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About Us

Tara- Owner

My name is Tara. I've been infatuated with animals ever since I was little. I use to spend all of my free time in the woods in my backyard observing and drawing animals and trying to figure out how to get closer to them. As I grew up my infatuation never died and I finally figured out how to put my passion to use: dog walking and pet sitting!


I grew up with animals of all shapes and sizes. I've had experience with numerous different dog breeds, cats, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, fresh water fish, frogs, goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits and horses, which I rode religiously from age 11 to age 24. 

Up until I decided to take the leap and start my own business my background was in retail management which I worked in up until I was 28. Most of my experience dealt with human resources and customer service which helped me easily transition to being a business owner and understanding my clients needs. 


With a lot of love and support from my family and friends I have been able to do what I love and provide animals with the love and care they deserve since 2015.

Jen- Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Hi! My name is Jen. I am so excited to be working with Tara to help care for all of your furry friends.

I have had a fascination with animals since I was a young child. I had several cats and dogs growing up and they all were my best friends. I loved spending all my time with them. Being with them was my happy place.

For the past 16 years, prior to coming on board with Tara, I had worked in the veterinary medical field at a very busy, thriving animal hospital as an integral part of the practice management team.

Animal care has always been one of my greatest passions. They bring us pure joy, happiness and unconditional love. The best things in life and I believe they deserve the same.

I look forward to taking care of your four legged family members soon!

A Leash Above CT is a member of NAPPS

A Leash Above CT is bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates

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