I understand how concerned you are for the well-being of your pet. Here is a little about my company and myself. I was inspired by some friends to open a pet sitting company, so in March 2011 I opened my own business. I love having this opportunity to meet new people and of course be around pets. I have recently hired on my brother as an additional pet sitter, so you will always be guaranteed that someone is available.
Wish-Bone Pet Sitting is designed to provide a service plan needed for you and your pet. Typical days of pet sitting include visits twice daily for up to 30 minutes at each visit. However, that plan can be altered for your needs. For instance, if you need me to come three times daily for an hour each time, or if there are specific times you need me to visit, I can accommodate that. There are clients who have me pet sit anywhere from two days to a matter of months.
Wish-Bone Pet Sitting is insured, bonded and a member of Pet Sitters Associates, LLC and Professional United Pet Sitters, LLC. We are also registered in Williamson and Travis counties.
A little about who I am-
I was raised with a wide variety of pets including birds, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters and fish. I also have experience with exotics, which range from alligators to lizards, rodents, and snakes, just to name a few. My family includes my cat, Rocko, who has been a part of my life for 14 years now, my dogs Scout and Sierra, which are both rescues and my horse, Scooter, who is 14 years old. I go to school at Texas A&M University, working on my Animal Science Degree with an emphasis on business and equine science, while managing a small 13 acre farm with chickens, guinea hens, horses and dogs and working as a veterinary technician at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Texas A&M University
My professional career-
I have been a veterinary technician for over six years and my experience includes many different species. My technician experience has also allowed me to recognize various signs of disease or illness. This also allows me to care for animals who are in need of special care (i.e. fluids administered, medications given, blood sugar checks, etc.), and helps me determine what a true emergency is, and what can be attended to at home. That way I won’t be running your pet over to an emergency clinic every time your pet has a scratch. If your pet is bitten or otherwise injured and is considered an emergency that needs treatment right away, I will most definitely obtain the proper care for your pet.
Before becoming a veterinary technician, I was in the customer service field for over 5 years, and was also in the United States Marine Corps. I know what it means to have Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
Eric Whitfield started the interesting portion of his life when in 1999 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. This pointed his life in an entirely new direction. During his time in the military he married a woman who sparked his interest in owning a variety of pets. But it wasn’t until 2006 that he really got his passion for exotic pets. He started off his collection with a sugar glider named Bugs and a chinchilla named Minks. These two pets peaked his interest in unusual pets, and then his best friend got a hedgehog. As far as Eric was concerned there were no better pets than the unusual.
After injuring himself in 2008, Eric had to get rid of his sugar gliders, because of the support that he needed he couldn’t properly care for them. The chinchilla was the only one to remain. Some time later, Eric came across the opportunity to rescue a snake who had been abandoned which was malnourished and very angry. After several months of patiently working with her and feeding her on a regular schedule he was able to take her out in public. Once he had successfully helped her with her anger issues he embarked upon a mission to show her that not all people are bad and to show people that not all snakes are bad. Her temperament now allows her to maintain her calm even in the presence of 20 jumping, screaming, and laughing children.
Having these two pets, however, is not enough for him. There is a special place in his heart for four other cats, and most recently even a beautiful addition to the family by the name of Cowboy Gary Cooper, his parents Pembroke Corgi. But this still isn’t enough for Eric. He now enjoys helping the owner of Wish-Bone Pet Sitting as much as possible and has fun when taking care of other people’s pets while they are out of town.
Thanks to his love of the exotics and his assistance with Wish-Bone, he now has experience working with all varieties of animals from the great size of horses on down to the smallest little sugar glider.