About Me

My pet care journey began about 8 years ago when I accepted the role of a doggie foster mom for an older chocolate lab named Guinness for a friend. Guinness had some separation issues, but we worked through them together. He was by my side all the time, and while it was painful when his owner returned, I was thrilled and full of delight to see them reunited. After that amazing experience, I decided I wanted the joy animals bring to a person in my life again, and adopted my own pup, King. I raised and trained him from the time he was 8 weeks old. He was a BIG, beautiful sweetheart and just loved everyone... other animals and people. Since then I have been pet sitting so many wonderful dogs and cats from puppies, active dogs to senior care. Yes, the kitties as well!

By trade, I am a self-taught graphic designer, coming from a 30 plus year corporate background, but switched careers because being with animals brought me such genuine joy and fulfillment. While digital creation was satisfying, the happiness I felt when in the company of animals lead me to doing what I was meant to do, and do best ~ loving pet care.

I am a considerate person and very easy to get along with; being punctual and trustworthy are extremely important to me in all aspects of life. I'm pleased to provide you with current letters of recommendation from my clients upon request to give you peace of mind.

I can't wait to shower your pets with all the love that animals deserve. Nothing would delight me more than to share my love for animals by helping to care for yours while you are away from them. Our pets bring so much love, purpose and meaning into our lives, and it would be my privilege  to care for yours.

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Tonya went way above and beyond in learning all about our dogs specific needs. Including offering to meet them prior to their first walk to ensure that they would be comfortable with her! She was adaptable, thoughtful, and very responsive to messages. We will be using her exclusively!

Stephen M., Negan & Reid's owner

Our second booking with Tonya! Very attentive to the needs of our 13 year old dog and exceeds all expectations. While leaving Sadie is tough, and tears at the heart strings, we have peace knowing that she is being loved on and cared for, 100% confident in that!

Amanda Hollis, Saidie's owner