Meet Heather!

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

The first time Heather stepped foot on Martha's Vineyard was in 2015. She was visiting her close friend, Stephen DiRado, a local photographer, on the island where he spent 25+ years shooting scenes unfolding on Gay Head Beach.

Skip to a few years later, Heather now lives in Vineyard Haven with her partner Kasia, and helps run Al Fresco Tails Pet Sitting. She's the primary and full-time dog walker and pet-sitter, caring for pets and walking dogs in Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and West Tisbury. Dogs L-O-V-E her and she loves them back! Heather joined the Al Fresco Tails team in 2018 when it was operating in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as walking dogs through the Wag! and Rover apps.

"It has been such a rewarding adventure to meet and develop genuine relationships with all of our wonderful fur-families on the Island. Honestly, it was disheartening to experience the oversaturation of pet-sitting apps in Providence and feeling generally isolated from the pet care community. Being here on MV, we have already connected with so many incredible pet care professionals and helped more pets in six months than in the seven years the business was operating in Rhode Island combined. We are so glad to be here!"

Heather is truly a pet-care rockstar! Heather's favorite spots to take dogs for a walk on the Vineyard are the Trade Winds loop trail, Lucy Vincent Beach (in the off-season), and East Chop. Say hello to Heather if you see her walking a pup out on the trail or beach around the Island!

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