My name is Megan Boyce. I grew up in The Shores, located on Central Blvd in a house filled with pets. As a baby, cats roamed free and would nap about as much as I did. My first pet was Oscar the cat, then Whiskers the cat, followed by my first dog; a schnoodle named Cutie, then Lilly; bichon, Romeo; yorkie rescue, Maui; long-haired chinese crested powderpuff, and lastly, a mixed breed rescue named Minnie. Before leaving for college at University of Central Florida, I replaced my spot in the house with a rescue kitten named Kitty. My best friend in college was one more kitten that I named Coco.
I started working at Big Dog Ranch Rescue out of Loxahatchee, FL as kennel technician and adoption help. Shortly after working there, I left to pursue a veterinary degree in college. Through working with a veterinarian, I realized that I preferred the caregiving side to animal care. I have since worked at pet shops and boarding facilities.
Two years ago, I took a job with Invisible Fence Brand as the lead dog trainer on the system for the newly introduced pet training on the system. This was designed by animal behaviorists and veterinarians to change the way that electric fencing and containment worked by providing an improved upon technique of a gentle and slow approached training regimen focusing on coaching, responses and positive reinforcement. The best part of my job has been experiencing the third training day visits and watching a formally crated, leashed or tied up pet now playing freely in their yard with full guarantee of safety.
While working with Invisible Fence Brand, I met my first client whom eventually asked me to care for her dog, in her home, for two days. Those two days turned into a more often side job and eventually led to deciding to keep the dog (and add another small dog) at their Florida home full time to avoid the excess anxiety and stress that flying between homes had caused the dogs.
I am happy helping pet owners with their particular needs. My primary happiness in pet caregiving is to keep pets out of crates at home alone and instead, outside or alongside someone at all times. I bring the dogs that I currently caregive for to the beach, dog parks, groomers, vet visits and also to my personal home to play with my animals. Especially, I would like to offer elderly pet owners a helping hand with their animal companion. I plan to fill my schedule with pet-caregiving jobs in the near future as a full time mobile career.
Each individual pet and job will be accepted dependent upon a list of questions that I will need to go over with the pet owner before our initial visit. (i.e. behavior traits, rescue past, vet history, etc.)
Referrals are available upon request, as well as a picture of my license.
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