I have a passion for caring for animals. I want to someday own my own pet fostering network where animals are placed in temporary homes to be socialized and trained in a safe and stress-less environment, until they are adopted.
Until then I feel every experience I have with animals and with my business, will get me closer to my goal, of seeing happy and healthy pets being adopted.
As a psychology major at Roger Williams University I choose animal studies for my required internship. I began my pet care experience working at a cat shelter located in West Tisbury, MA. I found that I greatly enjoyed caring for animals! My tasks there included maintaining the facilities and nourishing over 40 felines, many of them either kittens or feral. Additionally, I learned how to administer oral medications and fluids to several cats that were feral and aging.
In May of 2007 I graduated from Roger William’s University with a BA in Psychology. After graduating, I continued to pursue my passion for animal care and training. Through a contact I met Marc Street, a professional dog trainer and family friend who is an accomplished dog trainer on the vineyard who offered me a job at one of his kennels in West Palm Beach FL.
I was hired as an assistant dog trainer and kennel caretaker for “Very Important Paws” an 18-month apprenticeship in dog basic obedience and housebreaking training. My responsibilities also include working in the daycare, grooming, and the boarding kennel as well as to maintain its facilities.
Soon after completing my apprenticeship, I continued my training while working at a PetSmart in New Brunswick, GA and thru advanced my training by caring for various fish, birds, small mammals and exotics.
In 2010, I returned to Martha’s Vineyard where I started my own pet care business. My services include: dog walking, dog training and pet-sitting, as well as in-home services.
In 2011, I moved to western MA. My dog Tiger and I now live on a lovely horse farm in Amherst MA. For two years now I have been running my pet care business and doing well. I promote my services with confidence due to my seven years of hands on experience working with animals and my knowledge in animal care. My main focus is the animals that I have been entrusted to care for.
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