Who We Are
This business fulfills a 28 year old dream. I've been an animal lover my whole life starting with my first dog at 5 years old. My love of animals matured as I attended Iowa State University and received a Bachlors degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. I completed two summer internships as a zookeeper at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE and the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. I've learned to never ever turn your back on an alligator and to always check your boots before you put them on. Ask me how I know!
In my early years after undergraduate school I worked as a receptionist/vet assistant/lab tech at a vet clinic in Denver, Colorado. After completing my masters at Penn State University in Animal Science, I began my professional career as a Fisheries Biologist with the federal government in California. In 1995, I moved to the Atlanta area as a Natural Resource Planner for another federal agency. However, as much as I've enjoyed my career in natural resources, I've never given up on my dream - caring for people's pets.
I currently share my home with four cats and two dogs (and yes, I'm beginning to believe they own the house and I'm just the hired help).
At Watchdog, we are all animal lovers. We take our responsibilities very seriously to keep your home and pets safe and provide the best care possible. We are fully bonded and insured for your protection.