Hi, my name is Samantha. I grew up with Alaskan Malamutes, but now have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi with whom I have done a number of dog jogs and agility classes over the past nine years. I have never not had a dog and love working and playing with them - I am very excited to now have that as part of my job description.
Hi, my name is Jenny and I'm 23 years old. I've grown up around animals my whole life, especially dogs. My family has had a pit bull, a rottweiler-doberman mix, a boxer, a few labs, and a chihuahua. We've also had a quail, mice, fish, and a hamster. Being around a variety of dogs has given me a lot of experience and confidence with them. I love the happiness and unconditional love they bring everywhere they go!
Hi, my name is Becca. I'm currently attending MATC here in Madison, working towards getting a bachelors degree in Zoology, after which I hope to work in wildlife rehabilitation someday. Ever since I was little I knew that I wanted to have a job where I could work with animals. Every summer my parents would take me and my sister camping up north for a week, and I think that helped shape my respect and love for all nature and animals. I even went to a farm that was down the street from where we lived and asked them if I could help them groom and feed their horses, I worked there for a little while and had a great time! I've always had pets too. I currently have a cat named Mort and there are two dogs at my parents house and whenever I go visit them I always end up going out in the backyard to play fetch of just run around with them.
Hello, my name is Jena! I am 22 years old and am currently a student in the Veterinary Technician program at MATC. I have always been an animal lover and have gained a lot of experience with animals over the yeras. I have volunteered with shelters caring for special needs animals, have worked with numerous horses, and I am currently volunteering with critters at the Dane County Humane Society. Growing up, my family had hamsters, guinea pigs, and fish. Now, I have my own horse named Stetson. I love caring for animals and working for Paws and Claws because animals are our loyal, lovable family members and it's rewarding to work with them.
Hi, my name is Cassie. Ever since I can remember animals have been a part of my life. I am so excited about my job as a pet sitter/ dog walker because I get to share my love and compassion for animals with your pet. Growing up in rural Wisconsin I've helped raise a wide variety of pets including cats, dogs, reptiles, rodents, ferrets, horses, llamas and more. All are wonderful in their own unique ways. Currently I have a cocker spaniel named Omar with a very spunky personality. My volunteer experience at dog shelters has put a soft spot in my heart for rescue animals and I truly believe animals can be our greatest teachers.
Hi, my name is Laura. My love of animals goes further back than my memory. Growning up, we have everything from rabbits and guinea pigs to geckos and turtles. My first puppy was a sheltie puppy and truly taught me about the love only an animal can give. These days, I am an adoptive fur-mom to two kitties, Bella Mina (meaning "beautiful love" in Italian and German) and Zephyr Edward. I am currently studying online through Purdue University to earn my Veterinary Technician degree and would some day like to do rescue mission trips to foreign countries to save wildlife. I love spending my all time with animals, so this doesn't even feel like a job!