Tania's furry clients.
Hi, I'm Tania!
I am a dog person, through and through! From growing up with an energetic American Eskimo to being the puppy-auntie to over 15 dogs, I surround myself with any and every breed! Throughout the past 5 years or so, I have looked after approximately30 dogs (overnight stays to afternoon walks, and so on) and in some cases, multiple dogs at the same time. I show a lot of affection towards dogs (petting, baby talk, playing, etc.) and I believe it helps to bond with the dog and build trust. I typically like to visit the dog before committing to visits/sitting as I want the dog to be familiar with my smell and presence alongside their owners. ***Please note I can accommodate daily visits but only after 4:30 PM as I work Monday to Friday during the day*** Here are some of the dogs I have cared for with their respective pictures above: Joey (Black Cocker Spaniel - 10yr old) - Joey was my boyfriend's dog but I loved him like he was own. He required grooming every few weeks which included baths and brushing. He was not so great with other dogs so we required a lot of patience and "alpha dog" mentality when walking or being in public. He was, unfortunately, put down this year due to stomach cancer. He is now my guardian angel. :) Joey and I had a photo shoot last year. Jersey and Chewy (Border Collie/Sheppard Mutts - 4 years old) - I walked them for over 2 hrs per day, they are high energy pups! Oscar (Miniature Dachshund - 6 months old) - watched this little guy for a few afternoons. Sleeps a lot and needs a constant eye as he is getting potty trained! He is the little pup in the picture above liking my nose, after he had a nap on my chest. Cruz (Black Pomeranian - 7year old rescue) - I fostered Cruz for over 2 months in my home. He was good with other dogs as he lived on the streets of LA for many years. He also suffered from separation anxiety and required special training for when my partner and I left the home. He attended special puppy classes and was able to find him a forever home. He is a happy 9yr old dog now! Hans (French Bulldog - 3-year-old) - Hans is a SUPER energetic dog who loves raw food. He is a good friend of mine's family dog and I have looked after him for one to two weeks every year or so. He's all sorts of lovely. Currently, I am not able to a have a dog of my own, BUT in the next few years, looking for a dog of my own. In the meantime, I get my dog fix from friends and clients. I adore dogs (more than humans) and believe they bring magic, love, and laughter into our lives. I respect dogs' boundaries and ensure they are always comfortable and happy. I am a working professional who enjoys spending time with friends, keeping active, reading books (specifically thriller and fiction novels), and enjoy all sorts of movies. I am a down to earth and responsible individual who will LOVE your dog(s).
I don't have any professional skills but with having pets my whole life I'm very good with understanding what an animal is trying to express. I'm sensitive to animals and always makes sure they are getting what they need!