Meet Our Team
Growing up on a farm and showing horses, dogs, sheep and rabbits, animals were destined to be in Colin's life. Colin graduated from Fruita Monument High School and continued to Colorado Mesa University for Business Management. During her time there, she was a Veterinary Technician at All Pet's Center. After graduating, she attended Colorado Mountain College to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She worked at Alpine Animal Hospital while attending vet tech school as well as Skyline Ranch and Kennels, where she managed the Dog Kennel, Cattery and helped in the 15 stall horse barn and Reining horse facility. She also interned at Amigo Animal Clinic. After that, she worked at Remax 4000 Real Estate Office as a Receptionist, Administrations and all around gal for realtors, during which she began her In Home Pet Sitting business. She continued on to work at Orchard Mesa Veterinary Hospital as well as the Roice Hurst Humane Society where she was Head Vet Tech and Assistant Shelter Director.
Colin began her Pet Sitting Business part time in 1999 while working at the vets, real estate office, and at the Shelter. She transitioned to her business full time in 2003, and started grooming that same year. She started with Day Care and Boarding at home and then went full out with the Facility in 2007 and it has grown from there! Colin lives on a farm with dogs, cats, chickens, one rescue Goose, and 5 horses. Her family is active in Showing Horses to this day.
Dylan was raised in the business and started helping along side his mom, Colin, when he was 10 years old. He started with basic chores like scooping poop, filling water bowls, and hugging on the dogs at first. Now he helps out in the dog yards and has more responsibility. He was raised with many animals like chickens, geese, horses, dogs, parrots, house rabbits, dogs and cats. He has loved all the animals and also had to do all the chores! He has shown horses since he was 10 and has many Championships for the Youth Division. In his spare time, he loves hiking, snowboarding, and camping. He has also been in band since middle school and has since been accepted as a Section Leader for Trumpet in High School. He loves the dogs and helping his mom out at Doggy Day Care.
Austin grew up with cats and dogs in Grand Junction Colorado. Austin has been employed with us since 2008! He does everything from Caregiver, Office Administration, Facility Maintenance, Pet Taxi, Grooming duties, and Dog Hikes. Austin is our All Around Guy! He lives with his wife, son and little 6 pound dog, Kasie. Austin is a favorite among many dogs and I would say this Rock and Roll guy has a soft heart for the tiny dogs! He enjoys camping, 4 wheeling, and spending time outside with family.
Katrina grew up in California and from a young age, animals were a big part of her life. She was active with horses from barrel racing to working. Her family regularly pulled and fostered Greyhounds from the tracks through the Greyhounds of America. They often had bottle babies of puppies, kittens, and goats regularly through their house. She grew up horseback riding and Rodeoing as well as showing Steers and Hogs in the FFA. In High School she would take what money she had saved and pull 1 dog at a time from her local high kill shelter. She would socialize it, train it, and get them into their forever homes. After high school she worked retail for her family's company and riding horses on the side for people. She then discovered the local slaughter auctions and started buying, training, and then rehomeing Horseshoeing to keep them from going to slaughter. In 2018 she enrolled in Pacific Coast Horseshoeing school where she became a certified farrier. She started her farrier practice in Fresno, CA then life brought her here to Grand Junction where she has been slowly building her farrier practice back and feels blessed to have found a wonderful second job at The Animal Nanny where she can stick with her passion of being around animals.
Growing up, Kassidi lived all over Colorado. She lived on the front range until moving to Rangely before high school started. She has ridden horses since she was 9 years old, and grew up with dogs and cats. She currently has 2 dogs and 2 cats, Ella, Shadow, Lucy and Baby. She worked as a lifeguard throughout high school. After high school, she moved to Grand Junction to get her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and worked as a retail assistant before finding the Animal Nanny. She absolutely loves working with the dogs and loves every single one of them!