Meet Our Team


Nicole Heerdt


Animals have been a significant part of my life. Since I was a little girl, I am happiest when any animal is around me. I have been volunteering with the MSPCA for over 6 years. When I’m not fostering, my volunteer time is split between walking dogs, caring & snuggling with cats, and administering oral and subcutaneous medication. Along with the MSPCA, I also volunteer with the Humane Society fighting for animal rights.

I decided to leave the corporate hustle and follow my dreams. One of the many reasons I wanted to start The Urban Leash is to relieve the stress (and sometimes guilt) of leaving a pet home alone all day whether you are working, on vacation, or would just like a helping hand.

My goal with The Urban Leash is to give you peace of mind knowing your pet is being cared for by someone who loves animals. Being trained in CPR and first aid, The Urban Leash is prepared for any situation. During each dog walk or pet sitting, your pet will receive my undivided attention.


Jacob Peck


Along with Nicole, I combine my love for animals and technology to create The Urban Leash. Growing up on a farm, I met all types of animals from chickens to goats to cows. From my earliest memories, I can remember feeding hay to our dairy cow, Daisy, and more recently, my chocolate and black lab, Micah and Belle.