A retail and customer service leader by trade and originally a New York transplant, I currently serve as manager of The Pet Gal’s Wedding Pet Attendant services, a highly unique set of services that enables brides and grooms to have their pets be part of their wedding, guilt free. The team and I have partnered with brides, grooms and wedding coordinators at multiple weddings. We provide everything from reliable pet transportation to and from venues, walks and potty breaks, dressing and brushing, walks down the aisle, and photo shoot assistance.
I joined The Pet Gal more than three years ago as a pet sitter and dog walker and in less than a year was appointed orientation coach, where I was responsible for onboarding and training all new pet sitters and dog walkers. I still continue to provide field support for The Pet Gal’s nearly 40 pet professionals. I have a tremendous passion for the welfare and advocacy of animals, having been around animals since I was young including my calico cat Bingo (my best friend) as well as a number of dogs, fish, and reptiles. I now spend my downtime with my two cats Margarita and Pink (my other best friends).
I have earned a number of pet training certifications and undergone training since joining The Pet Gal including canine body language training, canine obedience training through The Devoted Dog LLC, and cat behavior training. I am also pet CPR and first aid certified.
Understanding Dog Behavior and Body Language – The Devoted Dog LLC
Pet CPR and First Aid Training – renewed annually
Cat Behavior Certification – 2 hours – Pawsitive Karma Rescue (renewed every 2 years)
Canine Body Language – 3.5 hours – K9Workingmind, Training by Tara (renewed every 2 years)