About Us

Murray Spackman and Janice RiggMurray Spackman and Janice Rigg are Waterloo Pet Services. We are solely concerned with your pet(s) care. We have over 30 years of pet care experience and have been around furry friends for all of our lives. Waterloo Pet Services has been  serving Kitchener/Waterloo Community since 2010 and loving every moment.

About Janice: The family dog “ITCH” (quickly renamed Chum) was not enough for Janice, whether it be a baby squirrel by the roadside, mouse, hamster or goldfish purchased from the neighbourhood pet store, she would bring them all home. From taking in stray cats to caring for family and friends’ pets, animal care was always part of Janice’s life. Her “baby”, a yellow Labrador named Arizona, taught Janice a lot about canine behavior. There were extensive training sessions (with different animal care professionals) to combat fear aggression, separation anxiety and other destructive behaviors. “This led me to understand the need for professional assistance and care in every pet’s life”. Janice is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter, certified in Pet First Aid, Fear Free and a member of Pet Sitters International.

About Murray: Raised in multi-generational, medical family Murray was brought up in an environment of compassion and caring. From puppy births to untimely deaths he was fortunate to be a part of it all. The family raised medium size dogs and then bred Yorkshire Terriers (Canadian Kennel Club accredited). The kids cared for fish, hamsters and rabbits. In his own home, his children cared for their rabbits, guinea pig, hamster and turtles and Murray took in unwanted or abandoned cats. He has been to Obedience training with their dog Darby (Top Dog in intermediate), is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter, certified in Pet First Aid, Fear Free  and a member of Pet Sitters International. Being a single father he is well acquainted with the mess small children and animals can create.

Murray and Janice  live in Kitchener with their dog Skylar and are taking their love and experience with pets into a service to assist you in giving your pet the best care possible.


Marion HunspergerMarion Hunsperger : our part time Administrator.

Marion has been with us since the beginning when we helped her with her dog Katie and has been a pleasure to deal with in every capacity.

Marion has a back ground in Human Resources and Office Administration In her time with WPS she has expanded the office and is streamlining our scheduling and invoicing procedures.  She will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Waterloo Pet Services

                                                                     

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Conner Maynard Mee :  Independent Contractor

Update Nov 2021Conner Maynard Mee who has worked with us since 2019 and has had to scale back with WPS because she is the new owner of Central Bark Grooming Salon (where she has apprenticed and worked for 4 yrs) in Waterloo. We are so happy for her and sad for us. Conner is still helping us out one day a week for her regular clients, for which we are eternally grateful.

Conner has always been an animal lover through and through, growing up she was always drawn to working with animals. She got her first part-time job at a dog boarding facility which only motivated her more. After graduating from Sheridan College’s Animal Care program she went on to continue working in dog boarding but also grooming. Conner is currently living in Cambridge with her two cats Branson and Barrow, leopard gecko Elizabeth, .a rescue dog from Korea named Dongsook and her newest addition to the family Potato, a Cane Corso pup Through her grooming apprenticeship at Central Bark in Waterloo she was connected to Waterloo Pet Services and eagerly joined the team! Now she is very happy to be doing both grooming and providing loving pet care.