Chris and Dogs

Christina Ranaldi ⋅ Owner

Hello, My name is Christina,

I am the owner of The Scruffy Puppy.

I live in Hazlet, NJ.

I have loved animals all my life and have devoted many years to caring for pets from horses to hamsters.

I have experience with many dog breeds from tiny fluff balls to larger “bully breeds.” I love them all.

I’ve worked as a groomer for many years and gained invaluable experience dealing with animals of all kinds. In my early years I had a horse, and worked on various horse farms. I currently have a 2 rescued dogs.  I love being around animals because they make me happy.

I’m fully insured and want to provide professional yet personal care for your pets.  Let me help you give them the care and attention they need.



Nancy & her pup Spencer

Nancy Topolewski ⋅ Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

If you’re looking for someone to look in on your pets while you’re away, I’d be happy to help.

I have always had a dog(s) in my home, they complete the family!

I am often seen walking with my Spencer.

I like walking dogs for the exercise it gives us both.

If your pup needs some TLC, a potty break or a walk, ask for me, Nancy!





Brittany Kittle ⋅ Office Manager/ Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Hey there! My name is Brittany and I am a huge animal lover!

I love being a part of The Scruffy Puppy team!

I am new to the Hazlet, NJ area, we relocated here from Ohio for my husbands job.

I grew up on my great grandparents farm with every animal imaginable. So I think it’s safe to say that’s where my love for animals started.

I love to walk, craft, read and of course drink coffee!

I have a rescue dobe named Zoe and 2 cats named Rascal & Apollo.

I’ve also had several horses, cats, dogs and little critters over the years so I have a lot of experience working with different animals.

If your pets are in need of some much needed attention while you are at work or away for vacation, I would love to help out!