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I am one of the top two sitters in the Low Country with more than 150 5-star reviews, certifications and canine experience. I love dogs and children. I have taught grades K-8 (music & technology) for 22 years. Due to my love for animals, I have made caring for them my top priority. I do some teaching online, but pet sitting has become mostly full time. I am a certified Dog Groomer and CPR Dog Certified through the American Red Cross. I am also currently pursuing a certificate in Dog Behavior/Dog Training. This will soon add another service to my pet sitting business.
My dog Patches and I have Therapy Dog certification through Therapy Dog International. We volunteer at hospitals, special events, assisted living facilities, and children’s Tail Waggin Tutor Reading Programs at the library in Beaufort County. I am background checked through Rover. I was a school teacher for 22 years in NY. I hold a Master's Degree in Education, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Today, I teach par time online and work at my own pet sitting business. Check out my new music instruction website at EZpianoforsingers.com.
My passions are teaching, music, singing, playing the piano, caring for children, the elderly, and animals. I love traveling and learning about different cultures. I love languages and speak English, Italian, and Spanish. I have some knowledge of Tagalog and I have been studying Biblical Hebrew for four years. While your pup is boarding with me, why not have him groomed? My grooming services are specifically made available for my borders. I do not work for a salon, as I like to do quality work and don't like rushing. Please see my grooming page for my services.
I promise to care for your dog as if they were my own. Your dog will have plenty of walks in our pet-friendly community and exercise in our large fenced back yard. I will report to you three to four times throughout the day and evening. I take plenty of pictures and video clips each day to let you know what your pup is doing. I also do FaceTime. In addition to dogs, I can also care for your cat, small mammals, such as a guinea pig or hamster.
I have had many dogs and cats in my lifetime and have performed rescue work since I was very young. My mother had nurse's training and used her knowledge and home remedies to assist any strays we rescued. She too had a love for animals.
I am multi-lingual so if you do not speak English, you can write to me in Italian or Spanish to book your stay or to have any questions answered.