About Us


Our Mission and Guarantee

Our mission at A Leash Above, LLC. is simple: To love, spoil and care for each animal in your home just like we would want someone to take care of ours.

We guarantee a great experience for you and your pets while you’re away. We are professional, trustworthy, knowledgeable and dependable, ​We go above and beyond to show how much we care.

​At A Leash Above, LLC our priority is to give you trusted, dependable care for your pets in your own home. You should have peace of mind while you are away from home. We will care for your pets the way we care for our fur kids. We offer a safe alternative to boarding and kennels.

Connie Vanderheiden


A Leash Above,LLC is a successful and growing Pet sitting & Dog Walking business started by “Mom”preneur Connie Vanderheiden. During the last 3+ years as owner Connie has oversaw operations and strategic planning that resulted in an expansion past the city of Gretna, NE where she lives with her husband Scott and three of their five boys. Two boys have left the (DOG)House. Ethan attends MCC with a college scholarship through the TeamMates Mentoring program. Tanner is attending IWCC with a bowling scholarship. The other three sons Garret, Camden and Grayson attend Gretna Public Schools, GO DRAGONS! Connie was stay at home mom for their 5 boys before starting A.L.A,LLC. Her husband Scott is the Owner Operator of Vanderheiden Trucking, LLC that keeps him busy making sure America keeps receiving their needs and wants weekly. Running a full household of 5 boys, two Shiba Inus and a senior rescue cat was an organized and loving household. Connie’s compassion for helping others (sometimes before her own needs) is what lead to the start of her business to extend the joy to others who need EXCELLENT pet care service the same way she has always given naturally to her pets and many other who have requested her help before starting her company. In her spare time between her family and business she enjoys volunteering at her sons school with classroom parties. Enjoying her Shiba Inus Bonsai and Simba mischievously playing with the 1 yr old rescue cat Shiloh. A weekly date night with her husband for a beer and Keno. If she wins at Keno she enjoys online shopping at Amazon for interesting finds especially for her pets and business.

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We Strive to offer dependable, caring and quality pet care services that fits every person and every budget.​

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