My name is Emily Cardina, owner of The Sit Squad. I started this business out of a passion for animals and pets. I currently have 3 fun loving dogs: Banjo a Rat Terrier who will steal your heart and then immediately bring you a tennis ball to throw for him, Pixie (or Pickles as we now call her) a Rat Terrier mix who was adopted from the Howell Mill Humane Society. She’s a bit skittish when meeting strangers, but to us she is a sweet loving girl who can’t get enough attention. Then there’s Mocha, a wonderful Boston Terrier mix who is extremely docile and patient. We also have a cat named Peedro. We’re fairly certain he’s immortal. He’s pushing 17 years old and still looks like a handsome young cat. He’s slowed down a bit in recent years, but he still has a big personality.
Here’s a bit more about me. I graduated from Indiana University many, many years ago with a degree in business. Upon graduation I took a job at a small sales and marketing company in Marietta, GA. I realized right away that a small business was the right fit for me. However, the products our company represented didn’t quite hold my interest. After many years of soul searching I realized that if I wanted to feel satisfied I would have to incorporate my love of animals into my profession. I considered switching directions completely to become a Vet Tech or a Groomer, but that didn’t quite seem right either. Then my husband and I were introduced to a woman who had her own pet sitting business in another state and we both got excited about the idea. After asking her a lot of questions and doing my own research I decided to start my own pet sitting business. I got certified as a pet sitter through Pet Sitters International and took the steps to set up the business. It’s official, I am a Pet Sitter and a small business owner! I take on my own pet sitting assignments and I am working on securing other Pet Sitters as independent contractors in order expand The Sit Squad and cover a larger service area.
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