I am Jenorise Mejia, the owner of Winter Park Pet Concierge. My journey into pet sitting all started back when I was a young girl convinced that I was going to be a veterinarian when I grew up. Being raised with Pit Bulls, Great Danes, Angora cats and a chicken named “Peck” fostered my love for animals. At age 17, I spent nearly 400 hours volunteering at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter and at 19 began dog walking to raise money for missionary work. I continued walking dogs while I powered through over 20 years in the corporate banking industry. Most recently, I worked for a friend at a successful local dog walking company, but relocating to Winter Park gave birth to Winter Park Pet Concierge.
Through the years, I’ve cared for cats, dogs, turtles, ferrets, snakes, tarantulas, lizards and so many more; big, small, active, couch potatoes, young, old, dying and everything in between. All the purrs, barks, chirps, squawks, slithers and slobs have helped me grow even more in love with animals. They have changed my life and I want to give the pet owners my company services the resources they need for their pets. Click to learn more about our comprehensive resource team.
Post Covid-19, the need for excellent professional pet sitters is greater than ever. Along with former owner of iCare4Pet, Carrie Wallick, I co-founded Mid-Central Florida Professional Pet Sitters Network. This network allows pet business owners to refer prospective clients to qualified professional pet sitters in areas that we do not cover instead of simply telling them that we do not cover the area in which they seek service.
Away from work, I am a wife of 22 years and a mom of a super cool teenager who just so happens to have autism. Learning to raise a child with autism has been one of the greatest learning experiences of my life. In 2013 I Co-Founded Putting the Pieces Together with another mother of a son with autism. It is a free non-profit support group for families with children and adults with special needs. It is a soft place to fall for families of every background who need support, resources and understanding without judgement.
Those who know me well know I am a sucker for a good concert, play or dance performance. Covid-19 has put a damper on going out, but probably saved my wallet. Spending time with my friends and eating great food are great loves of mine. I also enjoy traveling and would love to learn how to hunt and fish.