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Wishbone's 

Pet Care

Jamie McCabe

Owner/Founder

My name is Jamie McCabe and I am the Owner/Founder of Wishbone's Pet Care.  I fell in love with a dog named Wishbone at an animal shelter when I was 9 years old.  I was finally allowed to get a dog. When I looked at him I just fell in love.  That dog was there for me more than you can ever imagine.  He has left me with a beautiful business, that he inspired, which is growing and expanding like wildfire, and he continues to watch over me from the clouds everyday. I love all my animal friends as if they were my own. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do what I love. Care for them. I am so happy to have a small and beautiful team of people who I also have grown to love and trust, to help grow and care for all of our beautiful animal friends. The Wishbone's Team is all behind the Sanctuary Dream and this is just the beginning. 

Courtney Kelly

Wishbone's Team Member

Hi, my name is Courtney. I always had a deep connection with animals of all kinds. Whether it be Stinky the pig, my first dog Sadie or my cousins horses, I knew very young that an animals unconditional love was something that I wanted in my day to day life. I worked with dogs at a daycare/kennel for the past 4 years. When I met Jamie to walk my pups it was an instant connection. My dogs are very weary of strangers and she had them rolling over for belly rubs. I am so lucky to be a part of The Wishbone Pack. To be able to combine two of my great loves : animals and exercise, I am truly grateful for. I have made so many amazing individual connections with the furbabies (and owners) I have cared for since coming to Wishbones, for that I am so thankful for this opportunity. I truly take pride in my job of caring for our clients furbabies as I would my own. We must speak for and care for these animals that can not do it themselves.

Karen Halstead Dorn

Wishbone's Team Member

Hi! My name is Karen Halstead Dorn. I have 2 grown children, Steven 30 and Abigail 25. Both are musicians and animal lovers.
  Where to begin? Well, I was born and raised on a 600 plus acre dairy farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the 1960s and 1970s., which makes me the "senior" member of the Wishbones team!
  Growing up I had many chores on the farm and helped with a great deal of animal care. Assisting cows in giving birth and bottle feeding many types of babies from kittens to calves was an absolutely wonderful experience. We had cows, horses, chickens, pigs, cats, and dogs. I had a pet chicken named Matilda, when I was around 5. I carried her everywhere!
  As a child, adult, and parent, I have had the privilege and responsibility of having dogs, cats, snakes, lizards, turtles, geckos, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, fish and many birds, small and large, in my life. I never told my 2 children, "no" to pets. In fact, it was a good excuse to say,"Well, the kids wanted another bird!".
  My daughter, Abigail, is named after one of my favorite childhood dogs. If that doesn't speak to how much animals are a part of my life, I don't know what would. Some people have said, "You named your daughter after a dog?" I think it's the highest form of flattery, don't you!!
  I left the farm for college in 1981 and married and settled in Pittsburgh after college. I have degrees in education, music therapy and a Masters degree in counseling. I worked in the mental health and disability field for 30 years. I was involved in music therapy and pet therapy.
  I have been so fortunate to find Jamie and Wishbone's!!. Jamie and my daughter went to school together. Finding and working for Wishbone's has brought the child within me out to play again. I use all my farm experience, therapy and disability work experience, pet owner, parent, and all life experiences to my job with Wishbone's. I get to be goofy, laugh, have fun, cry sometimes and just be there for your pets physical and emotional needs.
  I take the privilege of being invited into your home to share in your pets care and life as a very special and important responsibility.
  I currently have 3 dogs, 2 birds, 1 hamster, and fish in my life. My dad had a favorite saying .  He would say, "You can take a girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl". So true!!
  I am proud to work with Jamie and her team. Jamie runs a wonderful and caring business!! I love my job!!

Karly Harris

Wishbone's Team Member

My name is Karly Harris and I’ve loved animals since I was a tiny little human. While I initially grew  up with birds and fish, it wasn’t until I was about eight years old that I convinced my parents to get a dog. One became two...which became three. I learned very quickly that pets aren’t just your best friends, but that they are family too. They deserve all the love that they so endlessly give.

Wishbone’s Pet Service is a special company to work for and I consider myself very lucky to have the privilege to provide care for so many people’s fur-babies. I have mainly worked at a dog daycare and boarding camp for the past three years now. While I absolutely love observing pack mentality and managing the dogs’ play, being able to work with dogs individually and learn their personalities is also very gratifying. I cherish each and every bond that’s created. Learning the different breeds and their mannerisms is an adventure as well. 

I have known Jamie for years now and she’s one of most genuine, caring people I have met so far. Her dream to open up an animal sanctuary one day and that is a dream I want to help come true. It hurts to think that some animals are less than fortunate and will never be treated the way they deserve. I think it’s our responsibility to help and care for such loyal animals that have so much love to give.

Bill Reiche

Wishbone's Team Member

I've joined Wishbone's because of my love for animals and my desire for a career with a positive purpose. Wishbone's is a sincere and caring business with lots of heart and value. After years of working for heartless corporations with no positive purpose or benefit to people or society, I have finally found the company where I belong. We are not just simply walking people's dogs, we are assuring people that their beloved animals will be properly cared for while the pet parents are busy or away. The joy of getting to play with, and take care of dogs and pets everyday is something I'm infinitely grateful for. I love meeting and getting to know every pet I take care of, and love them all as if they're by own. I have the best job in the world and everyday I get to see the best dogs in the world. 

Kat Yun

Wishbone's Team Member

Ever since Jamie’s first word of starting Wishbone’s Pet Care, and my first walk, I’ve been inspired. Her integrity promises safe and happy memories for the dogs, and it’s clear she loves them all unconditionally. I feel blessed being able to help and, just like people, these dogs are one-of-a-kind. Getting to know each of their amazing personalities lights up a new part of my life. I want to thank Jamie for every opportunity: working for Wishbone’s has taught me tons about animal care. More importantly, even when I am not making a visit, it reminds me that all life is precious.