Image by Joe Caione

Our Team

All of our team members are fully bonded, insured, and highly trained
to provide the best pet care possible     

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Jessica S.
Owner

Jessica founded Empire Pets in 2016 with a passion to provide pets and their parents with only the best of care in the Capital District. She grew up with a dog, gerbils, goldfish, and a horse and starting walking dogs for her neighbors at a young age. Starting Empire Pets and spending days caring for critters of all shapes and sizes has been a dream come true! Jessica likes to spend her free time walking her cats (it's true!), caring for her houseplants, and enjoying the outdoors.

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Cierra L.
Exceptional Dog Walker
& Certified Groomer

Cierra joined Empire Pets in 2019 and has been grooming professionally since 2015. She loves spending her days with dogs! Cierra has 2 dogs, a cat, a snake, and some saltwater fish. She loves spending her free time taking her dogs on adventures.

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Kaley S.
Exceptional Dog Walker

Kaley started with Empire Pets in 2020 and had previous experience as a dog walker, trainer, and vet tech. She loves making new dog friends and enjoys providing care and adventures for pups. Kaley has a dog and cats and has a soft spot for senior and special needs critters.

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Nicole F.
Exceptional Dog Walker

Nicole had spent time playing with pups at a doggie day care before joining Empire Pets in 2022. She loves bringing joy to pups of different needs and sizes. During her free time, Nicole likes to love on her 4 cats, go for nature walks, and enjoys trying new activities.