Miranda is the assistant manager of Claws to Paws. She is involved in scheduling requests, interviewing and training dog walkers, as well as walking her own pack of dailies. Miranda has a special fondness to Pit Bulls, German Shepherds and Huskies. Miranda likes to be busy and when she isn’t walking her dailies or taking care of vacation clients she is playing with her own dogs, Elliot and Rocko. Always happy and energetic, Miranda is the Border Collie of our team.
Rainy was born and raised in Sayreville NJ and that where she hangs her hat. Rainy is happy when she is in the company of dogs, but she has also spent 20 years on a farm training horses, caring for pigs, chickens, goats and even Scottish Highland cattle. Rainy has worked as a vet tech and in her spare time she is a passionate wildlife/pet photographer. Rainy has two adult daughters and is a mom to Lady, her Great Dane. Rainy’s husband, Mike, knows if he wants to spend any time with Rainy he needs to don his camouflage and be ready to head to a wildlife refuge, or Sandy Hook. In the 6 years, Rainy has been a dog handler for Claws to Paws she has yet to meet a dog she can’t handle. Rainy works weekdays walking dogs in the Sayreville and Parlin area.
Before joining us a few years ago Karen and her husband had a dog catering business. Originally from Staten island, Karen can’t remember a time when she didn’t have a dog. Jesse is her most recent rescue, a Lab Dachshund mix, and he insists on a walk with his neighborhood dog friends every morning, rain or shine. When Karen isn’t walking dogs or catering to cats, she is practicing yoga and eating healthy. Karen covers Matawan, Aberdeen and Marlboro.
Lisa was born and raised in sunny Long Beach, Ca. All her life she has adored and adopted fur friends; from cats, to bunnies, even birds and tarantulas!
Lisa lives in Matawan with her husband, their young son, and two adopted kitties, Ryder and Sully. She feels she has the best job in the world working as a pet sitter/dog walker for Claws to Paws! In February, Lisa will have been employed with us for two years.
On the side, Lisa enjoys singing and playing guitar, performing at local venues, and spending her rare downtime with family and friends. Lisa covers daily visits in Matawan, Aberdeen, Old Bridge and Parlin.
Kellie came to us after a few years working with dogs at an area Doggie Day Care and Boarding facility where she learned to interpret canine body language and play styles. Kellie now enjoys walking and exercising dogs in the great outdoors. Kellie is a cat owner and loves playing laser tags with her feline friends. She lives in South River and covers Old Bridge, Aberdeen, Matawan, Marlboro and Keyport.
Melanie has a fabulous smile and a nurturing personality which makes our client’s pets warm up to her right away! She loves all breeds of cats and dogs and is also Mom to a 2 year old daughter. Melanie tries to find the time to watch The Walking Dead and her favorite holiday is Halloween. Melanie covers Marlboro, Morganville, Aberdeen, Old Bridge and Keyport.
Diana was born in Glen Ridge and raised Matawan, NJ. She currently goes to school at Montclair State University getting her prerequisite for veterinary school out of the way while taking a marine biology degree. Diana has grown up with all types of dogs and other pets her whole life and currently has Spot, a Shih tzu. She loves to rub the perfect spot on all pets. Being the newest member to the Claws to Paws team she is filled with lots of energy and is ready to go on thrilling adventures walking dogs and pampering cats. Diana covers visits on Sundays year round, and during all school breaks. Her clients say she is the “cats pajamas”