Leaving a pet with a stranger is always a hard choice to make. Below is just a little bit about myself to help you know me a little better. If you want to know more about me or Pitter Patter Paws please don't hesitate to contact me directly. I'll be more than happy to answer any of your questions.
It all started...
when I was six years old and a promise from my parents that my sisters and I would get a puppy after we moved to our new home in London. I was so excited I went to the library and read every age appropriate book I could find. Unfortunately, I never got my puppy while living in the United Kingdom nor after we moved back to Vancouver. To show I was ready for the responsibility of a pet I slowly started “adopting” larger and larger pets, from fish to hamsters to a cat. Eventually I moved out and started living with my fiancé, and finally I was in the clear to get my dog. Once again, I bought every book on choosing, raising, training and any general interest books on dogs. This is in addition to watching the Discovery and Animal Planet show on pets and animal behavior. Bringing our puppy home was one of the happiest (and scariest) days in my life.
As an adult...
I lived and worked in Vancouver and Germany working for a marine underwriting company. Two years ago, my wife suggested I channel my love for animals into a career. Although it wasn’t a career path I had seriously thought about, I started taking classes in pet care, dog walking, pet first aid, and completed a course on advanced dog behaviour.
I set up Pitter Patter Paws with the hope that it would not just be a place where people can find someone to walk their dogs, but a place where anyone can go for support, find resources and connect with people that love animals and have their best interests at heart.
Pitter patter paws...
services Vancouver west, including Kits and Kerrisdale. We are are fully licensed, insured and bonded to make sure you and your pet are protected. We take the safety and happiness of your pet extremely seriously. We work with you to determine what you and your pet's needs are and develop a program that best suits you. This includes learning about your pet's likes and dislikes, preferences and any medical issues we need to take care of.
Group walks are kept small for several reasons:
- To insure your pet is getting the attention they need.
- Ensure that your pet is paired up with others that it gets along with and limits any stress.
- Most areas within Vancouver only allow a maximum of 3 dogs to be walked at a time. So we make sure that city by-laws are being followed, and that no one representing Pitter Patter Paws is doing anything unethical to make more money.