Jennifer

Resident Pets.

My dog Grizzly is a GIANT black lab mix that weighs about 90 pounds. She is 3 years old and very playful. Her favorite things to do are chase birds and squirrels in the backyard and take trips to the dog park. She always makes new friends.

What’s the funniest or most embarrassing thing you’ve experienced with an animal?

I have the hardest time getting people to call my dog a girl. Everyone who meets her, even multiple times, calls her a boy. I even bought her the brightest pink collar and a big pink bow to go along with it. It didn’t help. Now, I just let people think that she’s a boy. Sorry, Grizzly. 🙂

What is your ultimate goal in life?

It is my passion to help animals in any way that I can. In the future, I hope to be involved in an animal rescue organization and own as many animals that I can. I am working towards becoming a teacher and I hope to spread awareness about animals, and how we can help them to future generations to come.

Leigh

Resident Pets.

I have a 7 year old male grey tabby, domestic shorthair cat named Ozzaru. Ozzaru loves people, but can feel competitive around other animals. He loves to have the place all to himself and his human. He can be very bossy with his pet sitters. I’ve heard that he will greet the sitter at the door, then brush against his sitter’s leg and lead his sitter to his food bowl.

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing you’ve experienced with an animal.

One day in high school I had a horse on cross ties with his halter’s throat latch undone.  He wiggled his head one way, realized his halter was about to slip over his ears, then kept wiggling until the halter was off his head.  He gave me a surprised look “Yay I’m free!” then scampered off, through the human door of the barn, and trotted around the property for a good half hour while I attempted to catch him.  The funniest part was the look on his face when he realized he was loose.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

I  hope to continue working with animals and provide the best care for my own cat through his geriatric years.

Makena

Resident Pets.

My largest and most cuddly pet is my Staffordshire Terrier, Tank. He has taught me so much about not judging people or pets by their size or looks, and how to unconditionally love. He’s the biggest baby ever despite his size and loves being around smaller dogs. I can honestly say I would not be the person I am today without my dog. I also own and love 5 Leopard Geckos, a King Snake, and a pretty ridiculous amount of fish, with more to come. I love animals of all types and sizes.

What’s the funniest or most embarrassing thing you’ve experienced with an animal?

I would have to say one of the funniest/most embarrassing moments I’ve had as an animal owner would have to be while attempting to fill my aquarium with water I did not notice the end of the hose was capped. Needless to say, when I turned the hose on it popped and flew around spraying water all over my living room while Tank danced around thinking it was raining indoors. Thankfully no damage was done and my floors got a free cleaning that day!

What is your ultimate goal in life?

My ultimate goal in life is to be able to work closely with the animals I love the most and be able to teach others about animals and their behaviors/care. Being a curator at a well-known aquarium has been a dream of mine since I was a kid.

Anna

Resident Pets

My animals are Shadow (7 yr old black lab mix), Squeeze (20 yr old hospice kitty), Hinkley (17 yr old kitty), Parker (15 yr old kitty). My animals are my best friends. It is my job to make them the happiest babies for as long as I possibly can!

What’s the funniest or most embarrassing thing you’ve experience with an animal?

My funniest experience was while I was working as a veterinary technician. I was assisting in restraint for a great Dane that needed his nails trimmed. Unfortunately, he didn’t care to have his nails trimmed, so he picked me right up and started to run out with me on his back, me hollering the whole way!

What is your ultimate goal in life?

My goal in life is to be happy and healthy.

Megan C.

Resident pets.

I currently don’t have any, though I look forward to getting a cat in the future. I did leave two cats with my parents: Misty and Smut. Misty is the oldest one; she’s timid and soft-hearted, preferring to stay out of trouble. She’ll often enter a room slowly and cautiously and tends to jump at the littlest noises. I’ve had her for her whole life, so I know this is just a nervous trait rather than anything traumatic happening. Smut’s definitely a leader, very much in charge and letting everyone, both Misty and her humans, know it. She hogs the food, so even though I’ve given my parents advice on how to fix it, she’s still become very fat and is quite happy with this. Misty was adopted from a factory cat who had kittens, while Smut was rescued from the side of a country road.

What can we learn from our animal friends?

Compassion, empathy, patience, how to take care of a life that isn’t our own.

What is the best part about being a pet sitter?

Getting to know the people who have these pets as their friends, and the animals as well! Plus, I love to take care of animals.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

To travel to at least one place outside of the USA.

VIP Pet Sitter Tamatha with 2 Dogs

Tamatha

Resident Pets

I have a sweet rescue dog named Alex who is 13. He comes with me everywhere he is allowed. Then we have 4 cats. Chito is an adorable white and orange kitty who walks with Alex and me. If we get too far ahead he “yells” at us to slow down. I had a stray who had kittens under my rose bush. Then mama kitty moved them and the kittens became feral. But now, three of those little kitties are my cats. They love me and play and come when I call them but are still timid around other people. Little Louise can catch a bird in mid flight. Jackie-o is very sweet and silky with a quiet meow. Oliver is a big orange lover kitty. He is friendly to every one like most orange kitties.

What I Enjoy Most About My Job

Playing and cuddling with pets!

Funniest Pet Experience

Chito “yelling” at Alex and me when we walk too far ahead. It’s funny and my neighbors love it.

What Our Pet Friends Teach Us

Patience (except when it comes to feeding time) and unconditional love.