Hello, my name is Melissa and I am one of your local cat sitters and dog walkers in Tamarac, FL. I am a native Floridian and an animal lover through and through. I have had a deep appreciation for all creatures, big and small for as long as I can remember. My family gave me the nickname “nature girl” when I was a young child, and it still applies to this day. I am happiest when I am taking care of animals. Throughout my life I have had many animals touch my heart. A dog, many cats, turtles, birds, fish, a bunny, hamsters, a bearded dragon and a baby rat!
I have also been able to rescue numerous cats, a dog, ducks, turtles and a dove. I always tell people, “I don’t go looking for them, they find me” and it is so true. Lol
Because of my love and desire to care for animals, I have made it my profession and have worked in many different capacities caring for them. As a teenager, I dog-sat for my neighbor’s golden retriever when he was just a puppy. He was so adorable! As a young adult, I was blessed to hand raise 2 newborn kittens. It was a lot of work, but so fulfilling to me. They grew up and thrived.
I then had the opportunity to work as a veterinary assistant/technician for 3 1/2 years. I absolutely loved this job! Being a part of the care of so many precious pets and getting to know their families was what I felt called to do.
I have so many wonderful memories of my time there and I learned so much… Especially that pet people are the best kind of people!
I have also been the go-to person to pet-sit when my friends or family are away on vacation. I feel honored that they entrust me with their furry friends in their homes.
I currently have 2 rescue cats of my own named Liz and Gino who bring our family so much joy. My youngest daughter is holding out for a puppy. Hopefully one day soon.
I also volunteer at a wildlife hospital every week where I care for injured animals. I just love being able to serve in this way!
This brings me to the reason I became a pet sitter. Having my own beloved pets, I can understand the desire to have someone whom you can trust will love and care for your pets and respect your home while you are away. It would be such an honor to get to know you & your precious fur babies and work with you in the future!
I am looking forward to walking and cat sit your animals in Tamarac.