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The Pet Nanny is your professional provider

Jerry and Alison Koons opened The Pet Nanny in 2013 to better the lives of pets in the Contra Costa County California area – from Concord, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek.

The Koons’ are more than lifelong pet lovers. They’re pet care professionals devoted to providing the love and attention your pet needs to feel safe, plus the professionalism and reliability you need to put your mind at ease.

The Pet Nanny Knows Pets

Jerry and Alison Koons are certified dog walkers, having graduated from the renowned dogbiz Dog Walking Academy. In an unregulated industry, you can feel confident you’re hiring professionals trained to provide a safe and fun experience for your dog.

As members of Pet Sitters International, the industry’s leading educational organization, Jerry and Alison are always in-the-know about the most recent trends in pet care.

Ongoing education, professional development, and networking allow The Pet Nanny to successfully bring the best to local pets.

Learning and growing is an essential part of The Pet Nanny philosophy. Jerry and Alison have studied Canine First Aid and positive training techniques. They attend seminars and read the latest in pet sitting industry literature to inspire their expert care.

Meet The Pet Nanny Founders

Jerry Koons spent 13 years in apartment maintenance, and his favorite part of work was chatting with the tenants. He especially connected with pet owners and decided to start a career that would allow him to serve pet owners every day.

His wife, Alison Koons, worked for the Merry Maid cleaning service. She also enjoyed talking to customers about their animals – some even asked her to pet-sit.

After casually offering dog walking and pet sitting services for a year, the Koons’ realized they found their calling. A business they could run together while doing all of the things they love the most: making friends with pet lovers, enjoying the company of animals, and getting fresh air and exercise each day.

Meet Mocha Koons

Pet Nanny - Mocha from Concord

Jerry and Alison adopted Mocha from the Martinez Animal Shelter, and she’s since become the light of their lives, a warm snuggle buddy, and a big inspiration for The Pet Nanny.

With the help of positive training classes and lots of patience, Mocha learned to be a good girl. She even sits, lays and rolls over – sometimes, all at once!

The Koons know firsthand how important exercise, positivity, and attention make a great dog. By providing the same for your dog, they’ll help you raise a great pup who’s easy to live with – just like Mocha.

Let’s Talk!

Get in touch with The Pet Nanny today. Drop us a line through our quick contact form, or give us a call at 925-603-3646. We can’t wait to meet you and your pets!