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!
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.
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.
Hi there! I’m Katlyn, a cat mom to two beautiful babies, Mia and Albee. I grew up on a little dairy farm in Pennsylvania and grew up fostering boxers and Rottweilers with my mom. I’ve been hanging out with all sorts of animals since I was little! I am still a newer transplant to Raleigh since 2020, moving with my husband and our kitties. Full time, I’m a realtor, helping people find their perfect home and part time I’m helping you take care of your babies!! I adore all animals and can’t wait to meet yours!
I moved to Raleigh after spending 14 years in the chilly northeast. I spent years working as a dialysis nurse before having children and becoming a stay at home mom. Once the kids were in school, I became a substitute teacher and also taught preschool. Now that the kids are grown, I’m doing things that fulfill my life: animals, gardening, reading, and enjoying the outdoors. I currently have one sheltie, a rabbit, two horses, and five grand-dogs. I’m excited to join the team and can’t wait to meet you and your furry friends!
I was raised in Texas. Spent a lot of time as a kid, taking care all kinds of animals, especially farm animals. I have volunteered for a short period of time with Wild Animal rescue group taking care of baby birds, squirrels, bunnies, and turtles. I have a great love of all species of animals. I have spent the last 25 years working as an Eye Care Professional. I have retired in Jan,2022 from the UNC Ophthalmology Dept. I have 2 kitties and 2 dogs and tropical fish. I have a passion for organic gardening and during the pandemic learned how to preserve food by the canning method.Now I am excited to be on my next adventure of love and the fun of taking care of other people’s pets.