I have been an animal-lover since I can remember, but my true love is dogs. I do not have one (yet!), as my other true love is travel, so I try to be involved in the lives of as many dogs as I can! I have had several gigs watching dogs, cats, and chickens in peoples' homes. In fact, we have been house/ dog/ and cat sitting exclusively for the past 3 months! So we have loads of positive references.
I have a background in psychology, so while I am not a professional dog trainer, I have a strong grasp on conditioning and learning principles. I am big on positive reinforcement and repetition. Let me know if you'd like any help with this!
I am happy to provide references from several families in Santa Cruz with whom I have walked and/or watched their dogs and cats overnight.
As a side note, I am also a great cook and cleaner! Wouldn't it be nice to come home to a fridge with a few goodies in it and a clean house after a long trip? :)
Please contact me with any interest or questions you have; Michael and I look forward to meeting you and your beloved pets!
Maria (and Michael)
Read More about Maria...