Meet Your Walkers


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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, then for a professional pet sitting company. I became Red Cross Canine First Aid certified in 2008, and moved to the Albany area of New York state in 2010; this is where ZooWalker's story began.

I like to learn about dog behavior and nutrition, and I favor positive training methods. Although I have plenty of experience handling tough dogs, I use the gentlest training methods possible to keep pups thinking pawsitively!

When I can, I enjoy the company of dogs while hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming and of course cuddling on the couch.

Chelsea Kruger

Chelsea Kruger

Not only have I grown up with dogs, cats, hamsters, and fish, but I have also cared for birds, reptiles, insects and other small animals. I officially started my career in pet care in 2006, working at a national pet store chain and interning with a veterinarian to further my knowledge of animal needs and nutrition.  In 2013, I started volunteering at Whiskers Animal Benevolent League, spoiling the kitties with treats and toys as well as keeping their spaces clean and comfortable!

I've always loved caring for animals, and it's so fun getting to know their personalities and quirks!  Each pet's needs are different, so Pete and I customize every service to provide the highest-quality care for your pet!

My other hobbies include baking delicious treats (for humans and furry friends!), photography, reading, and running!