We are proudly and some of our sitters are trained.
Choices Pet Sitters knows that our staff has the education, training, skills, and experience to go above and beyond what is expected to provide the best, most professional care for your pets.
Linda, our Manager, is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter®. With over 15 years of PAID professional pet care experience she holds memberships in many pet specific organizations. She continues to educate herself for continuing education units as well as find new certifications in pet care specialties to bring more value to her services. She is a Fear Free℠ Level 3 Certified Professional – 1 of 6 in GA and 1 of 325 around the world! Her goal – to provide the most professional pet care experience in the industry.
Dylan is one of our dog walker / pet sitters who works with both large and small animals. His experience comes from helping to care for and raising several cats, dogs, and birds as well as shadowing the Manager on her visits. Shadowing has helped Dylan train in the specifics of our standard operating procedures as well as learn more about canine body language. He has been with Choices Pet Sitters for 6 years.
Maggie has been working with us part-time as a back-up small animal pet sitter since 2015. She does mostly drop-in visits and cares for cats, small dogs, birds, and pocket pets. Living on a mini-farm of her own has given her experience with a variety of different kinds of pets.
I remember my first real dog at age 5…. Looking back now I recall lots of different animals sharing my life. Through the years I have raised a stray cat or two, and have enjoyed caring for a white bunny, a hamster, a couple of small water turtles, some goldfish, prize winning chickens (from my days in 4-H), and finally a flock of American Pekin and Rouen ducks. (A note of warning….. My “flock” started with three ducklings!)
As a teenager I studied horsemanship, competed a little in horse shows, and developed a love of riding while caring for our family’s horse. I also remember bringing home the class Guinea Pig from Middle School on occasional weekends!
When I moved out of my parents house there was always a cat (or two) around. I quickly discovered that a fresh water fish tank was easy and fairly inexpensive to set up and the hum of the water pump helped me to sleep. The cats and I would stare at the fish swimming back and forth for hours! I think breeding Mollies was my biggest adventure… And watching Swordtails, Tetras, and Corydoras Catfish was a fascinating learning experience. My blue male Bettas, in separate tanks of course, were beautiful!
Now I share my home with cats, and a bird… who, by the way, loves to tell me all about his day! In addition, I also have the honor of caring for other people’s pets and mini-farms.
When I studied human psychology in college I opened myself up to observing the behavior of the pets in my household, and I have been fascinated ever since. Getting into the pet care business was natural for me as my passion for working with animals grew.
Helping rescue animals get over their fear of people (if they were feral or have been abused) is not work, but instead a special journey. My passion is helping owners understand the behavior of their pets so they can live together in harmony. The relationships I have seen develop between animals and humans are memorable experiences that I will always cherish.
I love the animals I work with, enjoy the time I spend with them, and am proud to say I know a little about the personality of each pet that has graced my life. My relationships with some of the super shy pets (who, according to the owners I was never supposed to see) are very special and ones I will remember always.
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Our mission is to provide reliable, responsible pet care based on your individual needs and best industry practices. We promise to keep your pets safe, happy, and if needed, well exercised at home.
Understanding that while some pets are fun and furry, we also realize that some are seniors requiring extra attention and patient understanding of their individual needs. We don’t discriminate based on age, sex, breed, temperament, or other factors. We will, however, let you know if we have to decline a job for personal safety reasons.
Finally, we provide professional services backed by verifiable credentials in many industry specific organizations. These organizations provide continuing education, networking opportunities, and access to professional insurance and bonding. We’re happy to give you the information to “check us out!”
For your protection - Be sure to check all Pet Sitter credentials
Look for a bonded professional. Call to confirm the company has liability insurance. Not all sitters are what they claim.