Meet The Team

The DOG Nanny Group is a locally owned professional dog walking and pet sitting business serving Marinette and Peshtigo, WI and Menominee, MI since 2010. Whether dog walking or vacation care, we strive to deliver an exceptional experience for both you and your furry pals. This focus has been the foundation of the DOG Nanny Group and is at the heart of each and every visit we do. We are passionate about offering the best care in the industry and proud to have set the standard for quality, professional pet care in the Tri-city area. Each staff sitter is hand picked and put through a multi-faceted hiring process including multiple interviews, a screening with pets, employment testing and a comprehensive background check. Each sitter is also bonded and insured. Our team is comprised of experienced, trusted and compassionate individuals dedicated to providing premium, personalized care in the comforts of your own home. When you book with The DOG Nanny Group you can rest assured your pets and home are in safe and capable hands. We provide the peace of mind you deserve, and the loving companionship your pet needs.

Laurie, Pet Care Specialist

Laurie was born and raised right here in Menominee. She has had dogs and cats since the day she was born and cannot imagine having anything less than a small zoo in her home! Laurie always wanted to help animals in need and spent time volunteering with the Menominee Animal Shelter.  While she enjoyed her time there, her big heart had her bringing home more and more pets that were difficult to place. Joining the DOG Nanny Group in 2019 satisfies Laurie’s desire to be of service to pets. She currently has a senior dog and an assortment of quirky felines. Laurie also works full time with Johnson Controls in Marinette.  Laurie has successfully completed both fetch-find and pet first-aid and CPR training.


Allie, Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

Allie was born and raised in Gillett, WI and has lived in Menominee, MI since 2022. Allie’s love of animals started at an early age, and growing up, she had 2 dogs and a guinea pig. She started pet sitting by watching her neighbors’ dogs when she was young and has been doing it off and on until the present. Allie currently has 1 cat, Dixie, whom she adopted in 2018. She is employed full-time as an Elementary Music Teacher at Marinette Primary School. Allie joined the DOG Nanny Group in 2023, and is super excited to be able to interact with even more lovely pets.  Allie says, “The best thing about being a pet sitter is being able to share love and affection with lots of pets.  It helps me maintain my positive mindset!”  Allie has successfully completed Pet Care Team Training, and Pet First Aid and CPR training to become a double certified pet sitter!


Steve, Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

Originally from Wautoma, Wisconsin, Steve moved out of state after college but returned to Marinette just over a year ago. Growing up on a small farm, he’s been around animals all his life and loves spending time with them.

Although he doesn’t currently have any pets of his own, Steve is thrilled to be able to work for The Dog Nanny Group and be around lots of furry friends. He is passionate about providing loving and attentive care to all the pets he visits, and he goes above and beyond to make sure that each and every one has a fun and safe experience.

In his free time, Steve enjoys spending time outdoors, cycling, hiking, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.

Steve joined the DOG Nanny team in 2023 and says “Working for The Dog Nanny Group is a nice dose of sunshine. Pets, of all kinds, have the amazing ability to lift my spirits and make me smile. It’s a privilege to be able to care for them and hopefully brighten their day as well”.  Steve has successfully completed Pet Care Team Training, and Pet First Aid and CPR training to become a double certified pet sitter!


Janelle, Pet Care Specialist

Janelle is originally from New London, WI but has lived in Marinette for nine years. She has been a stay at home mom to 4 boys ranging in age from 21 years to 2 months old.  Janelle joined The Dog Nanny Group team in 2021 and loves interacting with all of the amazing pets she gets to see. She has 3 dogs of her own; a German Shepherd/Aussie mix, a Teddy Bear mix and a rescue Blue Heeler pup that’s just learning how great life is.  She also has a Leopard Gecko and a few stray cats that she cares for and feeds.  Their Family Motto is “Kids and Dogs.”  In her spare time, Janelle enjoys kayaking, coaching Soccer, back yard bonfires with her husband and visiting family back in New London.  Janelle can often be found at JoAnn’s for her decorating inspiration fix!

“I’m so happy to be a part of the Awesome Team at The Dog Nanny Group. I’ve realized over the years that now and then it is good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just BE happy!”  Janelle has successfully completed both the Pet Care Team Training course and Pet First Aid and CPR training to become a double-certified pet sitter.



Autumn, Pet Care Specialist

Autumn is originally from Wausaukee and has lived in the area her entire life. Growing up, she always had dogs and cats at home.  Autumn currently lives with her husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs (a Husky, and a Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix), and a cat. “I really enjoy being a DOG Nanny because I have a passion for animals. I enjoy spending time with client pets and helping to take care of them when their families are going about their everyday routines”.

Autumn Majored in Psychology and Human development and currently oversees group homes.  Autumn joined the DOG Nanny team in 2020, took a year off from sitting to focus on her new job, and rejoined the team in 2023.  Autumn has successfully completed both the Pet Care Team Training course, and Pet First Aid and CPR training to become a double certified pet sitter!


Morgan, Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

Morgan joined the DOG Nanny Group in 2023.  She was born in Green Bay, WI, but currently lives in Peshtigo. Growing up, friends loved coming over to her house because she always had so many different animals. Now, she has just one dog, but he is extremely special to her. She adopted him when he was 8 months old as a part of a dog training certification program. Together, they achieved his AKC Canine Good Citizen certification as well as his service dog certification. “I am extremely excited to be a part of The Dog Nanny Group because I have always had a love for animals and helping people. This job puts both of those together! I know how important the bond between a person and his/her pet is and it is a blessing to be a part of that!”

Morgan has also lived in 7 other states and worked on two different horse ranches! She loves traveling, hiking, and exploring new places. Besides being a DOG Nanny, she also spends her time working as a waitress, baker, and group fitness/personal trainer. Morgan has successfully completed both the Pet Care Team Training Course and Pet First Aid and CPR training to become a double-certified pet sitter!