I am a professional Animal Caretaker with shelter, groomery, kennel, dog day care, animal hospital, and cattery experience. I have been doing extended stay pet sitting for my clients since 2011 and have multiple professional references if requested. When your animals are in my charge, you can be sure that they are receiving not only LOVE, but professional and expert care.
My service also includes, if desired:
-Basic home maintenance (plant watering, mail, garbage)
-Regular photo and video updates of your pets (if client has a cell phone with such capability)
I also offer grooming services, poop scooping, and pet taxi services during my stay with your animals. Please inquire about options and cost.
A little about me outside of my work with animals: I am a dedicated yoga practitioner, a performing and teaching flow dancer, a poet, and passionately dedicated to the welfare of our natural world.
*Years of experience working with animals in various professional situations
*Course completion in dog handling/training with accredited teachers
*I have been involved in feral cat rescue for years and have owned/cared for reptiles, amphibians, and fish - menageries welcome!
I've been a dog lover my entire life - I was always the one to walk up to any and every dog on the street! I naturally gravitated toward working with dogs. I have worked in medical, shelter, grooming, and care taking environments and lived in multi-dog households. I have also spent considerable time volunteering as a walker and handler/trainer for local animal shelters.
Temperament, health issues (medications, age, habits), and your dog's standard schedule. I am comfortable with all breeds toy to giant, but I am particularly fond of pit bulls and spaniels, with a soft spot for mixed breeds and rescues!
Yes, I own a reliable and legal vehicle.
Yes, I am comfortable and experienced in administering oral and injected medications (such as insulin for diabetic animals).
Yes - my service includes plant maintenance and mail service if requested.
I will be with your dog for hours each day during the course of walks, feeding time, play, and relax/cuddle time. This time will be spaced throughout the day - morning, day, and evening.