Jeremy grew up in a veritable menagerie. Distant cousins of Dr. Doolittle, his parents constantly fed neighborhood squirrels and adopted injured animals and needy strays. At an early age, he developed a certain kinship with nature and its creatures.
When the time came, Jeremy ventured to college to study pre-veterinary medicine. After three years, he realized that seeing pained animals was not his calling – and that the expense of a private college was affecting his pocketbook – so he transferred schools and went on to receive a business degree. Secretly, though, he wondered if he’d ever have the chance to care for animals professionally.
Jeremy landed his first job with an environmental consulting company, where he stayed for three years. He became close friends with the company’s CEO, who asked him on numerous occasions to watch his two Scottish Terriers. He enjoyed his time with the Scotties – and never would have guessed how dramatically they would change his life.
On an evening walk with the pups, a neighbor asked Jeremy to care for his dog while out of town. One client became two, which grew to four, and eventually, the venture snowballed into an entire base of pet owners needing evening and weekend care.
He left his desk job in exchange for a fulfilling opportunity to do just what he’d wanted to do from the beginning: clean dog poo off sidewalks and care for animals.
In 1998, Jeremy started Red Rover Pet Care and never looked back. He went from only supervising himself to now having 7 dog walkers that assist him in exercising the dogs of the San Francisco Bay Area. But as Jeremy increased his client database, he learned that there was more that he could do to help out his furry friends. Some dogs required more than just walking, especially when their parents went out of town.
In June 2012, Jeremy purchased a dog daycare facility that needed a bit of TLC. As of January 2013, after making some much-needed repairs, Jeremy officially opened the doors of the aptly named Red Rover Pet Resort, a full-service dog daycare, and boarding facility, in Milpitas, CA. The facility features expansive, supervised play areas for the dogs during the day, as well as comfortable and safe boarding for those that sleepover. The facility also features training for those pets that need a little brush-up on their manners. Jeremy continues to make improvements and additions to the Pet Resort, and the entire team looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members.