Stephanie Z.|San Antonio, TX
10 yrs exp
I absolutely love cats. To the point of friends labeling me a "cat lady" - and I'm okay with it! I currently have two cats whom I adore and consider my "children". Probably 99. 999% of my photos are of my cats. In fact, I don't even have any photos of myself, which is why my care. com profile doesn't have a photo of me!
As a child, my family had dogs (two Huskies and a Wire Fox Terrier), birds (Red-lored Amazon and a lovebird), and a multitude of hamsters of different breeds. At 14 I adopted a runaway kitten (he ended up living to be 19 years old!) and I got into freshwater aquariums when I was 16.
I have taken care of snakes and turtles, though I'd rather not petsit a snake again (feeding them live mice was a bit much for me, especially because the snakes would strike as I opened the hood).
I have a BS in Biology, including a couple courses in animal behavior.
TL; DR: I have a lot of experience with cats, dogs, freshwater fish, birds, hamsters, chinchillas, turtles, & snakes.