Jerry and Alison Koons opened The Pet Nanny in 2013 to better the lives of pets in the Contra Costa County California area – across Concord, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek. We are more than lifelong pet lovers. We’re pet-care professionals devoted to providing the love and attention your pet needs to feel safe, plus the professionalism and reliability you need to put your mind at ease.
The Pet Nanny is your professional pet-care provider
Meet Jerry & Alison Koons
The Pet Nanny Knows Pets
As certified dog walkers, both Jerry and Alison graduated from the renowned dogbiz Dog Walking Academy. In an unregulated industry, you can feel confident you’re hiring professionals trained to provide a safe and fun experience for your dog.
As members of Pet Sitters International, the industry’s leading educational organization, we are always in the know about the most recent trends in pet care. Ongoing education, professional development, and networking allow The Pet Nanny to successfully bring the best to local pets.
Learning and growing is an essential part of The Pet Nanny philosophy. We have studied canine first aid and positive training techniques. We attend seminars and read the latest in pet-sitting industry literature to inspire our expert care. And we are ready to love your pets as if they were our own.
How it all began.
Jerry Koons spent 13 years in apartment maintenance, and his favorite part of work was chatting with the tenants. He especially connected with pet owners and decided to start a career that would allow him to serve pet owners every day.
His wife, Alison Koons, worked for the Merry Maid cleaning service. She also enjoyed talking to customers about their animals; some even asked her to pet sit.
After casually offering dog-walking and pet-sitting services for a year, the Koons realized they had found their calling. A business they could run together while doing all of the things they love the most: making friends with pet lovers, enjoying the company of animals, and getting fresh air and exercise each day.
Our Snuggle Buddy
Meet Mocha Koons
Jerry and Alison adopted Mocha from the Martinez Animal Shelter, and she’s since become the light of their lives, a warm snuggle buddy, and a big inspiration for The Pet Nanny.
With the help of positive reinforcement classes and lots of patience, Mocha learned to be a good girl. She even sits, lies down, and rolls over – sometimes, all at once!
The Koons know firsthand how important exercise, positivity, and attention are to having a great dog. By providing the same for your dog, they’ll help you raise a great pup who’s easy to live with – just like Mocha.