Established in 2008

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Nicole Romagnolo Zaleski’s Bio

Hi! I am Nicole, Owner of Whiskers and Leo Pet Care of Staten Island! I have owned pets my whole life and currently am the mom of all rescue animals.. a Biewer Terrier (the love of my life), Biggie, a Shih-tzu, Buddy, a corgi mix named Cody Bear and my cat, Whiskey, who I named the business after. My dogs, my cat, and my husband, along with my 4 year old daughter keep me quite busy! But when I am not playing with my “children” you can find me in the office Mondays through Fridays managing my business, setting up existing and potential clients with the perfect pet sitter for their pet, and feeling honored to be able to fulfill my dream of working with animals full time. I opened this business in 2008 after finding I, myself, had a need for a professional service for my pets when I traveled or spent long hours at work. I wouldn’t leave my dogs or cat in a kennel or a facility and I just didn’t have friends or family members that were able to commit to caring for them when I needed someone. Plus, I didn’t want to burden them with all my special requests! After doing some research, I left a good position in the fashion industry to explore my dream. I soon found that I wasn’t the only one in need of this type of care!  I am passionate about our services, and truly believe there is nothing better than home care for our furry kids.. whether it’s your home or ours! Yes we do offer both services!  We can accommodate just about any request so if you don’t see something on our list of services, please ask! I strive to find the best match for your pet based on his or her needs, routine, temperament, etc. I am proud to be able to say that my pet sitters are truly the best out there. Having both a lawyer and a cop in my pet care family, I place a lot of emphasis on the hiring process in order to provide you with the best care possible. My sitters are criminally background checked, reference checked, trained, bonded, insured, and many have been with me for years now. I just know your pets (and you!) will be truly happy with Whiskers and Leo!




 Nicole and her dog Biggie!


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