I have been around companion animals all my life – always dogs, but often also parakeets, rabbits, fish, turtles, mice, and guinea pigs.
Dogs are my passion. Living and working with them has been an avocation, a labor of love for as long as I can remember. Over the years I’ve enjoyed that special bond with a range of exceptional characters, from terriers and collies to standard poodles and Labradors – including a few mixed breeds along the way.
My previous professional careers were spent in community organizing (Colorado), public administration (Washington, D.C. and overseas), and teaching college (Indiana). Occasionally, my schedule required the services of dog walkers and sitters, who proved indispensable in keeping our four-legged family members happy and healthy and in giving us immeasurable peace of mind.
After relocating to Chicago and looking to take up a new calling, I realized those are exactly the services I’d love to provide to others, and that FETCH! is the perfect fit.