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Your pet’s health and well-being, are our top priority.

Treat your pets like the stars they are!

Meet our Team

We have an experienced qualified team to take care of your best friend.

The Platinum Paws Pet Services Peace of Mind Blueprint

Our services have been designed with our incredible client’s needs in mind and what we can do to give them a stress-free experience with peace of mind.
The Best, Most Caring Dog Walkers/Pet Sitters in Hagerstown, Greencastle, & Waynesboro

Our hiring philosophy is: We expect our employees to provide star quality animal care to our clients and their pets. All of our sitters go through a detailed screening, vetting, and training process before they earn a spot on our team. We require a clean background, a clean driving record, pet first aid certification, and go through a comprehensive orientation process before they start doing solo walks. We have a high standard for our employees and only want the best for our clients. We will only hire those that fully complete our extensive hiring process.

Do You Have Any Questions? Please email us or call the office at 410-935-7179. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, and on the weekends from 9 am to 3 pm.

Jennifer Gardner

Owner

Growing up, my brother was always bringing home some dog or cat in need of a home, and I would be the one caring for them and begging our mother to let us keep them. The first one he brought home was a little kitty he named Albany. She would be the only one our mother would let us keep, but I loved her from the moment she came into the house. Albany would wait for me at the front window every school day to come home. When I walked up to the door, her little meow always melted my heart. 

I went off to Salisbury State College twice; once in my teens after high school, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and Business Administration (2000). I worked in the mortgage industry for four years after graduation. I did not feel fulfilled sitting in a cubicle all day crunching numbers. In an attempt to find a career that aligned more with my passion, I decided to return to Salisbury University to earn a second degree in Interdisciplinary Studies concentrating on Archaeology (2007). Upon finishing at Salisbury University, I enrolled in the master’s program at Louisiana State University (LSU) to study Anthropology, concentrating in Archaeology after receiving a Research Assistant position.

During graduate school, I started house sitting and pet sitting for fellow graduate students or professors while they went off for summer fieldwork to make extra money. The pay was minimal, but I loved spending time with their animals.

After three years of living in Louisiana, I moved back to Maryland in May 2011. As I was wrapping up my thesis work, I continued to be a pet sitter on the side. In February 2014, I finished the last requirement to finish my Master’s Degree and found myself laid off from my archaeological position.

In March of 2014, my then soon to be sister-in-law, Tiffany, approached me to work for and potentially take over her pet sitting business. I was immediately excited and jumped on the opportunity. I started Jennifer’s Elite Pet Sitting in July, and away I went. In 2018, I decided to rebrand the company as I wanted to bring on employees and changed the business name to Platinum Paws Pet Services.

Honestly, I thought I would be a dog walker until I found another archaeological position, but I fell in love with spending my days caring for other people’s animals more than wanting to be an archaeologist. I mean, who would not want to spend your days with dogs outside going for walks!

I am extraordinarily proud of the premier pet care service I have built. I am the luckiest person to get up every morning to run this outstanding business! I absolutely adore and could not imagine doing anything else.

I am an active member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Salisbury University’s Alumni-Owned Business Program. Since January 2018, I have been an active volunteer with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and, in January 2020, was elected to sit on the Board of Directors. I am also the proud Dog Mom of Countess Zoey, who joined my family in December of 2020.

Heidi H

I was born and raised in West Chester, PA, but currently live in Greencastle.   I have always loved animals from a young age, especially cats.  I was very close to my one cat Samantha, who we found as a kitten, and who ended up living to be 20 years old.

I wasn’t allowed pets for several years during college and a few years after, and I really missed having them.  I got my first pet on my own as an adult in 2003, (my beloved Maine Coon Archie) and have had at least one pet ever since.  I currently have an 11-year-old chocolate lab that is my baby, and three crazy cats, none of whom get along!

I love the outdoors and just generally being outside.  I enjoy running (especially on trails), hiking, traveling to and visiting National Parks, and reading.

I currently work at a local doggie daycare/boarding/training facility, so I literally spend my whole day with animals.

I’ve also been a volunteer with Better Days Animal League in Chambersburg, PA for about 5 years now, cleaning the cat room, walking dogs, and helping with TNR clinics.

 

Karen

My love for animals began at an early age. I wanted to be a zookeeper and work with lions. Instead, I turned to domestic animals and have been in some capacity for over 40 years!
For the past 5 years, I have been employed as an internal medicine vet tech assistant. Every day is a new adventure! I share a home with two cats and 2 dogs, along with a loving husband.

 

Chris

I’m an avid animal lover and I would do anything to ensure that your pet is safe and taken care of! Your animal’s care is just as important to me as my own fur babies. 🙂

Ever since I was a young child, I’ve always been an avid animal lover and caretaker. From dogs to cats, to hamsters, fish, and reptiles, I’ve had exposure to a plethora of different animal species and am very experienced with taking care of them. Aside from my animal endeavors, I also love helping people and gained valuable customer service skills working as a host at Cracker Barrel for the past 2 years. I recently graduated high school, and am planning on going off to college to pursue my interest in veterinary medicine. It has always been a dream of mine to have a job where I am able to work with animals each and every day. Everyone has their individual passions, and I have found solace in taking care of animals and learning more about them in the process. Currently, I own and care for two dogs, a turtle, and a bearded dragon. First, there is my little old man Luigi, a 12-year-old chihuahua-terrier mix who has grown up alongside me and is very special to me. My other dog is a 3-year-old pitbull named Memphis, who is a very sassy girl that is full of personality and helps keep me on my toes. I’ve had my red-eared slider Squirt since I was 5, and he is my oldest and will most likely outlive them all funnily enough! Finally, I recently adopted a bearded dragon named Spyro, who has allowed me to get more comfortable in dealing with more exotic reptiles. I can’t imagine a life where I didn’t have my amazing fur (and scaled) babies, as they mean more to me than words can express. My mission in life is to help each and every animal that I encounter, both professionally and in my own personal life. An ambition of mine is to one day open up my own veterinary clinic!

Paige

As only being a sophomore in college, my love for animals continues to grow each day. I am a dog mom of my adorable lab-pit mix Rylee… she is one unique pup. Growing up I’ve always wanted to have a bunny but my parents settled with a guinea pig. As of June 2021, I was lucky enough to adopt not only one but two bunnies, Yankee and Remy, that I adore. I am majoring in business with the intention to have my own doggy spa/get-a-way. The importance of a trusting company to watch or care for another person’s animal is a priority.

 

Cara

My love of animals started a long time ago; what child doesn’t dream of someday becoming a veterinarian? Our household always included a dog, at least one cat, and for me a parade of hamsters. Fast forward just a few years, and today my home includes: my Heinz 57 pup named Chance; 3 cats – Milo, Moose, and Madeleine; a Fancy Bear hamster named Tate; some fishies; and our beautiful bearded dragon, Cherry (formerly PonyBOY – oops); oh – and I can’t forget the two-legged teenager.

I have my Bachelor’s degree in Radiography, and for the past 23 years, I have worked in the medical field as an x-ray technologist/mammographer. My job – especially in the current climate – is pretty exhausting and at times very stressful. The best part of my day is coming home to see my daughter and being greeted by all the 4-legged critters at the front door. The purrs, kisses, and tail wags make any day better!

I have a soft spot in my heart for all animals – if I had more room in my home I would rescue all that I could! I look forward to taking care of and loving on all the animals in my care. It is of the utmost importance to me that my clients trust that I will love and care for their animals just as they would! As not only an employee but a client as well, I can attest to the fact that Platinum Paws provides top-notch animal care.