Owner & Founder
Traci Bisson, owner of It Takes a Village Pet Care, loves animals and has been around them all her life. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire where she studied wildlife management and business. In college, she worked for two veterinary hospitals providing pet care and assisting in surgery, and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) research facility in Brentwood where they raised deer, coyotes and turkey.
Prior to starting It Takes a Village Pet Care, Traci owned a marketing/PR firm for 17 years, which she closed in 2017 to pursue other interests. She also started an online membership site for mom entrepreneurs in 2008 at the height of the recession and then sold it in 2013.
An active participant in her community, Traci believes that change starts with each and every one of us. She serves on the Board of the Barrington Public Library Trustees and Library Foundation, helping the organizations raise funds to build a new library.
Traci is a Master Gardener and a certified Permaculturist. She is also a member of the 2017 Leadership NH class. In March 2018, she began teaching an online course for UNH on Social Permaculture: The Art of Building Community & Relationships.
Traci lives on 5 acres in Barrington, NH with her family, including 3 humans, 2 dogs, 2 cats and chickens, living a sustainable lifestyle and continually looking for ways to decrease her carbon footprint.
Traci relaxes with her senior cat Sassy at their home in Barrington.
Insured and Bonded
Certified by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
Criminal Background Check
Dog Reactivity and Aggression Seminar with Eden Zook, Canine Karma (December 2017)
Pet First Aid/CPR Certified, PetTech (June 2018)
Think Dog! How dogs learn & how to teach them with Red Pointy Dog Training (October 2018)
- 2017 Leadership NH graduate
- Certified Permaculturist
- Serial entrepreneur
- Teach an online Social Permaculture course for the University of NH
- Hoffman-Haas Fellow
- Chair, Barrington Library Foundation
- Trustee, Barrington Library
- UNH Co-op Ext. Master Gardener volunteer
- NH Coverts Cooperator
- Helped establish Learning Garden at Barrington Elementary School
- Published writer
- Bachelor of Science degree from UNH in Wildlife Mngt.