Co Founder and Owner
After moving out to California from North Carolina in 1995, I pursued my degree in Business from Cal State University. Telecommuting for work and sitting in front of a computer daily was stressful and tiring, but every day I looked forward to being home and taking my dog to the park next door at lunch.
My neighbors recognized that I would be out with my dog everyday and they approached me to take theirs with me. Soon, I was taking a pack of pups with me to the dog park, and had the realization that I could do this all the time! After discussing the idea over with my friend and business partner Heather, we decided to join forces and combine our love for animals to create Animal Magnetism. Our main goals were to create peace of mind for our clients and to treat the animals as our own.
We started Animal Magnetism in 1999 and clients multiplied by word of mouth. As a lifelong pet owner, I knew exactly what other pet lovers were looking for with their cherished pets: someone to love, exercise, and care for their companion. Whether it’s a daily walk, a doggie daycare stay, or an overnight visit, we have become an important part of our clients pets lives and thus and integral part of their family.
Our company is fully licensed, bonded and insured and we are a participating member of Pet Sitters International www.petsit.com. We perform reference and background checks on all of our employees through a leading national service – we screen for the best, so that you don't have to. And we only welcome to our team those who mirror our values and vision to provide love and care for your pet.
We are very proud of our staff. They are all people that I would trust to watch my own pets. We wouldn’t have it any other way! Our team is very aware that you view your pet as your child. While some are vet techs and others not, all own or have owned animals for years, and some live vicariously through the pets they provide for. They are all very kind, responsible, and share a true affinity for all animals.
After 13 years in business, we continue to hear how our clients’ pets are so happy when they arrive home. That is the goal of Team Animal Magnetism and that is what puts a smile on my face.