Meet the Pet Sitter Pack!

We are a “pack” of very passionate pet owners and animal caregivers. We love nothing more than caring for your pets while you out of town or at work. Meet our Pet Sitter Pack!

Nicole Desiano, Owner & Operator

Nicole has always had a special bond with animals since she was a little girl. She has been a long time animal owner and animal rescue volunteer. There is a special place in her heart for the “troubled” cases and hard to adopt, which led her to her girl Piper a coonhound mix, whom she “sprung from prison” having spent 9 months in a prison foster program and had two failed adoption on her “rap sheet”. Nicole also has a special talent for handling animals who are sick, post surgery, or special needs. When Nicole is not surrounded by pets in the PET CARE PACK she is an avid water enthusiast and you may find her in her free time out on her kayak or standup paddleboarding. A big lover of nature and photography, Nicole takes pleasure in capturing all the wonderful wildlife that make Florida their home….especially the manatees!

Debbie Desiano – FT Sitter & Walker

Long time pet owner, Jersey girl Debbie joined her daughter Nicole full time as a sitter and dog walker, creating the start of a “family business” which has been a ton of fun for them both! Debbie is a long time supporter of adoption which 30yrs ago lead a parade of Greyhounds into her heart. Currently she is the mom to 2 Greyhounds – Ralphie & Lola and grandmother to Nicole’s fur baby Piper. In her spare time, when not planning her next trip to Europe or Asia, Debbie takes art lessons in watercolor at The Art Center Sarasota or is enjoying a game in Mohjong with new friends. Having relocated here a 3 years ago, Debbie has found fast friends with the Sarasota Newcomers Group were she also lends her time as a volunteer.

Laurie Certo – PT Pet Sitter

Sometimes we need a bit of strength to care for our stronger pups, and who better than 5 x IronMan & triathlete Laurie! Laurie is originally from Pittsburgh, PA where she grew up with a German Sheppard and later discovered the wonderfully gentle greyhounds. A recent transplant from North Carolina, Laurie and Nicole met while both volunteering for RDRP – Racing Dog Retirement Project in Mayaka, where they both volunteer as dog walkers helping newly retired Greyhounds get socialized, exercised and ready for adoption! Laurie household has 3 greyhound fur kids – Franky, Ebby, and Dante . Laurie joins the “Pet Sitter Pack” part time. When she’s not relaxing with her retired racers or watching over pets in the PET CARE PACK, she is busy swimming, biking, and running for triathlon training. Laurie is a project coordinator in the banking industry and loves travel, SCUBA diving, and kayaking. With her exuberant and warm cheerful personality, pups can’t resist their playtime with Laurie!