Hello my name is Cyndi and I am a Dog Sitter. I’m a dog lover and I have raised several dogs throughout my lifetime since I was fourteen years old, I’m in my mid 50's now and holding-LOL.
- I endlessly read books, newsletters and magazines about dog behaviors and care and have done so for years. I subscribe toDog Fancy, Dog World, Cesar’s Way, Modern Dog, alsoWhole Dog Journal (It’s a monthly guide to natural dog care and training), I also read “Your Dog” from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and “Dog Watch” written byCornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.I believe the more education the better. Things are always changing and I want to be up to date as much as possible.
- I’m a member of theHumane Society of the United States and locally theHumane Society of Yuma. (H.S.O.Y.) I donate as often as possible.
- I’m involved withdog rescue via the internet and face book, constantly posting information about pets needing adoption.
- I worked three months, during 2005 First as a volunteer, then as a paid employee forDesert Veterinary Clinic. My intention was to become a Vet Tech. I decided in a short time that the medical field is not for me. I’m more suited to the mental and behavioral aspects of a dog. Dogs constantly fascinate me! I like being with the dog in a positive environment. I can’t count how many times I sat there and cried at the clinic with a client while having their loving and trusted friend “laid to rest”. It was just too hard, and in the operating room it sure was a good thing I had to wear a mask because there were times I knew I was making a face or two worrying about a pet during a procedure.
I have always longed to be with and work with dogs. I knew that someday something would “click” and I would be able to follow my Passion and follow my heart. It all started when a friend was asked by a coworker if she knew anyone who could dog sit. She knew my Passion and recommended me. I was hooked. From that day on, working a few jobs, my dream of a career working with dogs in the capacity of dog sitting was created. I am deeply grateful and happy.
My husband, Bob, helped me to createCyndi's Dog Sitting as the result of his love for all animals also. My experience has been with many breeds, big and small. Personally over the years I have raised a seven pound Pomeranian/Terrier mix named “Shorty”, a Pit bull/Bulldog mix named “Gilbert”. A Husky/Shepherd mix named “Boots”, a beautiful boy, Also as a married couple, a 130 pound male Akita named ”Okii”, a couple of German Shepherds, a big female named “Natasha” who lived a good life of 12 years until we lost her to cancer, and “Reco’, pictured on our business cards and website. His pedigree starts in East Germany in 1947. He passed away in 2012 after fighting kidney problems. That’s him and Reggie on the cover.
We adopted “Reggie” from Pet Smart and the Humane Society of Yuma. He is a Great Dane in a 19 pound body. Actually he’s a "white mix".
Recently we had a DNA sample taken and the results are somewhat puzzling. He's a mix alright,Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Basenji, Irish Setter and St. Bernard! What!
I thought we adopted one dog. Presently our family also includes "Sissy", a Pomeranian/Chihuahua. "Chelsea" a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix. and "Bonnie" a Cairn Terrier.
I always encourage pet rescue and adoption. Like HSOY says, “Save one until there are none."
Please consider adoption when you plan to bring another “fur kid” into your home. If you haven’t checked out the dog adoption center in Pet Smart at the Yuma Palms Mall please do so. HSOY and Pet Smart Charities are saving lots of lives.
If you are interested in adopting a friend, check this link.
Together we’ve had many pets including a few parakeets, gold fish, tropical fish, guinea pigs, cats and an occasional frog. Life would definitely be missing a lot without a pet.
So that’s me in a nut shell. If you need to know more, and there’s always more, please feel free to ask.
If you should ever have an emergency where you have to transport your pet to a veterinarian after hours you may have a difficult time finding an emergency vet who will help you unless you are a client of theirs. Thats just the cold, hard truth of the matter. Therefore I strongly advise you to go to your nearest vet and "register" your pet just in case an emergency should arise. You know the old saying,
"an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Bye for now.