At SWPS we hire employees not independent contractors because it is very important to us that we train and mentor our employees under the SWPS philosophy.  In addition our team members have awesome credentials – they aren’t just any old pet lovers.

As of 3/27/20 we no longer have employees on staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. 

Ann, who founded Small World out of her life-long love of animals, can be seen around the neighborhood on daily dog walks, on her bike, creating artistic pet portraits with her camera, making “happy books” – her scrapbooks filled with home design ideas, or sitting at a café on Cortelyou Road. Ann is American Red Cross certified in Cat and Dog First Aid and CPR. She is also certified in the Usui System of Reiki Healing, level one. The cats and dogs sure do love it.


Boni, often seen around the neighborhood with a really large dog on the end of a leash, can also be seen pedaling about on one of his two mountain bikes. Since his overgrown kitchen garden leaves him little room to sit at his nearby painter’s easel, he puts his green thumb to good use in his building’s outdoor garden that he started with his wife, Ann.  He also makes a mean guacamole.