Our Team

We believe it takes a dedicated team to deliver quality services you and your pets can depend on 24/7/365. 9 to 5 Pets attracts local, loving, dependable, and experienced pet care professionals who are committed to building a long-term relationship with you and your pets.

Our pet care professionals go through a very thorough screening, vetting, and training process before they earn a spot on our team. We require stellar references, a clean background check, and Pet CPR, First Aid & Care certification.

Our pet care professionals also continue to grow their skills and knowledge base through an online training and education system we provide them which focuses on safety and handling, animal behavior, and health. At 9 to 5 Pets, we are committed to empowering our team in the field and keeping the pets we care for safe.

Penny Campbell

Hi!  My name is Penny Campbell.  I was born in Bushnell, Florida but raised in a small town in Southern Illinois.  After graduating from Business School in the St. Louis, Missouri area I moved to Southern California where I later graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Business Management along with an associate’s degree in accounting.  I also met and married my husband Rich in the picturesque setting of Yosemite National Park with Yosemite Falls in the background.  

I have now come full circle by making Florida my home once again in the great city of Jacksonville where I have lived for the past 7 ½ years enjoying everything this city has to offer.

My passions include reading, health and fitness, hiking, horseback riding, and playing with my beautiful fur babies Hedi and Gunner.  Hedi is my somewhat stubborn city gal, and Gunner is my laid-back country boy.  I’ve also been fortunate to have other dogs and cats in my life throughout the years that will always have a place in my heart.

After recently retiring from 30+ years in accounting/management, I am ready to begin the next chapter of my life as part of the 9 To 5 Pets team.  I love that 9 To 5 Pets is all about Professionalism, Convenience, Dedication, Integrity and Love which is why this is a such a great fit! 

I can’t wait to meet you and begin my journey in caring for and loving your wonderful fur babies!

Louanne King

Hi! My name is Louanne King. I was born in Chicago IL but grew up in Louisville KY. I moved to Florida in 1993. I have lived in Ponte Vedra Beach since 2002 and currently live in Sawgrass.

I have been around pets all my life. We had dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, lizards, a beautiful thoroughbred horse and a hedgehog.

I am an RN and am currently working for a company that provides supplies for incontinence needs.

I would love a house full of pets but knew that wasn’t possible. So, I decided pet sitting would be a great option. I chose 9 to 5 because of Jennifer’s core beliefs and work ethic. It is a pleasure and joy caring for so many different animals and I look forward to working with all of you!

Lauren Thomas

Hi there! My name is Lauren Thomas, and I am so excited to be a part of the 9 to 5 Pets family! I am a Jacksonville Beach local and currently a senior at University of North Florida earning my degree in Coastal and Marine Biology. I absolutely love living in North Florida surrounded by the beautiful scenery, fun events, and a close-knit community. I have lived in Florida for most of my life and feel so blessed to have been raised going to the beach and visiting state parks. I hope to continue to work with animals and wildlife in future careers and achieve a lifestyle where I can adopt and rescue many animals.

I also love spending time with my year-old Mini Australian Shepherd, Buoy. If I can take her with me, chances are I will! We love paddle-boarding, kayaking, and adventuring together! I also have a pet western hognose snake named Hog Solo (any Star Wars fans?). I am currently interning in the reptile and amphibian department at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Although I have not been fortunate to own a cat of my own, I spent a few years volunteering at the Catty Shack Wildlife Sanctuary, so I am comfortable and love working with cats of all sizes.

After working as a nanny for many years, I was able to explore my passion for working with the pets of the same families that I babysat for. As much as I love working with kids, animals will always have a special place in my heart. I was thrilled to be trusted by pet-owners to take care of their fur-friends. Pet sitting has also worked out better for my college schedule and I was so excited when close friend and teammate Sarah Hillon recommended 9 to 5 Pets to me. I love 9 to 5 Pets’ goal of giving pet-owners a sense of peace by providing compassionate caretakers and I am so honored to be a part of that mission. Regardless of furry, feathery or scaly, I will adore and take exceptional care of your cute companion! I am looking forward to meeting you and your pets!

Alex Ossi

Hello! My name is Alex Ossi and I am a 23 year old recent graduate from Florida State University. I am currently living with my parents here in Ponte Vedra Beach while I work to save money and build up my Real Estate career. I have lived in the same house in Ponte Vedra my whole life, apart from my four years at Florida State. I have always had a very strong connection with animals, having a few dogs, a cat, and a rabbit growing up. I find great enjoyment being around and caring for all animals, which is the main reason I am usually the go-to person for my family and friends when they need someone to take care of their pets. My family’s current pet is our beloved Jake, the 10.5-year-old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. He has been the best dog we have ever had; he is such a sweetheart and loves to hunt lizards. We also had one yellow lab, and one black lab (who weighed 120lbs!) when I was growing up.

I have recently joined with Keller Williams at their Jacksonville Beach office and am in the process of building up my Real Estate business. It is a long and slow process, so I decided to earn money and fill up my free time with a second job. I discovered 9 to 5 Pets because I am great family friends with many of the current and past teammates, who have told me countless times how rewarding and great the company is. 9 to 5 Pets seemed like a perfect fit for me, with my strong desire to be reliable and my will to work, paired with my love for animals. I look forward to meeting you and your pets soon!

Lauren Bradley

My name is Lauren Bradley, and I was born and raised in the Saint Johns County area. I currently live in beacon lake off of 210 near Nocatee, but I spend most of my time in Ponte Vedra. I also spend time in Atlantic Beach all the way down to Saint Augustine. What can I say, I am a beach girl and always have been. 

I recently joined Keller Williams Atlantic Partners at their Southside office as a Realtor. I enjoy the people and the training that Keller Williams provides. We truly are the best company out there. I am currently in the process of building up my real estate business, but it is a slow process. Since I do have free time in the real estate business, I decided I wanted to spend more of my time with animals. I have been around animals ever since I was a little girl. My mom used to have German shepherds which are one of my favorite breeds of dogs, but I really do love all pets. My grandparents had boxers for years which made us get boxers when I was born and we had them up until I was about 10 years old. We adopted 2 chihuahuas that were brother and sister. Unfortunately, the sister passed away a few years ago so now we have my beamer boy who is now 13 years old. He is one of the sweetest dogs I have owned. I also have a 3-year-old cat named Linx that I saved off of the side of the ride when he was about 5 weeks old. I pulled over and he came running up to me, he was just the cutest little boy. My boyfriend also owns a Great Dane and she is VERY energetic, so I tell myself, if you can handle her then I can handle anything haha. I have years of experience caring for animals of all shapes and sizes. I have always had a love and passion for animals. 

As a pet owner myself, I can understand having a little anxiety when you are away from your fur friends, but I promise you, at 9 to 5 Pets I will treat your pets like they are my own. I look forward to meeting all of you and your wonderful pets soon!

Cassie Boyce

Hey there! My name is Cassie and I’m so excited to be a part of the 9 to 5 Pets team! This has been a wonderful opportunity to use my pet care experience to help take care of fur families in order to make them feel loved and safe!! I moved to Jacksonville Beach from New Jersey in 2021. I have three pups of my own at home: Koda who is a three year old golden retriever, Bailey who is a one year old little white mix, and Hunter who is my 13 year old English setter. I absolutely love being outside and have always been an athletic and fit person. So having the opportunity to play and exercise with your pets is beyond exciting! I am also currently taking a gap year from college to focus on working and learning more about myself so I can be not only successful, but happy in the future. And working at 9 to 5 Pets has brought me nothing but pure joy. I am fully committed to taking the utmost care of your pets and doing my best to bring them as much love and happiness as they provide for me!

Christina Crupi

Hello! My name is Christina Crupi. I was born and raised in Ponte Vedra, and am currently a senior at Nease High School. Earlier this summer I was accepted to UNF as a psychology major (Go Ospreys!).

When not focused on my schoolwork, I love spending time with my friends and family, seeing movies, and volunteering at my school and S.A.F.E Pet Rescue.

Throughout my life I have owned 6 sweet cats and 1 very loving dog. In the past, I have pet sat for my grandparents who live right next-door to me, a couple of neighbors, and my best friend.

Once I discovered 9 to 5 Pets, I fell in love with the idea of being able to work for a company that will feel more like a privilege and less like a job. My attention to detail, love for pets, and my drive to work and be successful will allow me to take care of your house and animals like they are my own.

I am so excited to meet all the wonderful Nocatee and Beachwalk fur families!

Julia Santos

Hi my name is Julia and I am originally from Massachusetts but moved here at such a young age that I would consider myself a local. We now live in Nocatee and I love how this community has incorporated all the parks and paths throughout the community to facilitate everyone’s activity. I now attend the University of North Florida and am majoring in Biomedical Science with the intent to go to medical school. I have always had an affinity for pets and 9 to 5 Pets has given me the opportunity to not only interact with pets of all shapes and sizes but also to build a relationship with the owners. I am a strong believer in honesty being the best policy and will always be as transparent as I can be with those around me. I am excited to be a part of this team and look forward to meeting all your fuzzy friends!

Peggy Sammarco

Hello! My name is Peggy Sammarco and I am a mother of one fantastic son Michael. I lived in Jacksonville for 12 years and moved back up North to be with family for a couple of years. However my heart belongs here in Jacksonville! I moved down in March 2020 to Ponte Vedra working for Starbucks and absolutely love being by the beach. My next adventure will be to Nocatee.

In my free time I love to go to the beach and pet all the dogs I can, and find shark teeth. I love to ride my bike, spend time with friends, and I visit neighbors with dogs so I can give them treats and rubbins. I also like working on fundraisers for the military as last year I was privileged to work on a fundraiser for K-9’s For Warriors.

Pets have always been a part of my life. I grew up with Black Labs and an Irish Setter. When I moved out on my own I had a Doberman and lastly a Rhodesian Ridgeback and hound mix. My love for pets is energizing and it brings me complete joy to take care of them. I became a Certified Professional Pet Sitter 2 ½ years ago but have been caring for pets for many more years before. I am a responsible, organized and dedicated person who wants to share the love and kindness with your fur babies. I joined 9 to 5 Pets to follow my dream and passion to be a professional pet sitter and because of all the core values it stands for. My personal promise to you is to bring you peace of mind by cherishing your fur babies as if they were my own, to keep them safe and their tails wagging. I look forward to serving you!

Molly Gardner

Hi!… I’m Molly Gardner and I’m excited to join the 9 to 5 Pets team in the Mandarin area.  I grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore County, Maryland and moved to Jacksonville, FL in 2008, after retiring from 25 years in law enforcement.

I have been involved in the sport of pure breed dogs for over 25 years.  Training and showing my dogs in Conformation, as well as training and competing in various AKC performance events.  I currently have three Briards, named Fern, Ivy, & Clover.  My Briards have earned AKC Championships and Grand Championships.  My dogs and I have also trained and competed, earning titles in various AKC performance events, including Herding, Obedience, Rally, Dock Diving, Barn Hunt, Lure Coursing, & Fast CAT. I have also trained in Agility, Nose Work, and Therapy Work. To me, there is nothing more special than the bond and relationship you build with your dogs, through training and competing together. 

Obviously, dogs have been my passion for many years, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others.  I belong to several All breed and Briard Dog Clubs.  I have also participated and assisted in several Rescue situations.

I have also cared for many friend’s Dogs, Cats, Sheep, Goats, Horses, Chickens, and a few fish.  Our pets are family, and I look forward to giving your pets the same love and attention I give my own.  I’m looking forward to meeting many new people in my Community, and helping to care for their beloved pets.

Mariah Miller

Hey There! My name is Mariah, and I am currently working towards my nursing degree at FSCJ, then I will transfer to UNF to finish my degree. When I’m not working or at school, I spend my time with my horse, Thumper. I enjoy riding out on trails, a good conditioning session, and teaching lessons the most. I also enjoy going to horse shows but since Covid, I haven’t had the opportunity to get there again.

I also have two huskies Dakota and Sage; they both have their own goofy personality. I like to take Dakota to the beach because he LOVES the water. Once we get in, we won’t be going home till he’s tired out. Sage is more of a grass explorer and lizard chaser, so she and I walk around the neighborhood till she’s ready to go home.

I’ve only lived in Florida for about 4 years now and I am happy to call it home. I grew up on a small farm in Beavercreek, Ohio. We owned many horses, three dogs, lots of cats, and six chickens. I learned very young that animals come with a good amount of responsibility, and I am grateful that I can share that knowledge when I have kids. I found 9 to 5 Pets at just the right time in my life and am so blessed that I get to add more animals into my daily routine.  Pets will always be an important part of my life! With that being said, I am excited to meet you and take care of yours!

Emily Delaere

Hi! My name is Emily Delaere. I was born and raised in St. Augustine. I have lived in this beautiful area my entire life. I am working toward my Associate in Arts degree at Saint Johns River State College. From there, I plan to enroll at a university and complete a bachelor’s degree in biology. I have been around animals my entire life. Growing up I had dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, horses, chickens, and geese. Being surrounded by animals influenced me to choose biology as my major. In my free time, I love to read, embroider, and cook. I also enjoy numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, tubing, fishing, and swimming. I joined the 9 to 5 pets team because I love working with animals. This job gives me the opportunity to bond and care for your pets. I’m excited to meet all of you and your fur babies!

Natalie Medina

Hello, my name is Natalie Medina. I am currently a student at the University of North Florida studying Finance. I am from Jacksonville and have lived here my entire life. However, my parents and extended family are from Argentina. All of my family, except my parents, live there. We take turns visiting each other when we can and they love the beach since there isn’t one close to where they live. I began caring for pets when I was in middle school for my neighbors when they would go out of town and then gradually worked my way up to professional pet care. I started my professional pet care career with my dog Koda, who I used to take care of on weekends for a coworker. These weekends turned into months and eventually forever when they decided they weren’t fit to care for him. He is now my emotional support animal and best friend! They recommended since I loved caring for him, to work in pet care professionally and I have been doing so for two and a half years. I’m excited to join 9 to 5 pets to meet more pet loving families!

Natasha Morges

Hi there! My name is Natasha Morges! I am a born and raised Jacksonville Local!

I currently have 2 dogs and 1 cat that are my pride and joy! Daisy is the oldest of the pack, she is a 12 year old pitbull still running around like a puppy. Stella is the youngest being 4 years old, and a highly energetic lovable golden retriever mix. Lastly, Luna is the queen of the pack. She is a flame point rag doll and is 5 years old! She really calls the shots and runs the house! All 3 I have had the pleasure in raising and nurturing since they were weeks old.

It has always been a dream of mine since I was little to work with animals. I have lifelong animal caring experience for pets of my own, including family and friends. My first dog was a chihuahua I named lucky and he lived up to 16 years old. When my mom got me him It was my first lifelong responsibility to take care of him, and I learned so much growing up with him up until his last day. My #1 goal will always be treating your pets as they were my own with lots of love and care. I am so ecstatic to be apart of the 9 to 5 pets team! I am a very trustworthy, responsible, hard worker, and will ensure your pets are safe and happy while you are away!

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