10 yrs exp
Pet Caretaker, Entertainer, And Listener - The Dr. Dolittle Of My Family
Responds within half an hour
I grew up with a family dog since I was 6 years old (Cookie - small Cockapoo), and when I was a senior in high school, I began fostering a dog that I ended up adopting (Kanga - medium/large German Shepherd/collie/sheltie mix). My parents also love animals, but I was always the designated dog trainer, walker, and my dogs know who to go to for the highest level of care, love, and kindness :)
While in college, I adopted a cat (Stella - Russian blue/Manx mix) who is now my sidekick. I live alone with my cat Stella now, and even though she is not high maintenance, I have come to appreciate over the last 3 years how caring for her is almost like caring for a child. She depends on me for food, love, and cuddles - which I am eager to do each day.
I understand the importance to not only feed/walk/clean animals' waste, but how crucial it is in caring for animals to show them love and affection. They have feelings too, and I want them to feel warm and safe while their owners are away!