Pet Care Team
I have been a lover of animals all my life. For as long I can remember I would save strays and bring them home with me. My parents always wondered what I would bring home next. I followed up my passion for animals by becoming a Veterinary Assistant and working at a Veterinary Hospital in Irvine. I really enjoy working with Bark to Basics because it allows me to be able to bond with some great animals.
I gleefully left corporate America in late 2010 to be home with my family. About a year into early retirement I decided to pick up a fun part-time job, so I started working for a local pet sitting company. Within weeks, I knew I had found my calling. Spending my days (and nights and weekends and holidays) with dogs, cats, guinea pigs, parrots, tortoises, goldfish and a few lizards brought a joy to my life I’d never known before. My heart is filled every day with the unconditional love of pets and the opportunity to be outdoors in beautiful South Orange County.
I spend most of my personal time with my husband, Jerry, our two rescue pups, and the rest of our family, which includes six grandchildren and five granddogs.
I believe pet care services are a great way to keep your pet happy and healthy, whether they need an afternoon walk when you are gone for a long day, or extra TLC while you are out of town.
Along with caring for my own three dogs I am working on getting my dog obedience trainer certification to better understand the behavior, personalities and actions of pets.
I am a marketing major at Saddleback College, and left a full time job to pursue my passion for animals! I am very active, and enjoy being in nature, which is something I love to do with my client’s dogs; dog parks, trails, and fun walks, depending on the dog of course! I tailor all of my services to the dog I’m seeing, making sure that they are as happy as possible!
I have adored animals my whole life, dogs especially. I am the lady that wants to pet every dog I see! Dogs have always made me happy, and I love to see them happy as well! They have a great need for companionship, and I really enjoy providing that for dogs whose owners are away. I have a dog, and I volunteer at local animal rescue, too.
I started training my first dog when I was 4 years old, he was a giant schnauzer! Everyone thought it was hilarious that I walked him at his trainings. I have had two dogs since my Giant, a pitbull and a poodle mix. All were trained, and treated like sons. I always treat my clients animals the same way, like family.