I grew up around animals (all types) and I started dog sitting around age 13 for friends and family. At first I would only go over to a client's home for a few hours at a time and watch the pet(s) while the owners were out. Then around the age of 16 I began staying overnight to take care of dogs. I am the person many call when they are thinking of going on vacation, business trips, etc. I like to connect with the pet(s) beforehand just so we are both familiar with each other. Your pet's safety, happiness, and overall well-being is vital while they are in my care.