Amanda D.|Cullman, AL
10 yrs exp
Dog Mom, Foster Mom
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I have always loved animals, no matter what they are. I have 5 dogs of my own, and foster 1 or 2 from 2 rescue groups in NY. My dogs are like my children. They drive me insane, but their care is a top priority.
All my kids are adopted, either from here, or out of the country. I work with Pitty Love Rescue and PMAR (Pibbles and more). I am an approved adopter, foster and home checker. When we have potential new families for the puppies or cats, I go to the house to do the review of the home and the family.
I have lived in Rochester for a 1.5 years and have loved every minute of it. I love the small town feel. I grew up in a a very small town. I mean small. 1 main road, 1 police station.
I have always had a soft spot for animals, but I suppose it grew substantially when I live in the middle east. It opened my eyes to the treatment of animals and the lack of value in their lives. It was heart breaking. I have recently been down sized in my work place and now find myself with a lot of time on my hands. I can work flexible hours, holidays and weekends.
I have no children and never married, but I was an Au-pair in Israel for a year and a half to a beautiful 3-month-old little boy. I also grew up with my nephew from the time he was born, my sister had medical challenges which left her little time to take care of him. I took care of him.
I was also a flight attendant for 13 years. One of the greatest jobs, hands down. But I got tired of living out of a suitcase and hoped to settle down into another career. Life had something different in store. So here I am. Now, I want to help people who find themselves challenged balancing work and home. A choice no one wants to make, but with life being the way it is, they are forced to make difficult decisions.
I remember having to go for a work trip and was not able to find anyone to take care of my dogs. I felt helpless. I had no one to help. I want to ensure that one feels that way again. The feeling of being torn between work and home. I look forward to helping people with whatever they find their needs to be.
I look forward to meeting different families.