Contact: Ms. Beverly Williamson
Day in the Life: Pet Sitter
Story Created: Jun 23, 2011 at 6:16 PM EDT
Story Updated: Jun 23, 2011 at 7:46 PM EDT
Beverly Williamson has been an animal lover her whole life. Playing with pets, taking them on walks, giving them treats.. that’s just what she enjoys. And just this past year, she created her own business.. turning her passion into profit.
“It’s just my passion. I have always loved animals and I just felt like, when I go on vacation, I know how hard it is to find someone to take good care of them,” said Williamson.
Now her ‘Love Em’ and Leave Em’ company has taken off. And she spends her entire day making rounds, taking pets on walks, and loving them while their owners are out of town, or even, just at work.
“In the car a lot, just driving. I go from Gray to Macon and just where I’m needed,” explained Williamson. “I’m just kind of the portable kennel, the kennel on wheels!”
Williamson even stays the night with animals, allowing them to enjoy the comforts of their own home while their owners are away instead of being locked in a small kennel all day.
“It’s a lot easier to leave them in the own homes, in their own environment and it’s less stressful for them and the owner.”
She says sometimes she’ll meet a shy or aggressive pet.. but they don’t stay that way for long.
“I walk in with treats, and treats can do wonders. But I haven’t met an animal yet that I haven’t been able to win over.”
Williamson says at the end of the day, she has one of the most rewarding job she can imagine.
“Just meeting all the different kinds of dogs and their personalities, and of course the owners, but mostly the dogs and just being around them and seeing their personalities and giving the owners the satisfaction and the peace knowing their pet is going to be at home and be spoiled and taken care of while you’re gone.”
Williamson even takes pictures on her cell phone and sends them to her owners, letting them see their pets while they’re away.
For more information on Love Em’ and Leave Em’, visit http://www.maconpetsitter.com.
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