Any pet(s) you currently own or have owned in the past (all types!).
Being surrounded by pets growing up, gave me some of the best memories with my family. Over the course of my twenty-three years I have had 4 dogs, 6 cats, 3 guinea pigs, 2 hamsters and 8 goats. All of them have helped shape who I am today and are the reasons I do what I do.
Your most memorable time with a pet you’ve owned or taken care of.
I loved getting my cat, Bella, with my boyfriend because he never had a cat growing up so he was always scared of them. The first day we brought her home, he was more scared of her than she was of us and he would not get close to her because he thought she would bite and scratch him instantly. The next day, they were cuddling on the couch and he tells me every day how thankful he is for her.
Why you became a pet sitter/dog walker!
I love animals: all shapes, sizes, breeds, and types. I have a cat who I adore, but I love dogs too and don’t have one of my own, so being able to love on other people’s dog is exactly what I enjoy doing. Being greeted with excitement and warmth every day by those fuzzy smiles definitely makes my day better.
Why do you love working with animals & how long have you worked with them?
I chose to be a vet tech because I am an animal lover and the warmth I feel from saving and caring for lives are well worth the sacrifices and hardships that come with the job. My love for animals has always been a constant thing in my life, so working with them every day is something I know I will always be passionate about.
All different types of pets you’ve worked with.
I grew up raising goats and always having a furry friend around. I used to horse-back ride, so I learned how to clean and take care of the farm animals as well. Constantly being surrounded by animals has taught me the responsibility of having pets as well as the unconditional love they bring every day.
What you think your pet(s) would say about you!!
I believe my pets would say I am compassionate and that I love taking care of others. The responsibility of raising pets and being around the constant love they give, shaped me into choosing to give back to animals every day.