About Us

Our mission is to provide an unparalleled pet care experience through our focus on safety, education, an extraordinary customer experience and providing the peace of mind pet parents deserve.

Our vision is to allow pet parents to work and travel guilt and worry-free knowing their pets are in the best care possible.

RCO Pet Care’s core values are safety, integrity, and excellence. These values are the core of our careful treatment of your home and pets, the heart of our customer experience philosophy and the standards we hold ourselves to each day.

Our Story

I knew I had to reassess my dreams of attending veterinary school upon the passing of my mother when I was in college. Moving out of state for 4 years was no longer an option as I knew my home was here in CT with my younger siblings. I took a job that appealed to my education but I lacked passion in the office setting.

As an Animal Science graduate, a shelter volunteer, an equestrian, a former zoo employee and the family’s resident “Dog Mom,” family and friends would come to me with nails that needed to be trimmed, harness and training recommendations and requests for pet sitting. Working with animals and helping their owners keep them safe, happy and healthy via education and experience was my calling.

I officially opened RCO Pet Care (Rocco and Company Pet Care… named after own beloved pack) in December of 2018. In April of 2019, I acquired Country Pup Pet Sitting upon my beloved mentor and former employer moving out of state and have since merged that business and its service area into RCO.

I am so grateful for our community’s support and that so many wonderful people trust us to care for their most precious companions. My team and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us and plan on only expanding on the gold standard we have set for pet care in our community. Thanks for choosing RCO!

Jessica Barry

President and Pack Leader

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Our Team

Jessica B

Jessica B

founder, PRESIDENT and PACK LEADER

Jessica is recognized as a Certified Professional Pet Sitter by Pet Sitters International – the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters dedicated to educating professional pet sitters and promoting, supporting and recognizing excellence in pet sitting. She is trained in Pet First Aid and CPR through ProTrainings, is a certified Fear Free Professional and is currently a student in the Karen Pryor Academy’s Professional Dog Trainer program.

Jessica graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut in 2015. Her animal-centered coursework here included courses in animal behavior, health and disease management, anatomy and physiology, basic through advanced nutrition and feeding, genetics, comparative exercise physiology, endocrinology, reproductive physiology and equine science.

Her resume also boasts hands-on work experience managing horse farms, working with animals ranging from prairie dogs and bison to South American Primates at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, as well as care, training and management of domestic animals from hamsters to cows.

 

Mackenzie A

Mackenzie A

Senior Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Mackenzie has been part of the RCO team since 2019. She is a huge animal lover – her favorite animals are dogs and bunnies! She has has three dogs in her life and loves them more than anything. She treats any animal she meets just like her own! She joined the RCO Pet Care team with prior experience in walking dogs, dog sitting and boarding dogs for family and friends. There’s no doubt she’ll give the love and attention your animals deserve!

Mackenzie is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Jessie L

Jessie L

Senior Pet Care specialist

Jessie is a lifelong pet lover living in Southbury. She was thrilled to learn about RCO and join the team in 2020. She grew up with a black lab named Jason. She has pet sat for family and friends throughout her life but it wasn’t until she got a dog of her own in 2010 that she truly understood the joys of being a pet parent. Her pup is a pit mix named Joker and he is her best friend in the world. It was when she was on her own and took care of Joker that she fell in love with the needs that he has and it gave her a purpose.

She sees and feels all the love animals needs, especially while owners are away. Nothing makes her happier than caring for animals. Seeing them happy Jessie’s world happy!

Jessie is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Erin A

Erin A

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Erin joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! She has pet sat for family, friends, and neighbors for years and has loved every second of it. Erin cares for all animals like they are her own because, after all, pets are family. She understands all animals have different needs and schedules and loves being able to help out families and pets of all kinds!

Erin grew up with a childhood dog that inspired her to get a puppy of her own. She has enjoyed every moment of puppy-raising and loves being a dog mom as well as the owner of goats and chickens! Erin is currently an EMT and phlebotomist but she hopes to become a vet tech someday to help animals, too. She plans to rescue more dogs in the future but for now she is loving being able to help out other pets and families. Erin has a passion for animals and is looking forward to meeting everyone and their fur babies!

Erin is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Sheridan B

Sheridan B

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Sheridan has had a passion for animals since she was a small child. Growing up she worked on a horse farm and pet sat for friends and people in her neighborhood. She is very passionate about taking care of all animals and is a big dog lover. She’s got a soft spot for the seniors!

When not working, Sheridan is home taking care of and loving on lots of animals. She moved to Oxford a few years ago to pursue her dream of creating, producing and owning a farm with many rescues and owner surrenders! She has always found that the special needs and animals needing a home find her!

Sheridan is currently being trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Anisa C

Anisa C

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Anisa joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! She is a life-long pet lover and “cat-mom” to two adopted boys named Poke and Salem. Caring for animals has always been a fulfilling part of her life. One of Anisa’s earliest memories includes raising nine Rottweiler puppies! 

Anisa currently resides in Thomaston and is pursuing a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She understands how hectic our everyday lives can be and the importance of caring for our “fur-babies.” In my free time, she enjoys writing, roller skating, and cooking. She looks forward to meeting your furry family members!

Anisa is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Nicole E

Nicole E

Pet Care specialist

Nicole joined our team in 2021. Nicole has been surrounded by pets, especially four-legged ones, her entire 25 years of life! Her experience ranges from the tiniest of kittens to older cats and dogs of all ages. She takes pride in being a kind, dedicated and caring pet sitter.

Outside of work, Nicole loves going for walks, hikes, or car rides with her furry friends and is more than comfortable doing the uncomfortable. Nicole is currently working as a paralegal but loves tending and caring for our wonderful four legged friends.

Nicole is currently being trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Amber F

Amber F

Pet Care specialist

Amber joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! Amber loves animals and has never had a time that she hasn’t had a pet in her life; dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters… you name it! She currently have two dogs and a cat. Her Akitas love to go on as many walks as she’s willing to take them for!

Animals bring Amber such joy as the unconditional love they offer is unmatched. She loves meeting new furry friends and can’t wait to help take care of yours!

Amber is background checked via Acutraq.

Rebecca F

Rebecca F

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Rebecca joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021. She has been a life long lover of animals – especially dogs. She has spent the last six years working her days working as a veterinary assistant. She also has experience pet sitting and dog walking for friends and family for the last 7 years and has three rescue dogs of her own. She likes to take her dogs hiking on her days off and is looking forward to meeting new friends – four-legged and two – with our team!

Rebecca is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Julia G

Julia G

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Julia recently joined RCO in July 2021. She is a lifelong pet lover living in Beacon Falls. She has had animals her whole life ranging from dogs, including a Pug named Buddy, cats, frogs, to bunnies. She has pet sat and dog walked for friends and family for a number of years!

She had the pleasure of getting her own pup in 2017, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Loki, and he quickly became her best friend. She truly didn’t know how much hard work and dedication went into owning and taking care of her own fur baby, but she truly loves it and wouldn’t change it for the world! She looks forward to meeting your fur babies soon! 🙂

Julia is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Ginger H

Ginger H

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Ginger has loved animals from a very young age.  Growing up she had a lot of cats over the years. She also seemed to always find stray cats that wanted to come home with her and lucky for her, her dad had a hard time saying no!  Her first family dog was a German Shepard named Shafer (German for Shepard).  Years later, when she got married, she had a black and tan coonhound and a red Doberman, along with a sweet, longhaired, Maine Coon cat.  Ginger became a mom at a young age and now has a grown daughter as well as two grandchildren she adores – an 8 year old granddaughter and a 1 year old grandson. She recently moved to Woodbury from Danbury and is getting used to the quiet, but she is loving the beauty of the town.  

In the last few years, Ginger has gone through a lot of heartbreak, losing 3 of her 4 cats from old age and the devastating loss of her 11 year old pit bull, Haze in January 2021. Haze was her doggie soulmate and therapy dog. She was blessed to have had Haze in her life and from the day she took him in she became not only a pit bull lover, but a pit bull advocate, and will be for the rest of her life! Ginger currently has the last remaining cat from her original 4, Baby, who is now about 16 years old and a 1 year old male cat, Bandit, who is the most vocal cat she has ever owned!

Ginger is background checked via Acutraq.

Hope J

Hope J

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Hope joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021. She left her previous job as a medical device engineer in search of more fulfilling pursuits. Now, she is thrilled to use her attention to detail and desire to improve the lives of others towards caring for the four-legged members of your family!

Hope currently lives in Waterbury with four cats and one fish. Not to mention one more cat and a dog up the road that she frequently helps care for! She is a fun-loving spirit that dogs and cats liven up to immediately. Hope is also in the middle of training for a 5k, so she’s looking forward to time with your furry bundles of joy and energy O-U-T on a W-A-L-K to help boost her stamina before the big race!

Hope is background checked via Acutraq.

Ben K

Ben K

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Ben joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! Ben is a lifelong animal lover and has been loved by many dogs and cats since childhood. Having cared for retired racing Greyhounds for most of his adult life, he is an advocate of rescue and adoption. He makes an effort to provide for pets in need by volunteering his time at organizations such as Dog Star Rescue.

Ben graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems. He is currently attending the University of Connecticut for graduate studies in business and data analysis. Outside of taking classes and working full time as a business systems analyst, Ben enjoys cooking, hiking and visiting Disney World.

Ben is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Alora L

Alora L

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Alora joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021. She currently lives in Woodbury with two dogs, a cat, and two rats of her own! She has been an animal lover her entire life and has grown up around animals from having family pets to owning her own.

Alora is currently is finishing up her Bachelor’s of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. Outside of continuing her education, she enjoys spending time with her pets, reading, roller skating, and horseback riding!

Alora is currently being trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Julie M

Julie M

Pet Care Specialist

Julie joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! She lives in Oxford and absolutely loves her town – she comes from a military family, living in several different states, but by far Oxford, CT is her favorite!

Julie has owned several pets and loves being around them. Because of her family’s military nature, she currently doesn’t have her own and wants to love on yours! Julie takes pride in being compassionate, caring and would treat your pets as if they were her own.

Julie is being trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Missy M

Missy M

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Missy joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021. As a life-long animal lover, she has always been the go-to for all of her family and friends’ pet sitting needs.

As a dog mom of a blue heeler rescue named Shaka, she is very sensitive to the needs of dogs. Missy is very active and has the patience, enthusiasm and love for ALL types of dogs! Missy takes pride in being  focused on delivering quality care and making sure pets feel loved and taken care of. She will make sure your best friend has everything they need while providing a fun and safe visits!

Missy is currently being trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Kim S

Kim S

Pet Care Specialist

Coming soon!

Kim is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Bethany S

Bethany S

Pet Care Specialist

 Bethany joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2020. She is a teacher who lives in Watertown with degrees from Southern Connecticut State University, University of Saint Joseph, and University of New England.

Bethany has been an animal lover for her whole life. Growing up she had many family pets. Bethany has three rescue dogs, who are her favorite creatures! Dax is a 10 year old hound mix from Tennessee, Piper is a 2 year old lab/pit mix from South Carolina and Quinn is a 1 year old Aussie mix from Brass City Rescue Alliance! Life would not be the same with a quiet and empty house! In addition to her love of dogs, Bethany is very active, so walking pups is the perfect job for her! She also bakes her own all natural calming dog treats called, Peaceful Paws!

Bethany is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Kaylee S

Kaylee S

Pet Care specialist

Kaylee joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! Kaylee currently resides in Torrington and plenty of experience working with animals. She has worked at boarding facilities, doggy daycares, & currently works as a bather at a pet salon. It is her go to work her way up to a groomer!

Kaylee is very responsible, reliable, & aims to be as flexible as possible with client  scheduling needs. She can’t wait to meet you!

Kaylee is background checked via Acutraq.

 

Maddie S

Maddie S

summer Pet Care specialist

Maddie joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2020. She is an animal lover who attends the University of Rhode Island where she studies animal science as well as environmental science. She has been able to expand her knowledge and experience with various species through hands-on lessons at the university’s farm.

While at home, she spends her time with her three dogs, Bella, Mia, and Bailey. She is thrilled to be able to get to know your furry family members too!

Maddie is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

 

Alyssa T

Alyssa T

Pet Care specialist

Alyssa has been working professionally with dogs since 2016 and joined our team in 2021. Her career started when she decided to attend Animal Behavior College to become a certified dog trainer. She studied for 3 years and learned so much! During her studies, she performed volunteer work at animal shelters and worked at a doggie daycare.

After obtaining her certification, she is excited to continue her work in the pet care field and learn as much as she possibly can. She is excited to work with our clients – human and furry!

Alyssa is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Taylor Y

Taylor Y

Pet Care specialist

Taylor joined our team in 2021. She is a sophomore in college and majoring in Astrophysics with a minor in Spanish… we’d say she’s pretty smart! She’s always loved animals and  fosters dogs and cats with her family. She has a number of pets of her own including a Husky mix puppy, a rabbit, and a chameleon.

An interesting fact about Taylor is she raises ducklings every spring until they’re big and can them move to her good friends’ farm. She loves being involved in her community and meeting new people and meeting their animals!

Alyssa is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Rocco

Rocco

Resident Treat Tester, Mascot and Hogger of the Bed

Rocco is a graduate of the Obedience Dog Training Club‘s basic class (…he is very proud of this!). He is professional treat tester, ruiner of grass, welcoming committee leader and a certified good boy. His hobbies include laying out in the sun, trying to convince strangers he needs their attention or he just might not survive and howling when you ask him “Rocco, where are you?”

Rocco is the model for the canine in our logo, Jess’s confidant and best friend, as well as the poster rescue pup and inspiration for starting RCO!

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At RCO Pet Care, the safety of your pets, the security of your home and providing our clients with an excellet customer experience are our top priorities.

If you have questions about our services please contact us at any time. We love to help!

Our Team

Jessica B

Jessica B

FOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND PACK LEADER

Jessica is recognized as a Certified Professional Pet Sitter by Pet Sitters International – the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters dedicated to educating professional pet sitters and promoting, supporting and recognizing excellence in pet sitting. She is trained in Pet First Aid and CPR through ProTrainings, is a certified Fear Free Professional and is currently a student in the Karen Pryor Academy’s Professional Dog Trainer program.

Jessica graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut in 2015. Her animal-centered coursework here included courses in animal behavior, health and disease management, anatomy and physiology, basic through advanced nutrition and feeding, genetics, comparative exercise physiology, endocrinology, reproductive physiology and equine science.

Her resume also boasts hands-on work experience managing horse farms, working with animals ranging from prairie dogs and bison to South American Primates at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, as well as care, training and management of domestic animals from hamsters to cows.

 

Mackenzie A

Mackenzie A

Senior Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Mackenzie has been part of the RCO team since 2019. She is a huge animal lover – her favorite animals are dogs and bunnies! She has has three dogs in her life and loves them more than anything. She treats any animal she meets just like her own! She joined the RCO Pet Care team with prior experience in walking dogs, dog sitting and boarding dogs for family and friends. There’s no doubt she’ll give the love and attention your animals deserve!

Mackenzie is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Jessie L

Jessie L

Senior Pet Care specialist

Jessie is a lifelong pet lover living in Southbury. She was thrilled to learn about RCO and join the team in 2020. She grew up with a black lab named Jason. She has pet sat for family and friends throughout her life but it wasn’t until she got a dog of her own in 2010 that she truly understood the joys of being a pet parent. Her pup is a pit mix named Joker and he is her best friend in the world. It was when she was on her own and took care of Joker that she fell in love with the needs that he has and it gave her a purpose.

She sees and feels all the love animals needs, especially while owners are away. Nothing makes her happier than caring for animals. Seeing them happy Jessie’s world happy!

Jessie is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Erin A

Erin A

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Erin joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! She has pet sat for family, friends, and neighbors for years and has loved every second of it. Erin cares for all animals like they are her own because, after all, pets are family. She understands all animals have different needs and schedules and loves being able to help out families and pets of all kinds!

Erin grew up with a childhood dog that inspired her to get a puppy of her own. She has enjoyed every moment of puppy-raising and loves being a dog mom as well as the owner of goats and chickens! Erin is currently an EMT and phlebotomist but she hopes to become a vet tech someday to help animals, too. She plans to rescue more dogs in the future but for now she is loving being able to help out other pets and families. Erin has a passion for animals and is looking forward to meeting everyone and their fur babies!

Erin is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Sheridan B

Sheridan B

Pet Care specialist

Sheridan has had a passion for animals since she was a small child. Growing up she worked on a horse farm and pet sat for friends and people in her neighborhood. She is very passionate about taking care of all animals and is a big dog lover. She’s got a soft spot for the seniors!

When not working, Sheridan is home taking care of and loving on lots of animals. She moved to Oxford a few years ago to pursue her dream of creating, producing and owning a farm with many rescues and owner surrenders! She has always found that the special needs and animals needing a home find her!

Sheridan is currently being trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Anisa C

Anisa C

Pet Care specialist

Anisa joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! She is a life-long pet lover and “cat-mom” to two adopted boys named Poke and Salem. Caring for animals has always been a fulfilling part of her life. One of Anisa’s earliest memories includes raising nine Rottweiler puppies! 

Anisa currently resides in Thomaston and is pursuing a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She understands how hectic our everyday lives can be and the importance of caring for our “fur-babies.” In my free time, she enjoys writing, roller skating, and cooking. She looks forward to meeting your furry family members!

Anisa is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Nicole E

Nicole E

Pet Care specialist

Nicole joined our team in 2021. Nicole has been surrounded by pets, especially four-legged ones, her entire 25 years of life! Her experience ranges from the tiniest of kittens to older cats and dogs of all ages. She takes pride in being a kind, dedicated and caring pet sitter.

Outside of work, Nicole loves going for walks, hikes, or car rides with her furry friends and is more than comfortable doing the uncomfortable. Nicole is currently working as a paralegal but loves tending and caring for our wonderful four legged friends.

Nicole is currently being trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Amber F

Amber F

Pet Care specialist

Amber joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! Amber loves animals and has never had a time that she hasn’t had a pet in her life; dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters… you name it! She currently have two dogs and a cat. Her Akitas love to go on as many walks as she’s willing to take them for!

Animals bring Amber such joy as the unconditional love they offer is unmatched. She loves meeting new furry friends and can’t wait to help take care of yours!

Amber is background checked via Acutraq.

Rebecca F

Rebecca F

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Rebecca joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021. She has been a life long lover of animals – especially dogs. She has spent the last six years working her days working as a veterinary assistant. She also has experience pet sitting and dog walking for friends and family for the last 7 years and has three rescue dogs of her own. She likes to take her dogs hiking on her days off and is looking forward to meeting new friends – four-legged and two – with our team!

Rebecca is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Julia G

Julia G

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Julia recently joined RCO in July 2021. She is a lifelong pet lover living in Beacon Falls. She has had animals her whole life ranging from dogs, including a Pug named Buddy, cats, frogs, to bunnies. She has pet sat and dog walked for friends and family for a number of years!

She had the pleasure of getting her own pup in 2017, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Loki, and he quickly became her best friend. She truly didn’t know how much hard work and dedication went into owning and taking care of her own fur baby, but she truly loves it and wouldn’t change it for the world! She looks forward to meeting your fur babies soon! 🙂

Julia is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Ginger H

Ginger H

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Ginger has loved animals from a very young age.  Growing up she had a lot of cats over the years. She also seemed to always find stray cats that wanted to come home with her and lucky for her, her dad had a hard time saying no!  Her first family dog was a German Shepard named Shafer (German for Shepard).  Years later, when she got married, she had a black and tan coonhound and a red Doberman, along with a sweet, longhaired, Maine Coon cat.  Ginger became a mom at a young age and now has a grown daughter as well as two grandchildren she adores – an 8 year old granddaughter and a 1 year old grandson. She recently moved to Woodbury from Danbury and is getting used to the quiet, but she is loving the beauty of the town.  

In the last few years, Ginger has gone through a lot of heartbreak, losing 3 of her 4 cats from old age and the devastating loss of her 11 year old pit bull, Haze in January 2021. Haze was her doggie soulmate and therapy dog. She was blessed to have had Haze in her life and from the day she took him in she became not only a pit bull lover, but a pit bull advocate, and will be for the rest of her life! Ginger currently has the last remaining cat from her original 4, Baby, who is now about 16 years old and a 1 year old male cat, Bandit, who is the most vocal cat she has ever owned!

Ginger is background checked via Acutraq.

Hope J

Hope J

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Hope joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021. She left her previous job as a medical device engineer in search of more fulfilling pursuits. Now, she is thrilled to use her attention to detail and desire to improve the lives of others towards caring for the four-legged members of your family!

Hope currently lives in Waterbury with four cats and one fish. Not to mention one more cat and a dog up the road that she frequently helps care for! She is a fun-loving spirit that dogs and cats liven up to immediately. Hope is also in the middle of training for a 5k, so she’s looking forward to time with your furry bundles of joy and energy O-U-T on a W-A-L-K to help boost her stamina before the big race!

Hope is background checked via Acutraq.

Ben K

Ben K

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Ben joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! Ben is a lifelong animal lover and has been loved by many dogs and cats since childhood. Having cared for retired racing Greyhounds for most of his adult life, he is an advocate of rescue and adoption. He makes an effort to provide for pets in need by volunteering his time at organizations such as Dog Star Rescue.

Ben graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems. He is currently attending the University of Connecticut for graduate studies in business and data analysis. Outside of taking classes and working full time as a business systems analyst, Ben enjoys cooking, hiking and visiting Disney World.

Ben is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Alora L

Alora L

Pet Care SPECIAlIST

Alora joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021. She currently lives in Woodbury with two dogs, a cat, and two rats of her own! She has been an animal lover her entire life and has grown up around animals from having family pets to owning her own.

Alora is currently is finishing up her Bachelor’s of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. Outside of continuing her education, she enjoys spending time with her pets, reading, roller skating, and horseback riding!

Alora is currently being trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Julie M

Julie M

Pet Care Specialist

Julie joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! She lives in Oxford and absolutely loves her town – she comes from a military family, living in several different states, but by far Oxford, CT is her favorite!

Julie has owned several pets and loves being around them. Because of her family’s military nature, she currently doesn’t have her own and wants to love on yours! Julie takes pride in being compassionate, caring and would treat your pets as if they were her own.

Julie is being trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Missy M

Missy M

Pet Care specialist

Missy joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021. As a life-long animal lover, she has always been the go-to for all of her family and friends’ pet sitting needs.

As a dog mom of a blue heeler rescue named Shaka, she is very sensitive to the needs of dogs. Missy is very active and has the patience, enthusiasm and love for ALL types of dogs! Missy takes pride in being  focused on delivering quality care and making sure pets feel loved and taken care of. She will make sure your best friend has everything they need while providing a fun and safe visits!

Missy is currently being trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Bethany S

Bethany S

Pet Care Specialist

Bethany is a teacher who lives in Watertown. She has degrees from Southern Connecticut State University, University of Saint Joseph, and University of New England. She joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2020.

Bethany has been an animal lover for her whole life. Growing up she had many family pets. Bethany has two rescue dogs, who are her favorite creatures! Dax is a 9 year old hound mix from Tennessee, and Piper is a 1 year old lab/pit mix from South Carolina. Life would not be the same with a quiet and empty house! In addition to her love of dogs, Bethany is very active, so walking pups is the perfect job for her! She also bakes her own all natural calming dog treats called, Peaceful Paws!

Bethany is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Kim S

Kim S

Pet Care Specialist

 Coming soon!

Kim is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Kaylee S

Kaylee S

Pet Care specialist

Kaylee joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2021! Kaylee currently resides in Torrington and plenty of experience working with animals. She has worked at boarding facilities, doggy daycares, & currently works as a bather at a pet salon. It is her go to work her way up to a groomer!

Kaylee is very responsible, reliable, & aims to be as flexible as possible with client  scheduling needs. She can’t wait to meet you!

Kaylee is background checked via Acutraq.

 

Maddie S

Maddie S

summer Pet Care specialist

Maddie joined the RCO Pet Care team in 2020. She is an animal lover who attends the University of Rhode Island where she studies animal science as well as environmental science. She has been able to expand her knowledge and experience with various species through hands-on lessons at the university’s farm.

While at home, she spends her time with her three dogs, Bella, Mia, and Bailey. She is thrilled to be able to get to know your furry family members too!

Maddie is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

 

Alyssa T

Alyssa T

Pet Care specialist

Alyssa has been working professionally with dogs since 2016 and joined our team in 2021. Her career started when she decided to attend Animal Behavior College to become a certified dog trainer. She studied for 3 years and learned so much! During her studies, she performed volunteer work at animal shelters and worked at a doggie daycare.

After obtaining her certification, she is excited to continue her work in the pet care field and learn as much as she possibly can. She is excited to work with our clients – human and furry!

Alyssa is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Taylor Y

Taylor Y

Pet Care specialist

Taylor joined our team in 2021. She is a sophomore in college and majoring in Astrophysics with a minor in Spanish… we’d say she’s pretty smart! She’s always loved animals and  fosters dogs and cats with her family. She has a number of pets of her own including a Husky mix puppy, a rabbit, and a chameleon.

An interesting fact about Taylor is she raises ducklings every spring until they’re big and can them move to her good friends’ farm. She loves being involved in her community and meeting new people and meeting their animals!

Alyssa is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through ProTrainings and is background checked via Acutraq.

Rocco

Rocco

Resident Treat Tester, Mascot and Hogger of the Bed

Rocco is a graduate of the Obedience Dog Training Club‘s basic class (…he is very proud of this!). He is professional treat tester, ruiner of grass, welcoming committee leader and a certified good boy. His hobbies include laying out in the sun, trying to convince strangers he needs their attention or he just might not survive and howling when you ask him “Rocco, where are you?”

Rocco is the model for the canine in our logo, Jess’s confidant and best friend, as well as the poster rescue pup and inspiration for starting RCO!

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