Melanie F.|Irving, TX
10 yrs exp
Pet Lover Wanting To Help Care For Your Furry Family Member
Hi, my name is Melanie. I am 32 and a mother of 5 (my beautiful 8-year-old daughter, an 8-year-old Chow Golden mix Willie, a Sheltie Corgi mix Riley, a 1-year-old Domestic Short Hair cat Panda, and a 6-month-old DSH cat Levi.) Willie and Riley love to go to the dog park and play with their friends. Panda and Levi are my cuddle buddies, although for the right feather toy they will expel some energy. I started working with animals in 2001, when I went to grooming school for Petsmart. I worked there styling cats and dogs until 2007. I wanted to work with a larger variety of animals, so I started working for Dallas Animal Services. I helped rescue and care for domestic pets (cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, and reptiles), livestock ( chickens, horses, donkeys, cattle, and pigs), and wildlife (raccoons, squirrels, opossums, snakes, and birds). Working for the shelter gave me the knowledge to administer medications, feed baby birds, bottle feed puppies and kittens, as well as other baby wildlife, and to care for most livestock animals. In 2012 I began working at Pete and Mac's Pet Resort. I helped care for the pets boarding at the resort ( feeding, water, medications, playtime and grooming). Unfortunately we only had one location in Texas and it shut down recently, so I decided to stay at home now with all my babies. I do deeply enjoy interacting with other pets. They all have unique personalities and its like getting to know a new person every time you meet a new pet. I would like to offer my extra time and love to your furry baby. I will provide pet sitting, feeding, water change, walking, playtime and affection. I can also provide grooming if requested. I understand how stressful it can be on you and your pet when you have to be out of town or work late. I will do my best to make your pet comfortable, as well as send updates and pictures via text message or email. If you have any addition questions or if I can help you with your pet care needs, please feel free to contact me.