Owner, Flight Nanny & Global Logistics Coordinator
Jen Newton, the owner of Figgy Flight Nanny, has over 20 years of experience in breeding and showing Chihuahuas, specializing in toy breeds and brachiocephalic breeds. With her extensive knowledge in the travel industry and canine expertise, she is the ideal professional to coordinate and plan the perfect flights and travel plans for your beloved pet. With close to 300 transports under her belt, regularly flying to Europe, Asia, South America, and Canada, she is an expert at not only the care and transport but also working with government agencies and organizing necessary documents to meet proper travel requirements.
Based in Orlando, Jen’s unique combination of skills and passion ensures a seamless and stress-free experience for you and your furry companion. Trust Figgy Flight Nanny to provide exceptional care and expert guidance throughout your pet’s journey.
Flight Nanny & Global Logistics Coordinator
Home Base – Tampa & Orlando
Introducing Lluvia, the newest member of our esteemed flight nanny team! With a passion for animals, Lluvia brings years of knowledge and experience to our team. Not only does she breed and show Chinese Cresteds and Standard Poodles, but she also holds a degree from the prestigious University of Florida with a BS in Animal Science. Lluvia’s dedication to the well-being and care of animals makes her a perfect fit for our flight nanny team.
Additionally, Lluvia is an integral part of Figgy Flight Nanny, serving as the Global Logistics Coordinator, a truly vital role as Jen’s Second-Hand-Woman, efficiently managing and organizing travel requests and inquiries. We are extremely delighted to have her expertise on board, catering to both your domestic and international travel needs.
Jessica Starbuck Russell
Home Base – Tampa & Orlando, Florida
Introducing Jessica, our new Flight Nanny at Figgy Flight Nanny! We are thrilled to have Jessica on board, as she brings with her a wealth of experience as a retired dog handler specializing in Shelties and Collies. With her extensive knowledge of both domestic and international travel, Jessica is well-equipped to assist our clients. Additionally, she offers short-term boarding and local ground transportation options. We are delighted to welcome Jessica to our growing team and look forward to serving you with even greater care and expertise.
Why We're Different
Jen's years of experience with dogs provides you a unique opportunity when transporting your pet across the country, or across the world. Her ONLY focus is your pet!
Unlike other pet and flight nanny services, Jen provides her years of experience with canines of all types, shapes and sizes. With that comes a sense of security, knowing your nanny has the travel experience but also the skills and knowledge for caring for puppies of all ages, as well as pet specific needs and emergencies that often times, other services can't provide.
Other nanny services employee airline personnel who are able to fly for free. While this may save some costs upfront the potential for stress and possible emergency issues can arise.
For example, airline employees must travel standby. If they cannot get on a flight this means more time in the airport for the animal, creating unnecessary stress and anxiety. For that reason, we fly on confirmed airline tickets.
While most of these airline employees are animal lovers, statistically speaking the majority are not breeders or experienced in medical animal care. For example, tending to brachiocephalic dogs who can overheat very quickly or small breed dogs and puppies that could have bouts of hypoglycemia. Jen's years of experience brings peace of mind in knowing she can tend to all of these situations.