1. What made you become a Mad Paws sitter?
I had to go away for a long weekend and leave my own pet in a boarding facility. The experience and environment were not what I expected and I spent most of the weekend worrying. I decided that there would be other pet owners out there that would appreciate a service that truly aimed to reflect the pets usual home experience and offer some real peace of mind while they were away.
2. What is your favourite thing about being a Mad Paws sitter?
I just really love being around dogs, watching them, spending time with them – whether it be romping about or just lazing together. I love observing them interact with each other and get glimpses into their little world and personalities. I get a lot of satisfaction out of knowing other owners can feel confident about leaving their treasured companion with my family and that we can reduce the stress and anxiety their pet might feel elsewhere
3. How does Mad Paws fit into your life?
I am so fortunate that I have my own business that is fully staffed, so I have a lot of flexibility and can work from home when I want to, which is when I do my Mad Paws sitting! I’d love to develop my hosting into a full time job!
4. Why do you think owners should use Mad Paws?
I work in the childcare field so I completely understand the level of trust involved in leaving someone you love in another person’s care. My setting seems to attract owners who connect their pet with being a member of the family. I believe a commercial kennel just can’t compare with a safe home environment, no matter how well staffed or aesthetic… it still isn’t a home and can’t replicate those sounds and movements and smells that a pet would feel safe and familiar with.