Grateful Companion Pet Care

Andre Cardoso
Co-Founder

Andre has been an animal lover for his entire life. For the past 10 years, he's been working in management and sales, but his passion for animals led him to leave corporate America, co-found Grateful Companion Pet Care LLC. Now he can finally do what he loves — take care of pets. Andre has been pet sitting for over several years now and is certified in pet first aid. He volunteers with various rescue groups in the Hollywood FL area and also foster dogs in his own home until they get adopted. In his free time, Andre also teaches an Afro-Brazilian martial art called capoeira and likes to lay on the couch with his dogs Woody and Margarita.

Joan Fernandez
Co-Founder

Since she was a little girl, Joan has always had a soft spot for animals. In high school, she wanted to become a vet.  Although she ended up in a career in environmental engineering, her true passion for animals never left and she adopted her first puppy Woody in 2008. Soon following, she started to volunteer with rescue groups by fostering and attending adoption events. She fell in love with her 10th foster dog, Margarita, and officially adopted her, adding to the Fernandez dog family. Joan has over several years of experience in the pet sitting industry and can't wait to take care of your pets.

Woody
The Boss

Woody is the Grateful Companion Pet Care social butterfly. He loves everyone and is a true companion to animals and humans alike. He always makes sure guests feel at home and shares all his treats and toys with all new friends.

Margarita
The Boss Lady

Margarita is the ol' lady of Grateful Companion Pet Care. Like Woody, she loves to have guests around. She also loves treats and really likes to have her belly rubbed. That's how you steal her heart...by rubbing her belly. Even with three legs, she can run as fast as lightening. Margarita has a huge heart, and as a big sister she protects Woody and is not afraid to take the lead when we are strolling around DC.

Marie Siguenza
Pet Sitter

I was born and raised accompanied by loving pets at home. Since very little, I was able to appreciate the distinct personality of each cat, dog, or any other fur ball that shared a home with me. That is why early in my life I made it my dream to make a living out of taking care of animals. I have a firm respect for them, and a loyal devotion to using my skills to nurture them at every age. I know that modern habits don't allow owners to spend as much time with their pets as they wish they could. I personally was able to include many beloved dogs into two nature-themed hotels I managed some years ago in Latin America, and even made them part of the whole tropical vibe, but South Florida is a very, very different scenario. I understand this and that's why the main benefit of the services is aimed at your pet, doing so at your convenience. My background is fully on customer service and being in contact with other cultures. This way, I am now able to provide services in English and Spanish, adapting schedules to the convenience of your routines. I have complemented this with Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Course obtaining a high distinction score, this course has been independently accredited and certified by the CPD certification service and is internationally recognized as a prestigious certification for continual professional development. 

Josie & Evelyne
Pet Sitters

Josie & Evelyne, two amazing individuals with high energy, animal lovers who can't wait to meet you. Best friends from many years, they love pets just as much as you and me, they own a cutie named Bubba a happy and super friendly doggies who is always happy to have little friends over. Josie & Evelyne love to travel and have many goals in life, becoming a pet sitter will open so many doors for them. Contact them today for a meet and greet. 

Victoria Fenton
Pet Sitter

Vicki is a native South Floridian who has had a love and passion for all animals for most of her life.  Her family had dogs, cats, reptiles, rabbits as well as chickens.

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