Name of business: Loving Pet Nannies
Owner: Stephanie Reilly
Address: P.O. Box 275, Boonsboro, MD 21713-0275
Opening date: June 23
Products and services: Pet care and housesitting services. "We care for pets in the owner's home and provide light housesitting services (take in mail, turn lights off and on, etc.). Our service is perfect for commuters who need a visit for their pets to ensure a stress-free welcome home. We also care for pets for extended separations such as vacations, etc., and any other needs. We have expertise for pets with medical problems or other sensitive health situations."
Market area: Southern Washington County (Boonsboro, Keedysville) and the Hagerstown area
How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I have been breeding and raising English bulldogs for 20 years and provided pet-sitting services to my other breeder friends unofficially during that time. I love animals and have successfully cared for dogs, cats, horses and other small mammals for years. I decided that my favorite job would be to care for animals and decided to dedicate myself to making it my official career."