Hi there! I am a professional Animal Caretaker and Handler and Reiki I Practitioner with shelter, groomery, kennel, dog day care, animal hospital, and cattery experience. Over the course of 2+ years working in professional settings under the supervision of DMDs and professional groomers, I decided to branch out and start my own pet sitting and dog walking business. I began offering extended stay pet sitting in 2011 while living on Long Island, NY, where my discriminating clients ranged from the Hamptons to Sands Point. I 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.
I also offer full service in-home grooming, 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, professional performing and teaching fire dancer, performance poet, an avid cook, and passionately dedicated to the welfare of our natural world.
*Years of experience working with animals in various professional situations
*Completed a 6-week course in dog handling/training with accredited teachers at Southampton Animal Shelter
*I have been involved in feral cat rescue for years and have owned/cared for reptiles, amphibians, and freshwater 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 as a child! 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, Cavaliers, and not-oft-seen breeds like Dalmations, 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.