Find out what makes working for Bird Dog Brigade so awesome. Visit our employment page to see dog walking jobs available near you.

Walking the dog on the beach

kevin jeram

Owner 

I have owned and operated Bird Dog Brigade since 2015 and have completed over 10,000 visits in this time. I never grew up with pets so my passion for animals came later in life with the rescue of a cat and two dogs. Fostering dogs from the local shelter helped fuel my passion which led to volunteering at the CT Humane Society as a dog walker and trainer. 

My mission is to assist you with your busy lifestyle while providing continuity in your pet services using sound care in a relaxed environment. My hope is to create a worry-free experience for you and your pet. We look forward to being your future pet sitter.

Ben performing pet services on our first goats.

Ben Ariosta

Pet Services Manager

Hi! My name is Ben and my love for animals started at a very young age. I grew up with dogs, cats, and different types of small animals. Out of college, I worked for a dog boarding/daycare business where I learned many skills including medication administration and dog socialization.  From there, I became a dog trainer at my local Petco for 4 years. I worked closely with many types of animals, including reptiles, birds, fresh and saltwater fish, as I progressed my abilities in dog training. Now, having worked for Bird Dog Brigade, I can say I have the greatest job in the world! I’m looking forward to meeting you and your pets and giving them the best care out there!

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Macie Tozzoli

Dog Walker  •  Pet Sitter  •  Cat Care

My name is Macie and I have been a pet owner most of my life, mostly cats and dogs, but other small animals as well. I’ve always been passionate about being around animals and helping to care for them. I volunteered at the CT Humane Society several years ago, walking the dogs and cleaning the kennels and cat spaces, while also fostering cats and dogs in my home. More recently I have fostered pets with Monkey’s Pack. I have some experience administering medications as needed for my own pets as well as foster animals that have been in my care.  Since starting at Bird Dog Brigade I have found a joy in working that I’ve never had before and I’m excited to meet you and your pets and help you maintain the best quality care for them.

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Grace Olden

Dog Walker  •  Pet Sitter  •  Cat Care

Coming soon!