Meet Our Pet Sitters!
Karen Basmagy, Owner
I discovered beautiful Hunterdon County back in 1996 and fell in love...I've made this area my home for the better a part of 22 years. I began pet sitting professionally in 2003 as Creature Comforts Pet Sitting. Now, I'm happy to be able to continue to provide loving, impeccable care to my clients' pets as the owner of Hunterdon's Best Pet Care. For me, customer service and compassion are my top priorities!
I am a former local farm owner, instructor in equine assisted therapies and 4H leader, with a degree in equine farm/business management. I’ve raised horses, goats, and chickens and taught husbandry to Hunterdon County kids as a 4H leader, worked in endangered species management, wildlife rehabilitation and rescue...and last but not least, shared my home and heart with the a multitude of furred and feathered friends throughout my life time.
I can't wait to meet your pets!
In addition to managing HBPC, I am a certified professional coach assisting women navigating major life transitions to create more empowered and fulfilling lives.
You can learn more about my coaching services here: RippleEffectLifeCoaching.com
Tahra Flegg- Pet Sitter, Dog Walker and Overnight Caregiver
Hi! I’m Tahra, I’m so honored to be part of the Hunterdon’s Best Pet Care team. I graduated from Voorhees High School and am now a sophomore at American University, studying psychology. I have lived in Hunterdon County my whole life and absolutely love it...and I’ve also loved animals my whole life!
I have two pets, a two year old Siberian cat and an eleven year old Border Collie/Whippet mix, and they are my pride and joy... and the little furry loves of my life. Because of this, I felt motivated to get a job that not only helps other people and animals, but fills me with love. I take great pride in being entrusted to care for our clients’ pets, and always feel so much love for them. Even though I get attached and feel a bit sad to leave, I am honored to have had that time with them. Again, I am so honored and happy to be a part of the Hunterdon’s Best Pet Care pet sitting team and to be taking care of your fur kids, because pets are a part of the family!
Diana Melisi- Pet Sitter, Dog Walker
I have loved dogs my whole life, and became very interested in dog & cat behavior years ago. Since then, I have read several books on the subject.
I received my “formal training” raising a Seeing Eye puppy and wanted to do that forever, but it interfered with, and was very stressful for my 2 indoor cats. I turned to rescue and found that to be very rewarding...but, I needed more. That’s when I saw an ad for HBPC. I get my dog/cat fix every day and find that I love each one like they were my own! :)
Prior to joining the HBPC team, I worked as Project Coordinator for Metcalf & Eddy, and in finance for Aecom, spanning 25 years...and have since retired from corporate life.
I am happy and proud to be working for someone as reputable and trusted as Karen Basmagy and Hunterdon’s Best Pet Care. When I’m not taking care of pets for HBPC, I volunteer at Hope House in Flemington with their food ministry, helping the needy.
I look forward to meeting you and caring for your beloved pets!