I have always been an animal lover as long as I can remember. Growing up I was around all kinds of animals. Being around dogs, birds, hamsters, rabbits, fish and cats always brought a smile to my face. I knew from an early age I wanted to do something with animals. As a child I loved pretending I was a Veterinarian and my stuffed toys were my patients. I also remember having a stuffed rabbit toy named BoBo; he was my absolute favorite thing in the world. BoBo came everywhere with me! Another fun past time memory is always sneaking dog biscuits to our family dogs, Cheetah and Shauna. I hope if you're considering Posh Paws to care for your pet(s), I hope to share some of my memories with you about my past and present pets I have had in my life.
Since 1998, I have completed classes in Veterinarian Science and worked in Veterinarian Hospitals working in different areas, such as a Veterinarian Assistant, Kennel Attendant, and K-9 Day Camp Counselor. Working in these different areas provided me with experience and knowledge in medicating, handling animals, and knowing types of behaviors, and much more!
I continue to broaden my education and training through online courses, attending conventions, and webinars. In addition, I am certified in Pet 1st Aid and CPR. And lastly, I am a member of two educational platforms Pet Sitters International(PSI) and PetsitUSA, and I also contribute monthly to the The Humane Society and ASPCA along with other local rescues.
I started pet sitting part-time in 2005 as I worked in Veterinarian Clinics, but I quickly knew I loved doing this and decided to pursue it full-time in 2012! I currently live in Wake Forest with my husband and our fur babies. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and our fur kids, hiking, traveling, and going to the beach.