about-picHello and Welcome to Paw Patrol Dog Walking and Pet Services!

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 Bones, a 12-year-old male German Shepherd-Golden Lab, adopted from the SPCA, and Candy Cane, a 12-year-old tabby cat, also a former stray. I am also a dedicated volunteer at the Hamilton-Burlington SPCA.

Before opening Paw Patrol, 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. Continuing education is very important to me and I am currently working towards accreditation with Pet Sitters International.  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.