I started pet sitting as a hobby while living in the Bay Area (1996). At the young age of 8 years old, I had my first job for my next door neighbors (3 black labs, and 4 cats). Neighbors heard that I had done a very well job, and started spreading the word. In the next couple of years, I had obtained a number of clients to pet sit for. My clients started asking how much I charged, and I told them nothing (it was my hobby) but many of them insisted on paying me. Then I moved, still in the Bay Area and again by word of mouth, I gained many clients. I was very upset when my family moved away from all of my furry friends (in 2005 to Roseville). I worked at the Rocklin Park Veterinary Hospital from 2006 until 2011 and many of my clients came from there. I moved back to the Bay area permanently worked at The Whole Pet Vet in Los Gatos.I left the vet in February to pursue full time pet sitting. I am now turning my hobby into a dream job, and hope to expand it one day into a dog daycare and natural pet food store. I love what I do for a living.
My experiences with animals include: