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!
Clarissa was born in Los Angeles, California and attended California State University, Sacramento. She received a degree in English Literature with a minor in Anthropology.
While pursuing a career as an author, she fostered her love of animals by working as a veterinary assistant and receptionist and volunteered for 20 years as a zoo-keepers assistant at the Sacramento Zoo.
In 2004, she moved to Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and two daughters. They share their home with a 12-year-old Rottweiler Shepherd, two spoiled cats, tanks of tropical fish, a leopard gecko, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mary Shelley. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, ballet, and trapeze.
Cassie is from Wake Forest, NC. She attended William Peace University in downtown Raleigh to study Communications.
After working in software for a while she has decided to go back to school for a career in healthcare. When not in school she enjoys yoga, crafting, and reading.
She has had dogs and a rabbit growing up. Currently she has three sweet cats: Sundance “Sonny”, Salem, and Bruno. They keep her on her toes with their funny personalities.
Blake is a North Carolina native, but grew up in Costa Rica where she’s been caring for both domesticated and exotic animals for the last decade.
She currently lives in Raleigh while attending college. She is passionate about spreading awareness and helping animals.
Blake lives with a beautiful and spoiled senior lab, Lucy, who rules the household.
Brandon was raised in Goldsboro, NC. He was raised in a military family, where his Dad served in the US Air Force. During his teenage years Brandon spent time on his father’s farm with ducks, geese, chickens, horses and a cow.
Brandon loves running, hiking, swimming, kayaking and traveling. Recently he started listening to vinyl records. Brandon currently has three rescue dogs: a Siberian husky named Zander, a German shepherd names Jake & a boxer-mix named Tucker.