VIP Pet Services pet sitter Melinda

Melinda

Resident Pets

I’ve been around all kinds of animals all of my life.  My grandparents had a farm, and I loved the Jersey milk cows and how my grandmother would call them to the barn each morning and evening.  We raised Long Haired Dachsunds growing up.  My husband and I have had at least one dog in our home since we were married.  We raised our sons to love, appreciate and respect all animals.

What is the funniest or most memorable experience you have had with an animal?

I had a horse as a teen, a Pinto.  We kept him at our farm an hour from our house, so he was alone for a few days each week.  My mom was worried about him being lonely, so she got him a goat.  So, whenever I went to the farm and took my horse out to ride, the goat would follow us. They were best buddies.  It was me, my horse and his goat, trotting down the trails.

Why do you love working with animals?

Unconditional love…they don’t care what you look like, where you’ve been.  They love you for you.  And, they love you even more if you bring them a treat!

What is your ultimate goal in life?

To give happiness and love to anyone who is willing to receive it.  And to love my puppies!