Stephani did a great job taking care of my two cats. They were even comfortable enough to come out and visit with her a couple of times when she took care of them. I highly recommend Stephani as a pet sitter!
Stephani is very reliable, attentive to detail and was great to our cats. She updated us by email of each visit and provided pictures. I highly recommend her and will use her next time!
Stephani was amazing! I was a little hesitant about having someone I didn't know in my place and watching my cat, Lil T, and Stephani was so personable and friendly and completely erased any hesitation I had with using Rover. The pictures she sent were adorable and it was so nice seeing Lil T happy to have someone to hang with while I was away. I will definitely be booking her again!
Charismatic Canine & Kitty Caring
Se habla Español. Nederlands sprekend.
For as long as I can remember, I've been an animal lover. I thought for many years I would be a vet, I even spent months volunteering at a vet clinic but I ended up becoming a research scientist (humans need love too :) ).
Salsa (chocolate Lab babe) was in the family for 13.5 glorious pup years and I was devastated the day we lost her. One day, we'll bring ...
What Stephani would like to know about your dog
Before I come into a client's home, I like to meet them and their furry friend(s) to get a feel for the dynamic between owner and pet as well as see their normal behavior. Communication is key for me so before I'm solo, I may ask a lot of questions just to make sure we are all clear on everything.
Of course, I'm not looking to receive any on-the-job injuries, so it's important to me that my client's pet is obedient and can handle being around new faces. I appreciate when a pup obeys verbal commands (sit, stay, no, etc). If you've trained your kitty this way-- wow, props! I use verbal cues and body language, not physical discipline. I have a low tolerance for bad behavior (eating furniture, jumping up and scratching me, biting, barking at me over and over) but I'm flexible and I understand that breed and age play a large role in their behavior, and that they have a mind of their own.
I'm unable to provide care in my own home, as I have two kitties who don't take well to new furry buddies. I have experience caring for animals in their own environments and it usually works out even better that way as it avoids a huge change for them.