Meet Our Staff


Rachel has been in love with animals since she was a little girl. Throughout high school she worked at Layhill Animal Hospital with dreams of becoming a Veterinarian. She gave up that dream after fainting during a basic surgery and went off to college pursuing a career in Forensic Psychology. After working in the field for years, she gave up her career to follow her heart and start The Village Pet Au Pair, LLC. Rachel lives in Urbana, Maryland with her husband, their four children & beloved dog, Tigger.

Lisa(Dog Walker, In-Home boarder, Horse Expert)

Lisa has been involved with dog rescue for over 15 years. Her heart lies with helping dogs find good, safe and stable homes. She volunteers with Mutts Matter Rescue, The Humane Society of the United States & Animal Rescue Corps. In her years working with animals, she has rescued countless numbers of dogs from dangerous puppy mills, placed over 40 dogs in their forever homes and spent long hours providing top notch care to other peoples pets. Lisa gave up her corporate job to join The Village Pet Au Pair, LLC. When she isn't working with dogs you might find her at the barn riding her quarterhorse or relaxing at home with her husband & their pack of rescued miniature pinschers!

Tracy(Dog Walker & Bully Breed Expert)

Tracy is a proud dog and cat owner. She adores animals & has worked diligently to train her dogs to be amazing companions! You might find Tracy working with her pitbulls in downtown Frederick on the patios of many restaurants. When she isn't with her dogs she is likely on a crazy long bike ride with her husband or running after her darling grandchildren. Tracy is a proud mother of four children & resides with her husband in Frederick, Md.

Heather(Dog Walker/Vet Tech)

Heather is super experienced with all animals...both socially & professionally. She has over 8 years (and counting) experience as a vet technician in animal hospitals. She currently spends her days walking dogs & her nights working at an emergency vet caring for all the critically ill/injured pets. When she isn't busy caring for our clients or saving the ill animals, she enjoys outdoor activities...especially water sports & the beach! Heather loves warm weather so if it is cold outside you might find her snuggled up at home with her golden retriever, Mello! She is a junior hunter & clearly loves outdoor activities just like her Mom!

Krisi (Dog Walker)

Krisi is a lover of all animals! She is absolutely fearless & experienced with all breeds, both large and small. Kris LOVES walking & has been known to spend extra time with her animal friends :) When you can't find Kris spoiling her clients, be sure to check the softball field or the gym! She is a dedicated coach & personal trainer. Krisi lives in Urbana with her husband, two children and two adorable dogs!