I am a quiet 49 year old animal lover living in Kamloops, BC! I was raised in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island where I started kindergarten and graduated high school before heading off to Victoria to attend college and become a private care nurse, specializing in Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. I come from a big family of animal lovers & animal rescuers and grew up with animals of all descriptions including dogs, cats, pygmy goats, cows, horses, miniature ponies and donkeys, chickens, rabbits, pheasants, and hamsters! In 2000, I moved to BC's Cariboo region where I lived for 15 years on my family's 1000 acre horse and cattle ranch surrounded by and caring for animals of all sizes. It is during this time I began pet sitting and doing home checks for people part time. I also became a Registered Nutritionist, obtained my degree in Travel & Tourism, and travelled extensively through over 40 countries in Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Vancouver island called me back in 2015 where I resided with my husband Darren, 2 elderly rescue cats and two rescued chihuahuas for 5 years. While living on Vanouver Island, I began my pet sitting and home check business full time and obtained a long list of clientele. I have been blessed with being a "mom" to over 20 unique cats and over 20 beautiful dogs in my life, all rescues and several have been disabled. My first cat was a beautiful pure white cat named Fluffy who had one blue eye and one green eye, a bright pink nose and loved cauliflower and corn on the cob. My first dog was a beagle cross named Tippy who I loved to dress up in my doll clothes! I adore all animals! I really feel I have a special connection with them. My dream, which I am determined to fulfill, is to have an animal sanctuary that gives unwanted, elderly, and disabled animals a “furever” home and I will name it after my beautiful Irish Setter Hannah.
In my spare time you will find me exploring as much of BC as possible and planning trips across Canada, decorating the new home we recently purchased, taking nature and animal photographs, cooking vegetarian meals, attempting to be crafty, attending community events, listening to music, and watching documentaries.....all with my supportive animal loving husband Darren who is a full time federal Canada Post employee, musician, woodworker, and teacher specializing in children with special needs. I like to keep myself educated and up to date when it comes to animal health and issues, and am certified in Animal Health, Pet First Aid, and Pet CPR. I also enjoy supporting various BC animal based charities including 3 cat rescue organizations, a small dog rescue organization, and I am an approved foster cat mother through the BCSPCA.