About The Carmel Pet Sitter
Updated: April 2019
My name is Leanne Bertino and I founded the Carmel Pet Sitter back in 2007. This is my eleventh year of pet sitting. It has been a fun and rewarding career choice. I am an avid dog trainer having taken dozens of courses with my dogs including agility, rally, obedience and water work. I enjoy reading up on pets and dog training and behavior. Here’s a picture from my library of some of my favorites. (Yes, if you look closely there is a book with the title “How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You”.)
Currently I live in Westfield with my dog Spice, a senior citizen Portuguese Water Dog and almost 3 year cancer survivor. My newest addition is now almost two years old, my kitten-turned-cat, Thor. They are my best friends and greatest joy. I prefer a full house but I've hit a rough patch in life having lost two dogs and two cats between 2015-2017, all due to cancer.
In case you’re wondering, I worked in a corporate position for over twenty years. Leaving that behind is something I will never regret. I also have two college degrees including a B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master’s from Ball State. I graduated summa cum laude from Stony Brook and am a member of Phi Beta Kappa. I was born in NYC and raised on Long Island, where my Pop still lives. Oy vey, the traffic there!