The Pet Gal’s first full-time employee, Jennifer, is a Wisconsin native, animal-loving, country girl at heart. Growing up on her family’s pig farm, she had every type of pet in her house from their family dog, Jake, to multiple hamsters, and even turtles! Jennifer remembers weekend trips to her aunt’s house where she would spend the days outside with her aunt’s horses, Mark & Mac. Surrounded by a country lifestyle, and the farm animals that come along with it, Jennifer had the seed planted early on for her future career path and strives every day to give back to all animals in need and make their days brighter.
Attending college in Arizona, Jennifer received her Degree of Arts in Animation and worked in the industry for over nine years. While she loved her work (even the late nights), she always felt like something was missing. Taking a step back and thinking about what made her truly happy, Jennifer reconnected with her experience on the farm growing up, the fresh, open-air, and her passion for animals of all kinds. This is when she discovered The Pet Gal and hasn’t looked back since.
Intrigued by a female-owned company at first glance, Jennifer was blown away by their website, services, and meticulous care that is provided to every pet client. Jennifer met with the owner, Susan, and decided it would be her new mission to contribute to The Pet Gal’s ultimate success. In November 2014, Jennifer began pet sitting and was quickly offered a scheduling position. Fast-forward to July 2019, and she became The Pet Gal’s first full-time employee.
In her free time, Jennifer loves to spend time with her spontaneous triplets, family, friends, and her Lab mix, Callie. The people closest to her describe her as kind, encouraging, understanding, and genuine.
A lover of organization and attention to detail, Jennifer represents The Pet Gal as the face of the company everyday when speaking with clients. She provides support for potential clients, current ones & our team. Constantly contributing ideas for overall improvement to The Pet Gal, Jennifer is a valued member of the family and takes great pride in helping the company expand and grow, while simultaneously keeping all animals and their best interests at the forefront of what she does.
Understanding Dog Behavior and Body Language – 6 hours – The Devoted Dog
Pet CPR and First Aid Training – Renewed Annually
Cat Behavior Certification – 2 hours – Pawsitive Karma Rescue (renewed every 5 years)
Canine Body Language – 3.5 hours – K9Workingmind, Training by Tara