Jillian T.|Southbridge, MA
1 yr exp
Pet Passionate Happy Helper
Hello! I m a 26-year-old Captive Wildlife major who is passionate about good welfare! I have spent two summers working in two different accredited zoos as a zookeeper, learning care from experienced animal keepers.
When I was in college, I worked as an animal caregiver in my school's animal room, cleaning, feeding, and maintaining the cages of animals like mice, degus, ferrets, and doves (and our resident owl, Athena). I took a semester-long course in Animal Training, where my class got hands-on experience target training farm animals like pigs and sheep, and even got the chance to spend two weeks of class working on obedience training shelter dogs to help increase their chances of adoption!
I have had both dogs and cats growing up, and currently am the dog-mom of a lovely rescue schnauzer-mix-mutt named Clover. My #1 goal is a good quality of life for animal family members!