Started at Prairie Path: August 2019
Why did you want to work with animals? I began working with animals because I truly believe they can help relieve anxiety, depression and also be your best friend! Why not care for animals that get excited every time they see you?!
Did you grow up with pets or have pets of your own? Since I can remember I always grew up with pets. There was a time when we had 10 gerbils, 2 hamsters, a lizard, 2 cats and 2 dogs all at the same time! My brothers and I had a habit of bringing in a lot of strays and begging our mom to keep them. My favorite was my grey stray kitten we named General. I now have a 5 year old German Shepherd named Gambit and he is the most important part of my day and of my life! He knows it too.
Where did you grow up? Northwest suburbs of Chicago
When you aren’t caring for pets, what can we find you doing? I spend a lot of time with my dog Gambit. As a German Shepherd he needs a lot of stimulation and play. We get a lot of our exercise done together by taking hikes and enjoying some frisbee tosses in an open field.
What is a hidden talent of yours? I truly feel I have a natural connection with dogs. Cats too! I am often told by friends and family their pets don’t normally jump up and sit on strangers’ laps. I enjoy bonding with animals by trying to learn their love languages.