Beacon at the beach
I enjoy just about every aspect of this work which is why I have devoted my life to it.
In rain or snow, blizzard and the dark of night I will get there to give our friends the best of care.
With Winnie in Stow
On Mondays and Wednesdays I take Mary to visit my elderly neighbor who keeps bones for me in his pocket. I have trained her to wait patiently by my side for him to come out of his house with my bone. I give her a look and think: Wait..Wait. She does it almost every time!. I have found, though, that when there are no cars in his driveway, and no lights on , it's harder for her to wait; she gets antzy.
- Toby, Maynard
Ho Hum. Bored, Bored. Bored. Think I'll kick the wall. Think I'll put this rope on my face so Mary will take my picture, then come into my stall. She'll also scratch my neck (which she is extremely good at). If she'd give us more grain I'd give her an A.
- Blue, Stow
I have been caring for pets professionally since 1985.
Through these years, doing this work, some wonderful animals have come into my life (and their people too)! Also through the years I have developed some important skills in knowing what a pet needs beyond walking, playing and feeding.
Good pet care requires someone with the ability to intuit when a pet is stressed, for instance, and to make informed decisions towards solving or handling the problem. Is his stress due to his environment, health, nerves, physical discomfort, lack of exercise? Lots to consider.
There are many reasons for stress (some easy to address, some more challenging).
It is rewarding to find just the right solution.
Of course, many pets don't experience any stress at all while their people are away. Many just enjoy their usual routine of luxurious sunbathing through the window or barking at the UPS truck.
Respect, Care, Love and Compassion
Every animal has a unique personality and disposition. Each needs to be cared for differently.
I tailor my services to meet pets' individual needs as well as those of their owners. Whether you have a young animal, or an older one, a dog with separation anxiety or a couch potato, a kitten who likes to climb up the curtains or one who curls up and sleeps in the sun, a curious cockatiel, or a bossy pony, with me, you will have a knowledgeable person who can assess your pets' needs and serve them accordingly. If you want experienced (I've been in business for over 25 years), trustworthy and loving care, you can count on Littlefield Animal Care to serve your pet with love, respect, humor and compassion.