About Us

About our Business

We have a passion for the proper care of pets and all animals and strive to provide our customers with the best pet care available. Our customers are loyal because of our dependability and caring. We are licensed, insured and bonded and all our pet sitters are well trained in pet care. We have a physical location not a home run business.

We started this business with a plan to be a cut above the rest and to offer pet parents of Miami a reliable, well-organized and professional alternative to kennels or other pet care companies. We remain the most widely used in-home pet care company in Miami because we offer what little others do.

 

  • Our team is solely comprised of vet technicians, shelter volunteers and pre-veterinary students.
  • We have an office conveniently located in Coconut Grove, open 7 days a week.
  • We are a full service pet care company. This is not a side business or a part time hobby. We continue our pet education to offer you the most current advice and care for your pets.
  • We use the best technology available to track our team members by GPS ensuring your appointments are completed on time and for the amount of time requested.
  • We offer the ease of online scheduling and profile management.
  • We have regular office hours and an emergency line for unexpected last minute appointments or trip extension.
  • We cover a vast service area from Mid-town to Cutler Bay.
  • Our team members work solely for us. We are not a network of sitters or walkers that share work with multiple companies and sources.
  • You can rest assured that if the primary sitter/walker for your home gets sick, has a flat tire or a paper to write your pet still gets the scheduled visits. We always have team members on call to make sure you’re pets are taken care of.

 

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About the Founders

Born and raised in Miami, Kris Fonte went to Florida State University before coming back to his home town and graduating with a Bachelors Degree in English from Florida International University.  Soon after, he started a brick paver company then went on to work with a prominent general contractor as a project manager.

Anai Fonte, who was also born and raised in Miami, is quite the entrepreneur herself.  Aside from finishing up her degree at Miami-Dade College, Anai has also had her own business in web designing.  She has worked for a major research and marketing firm, and has also worked in the restaurant industry.

They met in 2004 and both shared a deep understanding and love for animals. Not being completely satisfied in their previous careers the both discussed at length how they can get to do what they love and offer their community a unique and holistic approach to their pets care. Through this, Grove Pet Service was born in 2007.

In 2009 Kris Fonte proposed to Anai with the help our their dog Piper. Piper carried the ring tied to her collar until Anai found it and Kris (with Piper) seized the moment to pop the question. They were married in November of 2010 and adopted a new dog, Phoenix is 2011.

In 2013 Kris and Anai expanded on their success with Grove Pet Service to offer a cageless dog facility in Coconut Grove. Now in addition to still providing the best in-home care in Miami, pet parents can count on Grove Pet Services’ trusted reputation for Hotel, Daycare, Grooming, Pet Nutrition & Training.

Through the years they have grown their vision for a quality pet care company into reality. Through hard work, dedication and meeting their clients’ high standards for superb service they continue to carve the path in pet care excellence.