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.
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 of 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”
Alexandra was born and raised in NYC. Her city lifestyle didn’t halt her curiosity and a love for animals. Her range consists of monarch caterpillars, Dwarf Hamsters, Birds, Fish, Dogs, Bunnies, Chinchillas and even Chickens. You could always find Alexandra in Central Park playing with her pups or biking around. She has owned German Shepherds, Chow Chow/ Lab mix and currently she is the proud mommy of a Shetland Sheepdog. When Alexandra isn’t working on getting the biggest tail wag or purr from our four-legged clients, she is weightlifting, watching many nature documentaries and making conscious daily decisions based on her Vegan lifestyle. Alexandra works.. and covers all of our service areas. Everyone loves Alex.
Meghan was born and raised in Matawan, NJ. She is currently attending The College of New Jersey and is getting her degree in Psychology, to then go on and get her masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. When Meghan was 5, her family adopted Corey, a Black Lab/German Shepherd who was her best friend growing up. Currently, Meghan has a hamster named Tequila and she is looking to rescue a puppy within the year. When Meghan is not in a class, or working, she likes to listen to music, go hiking, volunteering, hanging out with friends, or reading. She is excited to start working for Claws to Paws.
Giselle is a student, wife and mom of an Australian Shepherd and a Dachshund. They are both puppies so she has her hands full at home when she is not walking a client’s dogs or pampering cats. Giselle is a small business owner with an online boutique on Etsy selling matching dog accessories (ChicPupperCo). When she is not working, she exercises her dogs at the dog park. She also enjoys playing video games, binge-watching on Netflix, creating graphic designs & video editing! Giselle says this is her dream job!
Jacqui – is a 24-year-old Content Creator and gamer. Previously an Early Childhood Educator and Sales/Office Admin expert. She recently studied Dental Assisting but her passion for gaming/streaming and her love for animals influenced her to pursue a different career. She’s known as the Jacq of all trades!
Jacqui treats the animals she cares for like they were her own. She has 3 cats named: Boots, Banana and Little Man. And a gorgeous good boy named: Zeus, a German Shepherd. Thoughtful and thorough; She always makes sure your home stays tidy of any accidents or messes your pets may make. She will feel like a friend of the family. A friend whose hair color changes with the season.