Andrea was a member of 4-H from 1990-1999 and a member of FFA from 1996-2001. She has been around all types of animals since early childhood, running around the farm with her herd of sheep, cows, pigs, dogs, cats, birds, and almost any other farm animal you can think of. She concentrated in studying animal behavior, body language, and just understanding why animals do what they do. Andrea is the owner of Tri State Pet Care, and ran all the pet sitting visits for the first several years. Currently, Andrea concentrates on kennels, private doggy suites, and our doggy day camp.
Member since 2010: Rebecca Vandyke
Rebecca joined Tri State Pet Care during the summer of 2010. In January of 2011, Rebecca joined our daily visit team. She will be providing visits in Bakerton, Shepherstown, and Harpers Ferry. She lives in a home with many of her own dogs, as well as rescue dogs. She volunteers with D.A.R.E., a Doberman Rescue league, and also volunteers with Happy Whiskers, the Jefferson County animal control rescue. Rebecca has grown up with animals all her life. Her pack consists of dogs, cats, and horses. She is currently seeking her degree at Shepherd. Rebecca's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Member since 2012: Jessica Ashley
Jess joined our team in the Fall of 2012. Jess has grew up with many animals, including: dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, fish and horses. She concentrates on daily walks and potty breaks during the day. Her normal time frame for visits, are between 9-3. She will and can do visits before and after these hours with her little helper, her son, Cameron. Jess owns 2 kitties and 1 dog of her own. Her email is Jess@tristatepetcare.com.
Member since 2012: Heather Kelly
Heather joined Tri State Pet Care in December 2012. She has an extreme amount of experience in the pet care industry. She runs her own dog rescume and gives back full fold. So when she was recommended as a pet sitter, were were so excited to add her to our team. You will see Heather doing evening visits and weekend visits. She currently works at the Coast Guard full time and enjoys working with pets in her "off work" time. Her contact is Heather@tristatepetcare.com.
Member since 2013: Cheryl Jackson
Cheryl joined the crew during the summer of 2013. You can spot her at the farm location, where she takes care of the boarding doggies as well as rescued dogs. She loves, feeds and plays with the dogs; cleans; and takes care of check in and check out. You may also see her out participating in our weekend shuttles for adoption events. Her email is Cheryl@tristatepetcare.com
Member Since 2014: Rick Hovatter
Rick join Tri State Pet Care at the beginning of 2014. He moved to West Virginia from Ohio when his wife took a teaching job at Shepherd University. He first became acquainted with our service when he and his wife adopted Penny from one of the rescue groups we work with. Since then he has decided to become one of our full time pet sitters. Rick is also a cousin of Andrea's husband, so it is nice to have some of his family in the area. Rick's contact is Rick@tristatepetcare.com
Member since 2015: Sara Nell
Sara joined the team in the Spring of 2015, after years of using our pet sitting services for her own pets. She is a life-long member of 4-H and still actively participates as a volunteer. She has always had animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, and gerbils. In the past, her dogs have included German Shepherds and some Dachshund mixes. Currently, Sara works full-time for Jefferson County Schools, and has a 13 year old terrier mix, adopted as a puppy from the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County. Her email is Sara@tristatepetcare.com
Member Since 2015: Melody Shanholtz
Melody joined Tri State Pet care in April 2015. She began as the personal pet sitter for another team member and we were thrilled when she decided to join our team! Experienced with dogs, cats, birds, and many farm animals, Melody is excited to broaden her pet sitting horizon. She currently has a toy poodle that was rescued from a local hoarding case but also fosters dogs that are awaiting their new homes. Melody is the Assistant Manager at Hair Cuttery in the Valley Mall (Hagerstown, MD), and also volunteers with one of our animal rescue partners. Melody's email address is email@example.com.
Member since 2015: Kim Wheelbarger
Kim joined Tri State Pet Care in December 2015. She moved to West Virginia from the DC area to be closer to her family. Prior to her move, she assisted her own pet sitter occasionally and loved it so much, decided to make it her full time career. Due to the loss of her German Shepherd in 2014, she currently does not have any pets, but raised, loved and cared for two beautiful and amazing Shepherds over the past twenty years. She foresees another pet in her life in the very near future. Kim will provide daily walks and potty breaks, and occasional overnight and vacation visits in the areas of Hedgesville and Falling Waters, West Virginia. Kim’s email:Kim@tristatepetcare.com
Member since 2016: Matthew Ellis
Matthew Ellis has been a life long pet lover, having grown up with dogs since birth. He has been active in pet care and sitting, as well as pet rescue for almost a decade, having helped with dogs and cats of varying breeds and sizes that have come through his house over the years. Matthew provides numerous services, from daily dog walks, to over night stays in your home. He is happy to send pictures of your fur baby while you are away from home. Matthews email address is: Matt@tristatepetcare.com.