Tina F.|Aurora, IL
10 yrs exp
Experienced, Honest, Reliable, Quality Care For Pets - Pet Sitter/Dog Walker - As My Full-Time Business
Hi! I'm an educated, mature, married woman, have my own car, have pets of my own, a flexible schedule & do this as my full-time business. I earned my American Red Cross CPR/1st Aid Certification for Dogs & Cats on 4-6-13. I have a degree from U of I (Champaign-Urbana) & a Paralegal diploma in CA. I love animals, especially house pets. I'd do everything in my power to keep yours safe, healthy & happy, in an owner's absence. My first 2 years at U of I was in Pre-Vet classes, but changed my major. While living at home years ago, I grew up raising Shelties (dogs), bred/showed champion rabbits nationally & raised finches/doves, also. My husband & I currently have 5 felines (8 months up to 14 years old). Our almost 18-year-old dog, Megan, & 16-year-old cat, Asia, had both become "special needs" (due to being geriatric), when they passed away earlier in 2013. In the same 6 month period of 2013, we lost a 4-month-old kitten, Grayson, whom we had adopted through a rescue. He had to be euthanized only 2 weeks after getting him. Sadly, no one realized at the time of adoption, that he was just starting to show symptoms of a 100% fatal kitten disease. Per our vet's recommendation, I had changed my care for an elderly dog/cat, as Megan become blind/deaf with dementia/mobility issues. And, Asia had Stomach Cancer, with more advanced medical needs, including an IV bag hanging in the bathroom. For months, I gave her treatments of fluids under the skin, every other day, to help prevent dehydration. I've previously had fresh water fish tanks, a wild Canadian goose, & a squirrel. The last 2 we released after rehabbing them. I'm Federal, State, & Multi-County background checked through FEMA & Homeland Security-which far exceeds any site screening. I'm honest, reliable, dependable & experienced. I have excellent references, even if not connected through this site-you can contact them, also. My rates are comparable to those in the area, and vary-depending on factors like: Distance/location, duties, frequency of visits, quantity & needs of pets, etc. & is fair to both parties. Services usually double as "house sitting," also. I bring in mail/papers/packages; put in/out the garbage on trash day, etc. Thank you for your consideration! I look forward to hearing from you & an opportunity to care for your cherished family pet(s).