Meet Our Pet Sitters!

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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 24 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.

In addition to managing HBPC, I am a certified Health and Wellness Coach assisting women in the second half of life to achieve balance in body, mind and spirit.

 

You can learn more about my coaching services here: SecondSpringWellness.com

Devyn McGrew - Pet Sitter, Dog Walker

I was born and raised here in Hunterdon County!  I grew up in Lebanon Borough and now live in a 300 year-old home in Pittstown.  I have always loved animals and have been volunteering with animals since 2016 through fostering cats and kittens with Lost Paws Animal Rescue, helping local wildlife at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, or even snuggling up with big cats at The Cheetah Experience in South Africa.  

 

I have also had lots of fur love in my own home.  My first dog and best friend was my Dalmatian/Basset Hound mix, Vengeance.  She is who really brought my love of animals to life and since adopting her when I was seventeen, I have had many other loves in my home.  Currently, my husband and I have 2 dogs and 3 cats.  My husband and I also show our 2 year-old Dalmatian, Zinfandel.

 

When I am not giving your pet all the love in the world while you’re away, I can be found working with my husband on our property management business, All County Lehigh Valley or helping out with his other business, Square Home Improvements.

 

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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!