My name is Leanne Joanisse and I am the proud owner of Paw Patrol Dog Walking and Pet Services. I have been an animal lover and pet owner all my life. I currently share my home with my husband Pierre and Poppy, a German Shepherd rescue from a puppy mill and Furio, a rescue Tabico cat. I am also a lifelong volunteer at various rescue organizations.
Before opening Paw Patrol Dog Walking and Pet Services, I was a sociology professor at McMaster University for ten years, where I was among the first sociologists in Canada to teach a course on Animals and Society. As much as I enjoyed being a professor, something was missing in my life and I decided to make a career change. Owning and operating Paw Patrol has been a dream come true, and I can honestly say I enjoy every single moment I spend with my furry and feathered friends. As evidence of my commitment to following the best practices in the pet care industry, I am a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS) through Pet Sitters International. This accreditation demonstrates my competency in the vital core skills and knowledge bases of professional pet sitting and further enhances the quality of service I provide to the animals under my care.
I have had the privilege of working with Josefine Herr since 2017 and her biography follows.
My name is Josefine Herr and I am very lucky to be a part of Paw Patrol. I’ve had a pet in my life from the moment I was born, and this has instilled a great love for animals in me. I currently share my life with two rescue Beagles, Honey and Brownie. I cannot imagine my life without a furry companion, and I am so blessed to have made dog walking and pet sitting my career. After graduating from McMaster University, I spent a number of years assisting clients who had been in motor vehicle accidents. Although this was a rewarding career, once I came across the opportunity to join Paw Patrol, I knew that working with animals was my vocation. Dog walking is a perfect fit for me. My love and respect for animals extends into every corner of my life, as I also embrace a vegan lifestyle.