The Best, Most Caring Pet Care Professionals
Jill’s Next Door is dedicated to working with only the best, most caring, and qualified pet lovers around. We run each sitter through an extensive screening.
How do we onboard our sitters?
All of our Pet Sitters go through a very thorough screening, vetting, and questionnaire process before they are considered to be part of our team. We look for stellar references, a clean background check, pet care experience, and completion of a 25 Step Onboarding Guide. Our sitters also complete a shadowing orientation on client directives before they receive their first solo assignment.
We only work with the best people and hold them to a very high standard! We can never be too thorough and YOU and your pets can never be too happy!
Meet Our Team
Shawna Langdon, Professional pet sitter
Hey Everyone! My name is Shawna and I’m both humbled and excited for the opportunity to work with you and your fabulous furry and non furry family members! I have fur babies of my own and I know how important it is to find someone reliable, caring, and trustworthy to look after them when you cannot. I want to offer you that piece of mind by providing your pets with companionship and exercise that they need and deserve! I have been dog walking and pet sitting on and off now for about a year and I’m ready to fully dedicate myself to being there for you and your pets. I’m originally from upstate New York and grew up with a wide variety of animals from white faced herefords to ducks (Donald & Daisy) to dogs and cats to fish and birds. My home was located on a few acres of land and it was like waking up to a wildlife preserve every day; from chipmunks to bears and everything in between! I have now been in South Florida for 6 years and couldn’t be happier. I truly look forward to assisting you with all your pet needs and essentially help to make your life easier and stress free!
WATCH SHAWNA’S INTRODUCTION VIDEO HERE:
Angela Price, professional pet sitter
Angela was born and raised in Indiana on a small farm. Her love for animals began at an early age helping with feeding and caring for a variety of farm animals. Angela has lived in Palm Beach County for the past 30 years. While working in the construction and legal industries, she has also been actively involved as a volunteer for several local rescue groups. Most recently she has been a bottle feeder for orphaned puppies and kittens as well as a foster mom for dogs and cats. Angela has over 20 years of experience caring for dogs, cats, fish and even bearded dragons! She has experience not only with pet sitting and dog walking, but also with administering oral medications, insulin injections for diabetic animals and is certified in Pet CPR/First Aid. In addition to pet sitting duties, Angela has been entrusted by several clients to house sit while they are away. She is a Florida Registered Paralegal and a State of Florida Notary.
Angela and her husband reside in Boynton Beach with their 2 dogs and 4 cats. She enjoys reading, walking and fostering animals. Angela is thrilled to be joining the team at Jill’s Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services and looks forward to caring for your furry family members!
WATCH ANGELA’S INTRODUCTION VIDEO HERE:
Laura Kaplan, professional pet sitter
Hello! My name is Laura Kaplan and I am very excited to have the opportunity to watch your beloved pets. I am originally from the Midwest. I moved to Palm Beach County in 2016, and currently live in West Boca with my husband and three boys ages 9, 7 and 3. We currently do not have any pets, but I have owned cats, dogs, reptiles and other small animals such as rabbits.
BRIAN MCGARY, WEBMASTER
Brian joined the Jill's Next Door team in 2019 and manages the day-to-day operation of Jill's Next Door's website: ensuring the functionality, navigation, and overall performance that meets our clients' needs.
Brian is also President of Sitetastics (www.sitetastics.com) a digital marketing agency specializing in websites, SEO, PPC, and analytics.
Brian resides in Sunrise, Florida with his daughter Riley, his pup Dakota, and kitten Mittens he rescued through Jill's Next Door Pet Adoption Alliance Program.
TONY SAKAL, JND FELINE ALLIANCE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Tony Sakal is an established cat colony caregiver who maintains multiple feral cat colonies in Palm Beach County. Tony works in conjunction with several local rescues with the goal of reducing the feral cat population by trapping, neutering and releasing back into their chosen territory.
Tony is a highly valued team member with JND Feline Alliance Program; offering feline procurement, transportation, medical care, and immeasurable knowledge of feline welfare.
Tony is the founder and circuit board technician of Board Busterz (Boardbusterz.com),
a company that specializes in appliance and all circuit board repair. A percentage of all proceeds from Board Busterz is donated directly to the to care of our local cat colonies.
MANDY PLATO, JND FELINE ALLIANCE VOLUNTEER
Meet our volunteer Mandy Plato, who generously donates her time, energy, and love to the kittens fostered with Jill's Next Door Feline Alliance Program! Mandy's focus in kitten socialization is a crucial component in kitten development and adoption preparation. Mandy comes to JND from California Paws Rescue in Palm Desert, CA, and currently specializes in canine socialization, transportation, and service dog training with Florida's Big Dog Ranch and DC DOGOS. Mandy has a rescue pit named Toby and resides in Delray Beach, FL.