i'm john heinz, the owner of shepherd and grey daycare and guesthouse.
As a lifelong animal lover and longtime pet caregiver, I have many years' experience handling dogs of all breeds and sizes as well as domesticated birds. My approach to pet care is one of thoughtfulness, individualized attention, patience, and flexibility. Every animal is special and different—what works for one may not work for another.
Working with the ASPCA and other national and local rescue organizations, I've been lucky over the years to foster, adopt, and parent animals of various ages, constitutions, and temperaments. These include Murphy, the beloved German shepherd mix who's no longer with us, and Byron, our 28-year-old African grey parrot—the pets who lent my business its name when I began it in 2012. My animals mean everything in the world to me, so I understand just how much yours means to you.
As the primary caregiver at my small business, I treat every guest like a member of my own family: that's the Shepherd and Grey promise.