Artemis Animal Care & Training
About this pro
I graduated from Moorpark College's Exotic Animal Training and Management program in 2008 with an AS in Exotic Animal Care, an AS in Animal Training, and an AS in Wildlife Education. A portion of my proceeds will go to help fund a non-profit Wildlife Education and Rescue center, so that wild animals that can't be released back into the wild due to injury or habitat loss can be used to help educate the public about wildlife, behavior, and ecology. I have worked with all kinds of animals, including tarantulas, rats, tortoises, iguanas, dogs, cats, finches, parrots, cockatoos, macaws, hawks, eagles, turkey vultures, coatis, raccoons, cougars, spider monkeys, capuchins, siamangs, and baboons. I have been trained in basic veterinary care and animal first aid. I am insured for pet-sitting and dog-walking. Working with animals, of course! My favorite thing to do is train. I have trained my cats to sit on command, to target, and to sit up and beg. I trained a client's cat to sit and also jump on command. I trained a client's dog to give a high-five. Even if you hire me just to pet-sit or walk your dog, I try to work in some basic behavior training because it's not only fun for me, it's fun and enriching for your pet.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Most of the time I pet-sit for cats, or for dogs whose owners are away for a short period of time. I have a few regular dog-walks scheduled. Every so often, I get hired to do training.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?I think you should interview several pet-sitters, dog-walkers and trainers before you settle on someone you like. Read their Web sites, ask for references, and judge for yourself in person who would be the best fit for you pet as well as for your wallet.