Hi, my name is Kathleen! I am a pet caregiver in the NW Philly area. I provide dog walks, short-term overnight pet care in your home and short-term farm sitting. I am passionately devoted to animals and research animal behavior and psychology. I have had encounters with animals that have been life-changing and eye-opening, from swimming with endangered dolphins in the open sea in New Zealand to playing with domesticated Asian elephants in Thailand. I am in the process of becoming certified by Pet Sitters International in Professional Pet Sitting and First Aid.
As a Movement student in New York and while living on a farm in New Jersey, I acted as a one-woman volunteer feral kitty rescue. To me, animals represent love, connection, play and trust. They have a a lot to teach us. I think I was always meant to work with animals and now I have two rescue kitties of my own who inspire me to love more openly every day. I hope to someday have a small homestead filled with creatures of all kinds.
I’ve devoted the last 15 years to nannying for children and I am very honored and excited to bring those lessons to caring for a different, furrier kind of children! When I’m not snuggling animals I enjoy hiking the Appalachian Trail, crafting art pieces from foraged materials, photographing wild mushrooms, learning the names of medicinal herbs, and modern dance.