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WELCOME TO LINUS & CLYDE® LLC

A Premium Dog Walking
and Pet Sitting Service

Welcome to Linus & Clyde LLC, a premium dog walking and pet sitting service headquartered in Oldwick, New Jersey. Andraya Simpson founded the service in 2008. Among the services offered are dog walking, overnight pet sitting in your home and pet taxi. In addition to dogs and cats, Linus & Clyde provides pet care for horses, birds, caged animals and exotics. Linus & Clyde services Hunterdon County, NJ; Morris County, NJ and Somerset County, NJ. Our service areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Bedminster, NJ
  • Bernardsville, NJ
  • Califon, NJ
  • Chester, NJ
  • Far Hills, NJ
  • Lebanon, NJ
  • Oldwick, NJ
  • Peapack/Gladstone, NJ
  • Pluckemin, NJ
  • Pottersville, NJ
  • Tewksbury, NJ
  • Whitehouse, NJ
  • Bedminster, NJ
  • Bernardsville, NJ
  • Califon, NJ
  • Chester, NJ
  • Far Hills, NJ
  • Lebanon, NJ
  • Oldwick, NJ
  • Peapack/Gladstone, NJ
  • Pluckemin, NJ
  • Pottersville, NJ
  • Tewksbury, NJ
  • Whitehouse, NJ

Andraya Simpson is:

Linus & Clyde is insured and bonded.
References available.
Contact one of New Jersey’s leading dog walking and pet sitting services for a free consultation. 908.500.3300.

Contrary to popular belief, the poodle did not originate in France. It was originally a German breed used for hunting, water retrieving and even herding.

ABOUT US

About Andraya

Andraya Simpson
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”
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 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.

Andraya is:

  • 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
American Red Cross PetTech CPPS PSI NAPPS NAPPS


About Arianna

Arianna
Arianna

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.



About Kristine

Kristine
Kristine

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.



About Alexandra

Alexandra
Alexandra

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.



About Alycia

Alycia
Alycia

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.




Dogs have masters. Cats have servants. Horses have slaves.

LINUS & CLYDE® SERVICES

Services

(All services are offered in your home or on your farm)


CONSULTATION

There is no charge for the initial consultation when Andraya meets you and your pets in your home or on your farm. Linus & Clyde rates are discussed at this time.   

DOG WALKING

For up to two dogs in the same household. It includes either a walk on-leash, a “stay-and-play” in the yard, or a combination of both, daily physical body checks for ticks or bruises, feeding, watering, brushing, administering medication and pictures or videos along with a summary of our adventures. 

PUPPY PROGRAM

Accompanying the puppy (with or without the owner) to puppy kindergarten. It includes daily physical body checks for ticks or bruises, keeping a detailed diary of puppy’s daily activities and reinforcing any professional dog training the owner and puppy have undergone together. 

KITTY CARE

For up to five cats in the same household. Feeding, watering, brushing, administering medication, cleaning the litter box daily and pictures or videos along with a summary of kitty’s activities and adventures.

HORSE CARE

Feeding, haying and watering. Turning out and bringing in. Putting on/removing sheets and blankets. Picking feet and light grooming.  Careful scrutiny and physical body checks to rule out injuries or signs of distress. Administering meds–including IM injections. Linus & Clyde rates and additional requests are discussed at this time.

OVERNIGHT PET SITTING

Perfect for pets who don’t like to sleep alone and thrive on a familiar routine in the comfort and security of their home. The overnight typically starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 6:30 am.  It includes an evening and morning walk or “stay and play” in the yard, daily physical body checks for ticks or bruises, as well as feeding, watering, brushing, administering medication and pictures or videos along with a summary of our overnight activities. It also includes bringing in the mail, newspapers and packages, rolling the trash/recycle to and from the curb, watering plants and other requests to guarantee your peace of mind. 

PET TAXI

When there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, ask Linus & Clyde to chauffeur your pet to or from the vet or the groomer.  Limited to 2 pets per trip.

HOLIDAYS

Linus & Clyde pet sitting and dog walking services are available 365 days a year. Please know that on the following holidays there will be a surcharge for each visit: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

CANCELLATIONS

We request that all daytime appointments be cancelled with 24 hours notice to avoid being fully charged for the service. Overnight appointments must be cancelled with 7 business days notice. In case of a true personal emergency or weather, a cancellation charge may be waived.

 

Andraya with “Lionesss”
Andraya with “Lionesss”
© Photo by Monica Stevenson.






Andraya and “Lioness”
Andraya and “Lioness”
© Photo by Monica Stevenson.

In Ancient Rome, devotion to dogs was so intense that Caesar reportedly had to remind the citizens to pay more attention to their children and less to their dogs.

TESTIMONIALS

Praise for Linus & Clyde

Andraya is wonderful! I have complete trust in her. She is excellent with keeping in touch, following directions, and making you feel comfortable. Plus the dogs love her! My husband and I travel a lot for work and could not do it without her. We have one dog who has a history of seizures and one on medications for urinary issues....I NEVER have to worry while away. Andraya has animal health and obedience knowledge, which many other sitters do not have true proficiency in. She is wonderful with cats, horses, etc. Also, being bonded and insured protects you as owner as well as her! Other than my parents, we would never have anyone but Linus & Clyde watch our animals. Locally Andraya is respected and well known by many residents. We highly recommend!!

- Donna & Tom W. (with help from "Riley" & "Hef"), Tewksbury Township, NJ

When our 13 year old yellow Labrador was diagnosed terminal we decided to get a black Labrador puppy to help us through the pain. We didn't expect our existing dog walker to quit! What were we to do? We work long hours and really needed to get help immediately. Puppies are a lot of work so it's difficult to find someone who wants to take care of them. That's when I noticed an advertisement in the Black River Journal for Linus & Clyde - Andraya Simpson's services. She came over immediately and was more than happy to help out with my failing older gentleman and my raucous little puppy. I cannot thank her enough for coming to the rescue. She's an amazing person with such a kind heart and to top it off she offers impeccable service. She even helped with an emergency vet visit when my husband had to go to work. I get beautiful photos of my dogs to cherish every time she walks them. I whole heartedly recommend her and will continue to use her for as long as she's willing to help!

- Donna & Rich B., Gladstone, NJ

I have two rambunctious Basenjis and one darling Italian Greyhound, and they are a big part of our family. I interviewed for months to find just the right person to trust with the care of my dogs. By luck, I was introduced to Andraya Simpson, and she has been more than a life saver. She is reliable, trustworthy and above all loving in the care she provides my little pack. No matter what comes up, Andraya always goes out of her way to accommodate my sometimes unpredictable schedule—a trait you will not find when entrusting your four-legged friends to the care of someone else. Every day I get special notes and text messages letting me know how everyone is doing and great photos of them all having fun. Andraya is truly an animal lover and, she treats my dogs as if they were her own. My little Iggy waits eagerly every day for her special time with Andraya and, it brings a smile to my face knowing that they are all getting special love each day from such a great person. Anyone lucky enough to have Andraya provide care to their pets will not be disappointed.

- Nancy M., Far Hills, NJ

I honestly don't know what I would do without Andraya! She is, by far, the most wonderful pet sitter I have ever had. Her professionalism, her communication and her dedication to the animals she cares for is unparalleled. When you need her, she is there, and always in the most conscientious and meticulous manner. And most importantly, she has treated my cats "Fred" and "Sadie" like her own. As my fur babies are indeed my children, Andraya understands and provides both the physical care of my cats, as well as the emotional care of their ever worried "Mom" when I am away. It was thanks to Andraya I was able to travel on an extended trip to Australia and could enjoy the trip with peace of mind. I knew my babies were in completely safe and caring hands, confirmed by daily photos and videos. I thoroughly trust Andraya with my home, and most importantly, the health and happiness of my cats. She is the best!!

- Kathleen C., Far Hills, NJ

  • Penny Penny
  • Naomi Naomi
  • Kiki Kiki
  • Katie Katie
  • Arwen Arwen
     

Andraya Simpson is an amazing pet sitter. She took complete and wonderful care of our FIVE cats while we were on vacation for over a week. Before vacation she spent over an hour at our house meticulously reviewing every detail of feeding and care of the cats. She took notes of their names and descriptions so she could keep track of them individually. She asked questions with the goal of taking the very best care of our cats while we were away from them, even thinking to have us leave out the cat carriers in case of emergency. I knew she was a keeper when our very shy cat “Naomi” flopped on the floor in front of her for petting! While we were gone Andraya sent us sweet pictures of the girls and daily updates. She visited twice a day and spent quite a bit of time with them. We returned home to find five happy, well-fed cats, clean litter boxes, rinsed and recycled cat food cans, watered plants, mail in neat piles... perfection.

It’s rare these days to find someone so trustworthy, caring, and reliable. Andraya is all these things and more. I give her the highest recommendation!

- Laura S., Califon, NJ

We were referred to Linus & Clyde by a neighbor who highly recommended Andraya Simpson and her company. We have two golden doodles, “Murphy” and “Reilly”. “Reilly” is very anxious and skittish. She takes a while to warm up to people and stresses easily. Our dogs love Andraya’s visits. They get above and beyond care, with play time and grooming as time allows. Returning home is always a pleasure, knowing our dogs have been in good hands! We also love the pictures that are sent to us while we are away.

- Linda & Rob J., Tewksbury Township, NJ

Andraya has been taking excellent care of our dog, “Gus,” since 2009. Time and again, she has been able to accommodate our ever changing schedules, business travels, vacations, and impromptu requests. She has also been able to help us manage our dog’s recovery from major shoulder surgery. Andraya has, and continues to care for our dog with love and kindness. We couldn’t be happier and highly recommend her.

- Tran and Tom K., Tewksbury Township, NJ

Meeting Andaya and her amazing team was serendipitous. We are confident that when left in the care of these amazing, professional and passionate caregivers, our furry guys, Rocky, Chance and Tiber are being well cared for and spoiled with as much love and affection as we bestow upon them.

Andraya and her team are fastidious, caring and provide many "pupdates" with great pictures when visiting. We have used Andaya's service for overnight stays and are confident that the boys are receiving the very best care in the comfort of their own home, which makes for stress-free travel.

Andraya is the Mary Poppins of the animal world and the boys give her four paws up!

- Kristen L. & Tim C., Califon, NJ

One only has to look at our dog’s frantically wagging tail when he sees Andraya to know that she brings a wonderful love of pets to her work. For the many years we have worked together she has never missed an appointment and has our pet’s full interest at heart. We could not be more enthusiastic in our recommendation of Linus & Clyde.

- Ginny and Joel S., Tewksbury Township, NJ

I have had animals my whole life, and feel most at ease knowing they will always be taken care of by Andraya when my husband or I can’t be there. Most importantly all details are paid attention to not only with my two competition horses and our toy poodle, but also with their surroundings. Andraya gives a level of care that is hard to find anywhere else. My horses and our dog love her!!

- Elizabeth and Robert D., Tewksbury Township, NJ

There are over 300 different breeds of horses and ponies around the world. It is estimated that there are about 750 million horses in the world.

CONTACT LINUS & CLYDE®

Call Andraya at 908.500.3300 or send her an email:

Linus & Clyde “Linus” and “Clyde”





Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.