First Year Anniversary & How I Got Here!

Hello Sunshine officially opened its doors to the public on November 21st, 2014. It took a while into my adult working career to figure out what I should really be doing with my life. Turns out I should have been listening to the animals all along 🙂

I started working in the library field at the ripe old age of 16. I spent over 10 years advancing in the libraryIMG_3672 (1) system, ultimately ending up in a supervisory role. I was good at what I did, and enjoyed most parts of my job… but it became increasingly apparent that something was missing. The element of fulfillment. Now, I have always harbored a deep passion for animals, particularly companion animals…. dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, bearded dragons, chameleons, and pretty much any kind of animal one can call a pet! It struck me one day that I had never thought of marrying my love of caring for pets AND the need to make a living for myself. So I stepped out in faith and pursued a full time career in pet sitting! I quit my library job on October 10th, 2014 and haven’t looked back since.

It has been an absolute joy to develop the relationships and bonding that I have with my little (and not so little) clients! From 120lb Great Danes to 145 gram Caique Parrots, all pets have a unique personality that I truly enjoy getting to know. That moment when a very shy and skittish cat trusts me for the first time for a head scratch is magical. Having a hyper pup worn out after a long  walk or game of fetch lay their head down in my lap and sigh with contentment is an amazing feeling. There is nothing in the world I would rather be doing!

I’m honored to have this chance to share my care taking skills with the local community and their pets. I hope to continue to do so for many more years. Here’s to the first!

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