Fort Collins Pet Sitter and Dog Walker
Pet Tech CPR, First Aid and Care Trained
Hi, my name is Jess! I moved to Fort Collins in 2008 from the Greater Chicagoland area, where I grew up with four Chow/Husky mixes. As a child I was also known for bringing home cats without parental permission! My passion for taking care of other people’s pets started when I got my first dog of my own, Bowser, an American Bulldog/German Shepherd mix. I took him to puppy school, and soon after started working for the trainer in her doggie daycare! We took other classes, while the trainer taught me about dog behavior and training. After that, I started working for a pet sitting/dog walking company in the Northwest side of Chicago. I also acquired one of the best dogs I have ever owned, Patrick, a Chihuahua who passed away from heart failure at only 6 years old.
When I moved to Fort Collins, I started working at Biscuits Dog Pawlour doing reception, daycare, bathing, and grooming. I then got a job at Poudre Pet and Feed, where I learned a ton about pet nutrition. In my role as assistant manager I was able to attend numerous seminars on nutrition, including a three day educational tour of the Hills facility. My next job was at Dogs’ Own Grooming Salon, Daycare, and School, where I worked as a bather and daycare attendant. This job gave me the opportunity to learn a great deal about skin conditions and diseases, and various therapies to help these conditions. This job also brought me my canine companion Waffles, a Pomeranian/Poodle mix who I rescued during the 2013 floods. In 2016 I realized that I was at my happiest when I was doing pet sitting and dog walking, and I feel very lucky to have joined the Wet Noses team so I can continue to follow my passion!