My brother’s dog
I always had pets growing up. The first time in my life that I didn’t have pets was when I moved here to San Francisco. It wasn’t until after I was without them for a little while that I realized what hard work it really is to take care of them! In recent years I’ve started petsitting occasionally for people here in the city. It gives me the chance to get my pet fix without actually having pets of my own, which is good since my apartment doesn’t allow pets of any kind.
My mom’s dog
Petsitting can be a huge responsibility. I always try to give the animals at least as much love and attention as they’d normally get in their homes. Plus of course I make sure to get them fed, walked, meds and whatever else they need. I’ve never had to deal with any pet emergencies but I’m always prepared to do that if need be.
My sister’s cat, after a fight!
Petsitting is actually something of a family business these days. My brother used to own a doggie daycare in LA and then he gave that up but in the last year has started petsitting through other agencies down there. My mom retired from the post office a few years back and shortly thereafter picked up a post-retirement job petsitting in Arizona. And I do petsitting throughout San Francisco.
Here are some of the pets that I’ve taken care of recently: