I have cared for animals my entire life, both professionally and personally. I was the child that brought home injured squirrels and made my mom pull up videos on how to rehabilitate them back into the wild. I cared for family and friends' pets commonly and spoiled my own. As I grew older, I knew I wanted to work with animals professionally.
Once I turned 16, I began pet sitting outside of family and friends. I began working on referrals and through other sitting sites, where I've had all happy clients. I also became more active in the rescue community. I began volunteering at SICSA, a no kill shelter in Kettering, where I still volunteer to this day doing their social media, alongside regular animal volunteering and offsite promotional events. I'm also employed as an animal care specialist at a boarding facility in Centerville. With this job, I've learned much about separation anxiety, medication administration, reactive behavior, and much more that I am now confident in handling.
With all this experience comes knowledge. But I am not an expert. I am a 21 year old girl who loves animals and is still learning. I'm not the person who knows the most about your pet, you are. The pet knows what they like. So I adapt to them. I learn from them. I've learned certain cues and behaviors and how to modify them in a loving way rather than becoming bothered. They can't speak, but I do my best to listen. When I watch your pet, you receive photo updates commonly. I adjust to their schedule and their needs. If your dog goes on 4 walks per day, on 4 walks per day we shall go. We can go the park, for doggy approved ice cream, car rides, anything. We can take baths, clean cages for other pets, whatever needs to be done.
I do not sit in my own apartment, as I am a student at Wright State living off campus and have a roommate and a lease does not allow for pets, but I am a huge advocate for the dog staying at home and me coming to stay the night. This provides a stress free, familiar environment for the dog and allows me to adapt your pets' lifestyles, instead of the other way around.
I know leaving your pet in someone else's care is stressful, I've had to do it before, leaving my pet with a close friend and I was still nervous. With my care, you will receive photos and videos of your pets from a fish to a Newfoundland to a hamster. I will gladly follow any house rules to a T and communicate with you openly. My goal is to make sure every pet is happy and healthy while you enjoy a trip away from home with no worries.
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