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Because pets remind us of the important things in life: connection, love, companionship, playing, naps, and sun; Sarah’s Pet Care Revolution seeks to give back as much to them as they give us. We want to make your pets as comfortable as possible, show them how much we care, and keep their routine consistent even when their owner cannot be home. As the security of your pet and your home is important to us, each staff member has undergone a full criminal background check. Our core values include integrity, warmth, responsibility, intuitiveness, and sense of humor. All of our staff members bring these attributes to their work in addition to experience with cats and dogs and First Aid/CPR training, ensuring that you and your pet receive the best service possible.

SARAH COVERT,Owner

Sarah Covert is a native New Orleanian and alumna of Benjamin Franklin High School and Newcomb College of Tulane University, where she earned a BA in Women’s Studies and a BS in Psychology.  Prior to establishing Sarah’s Pet Care Revolution in November 2010, Sarah was a nonprofit, social justice professional.  Previous positions include Recruitment Fellow, Teach For America; Program Associate and then Southern Strategy Coordinator, Ms. Foundation for Women; and Policy and Media Coordinator, Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana.  Inspired by the sense of peace she felt around her own cats Matrix and Peanut, Sarah carried on her family’s tradition of entrepreneurship (Casey’s Snowballs, Covert’s Shoes, L&L Furrier), by starting a small business of her own. She is an alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Delgado and was a finalist for the 2016 Junior League Woman Entrepreneur Fellowship.

REBECCA MALPASS, Operations Manager

Rebecca received a B.S. in Psychology at Tulane University, where she designed her own program in Animal Behavior. Inspired by her experience training her rescued German  Shepherd/Rottweiler mix, Nyx, and caring for her two loving adorable cats, Rebecca learned working with animals was her calling. She worked as a Primate Research Assistant in Paraguay, an intern zoo keeper at Audubon Zoo, and has experience with insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and other wild and domesticated animals. Rebecca joined SPCR in July 2014 to serve as Pet Expert- Uptown and was promoted to Operations Manager in October 2015.

ANGIE NGUYEN, Behavior Support Specialist

Angie received her B.S. in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University. While completing her degree, Angie worked at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley, the Charles Paddock Zoo, and San Luis Obispo’s Animal Services. She came to New Orleans in September 2013 to begin an internship with the Children’s Zoo at Audubon Zoo. Angie joined the SPCR team as the Pet Expert- Midcity/Lakeview in February 2014 and also began working as a Dog Handler at Central Bark Doggy Day Care in Metairie at that time. She has since been promoted to a management position at Central Bark and to the Behavior Support Specialist for SPCR. She co-founded and now oversees our PreK-9 socialization groups, our group training courses, and our Redirect to Relax individual at-home training program. Angie received her certification as a Dog Obedience Trainer in 2016.

JOHN McCORKLE, Pet Expert – Garden District/Irish Channel

John came to the Sarah’s Pet Care Revolution team with glowing reviews from pet sitting clients he served in Atlanta after retiring from a 30+ year career in computer programming and information services.  He relocated to New Orleans to be near friends (including those who are also friends of Sarah’s family) and joined our team in July 2013. John is an avid reader, specifically enjoying mystery novels by authors Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and James Lee Burke.

ASHLEE PARKER, Pet Expert- Carrollton

After graduating with a BA from the University of Wyoming and an MA from the University of Maryland, Ashlee spent a stretch working in the public sector. Her volunteer work with animal rescue and wildlife organizations called to her, though, and she made the decision to devote her career to working with animals full-time. Ashlee has quite the menagerie of her own animals at home: Nimue and Cordelia, her two cats, as well as Rhaegal and Viserion, Green Cheek Conure parrots. Needless to say, we consider Ashlee SPCR’s resident bird expert. In her spare time, Ashlee is teaching herself wine-making. She enjoys container gardening, Netflix binges, reading, visiting family, and relaxing in the park.

LACIE EVANS, Pet Expert- Downtown

Lacie transplanted to what she feels is her true home, New Orleans, in early 2009. Since then, she has volunteered with Animal Rescue New Orleans, and worked as a veterinary assistant and overnight caretaker for pets. “I spend more time with animals now than I do with people on a daily basis. Who wouldn’t love that?” After growing up with multiple hamsters and fish, as well as rescued cats and a dog, Lacie now resides with her best friend, Baxter, a five year-old lab mix. When Lacie isn’t working, she enjoys travel and new experiences- cave river-tubing and parasailing are just two of those. She’s an active bicyclist and music-lover, and has a vast knowledge of assorted, random facts. Lacie also has a strange love for algebra. Yes, really: algebra.

DANA KAMPOVSKY- Pet Expert, Midcity/Lakeview/Gentilly

Originally from Florida, Dana transplanted 6 years ago to immerse herself in the rich culture of New Orleans. Overtime, with her love for the arts, she pursued a degree in Fine Arts and Interior Design. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, exploring New Orleans architecture, and divulging in the local cuisine of the Big Easy.

Having always had a passion for animals, working for Sarah’s Pet Care Revolution has allowed Dana to learn the many different personalities of pets, with the opportunity to enhance and enrich their lives. For her, proper care of animals takes a sort of empathy and diligence that is not only beneficial for the animals but for her.

“To be able to transfer knowledge and love to a pet that communicates differently from humans is the most rewarding feeling. Growing up with pets, we always integrated animals into our family. Animals have the ability to become companions and best friends to everyone they meet. I think we can all learn from the energy, compassion, and smiles that pets have the opportunity to share with us!”

JENNA FRITZ, Pet Expert- Uptown

Jenna and her husband relocated to New Orleans from New York in 2012. As many transplants say, they were drawn to the lifestyle here, fell in love with the culture, and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. A film school graduate from Emerson College, she co-runs a local film production company (Calm Dog Productions) with her husband, and after 3 years of self-employment was looking for another gig on the side, ideally working with animals.

Jenna was a former client of Sarah’s and was excited when she saw an opening for a new pet care expert. Animals have always played an important role in her life, she even named her business after her dog; a rambunctious chocolate lab named Charles. With all of the chaos that life can bring, animals have always been a centering force and a constant source of joy for her. Working for Sarah and caring for your loved ones seems like a great way to give some of that back.