owner most of my life and have recently experienced the joy of rescuing dogs and providing them a great and active life. I’m comfortable with all breeds of dogs, especially large dogs; and I’ve gone through three dog obedience trainings with my past three dogs. This was a great experience because I learned how to handle a dog the correct way and make sure they are calm and controlled. Right now I’m taking a break from the corporate life because my passion is, and always has been, taking care of animals. I look forward to meeting and caring for your loved ones!
Hello! My name is Megan Brown and I teach special education to 7th and 8th graders! I am an animal lover and have been my entire life. I moved to Delaware about 3 years ago, and before moving I was a caretaker for cats and dogs at a local rescue in Pennsylvania. I would mainly take care of the sick animals and nurse them back to health. I have 2 cats from that rescue that I wound up adopting - they are now in the process of becoming pet therapy cats!! Growing up, I had many pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, fish, and rats!! Spending time with animals is a huge passion of mine, and I look forward to taking care of your loved one!! You can rest assured your pet is in excellent care!! Looking forward to meeting you and working with your fur babies!!!
Hi, my name is Lisa and I am very much looking forward to meeting and taking care of your four-legged loved ones!! I have had dogs and cats all my life. I've also worked in the pet business for over 21 years and absolutely love it! ess for 21 years. I started working with pets when I was 14 years old. I first began at Concord Pet where I eventually became a Regional Manager & not only learned specifics about each & every breed but also about all animals. I have been to approximately 50-60 seminars on everything from animal nutrition to behavior to allergies, etc. I worked for Concord Pet for 13 years until my father started his own pet business, Pet Kraze, in 2007 & asked if I would help him by managing his first store. During the last 21 years I have worked with the Delaware Humane, SPCA, Faithful Friends & numerous other independently owned rescues & animal organizations. I pride myself on taking care of each pet as if they were my own. I appreciate & respect the trust customers put in us to care for their pets!
Hi, my name is Daniel Rowe and I've lived in Wilmington, DE for most of my life. Right now I'm a senior at East Carolina University studying public history.
I've always grown up around animals from a very young age. My family started out small with hamsters and gerbils before we finally got our first dog and I got my first cat. I can remember the excitement when my parents called me to tell me about my surprise Christmas gift.
I started working for Leah when I was in high school, though because she's my sister I've been exposed to her business and the services it provides since she started! For the Love of Dogs LLC is honestly one of the most enjoyable jobs I've had. I love getting to meet and spend time with all the pets we take care of, old and new, and strive to care for them like they are my own. I've also worked at Concord Pet and volunteered for a summer at the Brandywine Zoo.
I look forward to meeting your animals and providing you with the best possible service and care.
My name is Pam Queen. I currently reside in Wilmington, Delaware, and I am employed at the Wilmington Job Corps Center as an Outreach and Admissions Counselor. I graduated Cum Laude from Delaware State University. During my time there, I became a part of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I enjoy listening to music, working out, watching movies, and traveling. I absolutely love large dogs or any kind, but particularly Cane Corsos. I am very easy going and love new experiences.
Hi there, I’m Annalisa. Growing up in North Wilmington, my family home was the known sanctuary for the neighborhood’s unwanted and injured pets. Not only because of our love of animals but also because of my mother's skills as a nurse. Over the years we housed everything from birds and bunnies to possums, while of course keeping a few more conventional felines and canines of our own. I still reside in the North Wilmington area and have 2 cats of my own. Chloé, my childhood cat, who is soon to turn 20 years old, and her new little brother,10 week old Pasquale (the little guy in the picture). I’m excited to meet you and your pet and look forward to providing you with the best care possible.
Hello fellow pet parents, my name is Alicia. I am the mother to three children ages 10 to 17, but I've been a loving pet parent my whole life. I graduated college becoming a dental hygienist for 10 years, and for the past ten years a stay-at-home mom. Having the opportunity to stay home and take care of my family also gave me the opportunity to take care of some extended family members, FUR BABIES! I have been caring for, sitting, walking, bathing, playing with and loving the pets of family and friends for some time, and I love every minute! So clearly I jumped at the chance to be part of a team who love their pets like family and will love yours just the same. I am super excited to meet you and your pet (I love ALL kinds) and hopefully build a loving, trusting relationship that will last for years to come.
Hi, I'm Erika!!
I'm originally from the Lancaster area, living in Wilmington for the past 7 years. I'm currently studying Occupational Therapy, and completing my first clinical at an equine therapy program at Bellevue State Park. Ever since I was a kid I've loved all types of animals! My dad was raised on a farm and his love for animals has been passed onto his children. Growing up, we had the usual cats and dogs but we also had exotic birds, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, and goats. I have loved growing up with animals and I look forward to caring with your beautiful pets!!
Hi! My name is Vicky. I have had at least one dog in my life since I was 5 years old. I grew up with German Shepherds and then from there I have had all kinds of dogs from big to little. I currently have 3 wonderful, adorable chihuahuas. I have always been an animal lover and have had many pets from gerbils and hamsters to guinea pigs and rabbits. I even currently have a rescued red footed tortoise! My passion is animals and I am looking forward to giving your pets the love and care they so richly deserve!
Hi, I’m Courtney Donahue! I have been working with all kinds of animals for the last ten years. Over the last six years, I have worked specifically with dogs! I am currently a certified veterinary assistant going to school for my technician license. I have two furry babies myself; Bean a pomeranian and Lilybug a pekinese mix. I hope to be able to pass on my love of animals to my son as he grows up.! I cannot wait to meet your furry family member and take care of them for you!
Hi everyone, I'm Matt! I am an absolute animal lover. My wife and I are the proud parents to 2 dogs, 5 cats and an adorable bunny named Wren who thinks she is a cat. Our friends and family affectionately call our house "The Guthrie Zoo".
I was a customer of For The Love of Dogs, LLC first and now I have joined the team because I was so impressed with the services.
I can't wait to get to know all of your pets and look forward to giving them the same level of care that my pets were given.
Hi! My name is Robin and I am an avid animal lover. I've been working with FTLOD since May 2019! Exercising, keeping active and busy is important to me. I enjoy outside trail walking and travel in my spare time. Pets are wonderful companions and have been a part of my life since I was a small child. All animals have individual characteristics as we do. When treated with kindness, affection, and care our pets will thrive. I look forward to caring for your beloved pets as if they were my own, and am very excited to build a relationship with both you and your pet!
Hey there, I'm Mike! I was born, raised, and continue to live locally in Delaware. I've been constantly surrounded by dogs and cats since I was a child. Then, when I was a teenager, I volunteered and even did fostering at Faithful Friends! Animals have been a part of who I am for my entire life and I'm thrilled to get a chance to extend that to you and your pets! To me, pets are one of the most equal opportunities we can experience in life - we truly get what we give. It's an immensely strong bond, and I hope to get a chance to connect with your furry friends as I have my own!
Hi, I'm Robert! I grew up in Yorklyn, Delaware and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Growing up I developed a love for wildlife and nature. When I was young, my dad brought home "Mike" a young stray tabby kitten from Wilmington, I learned how to care for pets. Growing up, I would love to catch fish, crayfish, and other animals in the creeks and streams around my parent's houses. I even had a reptilian pet! I found a baby snapping turtle and my parents let me raise it. As the years went by, my family adopted Chester, who was a chocolate labrador puppy. Now, I enjoy taking long walks outside and playing with my girlfriend's cat Porsche. I love being outdoors and caring for pets. I'm excited to care for your furry family member!