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About the Wonder Team

About Us and Our Mission​ - Wonder Pups Pet Care - Crestview FL

About Us and Our Mission

At Wonder Pups our mission is to provide high quality professional pet sitting, dog walking, and dog training to you and your pets. We aim to treat every family and every pet the way we would want ourselves and our own pet’s treated.

Our inspiration, the puppy who started it all, is a dog named Wonder. Every single one of our services is designed to be what we would want for Wonder herself. Even though she is no longer with us in body, her spirit continues to inspire us to be the best.

Meet The WONDER Team!

There are basic everyday pet sitters and then there are WONDER SITTERS! All of our Wonder Sitters are background checked, Pet Sitter certified, CPR/Pet first aid certified, and ready to make sure your pets wag and purr with delight. They are the ONLY dual certified team in Okaloosa County

Leia Owner, Certified Dog Trainer, Professional Pet Groomer Wonder Pups Pet Care

Leia

Owner, certified dog trainer, professional pet groomer
I grew up in the Crestview area and have been training and competing with dogs since childhood across the county as well as internationally. I became a professional dog trainer when I graduated from high school and then decided to explore the world of grooming. I groomed professionally for 15 years and have been training dogs for the last 30 years. I LOVE every moment!! I am currently owned by my dogs Marvel, Cypher, and Wanda the Wonder Whippet. My family and I have a great love for exotic animals and livestock and my animal family also includes various reptiles, birds, and chickens. My favorite thing is to spend a quiet morning or evening watching my dogs play and listening to our chickens while enjoying a cup of coffee.
Avalon McMichael Apprentice Dog TrainerPet Sitter Wonder Pups Pet Care

Avalon McMichael

Apprentice Dog Trainer/Pet Sitter
Hi I’m Avalon! I am currently working towards becoming a dog trainer and am enjoying being a pet sitter and dog walker in the meantime. I grew up with horses, which started my passion for working with animals. I have two dogs, Aria and Ripley, and I participate in multiple different dog sports with both of them.

I love working for Wonder Pups! My schedule can work around my daughter and I get to work with all different kinds of animals. I love being able to bring wonder families joy by seeing their pets well cared for and loved while they are on vacation and at work.
Dalton McNeff Pet Sitter Wonder Pups Pet Care

Dalton McNeff

Pet Sitter
Hi there, I'm Dalton! I recently moved to Crestview, Florida, from rural Nevada, and I'm eager to dive into life in this new community. Growing up on my family's ranch out west, animals have always been a big part of my world. Whether it was caring for family pets or working with livestock, I've developed a deep appreciation for the bond between humans and animals. Now, I'm excited to bring that passion to Wonder Pup's! In my free time, you can often find me soaking up the Florida sunshine, whether I'm shooting hoops on the basketball courts, lounging at the beach, or simply exploring the town with friends. Since joining the team at Wonder Pup's in December 2023, I've been on a continuous journey of learning and growth, soaking up valuable knowledge from every avenue. I'm excited to keep expanding my skills and knowledge in the future!
Nicholas Wonder Kid Wonder Pups Pet Care

Nicholas​

Wonder Kid
While not officially employed by Wonder Pups (because he isn’t old enough) many of our wonder families know and love Nick. He helps keep things running smoothly by making sure our training field is mowed and kept ready for our dog training classes and organizes our stay and play dog’s items to keep them from getting lost. He is also the VP of cuddling for all Wonder Pups visiting for stay and play or training services.

Nick and his Australian Cattle Dog Bullet successfully compete in dog sports and are both active participants in our local 4-H programs. He is quite the accomplished junior dog trainer and enjoys working with his dog as well as helping in training classes as a distraction or a friendly stranger.