Need a pet sitter for your dog, cat or critters? Maybe a dog walker? I’m pleased to offer my services to anyone needing caring, responsible, and dependable care for their fuzzy family. While my specialties are sighthounds, geriatrics, and cats, I'm more than happy to walk a Great Dane puppy or play with a Lop Eared rabbit.
As early as I can remember, I've had some kind of critter(s) in my life. I've been responsible from the early age of 8ish for horses, cats, dogs, gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, guinea pigs, budgies, fresh water fish, salt water fish, hissing cockroaches, and one tarantula. More often than not - many of them at the same time!
All critters are special and precious. Animals are able to offer a connection to us on a different level than people. That different level of connection has always appealed to me. I can't imagine ever not having a few furry family members - the world would be a less vibrant place.
Over the years, I've been a vet assistant, a nationally certified riding instructor and horse trainer, therapy riding program instructor, dog trainer, therapy dog partner, agility competitor, dog race and dog show competitor, and most importantly a pet owner. I'm very comfortable working with animals and have not yet met one that doesn't like me. Hopefully I never will!
I offer many complimentary services with my pet sitting services. I'm experienced in giving daily routine medical care such as insulin and other injections. Giving topical, injectable, and oral medications are generally included in my standard visit fees.
I currently live with my husband, 2 sons, 1 whippet, 1 labrador retriever, 2 retired racing greyhounds, and 2 very bossy, talkative, and rambunctious kitties.
"Pet sitting” is defined as “the act of caring for a pet in its own home while the owner is away.”
Dog walking is also a form of pet sitting since it involves coming to the pet’s home to provide exercise and companionship.
What are the advantages of pet sitting (over other pet-care options)?
• Pets are happier and experience less stress at home in their familiar environment.
• Diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted.
• Travel trauma for both owner and pet is eliminated.
• Pet's exposure to illness is minimized.