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Experienced Sitter & Foster

El Cajon

Believer in Meeting Cats Where They Are

I have had a lifelong obsession with cats from the moment my parents said I could never have one. My husband and I have four purrbabies of our own; Tara, Jett, Ozzy and Zuul. My greatest experience comes from my own cat, Tara. At one point, we thought that we could lose her. She has been steroid and insulin dependent since 2019, so I have become proficient in administering insulin and oral medications. I volunteer for East County Animal Rescue (ECAR) and once had the privilege of successfully treating my former-foster kitten, Lemmy, who developed Wet FIP. I’m so proud that he completed the 84 day oral treatment protocol and the 84 day observation period without any setbacks.

My volunteer and foster experience with ECAR has given me the privilege to work with various cat personalities. I really take to heart "meeting them where they are." It's honestly the best advice I've ever received about caring for any living creature. In addition to volunteering with ECAR, I also worked at Feral Cat Coalition helping with TNR efforts for community cats in the San Diego and surrounding areas. While I really enjoyed helping the underserved cats in our neighborhoods, I recently chose to leave that role in order to have more time to care for my young nephew and have the opportunity to do more cat sitting. 

Experienced with:

✔️ oral medication - pills

✔️ oral medication - liquids

✔️ eye medication

✔️ topical medication

✔️ subcutaneous fluids

✔️ insulin injections

Exactly What I am Meant to Do

I have been pet sitting since 2017 and absolutely love it! The reason I know that I’m a great pet sitter actually connects to a negative experience with dog walking. I used to walk these two fabulous Collies periodically. The dog walking app allowed any walker to accept assignments, so I did not get to provide their care regularly. On the last walk I did for that family, I noticed one of the dogs was not productive when they were trying to poop. I discovered days of fecal material packed underneath the dog's beautiful coat. I knew this dog needed immediate care but was unable to reach the family or anyone at the app headquarters, so I took the time to clean up the dog's fur myself and left a hand written note for the family about getting the dog medical attention. I was so disappointed in the other dog walkers who didn't pay attention to the dog they were being paid to care for. I was angry with the app’s HQ team who failed to find quality walkers and allowed this to happen, and never responded to my concerns. The emotional response I had to this neglect reassures me that my heart is in the right place. Every pet deserves to receive the best quality of care and nothing less. I know that I’m doing exactly what I am meant to do and am so grateful to be able to do this work. I look forward to meeting your furbabies and promise to provide them with excellent care and lots of love during your travels. 

- Lindsay

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