After graduating from college with a degree in special education, I went to work excited and ready for a rewarding experience. However, after one year, I was exhausted; mentally, physically and emotionally. At this moment I started to brainstorm about the perfect job. Little did I know how quickly the idea would come. During a family vacation, I was spending a relaxing day at the beach with my mother discussing life and dreams and the what if’s. She asked me the age old question, “If you had the choice of doing anything you wanted, what would it be?” In jest, I responded that I wouldn’t mind playing with dogs all day. It was as easy as that!
I worked one more year as a teacher, spending my free time working on the business plan for my very own pet sitting business. In June of 2001, after a year of anticipation, I started Pet Nanny. Almost immediately, I found the excitement and fulfillment I was seeking in a career. The wagging tails and looks of content on the faces of my new “clients” was proof enough that this was the right profession for me.
After years of success, I am proud of growing this extraordinary business. My job is both rewarding and challenging. After all, it is my dream job.
Colleen Sedgwick is the Owner of Pet Nanny, LLC. She is devoted to providing her customers with the highest quality, in-home professional pet care available by offering unsurpassed personal service to the pets and their parents. Colleen is dedicated to providing peace of mind to pet owners who struggle with the guilt of having to leave their precious pets at home when they travel or work long hours.
Colleen is the founder of Pet Nanny Coach; a company devoted to empowering and leading other pet care professionals to infinite success with their own companies. She is also the creator of Pet Watchman, a pet sitting mobile application that keeps pet owners in real-time contact with their pet sitter.
Colleen attended The Ohio State University from 1995 – 1999, and received her degree in Special Education. She was a member of the Varsity Field Hockey Team and Kappa Delta Sorority. She currently resides in Phoenixville with her husband Billy, daughter Lucy and sons James and Connor. Billy and Colleen are the proud owners of an English Bulldog, “Joe” and a Terrier Mutt named “Dr. Watson.”