Andraya and “Linus” and “Clyde”
© Photo by Monica Stevenson
Born in Budapest, Andraya lived in Paris and the South of France as a child before her family settled in New York. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from York College CUNY. She also spent two semesters at the University of Vienna in Austria where she studied German, Music History and Art History. After years of Manhattan living and a career in the motion picture industry, she set down roots in New Jersey. She and her husband, Mike, bought a farm in Tewksbury Township that they shared with two German Shepherds, a Jack Russell Terrier and their horses. An accomplished horsewoman, Andraya oversaw and managed the daily, hands-on care of their horses, dogs and farm for fourteen years.
Andraya and “Muneca”
In 2005 after the last of their beloved three dogs died, Andraya and Mike were taken hostage by two Jack Russell Terriers, “Linus” (a female!) and “Clyde.”
Andraya launched the pet sitting and dog walking service in 2008. It fulfills a lifelong love of animals and an entrepreneurial spirit. Since its inception, Linus & Clyde has earned a reputation as a premium pet sitting business by consistently providing clients with superior service. This means:
- The utmost compassion and care for every animal
- Rigorous attention to detail with every pet and every home
- Protection of privacy
- Dependable and responsive—phone calls, texts, emails returned promptly
- Reliable. Responsible. Flexible—available on short notice to accommodate
last minute changes in your schedule
Andraya and “Abigail”
Andraya furthers her pet care knowledge by attending seminars and through educational material from the American Kennel Club, American Red Cross, American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Pet Products Association, Pet Food Industry, National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters International.
- Red Cross trained in Pet First Aid
- PetTech trained in First Aid and CPR
- Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS)
- Member of PSI (Pet Sitters International)
- Member of NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters)
- Bonded and Insured
- Background check passed
Andraya’s assistant, Arianna Garutti, graduated cum laude from Rutgers University with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Italian. She is a proud member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. During her undergraduate studies, Arianna was fortunate to spend a summer session at the University of Urbino and a semester at Florence University of the Arts in Italy. She later received her Master of Public Policy degree from Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy with concentrations in education policy and nonprofit management. Before joining Linus & Clyde, she worked for such nonprofits as the Clinton Global Initiative, Human Rights Watch, and Pew Charitable Trusts. Arianna also has experience working in the hospitality industry, having traveled to Kuwait City as a member of the training and opening support team for Shake Shack’s second international location.
A Jersey girl at heart, Arianna was born and lived in Hackensack before moving with her family to Tewksbury Township as a child. She developed a love of horses and competed with her thoroughbred gelding, “Oberon,” an ex-racehorse and rescue. A lifelong dog lover, she grew up with a Newfoundland and Standard Poodles. She now shares her home with Standard Poodles “Dickens” and “Poe.” In her free time, Arianna is a competitive and social ballroom dancer and enjoys cooking, traveling, photography, and spending time with family and friends.
Andraya’s assistant, Kristine Maravel, graduated from Albright College with a degree in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Art History. After graduating and spending some time in France, she worked as an environmental consultant. Opportunities then led her to work in the wardrobe department for film and TV where she currently freelances. She spends her time between New York and New Jersey, fostering dogs with Home for Good Dogs located in Berkeley Heights, and traveling.
Kristine brings her attention to detail, love for animals and vivacious personality to every situation and looks forward to meeting you and your pets.
Sean © Photo by Stacey Roessler
Born and raised in Old Westbury New York, Sean McEneaney grew up with pets. He has many fond memories of a beloved Black Labrador Retriever and two Golden Retrievers. There were also several reptiles, birds and salt water aquariums that required his care.
Sean graduated from the University of Vermont, then lived in NYC where he pursued a career in the financial industry for twenty five years.
A ten year resident of Oldwick, Sean currently lives a quiet life with his wife Laurie. He is an avid road cyclist and enthusiast of cycle sports. He also enjoys all kinds of racquet sports.
Sean brings a lifetime of experience caring for dogs and feels a genuine connection with animals. To run around and play with dogs while exercising them is a delight that he looks forward to with your pets.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Andraya’s assistant Alexandra Stanek lives in Peapack. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kean University in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Alexandra works part-time at The Mark Law Firm in Basking Ridge where she manages marketing and advertising and personally assists attorneys with their legal duties. She is also pursuing a Paralegal Degree at Raritan Valley Community College. Afterwards, she would like to attend law school with a specialty in immigration law.
A lifelong animal lover, Alexandra is mother to three orange tabby cats and a hamster. The newest addition to her menagerie is “Daisy,” a one year old Golden Retriever. In her free time, Alexandra enjoys long walks through Natirar with her mom, two younger sisters and “Daisy,” hiking, lounging on the beach, kayaking, crabbing and spending time with friends and family.
Andraya’s assistant, Alycia Weir, graduated from New Jersey City University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. A lifelong love of animals drew her to work with them in various capacities. As the shelter supervisor of the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, Alycia managed the behavioral rehabilitation department where she and her team successfully rehabilitated dozens of dogs and cats. She also oversaw Liberty’s adoptions and general animal care. Alycia then managed the Care Center at Staten Island’s Animal Control and Care facility in New York. Currently, Alycia works as a veterinary technician for Vet Dispatch, a mobile in-home small animal veterinary service. When not working, she loves spending time with her two daughters and her two rescue dogs, “Dutchie” and “Layla.” Alycia also enjoys refurbishing furniture, reading and running.