Sam & Bequita Dempsey have been entrepreneurs for over 11 years. They have spent the past 6 years building another local pet care company, so when the opportunity to purchase Snaggle Foot Lisle came around, they were very excited! This was the puzzle piece they had been waiting for!
The Dempsey’s believe in optimism, hard work, solving problems, serving the community & creating jobs. They strive for excellence in all endeavors & love to learn how to improve themselves & their business. They work hard to support & mentor their employees even outside of work.
As Naperville Jaycees, both Sam & Bequita are very involved in the local community. Sam served on the 2015 Board of Directors & was the Logistics Chair for the 2016 Last Fling Festival. Bequita was voted the 2015 Rookie of the Year & served as Finance Chair for the 2016 Last Fling Festival. Both are on the snow shoveling committee & co-chaired Lobster Day 2016. The Naperville Jaycees is a local charity group that develops young leaders & supports local not-for-profit organizations.
Bequita & Sam are fortunate to have spent the past six years befriending more than 180 cats, dogs, birds, fish, turtles and even chickens! In addition to completing various dog training courses, they have real-world experience working with a wide range of pet personalities. Sam specializes in large and/or active dogs & loves to howl with huskies. Bequita has extensive experience with ‘special needs’ pets. She has administered many forms of medication & has advised clients on accommodating different conditions. They love meeting new families & their pets. “We want our busy Snaggle Foot families to have one less thing to worry about. Let our staff care for the pets, so that our clients can focus on family, vacations, school, work & anything else in their busy lives.”
When she is not caring for animals, Bequita enjoys watching cartoons & spending time with family & her pups, Fred & Buffy. Sam loves classic cars & sharing good beer & food with friends & family.
Andrew has been a Snaggle Foot Lisle walker since the business started in 2010. He has also volunteered for animal rescues & has cared for many rescue animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rats, turtles & snakes. He has a dog of his own named Milo.
Ever since she can remember, Chloe has always loved animals. She currently has one dog, a 14 year old malti-poo, who she spends as much time with as possible. She recently graduated with a bachelors in psychology and plans to begin work on her masters next year. In addition to spending her time with animals, she is also a full time nanny. “I am very fortunate I get to do what I love every day, and I look forward to meeting you and your pets!”
Jenna is a Naperville area resident and has been walking dogs with the Dempsey’s since 2012. She has a lifelong passion for animals having grown up with dogs and cats. She even works with scent-trained dogs in the professional arena. She lives with her rescue terrier mix named Mila and dreams of someday opening her own dog rescue and sanctuary.
Maddie is a senior theatre major and communications minor at North Central College. She loves dogs and is obsessed with her English mastiff, Hazel.
Sarah is in the middle of her final year at North Central College, where she is a Theater major with a Gender and Women’s Studies minor. When not studying, she sings with the Chorus of DuPage. Her dog, Chloe, is the light of her life.
Stephanie grew up in the south suburbs, and moved to Naperville just last year. She is a barista by day, and lives with her black cat, Cinder, who she has had since she was eleven! She also grew up with several hamsters, and a handful of canine friends. Stephanie has a degree in baking and pastry arts, and loves making cakes in her spare time.