I'm 28 and I own a small business caring for horses and also provide behavior modification for dogs. My background has all been animal related since age 18, when I worked as a corporate receptionist at the HQ for a huge gym and was in charge of the VP's emails and errand ***** for all the big wigs in each department. WORST JOB EVER! Except the mail room manager kept a Betta fish on my desk since he didn't have a desk and I fed the little guy for him. Thanks mail guy! That led
me to this hobby technically.
Next job I took was at a dog kennel (art store, bartender, trail-riding guide, some other gigs during college) where I moved in central California .
- I groomed pets at a nice mom'n'pop kennel
-I found a job in rescue work and I did a lot of training and scouting for new owners while I exercised a pack of 10-15 goldens.
-a full time receptionist gig at a vet hospital when we managed to move our rescues all into foster care. I loved the customers but its a very emotional job and death is so hard to deal with for me, so I choose to leave and set out on my own.
3 years later, I can handle the "dog walker" cliche and just be happy I never doubted my instinct to work with pets. I make great relationships and the appreciation from clients is the best reward. Also I have a bunch of furry friends than mean the world to me! I am an artist, and I tutor French for extra cash.
Fish88- you are massively talented! I want you to look up the artist Ramona Lowe, you remind me if her realism and whimsy with animal portraits.
She sells cards of her pet art and the vet hospital I worked at sent one to each bereaved owner.
Your pony looks exquisite! Upscale lady and baby boutiques will sell your art and you only need to make sure you charge Enough! Ill look u up online or link us all to your website or gallery.