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NICK, PET CARE SPECIALIST
Nick R. has been a lifetime animal lover, but went a more practical route early in life, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from DePaul University. He has lived in Lake in the Hills for the past 17 years and currently has a dog named Lucy, and two cats, Jackson and Miles. He is finally getting the chance to do what he loves: working with pets and helping their owners!
Growing up on a small hobby farm, I always had an affinity for animals.
In 1993,I was finishing arrangements for my wedding when I realized I had nobody to care for my 6-month old puppy. I had never heard of pet sitters. We were in a new city without family. I was unable to find anyone who would stay with the puppy overnight, let alone for a honeymoon. The puppy's needs came first and we didn't get to take our honeymoon.
About a decade later, we were ready to take a vacation, and this time, I hired a pet sitter that I found from a friend. We had a lovely vacation but came home to piles of 'accidents' all over the house. It was not the pleasant, relaxing homecoming I needed!
In 2012, I started Bright Star Pet Services, wanting to help others have relaxing vacations and the stress-free homecoming they deserve. In 2015, my husband and I finally had the honeymoon I'd dreamed of in Napa, California. This time I knew my dogs were well-cared for and I could return to a clean house!
Anita T. grew up in Northwest Chicago, and for most of her life has owned cats and other assorted animals. Specifically, she has owned 3 Amazon parrots, 2 parakeets, 2 cockatiels, a Collie, a turtle, and both saltwater and freshwater fish. She is married, with two teenagers and a Maine coon cat, and has lived in Crystal Lake for 15 years. She is our bird and reptile specialist, but adores every kind of animal.
Bright Star Pet Services
Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, and Lakewood, IL