I grew up with a kitty named Sassy, who’s mama was a stray cat my neighbor took in when she gave birth under the porch. My sister and I bottle fed Sassy until she was old enough for us to adopt her! Over the years we also had gold fish, beta fish, a hamster, and a newt! I don’t currently own any pets, which frees up my availability to hang out with yours!
What is the funniest or most memorable experience you’ve have with an animal?
My most memorable time with a dog I’ve taken care of is a pair of pups (Rocket & Racecar!) I watched for almost 8 years in Chicago. They were the sweetest, most well behaved, well trained, hilarious, loving dogs! I miss them all the time. Luckily I took a bunch of photos and videos of them over the years before I moved to Austin to remember our time together.
Why you became a pet sitter/dog walker!
I became a dog walker because I love animals, I love being outside, and it’s a really fun way to earn a paycheck. Since I don’t have a dog of my own, it’s extra special for me to meet and spend time with yours. I started as a full time dog walker in downtown Chicago, walking pups from 10am-6pm five days a week. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t partially take the job for the amazing exercise benefits!
Why do you love working with animals?
I love working with animals because they are pure, innocent, honest creatures that have no ulterior motives- they just want to be shown care and affection and return it! It makes my heart happy to treat your animal with kindness because they deserve it for all they do for us!
All different types of pets you’ve worked with.
I’ve worked with dogs, cats, chinchillas, ferrets, hamsters, fish, and birds!