ANNE VANDERMEULEN, ABCDT
President, Dog Trainer, Lead Caregiver
Anne is the founder and President of Who Wants to Pawty LLC. In 2000, Anne left a career in banking to pursue her dream of working with animals. She took her first job in a veterinary office. She started as a receptionist and after that, worked many years as a veterinary assistant. She has had the privilege of caring for dogs, cats, birds, and other small animals. Through her years working in veterinary offices, she realized the need for quality in-home pet care such as pet sitting and dog walking services. She could see some pets needed more attention and required a skillful hand to administer medications and attend to special needs. So in 2012, Who Wants To Pawty LLC was born. To improve her skills, as well as broaden Who Wants to Pawty LLC’s list of services, Anne enrolled at the Animal Behavior College to become a certified dog trainer where she graduated with honors. Being a balanced trainer, open to many methods, she focuses on positive reinforcement training techniques and enjoys helping owners learn how to better understand and communicate with their dogs.
Fun Facts About Anne:
Anne and her husband Brian share their home with two senior dogs, a senior cat, and a high-energy puppy named Petey (aka Pawty Pete). To keep Petey busy and to broaden her training skills, Anne and Petey will both be learning about the world of dog sports such as Agility, DiscDogs, and Nose Work. When Anne is not spending time with pets, both clients’ and her own, she is usually training for a triathlon or another endurance event. Growing up in a large family, Anne has always had a competitive spirit and after watching her husband complete his first triathlon, she decided that she could “tri” too! Anne combines her love of pets and endurance sports by racing for Team Paws as she has in 2012 and 2013. Besides triathlons, Anne also enjoys ice dancing which she has been doing off and on for the last 7 years.
Dog Trainer & Caregiver
Heather joined the Pawty family in 2013. She brought valuable knowledge from her experience working for a national pet store chain and as a veterinary assistant in private clinics. She has cared for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, fish, and pocket pets.
Heather received instruction in dog training while working at the pet store. She has experience teaching group classes and private lessons. As a trainer, Heather enjoys helping owners establish a strong bond based on mutual respect and trust with their dogs and offering practical solutions for common problem behaviors. She believes that training can and should be fun for both the dog and owner. Heather is very interested in nose work and is working on training her Australian Cattle Dog, Sheila, to be a Human Remains Detection dog. Being the owner of a Cattle Dog, she understands the unique challenges and quirks of high-energy and driven dogs.
Fun Facts about Heather:
Heather shares her home with her dog Sheila and her two very spoiled cats. In her spare time, Heather enjoys running with Sheila. Heather has completed two half-marathons and aspires to complete a full marathon one day. She also practices yoga which helps her relax. Before she entered the world of pet care, Heather worked as a stage manager at a renowned regional theatre, The Purple Rose, in Chelsea, Michigan. She also had the honor of sharing the stage with Jeff Daniels during her tenure there.
LINDSAY REDDOCH – Caregiver
Lindsay Reddoch joined the Pawty family in 2014 as a part-time staff member. Most of her days are spent working in a veterinary hospital as a veterinary technician. Lindsay is very interested in Internal Medicine for dogs and cats. Lindsay has two dogs of her own, Penelope and Louie. What Lindsay enjoys most about working for Who Wants to Pawty LLC, is getting to spend time with all of our clients’ cats and dogs. When she’s not taking care of pets, Lindsay loves to read. Sci-Fi and Fantasy are two of her favorite genres.
Rena Aguirre – Pet Attendant
Bio Coming Soon