About Happy Hound Cat and Dog Services

joanne owner of Happy Hound Cat and Dog ServicesWelcome! I am Joanne Yenkevich the owner of Happy Hound Cat and Dog Services. Currently I am owned by two Basset Hounds Jake Elvis and Toby Bono. I have had an array of other pets over the years including dogs, cats, canaries and turtles and fish.  Growing up I always had a passion caring for animals and would often care for our neighbors pets while they were away.

Before my journey into pet care I worked as a secretary for a few different companies, two of the largest ones being DuPont and the State of Delaware.

After retiring in 2013 and I decided to open my own pet sitting business! I like to work independently and I enjoy being outdoors even in the heat, cold, snow, or rain.

Owning a pet sitting business has allowed me flexibility during the day. Some days I start at 7 AM, other days not until 9 AM and my schedule varies from day to day. Generally I make my schedule the night before for the following day.

I enjoy volunteering for a Basset Hound rescue doing veterinarian checks for potential adopters. I have fostered several dogs, in fact I adopted one!

I also transport animals from rescue to rescue when needed. I am a member of the Delaware Animal Emergency Response Team, a volunteer group that sets up a shelter for animals that are hurt, lost or need a place to stay during a disaster.

I am CPR / First Aid Certified through Pet Tech. The program is an in depth 8 hour course. I am also a member of Pet Sitters International and have been certified as a Professional Certified Pet Sitter. I completed a 500 question exam to receive this certification.

My client’s pets are cared for as if they were my own. I understand what it’s like to go to work or leave town and leave your pets behind. My goal is to provide you with a professional, reliable, experienced and loving pet sitter. I’ve cared for dogs, cats, fish, goats and Emu!

I am a Delaware native and grew up in the Newark DE area. I enjoy gardening, collecting Snoopy, Coca Cola and crafts.