Joey grew up in Eastern NC and, after living in Charlottesville, VA for a short time; now calls Raleigh home.
After working from home for a small publishing company for seventeen years, Joey took on a part-time job as a petsitter with a local pet sitting company to be around animals more and to add a little variety to his daily ho-hum schedule. His first day pet sitting he realized this was what he should have been doing all along! He decided right then to start his own company where he could be his own boss while doing what he loves best…looking after animals. Shortly after, All Critters Petcare came about.
Over the years he has cared for everything from reptiles to spiders to ferrets and parrots…and even a few cats and dogs along the way! He has a lifetime love for all animals and now shares his home with two cats, Abby and Betty and a python named Noodle.
Joey is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS) through Pet Sitters International (one of the few with this accreditation in the Raleigh area). This means he’s been trained for a broad range of petcare best practices. He regularly participates in ongoing training and classes and passes this info onto his staff.
He and his team are very much looking forward to taking care of your pets and giving them the best care possible.
Melissa was raised in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. She came to Raleigh in 2004 to attend William Peace University where she earned her BA in English and Communications. After graduation, Melissa attended East Carolina University to earn her MA in Middle School Language Arts.
Melissa spent eight years working with orphans, wards of the state and the homeless as a Case Manager and Intervention Specialist at many different organizations.
Melissa loves animals and has owned quite a few over the years including guinea pigs, dogs, cats, fish, turtles and frogs. She has a real heart to help others and a deep passion for animals.
Melissa came on board at All Critters in 2017 as a sitter/dog walker and became their manager in late 2020. She loves working with the clients and their babies. Melissa has a five year old Llapsa Apso named Djinn-Djinn. Melissa is excited to be on board and she looks forward to caring for your furry or scaly friends!
Erin was born and raised in Eastern, NC. She moved to Raleigh in 2013 after receiving a BA in Photography and minor in Art History from East Carolina University. Erin grew up with two basset hounds (Chloe and Hootie) and a cat named Frisky!
When not at her fulltime job as a Facilities Management Analyst she enjoys reading, live music, photography, kayaking and beach trips.
Her beloved dog of 8 years Lulu passed away in March . Pet sitting has allowed her to get all the furry friend love until she is ready to adopt another dog.
Erin joins the team with over 8 years of pet sitting experience.
Be prepared for all the photos attached to your journals when Erin pet sits. She has been known to give your furry loved ones a photo session during their visit.
Dawn was born in Texas but spent most of her life in Florida where she attended St. Petersburg College for music education and volunteered with pitbull and greyhound rescue groups. She moved to North Carolina in 2010 where she got her grooming certification from Penn Foster and volunteered at WCAS as well as a nonprofit feral cat rescue program.
She currently lives in Clayton, NC and is working on getting her dog training certification. She had dogs (beagles) growing up as well as a flying squirrel and two sugar gliders! She currently lives with two lovely cats: Orangey (a rather round orange maine coon) and Apollo, a marbled tabby.
Molly grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, spent some time in Boston for school, then settled in NC. She has been in the south about 6 years now and has no desire to go back to cold weather!
When not working full time as a research librarian Molly enjoys getting outside and spending time with animals. She has been volunteering in animal care at Carolina Tiger Rescue for several years, feeding and cleaning up after tigers, lions, and other wild cats.
Molly has two sweet cats at home – PT, who insists on attending all of Molly’s video conference calls, and Wilson, whose favorite hobby is watching mice videos on YouTube.
In her free time Molly enjoys hiking, day tripping around NC, and making art, including watercolor pet portraits for friends and family.
Taylor was raised in Asheville where her love for animals and nature cultivated, and moved to Raleigh in 2020 to pursue a degree in Zoology at N.C. State University. Currently in her Junior year, her future career goals are based in wildlife management though she always stays involved in some form of pet care.
Taylor took a break between high school and college to work at a local animal rescue in Asheville, where she spent a year training with dogs from a range of backgrounds and behaviors. Taylor has a special place in her heart for senior dogs and dogs with behavioral difficulties. Her own dog Lunessa was adopted from the animal rescue she worked at, and the pair have done a lot of training together to work on Lunessa’s behavioral challenges.
Beyond shelter work, Taylor has also interned and worked at a wildlife facility in Asheville where she enjoyed caring for a variety of slimy and scaly animals including turtles, snakes, toads, and lizards.
When she’s not surrounded by furry and feathered creatures, Taylor loves to sketch and paint. She also enjoys hikes and other adventures with her dog, and she is an avid collector of houseplants.
Jessica has recently returned to Raleigh after spending the last 17 years living closer to her family in Delaware. After attending UNC Chapel Hill for graduate school in the early 90’s, Jessica was hooked on NC; enjoying all of the beautiful parks and hiking trails from the beach to the mountains (and everywhere in between).
Jessica grew up with pets her entire life and has a knack for “inheriting” rescue dogs. She lives near the Village District with her husband (who she met and married in Raleigh) and her sweet dog, Charlie. Her son is currently attending his first year of college in the NC mountains.
Jessica is a young-at-heart elementary school teacher who retired early and has over 25 years of pet care experience. She adores spending her time ensuring all animals in her care are the center of attention and will provide lots of photos during her visits.
Rachel was born in Knoxville TN and raised in Toledo OH. She moved to Raleigh back in May of 2022 after receiving her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Toledo. Rachel grew up with two jack Russell (Annie and Frankie) and a cat named Gabbie.
When not spending time working on her license she enjoys kayaking, binge watching Netflix, reading a good book, going to concerts, and traveling.
Rachel has two dogs (Leslie and Sadie) and a cat named Boots. She has previously worked at a doggy daycare/boarding facility, and she was a pet sitter back in Ohio. She has always had a passion for animals, which is why she chose to be a pet sitter here in Raleigh. Rachel is excited to join the team and take care of all types of pet friends she meets.