Owner & Dog Walker
Homeward Bound Professional Animal Care, LLC is owned and operated by Alix Marcoux DiLorenzo of Gilford, New Hampshire. Alix grew up in Laconia, New Hampshire with dogs, cats, and horses. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College, she went on to open a successful pet sitting business, Pawsitively Pampered Pets in Seattle, Washington. She went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Michigan State University and worked at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Massachusetts.
A desire to return to the place where she grew up has brought Alix back to New Hampshire to establish Homeward Bound Professional Animal Care, LLC. Alix brings a lifetime of knowledge gained by working with animals of all kinds from dogs and cats to wildlife such as deer, wolves, and bear.
Alix has also volunteered her time at HOWL, a wildlife rehabilitation center, Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle in the feline and gorilla units, and for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources tracking deer.
Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Jodie grew up in Hopedale, Massachusetts, and moved to Laconia in 2004 as she and her family fell in love with the beautiful lakes and boating adventures. She most recently enjoyed renovating her Lake Opechee home, where she resides with her family. Jodie enjoys summer adventures with her son, Zander, and her daughter, Jazmine. Now that her youngest has started kindergarten, Jodie is looking forward to combining her 2 passions...animals and exercise! In addition to working part time for Homeward Bound, Jodie has been employed by CVS for more than 16 years and currently manages at the Laconia location. Her dedication and energy is a welcome asset to Homeward Bound, and she enjoys loving and caring for your pets as if they are her own!
Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Nikolett, who goes by Niki, was born in Hungary and moved to the United States when she was four years old. Her hobbies include painting, capturing photographs, drawing and playing basketball. For eight years Niki has lived in Gilford, New Hampshire with one goofy American Dingo dog, Jake, and two lovely cats named Toby and Jasper. Hikes with Jake are some of Niki's best memories. She also loves car rides with dogs finding them to be great road companions! Her friends often call her a cat whisperer because of how easily she can get cats to trust and bond with her.