Jaime Caponetta, ABCDT, ACDBC
Meet Jaime, the founder and owner of Pawsome Walks! Jaime left her 9-5 desk job and started her journey as a kennel attendant for a K9 boarding facility before transferring to the Monmouth County SPCA where she gained invaluable animal welfare experience. During her time at the MCSPCA, she was part of the team of handlers that assisted Law Enforcement on the largest case of animal hoarding in NJ. She also completed rigorous schooling to obtain her certification as a K9 trainer from the Animal Behavior College in California.
In 2017 she put her experience to the test and started Pawsome Walks NJ. A Dog Walking, Pet Sitting, and Dog Training company. Her training methods and level of care have already resulted in countless behavioral transformations, happy pets, and relieved families! Jaime started the Surrender Intervention Program at the MCSPCA , where she works with the shelter to provide free training to families facing financial hardship who may need to surrender their pet due to behavioral issues. Jaime also sits on the Board of Directors for Foster's Future, a 501(c)3 nonprofit program that provides funds and services to pets in foster care, helping to reduce the number of pets placed in shelters and/or euthanized due to a lack of services. Jaime also assists Love-A-Foster, another 501(c)3 nonprofit program that supports dogs in foster through the Monmouth County SPCA.
Jaime's vast experience in animal welfare has equipped her for even the most challenging cases, and her unique connection with the dogs in her care is why so many clients and organizations trust her with their pets. Jaime earned the title of Assoc. Certified K9 Behavior Consultant by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Achieved by over 300 recorded hours of behavior consulting, and 150 hours of course work in addition to her standard dog training certification, and is actively expanding on her knowledge through the IAABC's advanced courses.
In 2019, Pawsome University was founded on one principal, Higher Learning For The Family Dog. We work diligently to spread the word that not only is training critical to opening lines of communication between you and your dog-but it can be affordable too. Our goal is and always will be keeping the family dog, with the family and out of the shelter.
As always, all the things that made Pawsome Walks so wonderful; pet sitting, dog walking, overnights are still available at www.PawsomeWalksNJ.com!
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Jaime & her rescue, Pudge.
Photo: Victor Bubadias Photography
Jaime & her rescue / helper dog, Oaklee
If you're looking for the jack of all trades, well here he is! John has 7 years of experience working in Animal Welfare. Not only was he the Supervisor of the Canine Care team at the Monmouth County SPCA, but he filled an important role in combating Animal Cruelty in Monmouth County from 2015 - 2020 before leaving to join PU full time. He worked 911 calls as an EMT, and is planning to become a certified instructor in pet first aid & CPR. As if saving helpless abused animals wasn't enough, his handling and training skills are impeccable.
John just has a way about him that makes the most timid or rambunctious of dogs feel calm, cool and collected. John also sits on the Board of Directors for Foster's Future, a 501(c)3 nonprofit program that provides funds and services to pets in foster care, helping to reduce the number of pets placed in shelters and/or euthanized due to a lack of services. John is also the Executive Director of The Opal Fund, a 501(c)3 that provides MRI scans to pets suffering from Neurological Disorders.