MEET OUR TEAM
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterHi my name is Zaria! I have always had a huge love for animals and I always feel my best when I am around them. When I am not nannying for kids and dog walking/pet sitting I enjoy spending my time painting and making music.
My dream one day is to have an animal shelter or sanctuary for cats, dogs and farm animals. I want to be able to help as many animals as I can. I am very grateful to be a part of The Zen Pet team and I look forward to meeting your pets!
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterHi everybody! My name is Sandy. I’ve been living San Diego for over 30 years. Over the past 15 of them I have become a Certified Dog Trainer and a Professional Pet Sitter. Working with animals is ever exciting for me no matter what we’re doing together. But Pet Sitting is my favorite! We always have so much silly home alone fun. And we always fall in love! I like to sew and create unique clothing & apparel designs that I sell in my shop on Etsy.
Animal photography is also a passion of mine. I guarantee there wont be a shortage of those! I am so excited to be part of of The Zen Pet Team and I can’t wait to meet all of you and your cutie paws.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterHi, my name is Martine! I was born and raised in Southern California but have lived internationally and have traveled extensively. The one constant in my life has always been loving and nurturing dogs! Since elementary school, I have always owned a dog or two and when we had a vacation home in Mexico, I would feed and take care of the stray dogs and cats. I became allergic to cats and so my attention went to the pooches.
Over the years I have dogsat for friends, family, and former bosses, which included walking their fur babies as well as playing with them and giving them TLC. I am excited to be part of an awesome team of dog walkers and sitters, and I feel honored to be entrusted with caring for fur babies.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterHi, everyone! My name is Mara and I am a full-time graduate student and certified animal lover! I have lots of experience working with all sorts of animals, but especially dogs. I have 4 years of experience working at an animal rescue where I gained exposure to all sorts of breeds, behavioral issues, medical issues, etc. I have also been on Rover and had many regular clients that became family!
Overall, I am very confident with any and all dogs and cats. I rescued my sweet girl Indie in 2020 when she was found on the streets of Mexico and she came to me with severe separation anxiety. Therefore, I understand how every dog has different needs and I am willing to go the extra mile to ensure that both you and your pets are comfortable and happy with my service. I am open to any and all requests and I look forward to meeting and caring for your fur babies!
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterHello! My name is Abigail and I have loved being around animals for as long as I can remember. I have had dogs my entire childhood…along with ferrets, birds, gerbils, and even field mice! I have been a nanny for 8 years and have cared for many cats and dogs throughout the years.
My favorite part of caring for dogs is going for walks, playing fetch and all the puppy love. Some of my hobbies include yoga, swimming, and theater.
I love being part of the Zen team and I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies!
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterPaola, a lifelong pet lover, retired from the County of San Diego last May of 2020. She worked 35 years for the county in adoptions.
Since Paola was six years old animals have been a part of her life. At one point, living in the country, her family had 13 dogs. Growing up she’s had dogs, cats and birds. Paola has witnessed puppies and kittens being born and raised baby birds fallen from their nests. She cares for all creatures and she
not like to kill anything. She has rescued dogs from the streets, fostered them and taking in elderly dogs that nobody wanted.
I enjoy caring for dogs and cats so much for all the pleasure and laughs and hugs and kisses I get to give and receive. I feel so much joy when the dogs are running and playing with each other and having the times of their lives.
I want to thank you for entrusting them in my care.rward to meeting you and your fur babies!
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterI like spending time with dogs and cats because their energy and positive personalities make
me feel more energetic and positive. I also like being outside with pets. I’ve walked and done
house stays for lots of different dog breeds and cats. In my free time I enjoy being in the sun
and long beach walks.
I love being a part of the zen pet team!
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterWorking with animals has shown to be more rewarding than I could have anticipated. I’ve been raising my own 2 Shepard mixes for 5 years now altogether and have had dogs and cats in my home for the duration of my lifetime.
Learning the characteristics of animals that make each of them unique is very interesting to me and with the work that I do for ZenPet, I am given perfect opportunities to observe and learn the animals while providing space for them to feel comfortable in their home or on our walks. I love being outside and walking, I love being with the animals,
I love taking photos to share and I also love to know that I am caring for the home as a whole when I am caring for the pets. This truly is the best work I could be doing, of service to families and their animals I am very happy to be a part of this team.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterJessica loves working with us at the Zen Pet because it provides her the opportunity to spend time with animals and be active!
She comes to us with over 10 years of dog walking and pet sitting experience. On her free time Shr loves being outdoors, spending time with friends and working out :). We are fortunate to have Jessica on the team!
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterMatias had a schnauzer when he was a teen and has always enjoyed caring for dogs. He enjoys working with Zen Pet because he knows he is providing a much needed service for dogs and their owners. Matias is a natural with the pets.
When not walking dogs you can find Matias studying Music at Mesa College he plans to transfer to UCLA. Working for Zen Pet has given Matias the opportunity to get to know so many amazing dogs, making his days that much better.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterAudra works with animals because, well, she finds them to be the best thing on earth, we would have to agree. Audra is thoughtful, a true pet professional and clients request her time and time again. We are thrilled to have such a conscientious pet sitter on the team.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterMarilyn has always loved spending time with animals, she loves their unique little souls each one is so different. Marilyn finds great joy in playing, going for walks and cuddling with pets. After working in an office environment for 30 years Marilyn’s dream was to work with pets. Now each day Marilyn lives her dream with the Zen Pet Team!
Marilyn grew up with pets, she is very patient, kind, and an extremely loving person, dogs and cats sense this from Marilyn. Marilyn is steadfast and sweet, the pets just love her and so do we.
Reiki Animal HealerBrittany has practiced Reiki since 2015. She has studied Reiki, Shamanism, and Chinese Medicine with teachers in both Connecticut and California. She privately practices in Point Loma… on humans and animals!
Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
Kim is a current volunteer at the San Diego Humane Society. Kim
has two dogs of her own. For many years Kim has provided pet sitting for, clients, friends and family as well as Zen Pet . Her would not be as fulfilled without animals ! They always bring a smile to her face and she values the tome spent with caring for all of the zen pets.
Zen Dog Walker and Pet SitterWhen not walking dogs for the zen pet Allie works as a mobile phlebotomist.
Allie’s love and natural way with/ for animals started when She was a little girl, her dad always made sure they had a dog her family could grow up with, he taught Allie and her siblings to respect and to love animals; She has a fondness for dogs because they are so innocent and so easy to fall in love with!
As a zen pet dog walker Allie is so thrilled that she gets to do that every day and She enjoys her time with the pups more than words can describe— for Allie it’s always hard to say good bye to the puppy eyes when the walk is over, but if there is a walk the next day and they greet her with happiness as they always do- her day is complete.
We are so fortunate to have Allie on the Zen Pet team she is a great asset to the team, she cares for the animals greatly & we couldn’t be happier with her!
Our team of independent dog walking and pet sitting contractors all take the responsibilities of pet care to the highest level. Every dog or cat receives the highest standards of care, with an abundance of love and affection.
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