Decadent Dog® provides the ultimate in premium canine and feline care, focusing on walking, hiking, and pet sitting in our clients’ homes. We do whatever it takes to keep your pet happy, healthy and safe when you’re called to the other commitments in your life. You wouldn’t trust just anyone to care for your pet. Neither would we.
For you and the canine or feline companion in your life, there’s Decadent Dog.
Rob Nager is a lifelong resident of Boston and the founder of Decadent Dog, a full service pet care company. He was named 2008 International Pet Sitter of the Year™ by Pet Sitters International. Rob is a nationally known lecturer and regular columnist for Pet Sitters World magazine. He has been featured in the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine; television credits include WCVB-TV’s Chronicle and regular guest appearances on The Secret Life of Animals on New England Cable News.For over 14 years, Rob was a leader in corporate sales. He was trained by old-school merchants, who instilled in him the importance of customer service. During his sales career, he traveled nationally and cultivated several high profile deals with companies like Walt Disney, Target, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. Rob was repeatedly acknowledged for his outstanding sales performance, winning several sales awards. His creative and out-of-the-box strategies enabled Rob to surpass company goals and excel in his career.
Rob was also the creator and executive producer of a documentary on survivors of domestic violence that won a Cable ACE Award.
Rob decided to walk away from his successful corporate sales career to pursue his dream of working with animals. Founded in 2002, Decadent Dog® is considered a n international leader in the pet care services sector. Rob’s sales and service background has enabled him to build an enormously loyal client base and retain a superbly professional staff with an average length of service approaching 7 years.
Rob has a simple belief in the value of client service experience: Make the customer want to do business with you.
Sam Warren is a newly minted Californian. He moved to San Diego from Boston in August, 2014 to become Co-Owner and CEO of Decadent Dog San Diego.
Sam earned this opportunity through 8 years of dedicated and exceptional service as a professional dog walker and pet sitter for Decadent Dog, greater Boston’s most respected pet care provider. Sam definitively knew that he’d found his true calling when Rob Nager, Founder and Top Dog, approached him with the idea of expanding Decadent Dog and becoming his partner.
Sam exemplifies customer service and has built an incredibly loyal client base throughout the years. He has garnered significant praise from his peers and delighted clients and their humans. Sam is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and is also a proud member of Pet Sitters International.
Sam graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in East Asian Studies. He was a nationally ranked juniors tennis player and is a published music critic, poet, and guitar enthusiast.
Despite Sam’s varied interests, an ideal day for him would revolve around spending time on the beach with his wife Robyn and walking the trails with his dog Ziggy, and some of his favorite San Diego four-legged pals.
Sam is careful to add that his ideal day would end in a major cuddle session with his cat Dante…
Top Dog, Boston
Rachel McCann is a lifelong resident of Boston with a diverse background.
Since she was old enough to walk Rachel was hard at work in her family’s cranberry bogs weeding, planting, harvesting and running the “Pick Your Own Blueberries” stand. Rachel studied Marine Science and graduated with a liberal arts degree.
Following a six year corporate career managing payroll, accounts payable and other critical operations for a national Elder Care company, Rachel brought her business operations expertise to Decadent Dog in February 2004 and quickly became the company’s top walker and sitter. Dogs, cats and humans alike agree that Auntie Rachel is their favorite! Perhaps Rachel’s favorite thing about being a professional pet care provider is being able to do so alongside Archie, her 12 year old Chinese Shar Pei.
When she isn’t walking dogs, you can usually find her underwater. Rachel is a Certified Rescue Diver and has made 100+ dives in New England, the Caribbean and Central America. For her next adventure Rachel is planning a 26 day scuba diving expedition to Antarctica in 2016!
Pack Leader, San Diego
Robyn Warren was born in Ottawa and grew up surrounded by animals. Her mother was a well respected breeder of Persian and Himalayan cats and went on to run a doggie daycare center and a cat hotel! Robyn’s penchant and knack for animals therefore comes as no surprise. She’s passionate about working with them and they are positively drawn to her.
Robyn moved to Boston to be with family in 2002 and quickly became a natural Bostonian. Over the next decade she studied to be a vet assistant, worked as a retail manager and as a healthcare customer service representative, and met her husband Sam Warren. Together, they decided to take the opportunity presented to them, and move to San Diego to open Decadent Dog’s first satellite location.
Robyn is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and has a real knack for marketing. She’s proving herself to be an invaluable asset to the company day in and day out.
Robyn is a talented artist (and just recently sold her first painting!) and is closing in on the halfway mark to becoming a certified Reiki Master. Last, but certainly not least, she makes the best spicy egg breakfast in San Diego, hands down!