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coddled Creatures has been one of the leader's in the in home pet care industry for nearly two decades. Our exceptionally dedicated and extensive team of mature, experienced pet care specialists® are at your service 365 days per year, especially on holidays.
Our professional pet care specialists are interviewed and hand picked by our president and founder. Many apply, but only the cream of the crop are hired. They are then trained and certified through the Coddled Creatures Training Program®. Coddled Creatures has created a program with our platinum standards. We provide our Professional Pet Care Specialists with an education and tools specifically designed so that they may deliver the high level of service that is the standard by which Coddled Creatures has built our reputation on for two decades!
We take pride in providing you with attentive and reliable pet care and our client services representatives strive to provide you with the highest level of customer service possible. The following biographies are from just a few of our key team members. We invite you to get to know us! We look forward to getting to know you and your pet(s).
Heidi Wise, President is a recognized expert in the pet care and dog training field
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an Associates degree in Aviation Science, Heidi began her professional career as a Certified Flight Instructor. She taught people to fly single engine aircraft, bringing them through their Private Pilot license. From there she became a Commercial Airline Pilot and worked for several commuter airlines. Subsequently, she worked for eight years as a Controller reporting directly to the President of a privately owned company. Upon his retirement, more than two decades ago, she established Coddled Creatures in order to fulfill her lifelong dream of working with animals.
Heidi is a Certified County Animal Response Team volunteer (CART) Cart team members are the first responders helping to evacuate and care for animals in the event of a disaster. Pictured second from the left and in the back row is Heidi with her dogs volunteering for the County Animal Response team at the Law and Public Safety expo in Mahwah.
Heidi also regularly participates in seminars held by Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists who are the uber educated Phd's.
During her free time Heidi enjoys spending time with her dogs, Sugar and Princess. Heidi and Sugar compete in the sport of dog agility and obedience. Sugar holds AKC excellent titles. She also placed first in the competitions. Pictured below are Heidi and Sugar with the AKC judge, on the day that she received first place in obedience, (photo courtesy of M. Nicole Fischer Photography). Pictured right is a video of Sugar and Heidi competing in AKC Obedience. It was a happy day for them that was accomplished through extensive positive training. This accomplishment also demonstrates the very strong training bond that Heidi has with Sugar. She says they are a a good team and have lots of fun together!
Heidi also works in the exciting field of show biz including, modeling, tv and film with Sugar and Princess. Although one might think that working in tv and film is just about a dog looking pretty..it is not. More importantly it requires a very high level of commitment to training and a sophisticated understanding of the finer points of dog training, behavior modification, and handling of dogs. The wonder dogs on tv make it look easy, but show biz is the most challenging environment to train in requiring complex behaviors to be trained on short notice...not conditions the typical pet owner has to work under.
Heidi is most proud of her dog Princess being on 20/20 with John Quinones helping to raise awareness about the discrimination against service dogs. Heidi has been the trainer for television shows such as, Unforgettable, 30 Rock and Househunters, and for movies and print work. Some of Sugar and Princess's work includes print ads and commercials for companies such as Burlington Coat Factory, Macy's, Maybelline, Ralph Lauren, Christmas Tree Shops, and Vogue, as well as appearances on 30 Rock and Animal Planet. They have also auditioned for Hollywood films.
Sugar has appeared on NBC's Dateline "A Pet Nation", while at a charity event, and the reality TV program "Unwrapping Macy's". Sugar and Heidi were also featured on the CW11 morning show helping to promote responsible dog ownership for the American Kennel Club (AKC). Sugar also participated in the exclusive Pet Expo Fashion show 2008, a highly publicized and high fashion event for couture designers in the doggy fashion world (pictured above left). Proceeds of over $40,000, from one of the fashion shows, went to animal charity. (Pictured right are Sugar and Princess in the Maybelline limited edition calendar)
Katherine, Client Services Representative
Julianne, Ramsey NJ, Pet Care Specialist,
Jordan, Pet Care Specialist, Mahwah, NJ
Tiffany, Pet Care Specialist, Glen Rock, NJ
Tom, Pet Care Specialist, Wyckoff, NJ
Tom has been a resident of Wyckoff for the last 30 years. He joined the Coddled Creatures, staff in 2003. He was raised in Allenhurst on the Jersey Shore. Tom grew up with horses and dogs and has over, the years, volunteered for a local animal shelter. Tom is now retired, but his career background involved work in the Securities Industry. He worked both for regulators and various brokerage firms. He and his wife, Terri, and son have had dogs and cats as well as fish. They presently share their home with their, adorable and full of personality, Pug named Frankie. In addition to being a Pet Care Specialist, Tom all trains all the new hires for Coddled Creatures!
Rachel, Pet Care Specialist, North Haledon NJ
Daniela, Pet Care Specialist, Allendale, NJ
Kathleen, Pet Care Specialist, Hohokus NJ
Betty, Pet Care Specialist, Waldwick NJ
Ann, Pet Care Specialist, Ramsey NJ
Hi, my name is Ann and I currently live in Ramsey, NJ with my husband and two sons, ages 19 and 17 and our two golden retrievers, Katie and Maggie. I grew up in Allendale and have lived in Ramsey for the past 25 years. I graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ with a degree in Accounting and have worked in Human Resources and Accounting, as well as a number of years working as a Teacher's Aide in both nursery and elementary schools as we raised our children. With our two sons moving off to college, I am looking forward to a new phase of life and work that I am truly passionateabout. I am excited to be a part of the Coddled Creatures Pet Sitting team. I have always had a love for animals, and dogs have been part of my life since I was a child. I feel that our dogs, cats and other pets are truly members of our families and are in fact "children in fur coats." I also believe that when we must be apart from them, the best and most comfortable place for our pets is in their home environment where they are most comfortable and happy. I have truly enjoyed caring for friend's and neighbor's pets over the years whenever they were away, and have enjoyed their unique personalities and the relationships established with each one. I am happy to have the opportunity to work with and get to know many new animal friends and provide them with the special care and attention that they so deserve.
Melissa, Pet Care Specialist, Nyack NY
Hi, my name is Melissa I am 33 years old. I live in Nyack, NY with my 2 year old French Bull Dog, Zoey. I just moved to this town in the summer and I love it, its a great dog town. I am originally from New York and moved to Rockland County when I was 13. I work for a Pharmaceutical Company in Woodcliff Lake, NJ full time and thought if I needed to get a second job that working at Coddled Creatures would be perfect. I am a big animal lover, had all types of pets growing up fish, rabbits, birds, cats and dogs. I think to have a pet is the most wonderful gift that you can have in your life, they bring you so much love and happiness. I just recently started to work at Coddled Creatures and look forward to taking great care of your pets as if they were my own.
Sara, Pet Care Specialist, Glen Rock NJ
Melissa, Pet Care Specialist, Franklin Lakes, NJ
My name is Gracie and I have the most wonderful master. Her name is Melissa. I am a Bernese Mountain Dog, as big as life and I share my residence with two adorable Cavaliers. At times they drive me to distraction but my master has a way of entertaining them. This is just a short introduction to our three canine lives. Now, I'll turn the story over to Melissa. Having completed a masters in education I married, and am in the midst of raising three children ages sixteen, thirteen and eight, all of whom adore any three legged creature. If you are wondering what they could be they range anywhere from salamanders to a horse. And why have I not pursued a teaching career? Because the time involved would keep me from my children and pets. Caring for other people'spets is the perfect solution to fulfill my hearts desire. I know this to be true as I have cared for the pets of my friends and family. I am loving, responsible, caring, honest and above all trustworthy.
Kerri, Pet Care Specialist, Allendale, NJ
Hi. My name is Kerri and I currently live in Allendale, NJ. I have been working at an animal hospital for about 4 years. I give medication to animals at work and I am used to all types of dogs and cats! My family has fostered a few dogs in the past and now we have a Brittany Spaniel named Shane. I feel extremely lucky to have such a great dog because i know he will always be by my side. He is full of energy and excitement but has a sensitive, caring side to him. I currently attend Ramapo College and I am looking to be a Vet Tech. I am a responsible person. I know how to make people laugh and i have many hobbies that i like to do outside work including hiking with Shane, playing soccer, going to the beach, reading, and many more! I love working at the animal hospital because I love animals and I am very interested in working with them in the future. I feel lucky to have this opportunity to continue working with animals and i look forward to caring for your pets!
Mike, Pet Care Specialist, Ramsey, NJ
Samantha, Pet Care Specialist, Mahwah, NJ
Ingrid, Pet Care Specialist, Wyckoff NJ
Pam, Pet Care Specialist, Mahwah NJ
Jen, Pet Care Specialist, Paramus NJ
Nicole, Pet Care Specialist, Suffern NY
Kathleen, Pet Care Specialist Ramsey, NJ
Phyllis, Pet Care Specialist Mahwah, NJ
Sharon, Pet Care Specialist, Wyckoff NJ
Laurie, Pet Care Specialist, Oakland NJ
Tiffany, Pet Care Specialist, Mahwah NJ
Joan, Pet Care Specialist, Tuxedo NY
Hi my name is Joan, but mostly everyone calls me Joanie. I live in Tuxedo, NY with my boyfriend, Justin and my little three pound Yorkie, Sky who is five years old. I have loved animals all of my life. Growing up I have cared for many creatures including fish, guinea pigs, cats, birds, and dogs. . I was so happy when I found Coddled Creatures PetSitting and Dog Walking because it enabled me to start petsitting. I look forward to making tons of furry and feathery friends :)
Pennie, Pet Care Specialist , Butler NJ
Sarah, Pet Care Specialist, Wyckoff NJ
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