I currently own 3 small dogs. They are my best friends and I love love love them… a mini poodle named Evie, a mini Schnauzer named Gracie and a terrier mix named Geo. I have owned many dogs, cats, birds, fish and one horse.
What is the funniest or most memorable experience you’ve have with an animal?
I’ve had so many memorable experiences with my (and other people’s) pets. My own dogs really gave me so much love when going thru a particularly hard time. There was a time they were the only happy thing in my life and I will be forever grateful to them for that.
One experience that comes to mind at work is.. I cared for an older dog who was blind and could not move around well. I loved spending hours with him just petting him. I took him on walks where I just held him and walked outside. I helped him eat by holding the food on a spoon up to his mouth. I enjoyed every minute of spending time with that baby. Also, there is another dog I have had the privilege of continuing to see during the Corona pandemic. Not being able to get out much, seeing his sweet face makes me so happy. He is very special to me.
Why you became a pet sitter/dog walker!
I wanted to work with pets because I absolutely adore them. I know how important they are to their owners
Why do you love working with animals?
I LOVE, actually getting paid to do something I love to do anyway. It is so fun to see all the different personalities in the animals. Also, it’s very fulfilling to me to know I’m giving good care to these babies when their moms and dads can’t be there. I know how I would hope someone would treat my babies. This job is so easy because I always fall in love with each one of them.
All different types of pets you’ve worked with.
I’ve worked with dogs (and puppies), cats (and kittens), birds, fish and rabbits. I adore all of them.
What you think your pet(s) would say about you!!
What I think my own pets would say about me… “She gives us a lot of kisses!” and that I’m always smiling when I see them. They might say I sometimes give too much affection…but, seriously, is “too much” even possible?