Hi, my name is Linda and I'd be honored to watch over your home and pets for you while you explore the world elsewhere. In my daily work life, I am a full-time pet care professional caring for pets and mini-farms almost every day. I occasionally want to get away and see the world and would love to do so in a quiet place without worrying about the noise and disturbances of an impersonal hotel environment.
My need for quiet time away from home is your gain! Individualized pet care has been my passion for many years. I was raised with dogs, cats, hamsters, ducks, turtles, and a horse while growing up in my parent's home. I even raised Grand Champion White Leghorn chickens in 4-H and have been caring for pets professionally for over 16 years. Studies in basic human and animal psychology, a calm patient demeanor, and many years of experience with the human-animal bond in various environments help me predict your pet's behavior to keep them safe. With my training and experience, I can provide the most relevant care possible for each pet's age, breed, and temperament.
In short, I believe that all stages of life deserve quality care and support. To be there for your pets from 8 weeks to 18 years is an honor. My pet care services respect each stage of life with an appropriate care plan that reduces the fear, anxiety, and stress that can appear when pet owners depart, if even for a short period of time. I love quiet cuddle time or silently communicating with shy kitties while watching a good sunset. While you are gone I will be sure your home remains the way you left it while keeping watch to be sure there are no problems with home systems such as water, power, etc.
During the day my qualifications are as follows:
Bonded and Insured, non-smoking Pet Care Professional with over 15 years of PAID pet care experience, references, and a yearly 3rd party background check through Pet Sitters International's recommended company - Acutraq.
-- Fear Free® Elite Certified Professional --
-- Low Stress Handling® University Silver Certified --
-- Certified Professional Pet Sitter® --
-- Doggone Safe Dog Bite Safety Educator --
-- AKC Canine Good Citizen® Evaluator --
-- Dog Trainer Foundations Certificate (Karen Pryor Academy) --
-- Member of Pet Sitters International --
-- Member of The Pet Professional Guild --
-- Associate Member of The International Companion Animal Network --
-- Member of The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants --
-- Pet Tech PetSaver® CPR / First Aid trained --
In exchange for accommodations, you get the same professional care for your home and pets. If I am contemplating a long term stay I'd like to discuss the possibility of working outside the home for a few hours during the day.
Thanks again for stopping by and checking out my qualifications! I look forward to meeting you soon and discussing your home care needs.