About The Carmel Pet Sitter

 

Updated: November 2017

Leanne and Jaxson, a sweet Siamese cat and Carmel Pet Sitter client.

Leanne and Jaxson, a sweet Siamese cat and Carmel Pet Sitter client.

My name is Leanne Bertino and I founded the Carmel Pet Sitter back in 2007.   This is my tenth 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 1+ year cancer survivor.  My newest addition is one heck of a wild man kitten named 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 since July 2015, all due to cancer.  

Spice

Spice

Kitty boy thor!

Kitty boy thor!

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 colleage 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!