My love for animals and pet caring established at a young age when I convinced my parents to adopt a puppy. As the sole carer for my King Charles/Jack Russell puppy, Bella, I was responsible for feeding, training and walking her everyday. This responsibility was not a chore as I took pride in raising a friendly dog, and welcomed the opportunity to dog sit family and friend's dogs. As well caring for a dog, my family owned turtles that required frequent care such as feeding and tank cleaning. Through this I learnt the importance of maintaining a healthy environment for pets.