Growing up as an equestrian, I was always intrigued by working with animals and being around them 24/7. As a teenager in school when all my friends were being social, I was at the barn hanging with my horse! I got my first dog at the age of 12. She was a beautiful Jack Russell named Shana. Along with basic commands, I taught her many tricks such as keeping a treat on her nose and waiting for my command to catch them midair, hide & seek, and jumping at least 5 feet in the air to grab a treat. I have always cherished animals and always felt the closest of bonds with the four-legged furry kind.
Fast forward more than 2 decades later, I now am a proud mama of 2 Maltipoo’s, a Yorkie, and a beautiful off-the-track Thoroughbred. I am immensely passionate about pet care and find so much joy in seeing all the Waggy Tail’s I come in contact with every day. Doing small things with great love is a value I stand by. The happiness I receive from giving back to those who provide unconditional love is priceless. I look forward to meeting your furry friend and treating them as my own.
I am an enthusiastic lover of all animals. I grew up caring for many different species including cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, & of course our favorite funny, loyal, and furry companions, dogs!
Growing up my family & I had a couple of lab mix breeds, Bear & Bianca, that we rescued from a shelter. Later, came a German Shepard named Thunder and finally we adopted another lab mix named Beau. All of our pups were very well mannered. My Mother was outstanding and a natural at training dogs. She taught my sister and I everything she knew. Before we knew, the 3 of us had half the block asking us to train their dogs! We made a small business of it one summer and our neighbors were just thrilled with all the new skills their pups had learned.
I also cared for many smaller breeds throughout the years after moving out of my parents’ home. Two Pomeranians named Mary-Kate and Ashley, a Pug named Pugslee, & 3 Min-Pins called, Lily, Coco, & Sarge.
5 years ago my husband & I purchased our condo in Miami Beach and unfortunately the building doesn’t allow dogs. I do however have Bailey; the sweetest, most loving, and beautiful Maine Coon cat whom I love to the moon & back. Thank goodness they allow cats. I couldn’t fathom living without a furry friend, but I do miss having a dog terribly, and this is what prompted me to begin working with animals.
By now I’m sure it's evident that I’m not short on dog care experience. I’ve yet to find a breed I don't love or a dogality (doggie personality😉) that I can't handle! The happiness, health, & safety of your pup is most important to me as well as the security of your home. I’m available for walks, feeding, and overnight in-home pet-sitting.
I look forward to meeting, walking, and caring for the furry love of your life.
Hi, I’m Jessica ! I’m a 36 year old yoga instructor, animal advocate, vegetarian, cat lady and dog lover ! I find that I easily connect with all animals, even ones that may seem shy or aggressive at first. I feel that when I first meet a pet, it’s in an energetic space more than a physical one. I feel completely in tune and connected with earths furry creatures and I absolutely love working with them. Working with Waggy Tail is extremely fulfilling for me! I love the work and I feel really empowered by it. Each day is a new adventure and a new opportunity to connect and bond with Waggy Tail friend.
Hi my name is Brittany! I inherited my love for animals from my mother, Barbara. She has adopted and rescued animals her whole life, so as a child that’s all I knew. We always had multiple animals in the house, including cats, dogs, rabbits, lizards, hamsters, and turtles (to name a few). My favorites were always dogs though! I loved walking them and even having them pull me on my roller blades or swim with them in our backyard pool.
Nowadays, my mom has 3 rescue animals (a chihuahua and 2 cats). I have one cat and one Pitbull puppy. I love caring for my pets and being a pet-mom. I understand the importance of raising them with plenty of love so they grow up to be well-natured and loving animals. I enjoy taking care of other animals while their owners are busy or at work, especially to make sure they aren’t left alone too long at home!
I have been walking dogs for a year and a half and have fallen in love with it. For me it’s not so much a job as it is a hobby because I genuinely enjoy it. It makes my day when I see how happy the dogs get to be able to go outside and go for a walk. It’s a good feeling knowing I’m helping out and making the dogs day a little more fun. :)
Hi, my name is Mary Rodriguez. I'm an avid dog lover and grew up surrounded by dogs of all sizes. We sometimes had four dogs at the same time which were all rescued from the streets.
I was extremely happy that we were able to give them a better home and they made my childhood all the more fun! My parents taught us how to take care of them, respect them and give them lots of love.
They were really an integral part of our family growing up. Unfortunately I don’t dogs of my own right now because my building doesn’t allow it. With this opportunity to work with Waggy Tail, I have had such a great experience spending time with these incredibly special creatures and I really enjoy it! I look forward to meeting your dogs and I promise that I will treat them as if they were mine by giving them lots of love and care.
I was born and raised in Central America where contact with nature is part of everyday life. From a young age I have always been in love with small dogs and cats. I spent a couple of years trying to convince my grandma (who does not like pets of any kind) to get a furry companion. After much insisting, we ended up with a hamster, 2 dogs, 4 turtles and 4 parrots!!!
As a married woman, we just recently moved to the US. and I enjoy helping Waggy Tail as their Office Administrator. Helping pet’s life their best life! What’s better than that!? Unfortunately, my husband is allergic to pets (super sad I know), but I try to enjoy spending time with every dog and cat I see in my daily life.
Hi, my name is Valeriya and I am a huge dog fan. I have been surrounded by dogs and cats since I was 7 years old and my first dog was a pug named Rocky . My mom was a huge animal lover, we had birds, sea pigs, fishes, turtles, cats and dogs. I definitely grew up in an environment where animals were loved, welcomed and part of our lives.
My childhood dream was to build a dog shelter and save all the dogs possible. Growing up in Ukraine, there were a lot of stray dogs on a streets and I wanted to take them all home. I can feel dog energy and I think dogs can feel mine. That’s why there is always love between us. I have my baby boy Biscuit (chihuahua) that I love unconditionally. I am excited to meet and share love with your furry friend because what they share with us is priceless.