As a pet owner, I know the anxiety of trusting someone else to take care of your “babies” when you are away. It isn’t just food and water that they need; they need the reassurance that everything is OK even though their owner isn’t there. I want my pets to have the least amount of stress possible when I am away. I want that for your pets too.
I started my business in 2008 and am pleased to say that it is the most gratifying job I have ever had. I have a well-rounded background in BUSINESS(admin assistant, accounting, sales, marketing, facilities maintenance), EDUCATION (I was an elementary school teacher and now teach first aid/CPR classes) as well as living and working overseas for MISSIONS. I have always wanted to have my own business so when circumstances lined up just right, Ask Linda Pet Sitting was born. I believe that if you get up in the morning excited to go to work, you are in the right job. I am in the right job!
I have had great respect and empathy for animals since I was young. I was using positive reinforcement training (but didn’t know it) with my first dog when I was just in grade school.
I am a member of and an active volunteer for The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) , and a member of Pet Sitters International
I completed my NAPPS PetSitter Certification Course in 2011 and renewed it in 2015.
In 2012 I completed Instructor training for PetTech pet first aid/CPR and am offering classes on a quarterly basis to pet parents and pet professionals.