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
Leola, who prefers to go by Lee, lives in Meredith, New Hampshire with her husband Tony and their two dogs, Chloe and Seddy. Lee recently retired from a career in social work and couldn't wait to get back to work! She is excited to be working with clients who are jumping up and down, happy to see her every time she walks in the door! In addition to spending time with her two children and two grandchildren, Lee is training for a half marathon. Don't be surprised if you see her out jogging with your pups! Her enthusiasm for both animals and fitness combined with the professionalism she brings with her from her previous career are the perfect fit for Homeward Bound!