We're here to stop your worries and finally give you the peace of mind you deserve.

about
Who's gonna take care of Tucker when we go on vacation?
Does Rory think I'm a bad pet parent for leaving her home alone all the time?
Wonder if Rocky is upset he can't go out on a walk right now cause I'm at work...

Recognitions

ezgif.com gif maker
oh columbus dog walkers 2022 transparent
thumbtack top pro 2021

Our Values

arrow icon

Drive the mission

Giving pet parents peace of mind is always our top priority.

Heart icon

Show passion

We put our whole hearts into everything we do.

marching people

Be a leader

We take initiative and are commited to the pet parents we serve.

A word from the founder...

Every pet parent knows the struggle of trying to balance a busy life with having a pet at home. They may start to think:

“It’s unbearable anymore to see those sad puppy dog eyes watching me put on my shoes every time I head out the door!”

Since opening in 2018, HNP has provided services to pets so that pet parents can gain peace of mind while they’re away from home, tending to their busy lives. We continue to operate with the sole purpose of delivering individualized peace of mind to each and every pet parent we work with.

Under our care, your pets are treated like family.

Benny DiFranco

A word from the founder...

Website StoryBrand Revamp 9 3

Meet our dog walkers and pet sitters who are devoted to your peace of mind

Graham Perry

Dog Walker in Columbus, OH Pet Sitter in Columbus, OH
Member since Aug 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 130 ratings.

Screen Shot 2022 10 03 at 3.30.01 PM

Background check PASSED!

Tanner Downard

Dog Walker in Columbus, OH Pet Sitter in Columbus, OH
Member since Sept 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 10 ratings.

595CC570 9A5B 4DA9 ACB0 952D43EDCD89

Background check PASSED!

Aaraina Sheets

Dog Walker in Columbus, OH Pet Sitter in Columbus, OH
Member since Dec 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 2 ratings.

Screen Shot 2022 12 21 at 11.22.07 AM

Background check PASSED!

Mary Feliu

Dog Walker in Columbus, OH Pet Sitter in Columbus, OH
Member since Dec 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 3 ratings.

IMG 9843 2

Background check PASSED!

Natalie Ferris

Dog Walker in Columbus, OH Pet Sitter in Columbus, OH
Member since May 2020

5.0
5/5

Based on 371 ratings.

Natalie Ferris Pet Care Technician Dog Walking Service

Background check PASSED!

Jake Fink

Dog Walker in Kent, OH Pet Sitter in Kent, OH
Member since Jan 2023

N/A
0/5

No ratings at the moment.

Screen Shot 2023 01 24 at 6.28.42 PM

Background check PASSED!

Emmalee Voyles

Dog Walker in Columbus, OH Pet Sitter in Columbus, OH
Member since May 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 170 ratings.

IMG 9446

Background check PASSED!

Lauren Napoliello

Dog Walker in Columbus, OH Pet Sitter in Columbus, OH
Member since June 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 15 ratings.

TNLR03S2E U03KTRJBHQT ab1175da2371 512

Background check PASSED!

Nicole Larson

Dog Walker in Columbus, OH Pet Sitter in Columbus, OH
Member since Oct 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 20 ratings.

Screen Shot 2022 10 03 at 4.19.03 PM
Hi, I’m a Tooltip

Pet Services in Columbus, Ohio

Pet Services in Kent, Ohio

Don't see your city listed?

Contact Us to see if we can still help.

Bexley

Bexley

Clintonville

Columbus

Grandview Heights

Upper Arlington

Screen Shot 2022 10 03 at 3.30.01 PM

Graham Perry

What do you do for fun?

Going to hockey games

Why do you work at Hands N Paws?

I love all animals!

What's your experience working with pets?

I personally have had dogs and cats my whole life. I’ve also flown doodle puppies across states to new owners. I have also house sat and dog sat for days in a row and overnight.

What special pet care skills do you have?

I am extra gentle with all animals.

Share a recent experience in pet care that you’re really proud of.

I once flew to New York with a doodle puppy and gave him to his new parents.

What do you hope to do for the pet parents at Hands N Paws?

I hope to provide reassurance and trust.

Feel free to request Graham when scheduling your next pet service!

595CC570 9A5B 4DA9 ACB0 952D43EDCD89

Tanner Downard

What do you do for fun?

Art, music, video games and spend time outdoors

Why do you work at Hands N Paws?

Animal care seems like a really fulfilling job for me, i felt it would be something i would enjoy and also feel like i was making a difference for someone.

What's your experience working with pets?

No formal experience, but i have pet sit on multiple occasions for my neighbors who had 3 dogs and an aquarium

What special pet care skills do you have?

Willingness to learn new skills

Share a recent experience in pet care that you’re really proud of.

My interview (not sure what you call it) with Cody went really well. He was young and the owners warned of pulling but he stayed on course and kept pace the whole time.

What do you hope to do for the pet parents at Hands N Paws?

Peace of mind. I want to provide the same level of care that they would give to their pets.

Feel free to request Tanner when scheduling your next pet service!

Screen Shot 2022 12 21 at 11.22.07 AM

Aaraina Sheets

What do you do for fun?

Shop!

Why do you work at Hands N Paws?

I love animals and being outside in the fresh air is always a plus.

What's your experience working with pets?

I have two dogs of my own have volunteered at animal hospital and I have been a dog walker and pet sitter for a year now.

Share a recent experience in pet care that you’re really proud of.

I feed my dogs fresh food. I haven’t feed them chicken in over a year, I was worried they wouldn’t eat it because I had to change to beef because they were sick of eating chicken. A year was long enough, they were happy and their stomachs took to it well.

What do you hope to do for the pet parents at Hands N Paws?

I hope to provide security and peace of mind.

Feel free to request Aaraina when scheduling your next pet service!

IMG 9843 2

Mary Feliu

What do you do for fun?

Go for walks with my dog, bake, meditate, read, sleep, cook Indian food, rock climb, hike, and watch documentaries on Netflix.

Why do you work at Hands N Paws?

I wanted to work for Hands N Paws because I’ve known Benny for a couple of years after getting my German Shepherd. I liked the way he conducted his business and how transparent he is about everything related to Kepler whenever his personnel would take him for a walk – so because of Benny and his transparency and hard work with his company is the reason I wanted to work for this amazing company.

What's your experience working with pets?

My experience working with pets comes from personal experience with my GSD and animals other family members have had over time.

What special pet care skills do you have?

I am a 4th year Medical Student and realized a year or so ago that a dog’s physiology is very similar to a human’s physiology – so my medical knowledge is applicable as a transferable special pet care skills.

Share a recent experience in pet care that you’re really proud of.

My GSD is very leash reactive, I’ve working on training him to be less reactive, two weeks ago he saw a dog 25 ft away and he didn’t react just took notice of the dog and then followed my commands redirecting him.

What do you hope to do for the pet parents at Hands N Paws?

A sincere and genuineness with treating their furry family members as if they were my own because I know the importance of providing good care for a pet. I essentially treat every pet parent concern as if it were my own because I know the importance of having a good peace of mind that your furry family members are in good hands.

Feel free to request Mary when scheduling your next pet service!

Natalie Ferris Pet Care Technician Dog Walking Service

Natalie Ferris

Where are you from?

Columbus, OH

What do you do for fun?

I love to cook, watch movies, play board and card games, and sing some karaoke!

Why do you work at Hands N Paws?

I previously worked a desk job. At the start of the COVID pandemic, I was let go. I took it as a sign to shake things up, get moving, and take on work that I was truly passionate about. I found HNP and the rest is history!

What’s your experience working with pets?

I have owned and lived with cats and dogs my whole life! I began caring for pets professionally since 2020, when I joined HNP, and have since completed thousands of services! But, my experience with pet care has been a lifelong journey.

What special pet care skills do you have?

I have experience giving medication orally by pill or syringe, and topically on skin. I have experience working with pets of all temperaments, from the friendly ones, to the shy and nervous ones, and even aggressive ones. I can adapt my care to meet the disposition of any pet! I have also worked with pets of many shapes and sizes, from pets under 10lbs to adult dogs over 100lbs!

Share a recent experience in pet care that you’re really proud of.

I recently was able to get a pup to go for his walk when he had been reluctant to do so for the previous couple weeks. By getting creative and trying tons of different things I was able to find a way to encourage him to walk! I was so happy that my persistence paid off and that we had a successful walk together!

What do you hope to do for the pet parents at Hands N Paws?

I hope to make your pets feel safe and happy when they’re with me. I am always looking to be their favorite part of the day, other than you walking through the door!

Feel free to request Natalie when scheduling your next pet service!

Screen Shot 2023 01 24 at 6.53.47 PM

Jacob Fink

Where are you from?

Kent, Ohio

What do you do for fun?

Of course, I’m usually drinking coffee if it’s not too late in the day. I also love to read,
watch Youtube/Netflix with my beautiful wife, play board games with her and friends,
and occasionally play video games.

Why do you work at Hands N Paws?

I love the idea of working with animals, but also understand the need for our fur
babies to get the love they deserve. The business is set to give people something they
long for, peace of mind when they are out and about.

What’s your experience working with pets?

Growing up I always had 2 cats and 2 dogs. From a professional standpoint, no
experience. My only experience with pets is helping neighbors and family when they
were out of town, and of course, making sure my own were well loved.

What special pet care skills do you have?

When there are limited distractions, I love teaching dogs tricks. However, this comes
with day-in and day-out training.

Share a recent experience in pet care that you’re really proud of.

I taught both my dogs how to stand on their back legs and do a 360 at the same time.
There might have been some luck involved, but we did it!

What do you hope to do for the pet parents at Hands N Paws?

Peace of mind! If we can provide that for our clients/pet parents consistently, there is
no reason they won’t get to experience the peace of mind that comes with an
exceptional pet sitter.

Feel free to request Jacob when scheduling your next pet service!

Emmalee Voyles Pet Care Technician Dog Walking Service

Emmalee Voyles

Where are you from?

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. I moved to Columbus in June of 2021!

What do you do for fun?

In my free time I love to go hiking, work on puzzles, skate, read, go to the gym, watch true crime, paint, and care for my own 3 pups!

Why do you work at Hands N Paws?

I love catering to a dogs specific needs! It makes me feel good to know that your dog’s needs and your expectations are being met. Working with Hands N Paws also helps me get out of the house and get some daily exercise!

What’s your experience working with pets?

I have worked in a variety of pet care facilities including grooming, doggy daycares, and vet clinics.

What special pet care skills do you have?

I would consider myself very knowledgeable on dog breeds, know basic veterinary care, have some training experience, and a lot of love to give!

Share a recent experience in pet care that you’re really proud of.

I had been working with a dog who was very nervous of new people. He would cower, freeze, and flinch when I came near him. I worked very hard to build up trust between us, and I am now able to put his harness on, pet him, and walk him without him being so nervous of me! It feels really good to know that a fearful dog sees me as a safe space.

What do you hope to do for the pet parents at Hands N Paws?

I hope to give pet parents peace of mind knowing that their pet is in good hands. I work hard to make you feel at ease leaving your pet at home, knowing that their individual needs will be met. My goal is to make you and your pets feel safe and comfortable with me in your home, and for neither you nor your pet to feel anxious, worried, scared, or lonely while you are apart.

Feel free to request Emmalee when scheduling your next pet service!

TNLR03S2E U03KTRJBHQT ab1175da2371 512

Lauren Napoliello

Where are you from?

I am originally from New Jersey

What do you do for fun?

I love going to the gym, reading, and playing with my own fur babies — a tabby cat named Baker and a corgi mix puppy named Daisy

Why do you work at Hands N Paws?

I absolutely love animals and providing a memorable customer service experience

What special pet care skills do you have?

I have always had an extreme affection for animals and have grown up with different kinds all my life. I am empathetic, communicative, and love working with others

Share a recent experience in pet care that you’re really proud of.

I just adopted a new puppy and taught her some basic skills such as sit and stay within two days! Small victories!

Feel free to request Lauren when scheduling your next pet service!

Screen Shot 2022 10 03 at 4.19.03 PM

Nicole Larson

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy going for motorcycle rides, boating with the family (including our fur babies), and camping. I love country concerts and festivals all year round. Family time is important to me. My son and I take special little trips or activities once a month to stay connected.

Why do you work at Hands N Paws?

I know how important good pet care is and how hard it can be to find. I have 3 fur babies at home, all with different wants and needs. I have had good experiences and bad throughout the years and when I found Hands N Paws, I knew this is where I wanted to be. Hands N Paws cares for your pet as if they were their own. The ensure the safety of your pets and the dependability, and trustworthiness of the employees.

What's your experience working with pets?

I have previous volunteer history in a shelter as well as with a local rescue organization. I have fostered 13 rescues (all breeds) over the years (and adopted 3 of them). I currently have a senior Australian Shepherd, a toddler Terrier, and a step fat cat who rules the roost. 

Prior to fostering dogs for the shelter, my family consisted of 3 kitties all of different ages with medical issues.

What special pet care skills do you have?

I have experience with different temperaments and special needs as well as the administering of oral and topical medication.

Share a recent experience in pet care that you’re really proud of.

I am really proud of my last foster. I took in an 8-week-old puppy. She obviously was not potty trained or crate trained. Over the course of her stay with us, I managed to tremendously reduce the number of accidents in the house (no more training pads needed) and teach her that her crate was her safe space. She also stopped crying at night altogether and started learning how to walk on a leash. I am happy to say she found her furever home!

What do you hope to do for the pet parents at Hands N Paws?

I hope to provide clients with a peace of mind that their pet is being loved and cared for in their absence.

Feel free to request Nicole when scheduling your next pet service!