Founder, PetWatch 916
Kristina, the founder of PetWatch 916, is a pet professional with over nine years of experience providing high quality, reliable care to pets and the people who love them. She has completed the Canine Behavior Academy I through the Marin Humane Society, and completed the Fundamentals Trainers Course through Tug Dogs Trainers School. Kristina is an active member of Tug Dogs Trainers Club. She has attended scientific-based dog behavior seminars and trainings presented by Veterinarian and Animal Behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar, Veterinarian and Animal Behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin, and Certified Dog Behaviorist Trish King. In addition, she is a member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She and her business are licensed, bonded and insured.
Kristina began her career in 2010, when she founded PetWatch 916 with the goal of providing compassionate, professional pet care services to clients in Elk Grove, California. She is passionate about offering the very best care possible, and she treats each pet as if they were a member of her own family.
When not caring for other people's pets, Kristina spends time with her own furry family, including Mia the chihuahua, Daisy the rat terrier, mutt brothers Jack and Winston, and Brooklyn the American Staffordshire terrier, as well as her human family and friends. She volunteers her time at the Bradshaw and Elk Grove Animal Shelters, and enjoys traveling, skiing and photography.
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PetWatch 916 was inspired by my dogs, Mia and Daisy. Like many pet owners, I relied upon family, friends and neighbors to take care of my pets while I was traveling or working late hours. This was at a time when smartphones did not exist, and mobile applications to instantly order a pet sitter to come to your house were not available. Even if they did exist at that time, I did not want to hire a hobby pet sitter because one of my dogs, Daisy. She is not your typical happy-go-lucky dog. Daisy is my independent, free-spirited girl that does not like every dog or person she meets. She would not be eligible for dog boarding or daycare because she doesn't play well with others. I also preferred that Daisy and Mia stay at home where they love it most, and be cared for by someone that I knew and trusted. I realized not everyone is fortunate in having a trusted family, friend or neighbor to provide adequate and reliable care for their pets, and founded my own company, PetWatch 916.