Sam is the Co-Owner of Critter Sitters. She works diligently to comfort and make all pets happy and safe at home. She focuses on building strong long lasting relationships through compassionate care, having fun, and an eye for detail.
Sam is the core to the "business" element of Critter Sitters. She manages all new client inquiries, local market presence, social media, billings & invoicing, sitter recruitment & training, new business strategies and daily dog walks & pet sitting.
Sam is also an amateur photographer who enjoys capturing pets in their moments of truth. She shares her work on social media and her photography website.
What I enjoy most about being a Pet Sitter / Dog Walker:
I love that I get to meet really awesome pets and really cool people. We have wonderful Clients who share their pets lives with us, and that is the biggest reward. I love being out in the visits and getting to bond with so many pets. As a nurturer, I enjoy providing care and comfort, and also care and comfort for our humans who are typically nervous or worried about their furry family members while they are away.
My Funniest Pet Moment:
One of my funniest pet sitting moments happened while walking a dog named Hopey. I was walking on a very hot day in May in a neighborhood with an elementary school. I heard school kids playing in the schoolyard and everyday during our afternoon walks, there was a distant noise of balls being kicked and kids playing. As Hopey and I were routinely strolling along thru the field of this church/school, this huge water balloon pelts me in my leg. It really hurt - it left a huge bruise! I look over towards the direction the water balloon came from to learn it was the school teacher who pelted me in front of his class of elementary kids!
What do animals teach us:
Pets have taught me that no breed should be discriminated against and that all are created equal. We help elderly, sick, young, high energy, and all in between. With a balanced life, all dogs are created equal.
Experience with "special needs" pets:
We help in many special needs situations - most special needs pets do much better in their own homes and routines. Our pets are treated like humans here at Critter Sitters - we provide quality care and comfort from young pups and kittens to the last stages of life. I have cared for elderly pets, blind, deaf, pets with 3 legs, and pets with a number of medical conditions. My special needs pets hold a special place in my heart.