Meet Your Walkers


About ZooWalker | Locations & Hours | Our Pets

Why "ZooWalkers"? Because we're so much more than dog walkers!

  • We love all animals (dogs just happen to be our specialty).

  • We are caring and committed.

  • We're here for you in all weather, rain, shine or snow.

  • We're proud to wear the title of ZooWalker!

Pete Blanchette

Pete Blanchette

Pets bring us closer to nature. I grew up with two cats and since then I've had several more, a few dogs, some fish and even a couple turtles. I began working with pets after college, first at a pet store, volunteering for local shelters, then for a professional pet sitting company. I have fostered and rehabilitated difficult dogs into happy homes, I became Red Cross Canine First Aid certified in 2008, and moved to the Albany area of New York state in 2010, where ZooWalker's story began.

I study dog behavior and nutrition, and favor positive training methods. I prefer to use the gentlest training methods possible to keep pups thinking pawsitively!

I enjoy the company of my furry friends whenever possible, whether I’m enjoying camping or canoeing in nature, home on a rainy day reading a good book, or cuddling on the couch after a job well done.


Nate Spain

Becoming part of the ZooWalker team in 2018, Nate is a friendly, outgoing guy. Our clients agree! He brings lifelong experience caring for his own pets, and an enthusiasm for helping others know the peace-of-mind that comes with reliable pet care.

Chelsea Kruger (co-founder, retired 10/2018)

Chelsea Kruger

A lifelong pet owner and lover of all animals, Chelsea helped co-found ZooWalker in 2014, and performed visits part-time. With her caring and compassionate nature, she made an outstanding ZooWalker.

Near the end of 2018, Chelsea retired from ZooWalker to focus on her full-time career + continuing education. Her invaluable contributions will always be appreciated!