About Us - Professional Pet Sitting Apex NCTony & Maria Connochie
Owners of The Pet Valet

Welcome! I am Tony Connochie pictured with my wife Maria. We are the owners of The Pet Valet and Top Dog Pet Services.

Maria and I have a great love for pets and have been in the pet care field all our lives. We are originally from New York and moved to Apex North Carolina in 2008.

A bit about us. I started in the pet industry working as a Veterinarian Technician where I learned to care for a variety of animals, it was there i met my wife Maria who was also a Veterinarian Technician. After a few years i decided to attend New York School Of Dog Grooming in Manhattan. After completion I started my own mobile dog grooming business which had been very successful sixteen years.

In 2008 Maria and I relocated to Apex North Carolina with our two children Nick and Danielle and our three dogs Bella, Chloe and Izzy. We continued to serve the community here in the area when we opened up our Mobile Dog Grooming service Top Dog Pet Services which has been growing ever since. Maria handles all the phones calls and scheduling of appointments and I do the grooming.

Through Top Dog Pet Services we also offered Pet Sitting and Dog Walking to our customers. Both Maria and I having much experience in the Pet Care field enjoyed taking care of our clients pets and made many friends human and animal along the way and consider them all our family.

Seeing a need for quality in home pet sitting and dog walking here in the area we decided it was time to offer this service as well and that’s when the Pet Valet was born!

We know that you will be happy with our service and look forward to meeting you and your fur babies and making you part of our family as well. Your pets will be in good hands with us and we promise to take care of them like they were our own.

We look forward to being of service!

Tony & Maria