We are a boutique pet service company, based in Portland, OR, that authentically cares about you and your fur family. We want you to always feel comfortable with who is caring for your fur friends.
Here is a little about each of Platinum Leash's Pet care team!
My propensity for internet research makes me the best option for a "phone a friend" if you ever find yourself in a trivia dilemma. I love working with animals and my dream is to own a small urban farm. I love tiny homes, kombucha, and Netflix binging with a glass of wine. I am a wife and mother of two. I have two dogs, two cats, and a rabbit. We are excited to add chickens to our menagerie this spring. If you are in need of pet sitting for "unique" pets, I'm your girl!
Growing up we had a small farm in our suburban Beaverton home. I was a member of 4-H, raising rabbits and cavies. As it became time to leave for college, my career aspirations changed from being a veterinarian and animal nutritionist to studying social science and business. As co-owner of Platinum Leash, I enjoy working with the clients just as much as I enjoy hanging out with their pets.
When I was a young lass of 3 I fell in love with the world of animals. I wanted to tame the most exotic creatures the world had to offer. I imagined working with the circus as a lion tamer or riding as a jockey in the Kentucky Derby or maybe even a peacock wrangler! Alas my dreams faded and reality hit. I was forced into the dungeons of retail as a young adult but my life took a wonderful turn about 5 years ago after selling my retail business.
My then, 7 year old daughter encouraged me to go back to what inspires me the most, animals. I finally, got to live out my childhood dream of training dogs and their wonderful humans. Along with all of the career changes I also added a husband, two more daughters and 3 dogs to my pack. Being co-owner of Platinum Leash makes me realize that I can’t imagine ever doing anything more rewarding then working with my furry clients and their humans. It may not be exactly lion taming but I love it and everything that comes with it, even the poop!
Jeremy is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but moved to Portland in the summer of 2013 for a change of pace, and to pursue his passion for the outdoors. When he's not walking dogs or taking classes through PCC, you can find him out on the trails or in the mountains exploring the great Pacific Northwest with his best friend and hiking buddy, Abby, his three year old black lab.
Who knew Angela would make her way to the great Northwest after being noted as the “Spotted Owl Girl” on her college campus in Louisiana. With aspirations of becoming a veterinarian from an early age, during high school and college, she volunteered with Wildlife In Distress (rehabilitating wildlife) and worked at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans with the Big Cats observing, feeding, turn out and changing their habitats. Armed with a bachelor’s in communication/marketing and no jobs or place to live; she and her husband moved to Portland in 1997 dreaming of turning an old barn into a place of wander-lust with a vineyard and plenty of animals…. needless to say, no barn as of yet. Working in advertising, marketing and owning an Athletic Performance Footwear company has help to hone her people skills and business acumen although it left her missing the contact with furry 4-legged friends. I love using my skills to help furry clients live a healthier life via exercise and socialization while their humans feel satisfied and less stressed equaling a “child” that is happy. Angela is usually seeking out adventures with the friends/family (4 children, husband, 4 month old Irish Setter pup, Oslo anytime anywhere throughout the state)…hiking, snowboarding, jet skiing, barre3 in the yard and or hula hooping. I’m inspired by the communities’ love of pets and I enjoy being that go to dog walker/hiker or sitter that helps to make a difference.
Gabe is originally from upstate New York and has been a dog owner his entire life. He currently owns two; Wile E and Ridley. Both young pups, Wile E is an Australian Shepherd and loves going to the park, catching the frisbee, and attempting to get into things he’s not supposed to. Ridley on the other hand, a Staffordshire Terrier, can’t get enough of just lazing around on the couch and wondering what Wile E is going to get into next…In addition to walking dogs part time, Gabe works another part time job and spends the remainder of his time studying and doing homework for a master’s degree program at PSU along with taking care of the two pups!