Growing up on a ranch in South Texas, I was constantly surrounded by many types of animals. I participated in 4-H and horse riding events. My upbringing instilled love of all animals and I have continued to always have animals by my side. They all bring love, joy, and comfort to our lives.
I have been working for Pet Gal since 2016 and absolutely love all the wonderful pets we care for and their wonderful parents. Recently, I completed coursework for Canine Massage at Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage. I’m in the process of completing my certification and plan on seeking future certifications in Senior and Sporting Canine Massage Therapy.
We have two amazing basset hounds, 4 years old and 7 months old. Our two previous dogs were Therapy dogs. We participated in therapy dog reading programs in local elementary schools, public libraries, and hospitals. It’s amazing how therapy dogs help kids improve their reading skills, and help people feel better!
Many of our animals have needed special care due to medical issues, and I understand the importance of details and taking care of special needs. I am very particular about what my pets eat and their environment. I treat other people’s animals, with the same special care we give to our own pets.
I look forward to loving and caring for your fur babies!
Certifications and Continued Education:
Certified Canine Massage Practitioner – Training by Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (completed course work, passed written and practical exam, passed case studies)
Advanced Massage Techniques in Sport & Senior – Training by Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (completed course work, passed written and practical exam, in the process of completing case studies. I will be certified once case studies are completed and approved).
TTouch Training – Companion Animals – 6 day training in April, 2018
Canine Body Language – 3.5 hours – K9 Working Mind – Training by Tara
Pet CPR and First Aid Training – renewed annually