Hi, I'm Derek! I have spent my entire life working with large, small and exotic animals. I grew up on a small farm in northwestern South Carolina that had many different types of critters ranging from horses, cattle, peacocks, dogs and cats. Working with these animals all throughout childhood and into my adult life has taught me tremendous responsibility and has provided me with the knowledge and compassion to take care of your animals too!
I have worked as a veterinary technician for 9 years all across the country. My expertise has been associated with small animals, but I have helped with horses, cows and exotics in those years as well. My formal training has given me crucial knowledge of animal behavior, first aid and CPR and could give you peace of mind leaving your furry friends with me while you're gone.
I currently work part-time at a farm in Divide, taking care of 5 horses, a miniature donkey and a plethora of chickens. A typical day included in my services is as follows: Arrive in the evening around 7:pm. Feed meal as instructed, then we can play/exercise for an hour or so before bedtime. I generally stay at your house until 9:am or so, as I must be at work by 10am. I then, at your request, can come back over after work for an hour to exercise/allow dogs to relieve themselves.
I promise to love your animals as if they were my own. I will also send you numerous pictures and videos of the fun times we have while you're away.
I am also open and flexible, able to walk your dogs, pop in to check on the cats and clean litter boxes and also able to transport your pet to important appointments, all while you work.
Going skiing? Need a weekend away? Going out of town for a week or two? Contact me! Go live your life and rest easy knowing that your pets will be well-cared for while you're away with Peace of Mind Pet Services.
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