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

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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.

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

Graham Perry

Pet Care Technician Columbus, OH
Member since Aug 2022

5.0
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Based on 101 ratings.

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Tanner Downard

Pet Care Technician Columbus, OH
Member since Sept 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 10 ratings.

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Natalie Ferris

Pet Care Technician Columbus, OH
Member since May 2020

5.0
5/5

Based on 371 ratings.

Natalie Ferris Pet Care Technician Dog Walking Service

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Danielle Nusbaum

Pet Care Technician Columbus, OH
Member since May 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 86 ratings.

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Emmalee Voyles

Pet Care Technician Columbus, OH
Member since May 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 108 ratings.

Emmalee Voyles Pet Care Technician Dog Walking Service

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Lauren Napoliello

Pet Care Technician Columbus, OH
Member since June 2022

5.0
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Based on 8 ratings.

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Nicole Larson

Pet Care Technician Columbus, OH
Member since Oct 2022

5.0
5/5

Based on 4 ratings.

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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!

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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!

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!

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Danielle Nusbaum

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Tiffin, Ohio.

What do you do for fun?

I love to read, crochet, and make jewelry. Spending time with my mom and sister is also the best.

Why do you work at Hands N Paws?

I love animals and have always wanted to work with them! My previous jobs have never allowed me the time a dog deserves so I’ve never had one. The next best thing is to help other people care for their dogs. Now I get to spend my days with so many dogs and cats so I couldn’t be happier!

What’s your experience working with pets?

I have always had a great love for animals. Many of my family members have had pets so I grew up around them. I myself have always had at least one cat in my house since I was two and I now have a couple of my own. My sister has two huskies that I love and call my niece and nephew. I’ve watched them a few times when they’ve gone on trips and love spending time with them. If I can handle two hyper and high energy huskies then I think I can handle anything.

What special pet care skills do you have?

I’m able to be patient and understand that every animal is different with the things they’re comfortable with. It’s very important to me that the animals I help care for are always happy and going at their own pace. Animals are so pure and deserve all the love!

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

I am most proud of the bonds I’m making with the pets. It’s so heartwarming to see them develop trust. They know that I’m there for them and I’ll do my best to make sure they’re comfortable and happy at all times.

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

I hope to provide them with peace of mind while they can’t be with their pets. My goal is always to let owners know that a dedicated animal lover is giving their fur baby the love and attention they need.

Feel free to request Danielle 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!

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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!

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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!