- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Volunteer director for a nonprofit group
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I became a volunteer director at a cat rescue while I was doing my college studies and ended up spending more time at the rescue than at school. I soon figured out that I wanted to do something that involved animals but wasn’t sure what. College became increasingly expensive and someone at the rescue suggested I start a pet sitter business. I didn’t think that was a real job but I soon learned how wrong I was.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you feel comfortable sharing your concerns without judgment. Your pet care provider should feel like a dear friend or family member.