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 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


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


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 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.

About 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


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.



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


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.   


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


Praise for Linus & Clyde

If you are an animal lover and worry like I do about your animals when away, here is some peace of mind. The Linus & Clyde team and Andraya—the owner, are the most conscientious and thorough care givers I've met. I get great emails with photos on how my dogs are doing, so I never wonder whether Andraya or her assistants have been to my home. They are very detail oriented with everything, especially things like medication and feeding. When I return home, my dogs are calm and not anxious from my having been gone. Great people and very professional.

- Sandra R., Tewksbury Township, 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

We have two beautiful Standard Poodles who are a big part of our family, and who we do not trust to just anybody when we leave them for an afternoon or an evening. We discovered Andraya Simpson several years ago, and she has been our dog walker ever since.

She is great. There are several important requirements to a successful relationship of this nature. One is availability and flexibility. While we try to give Andraya appropriate lead time for her scheduling purposes, it sometimes happens that we have to call her upon short notice, and she always does her very best to accommodate us. The most important requirements for a dog walker are reliability and trustworthiness. Owners need to know that if someone is asked to be at the house at, say, 3:30 PM to take the dogs out, they show up at that time. This is especially important for an older dog.  Andraya has reliability in abundance.  How does an owner ever really know if the dog walker comes at the agreed-upon time if they are not there? Well, Andraya has a wonderful practice of texting a note, often accompanied by a photo, that documents she came on time, and all is well. This provides great peace of mind to the owner. Another practice of Andraya is to leave a written note. When the owner returns home, you learn what transpired–which dog did what kind of business, who played which activity, who got what treats.

Finally, and importantly, the person should actually like dogs, and they, in return, like her. Everything about Andraya’s demeanor, and evident from her notes, is how fond she is of her doggie clients. This is apparent from all her interactions with our dogs, and it is clear from their behavior when we see them together, that they, in turn, like her.

We will continue to work with Andraya, and we recommend her without hesitation to dog owners looking for a reliable, trustworthy surrogate when they are not at home.

- Joanna and Ron G., Pottersville, 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

I am very happy to recommend Andraya and Linus & Clyde Pet Care Services for extremely capable and worry-free horse care. My friend, Marge and I rent a small barn where we do all the barn work for our two horses, “Memory” and “Cole.” Marge and I went on a 1 week vacation with our families. Andraya did an excellent job of caring for “Memory” and “Cole.” She covered the feeding, mucking, grooming, and turnout along with keeping the barn clean. She came 3 times daily, but is flexible to meet any request. She is a pleasure to work with. We were gone in the Fall when the temperatures fluctuate daily. Andraya used good judgment knowing when to put the horses’ sheets on and when to take them off.

She pays attention to all details, and has the safety and well-being of the horses in mind at all times. We found her to be very flexible with our needs, and she kept us up-to-date with emails, texts and pictures. We were able to stay relaxed and enjoy our vacation. When we returned, the barn was neater then we keep it, and “Memory” and “Cole” were very relaxed and happy.

- JoAnn M. & Marge Z., 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

I’ve have had the pleasure of working with Andraya Simpson of Linus and Clyde for a couple of years now. When I moved to New Jersey, I wasn’t sure where to begin in finding a pet sitter. My vet gave me Andraya’s number and from the moment I met her, I could see that she was a professional woman who takes her business seriously; and her way with animals was evident from the moment she met our beloved Boxer!

My husband and I both travel frequently on business and Andraya cares for our dog while we are away on business, as well as when we are away on vacation. She is always available, even on short notice and on holidays. Every visit is followed up with an email or text, and an accompanying photo or video. There is great peace of mind that comes with being hundreds of miles away but knowing that our dog is being taken care of so well (and getting photos as proof). When we get home, our dog is always in great spirits and looking happy and healthy. We trust Andraya completely with our dog and our home, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a responsible, reliable person to look after their four-legged family members. She doesn’t just take care of pets – she really seems to truly love every animal that she cares for!

- Julie and Mike O., Tewksbury Township, NJ

Andraya Simpson has been our trusted petsitter since November of 2010, and we are extremely fortunate to have found her. Like many pet parents, we consider our dogs to be part of the family and would only entrust their care to someone who provides the highest level of service and professionalism. Her extensive knowledge and love of animals was immediately evident, and she has consistently demonstrated her willingness to go above and beyond to ensure their needs are being met, from daily feedings and regular exercise, to medication administration and occasional post-veterinary care. To find such a kind, generous, friendly, and trustworthy individual with her level of experience is rare, indeed, and with Andraya’s help, we know whenever we travel that our precious pups are happy, healthy, and safe at home.

- Jill and Budge H., Far Hills, NJ
with assistance from the boys, “Jäger” and “Thor”

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, 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.


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.