Like many people who’ve chosen to get into Pet Services, Jim had pets all his life. When he was young, his family had dogs, when he moved out and got an apartment got a few snakes and a bearded dragon (because he couldn’t have a dog or cat). Over fifteen years ago he got his first cat when he started feeding Sammie, an abandoned juvenile at his apartment in Oakland and ever since he’s been in love with them.
Currently Jim has two cats, and a bearded dragon who he loves dearly and are part of his family. Over the years he’s helped take care of other people’s pets which included having to administer medications and take care of house chores. He believes that our pets are a part of our families and will take care of your loved ones like they are his own.
Some interesting things Jim has done is run the SF Marathon, biked around Lake Tahoe, and traveled Europe for six weeks. He also enjoys camping, hiking, and is studying Spanish and also working on a little French. He teaches English to Colombian Students once a week via the internet as well.
He happily services cities across the upper East Bay.
“I highly recommend Jim as a pet sitter. First of all I can tell he’s taken care of all the tasks, litter box etc.., I also know my pets like him, and that he plays with them. When I get home the pets have a good demeanor, and I can tell he has brushed them, and given them the attention they need.”
– Julie S. (Richmond)
“Thank you, Jim! Safe and sound, and the cats are also. They warmed right back up and it was clear you took excellent care of them even though they were a bit too nervous to greet you. We really appreciate it and will definitely get back in touch if we need help again!” -Diana L. (El Cerrito)
“Thank you Jim. We’re home now and everything looks great. Kitties are hanging out with us, happy. We will be traveling again in a couple months and will definitely be in touch. Again, thanks so much!” -Callie D. (Richmond)
“Jim takes great care of our cats Fluffy and Ginger, and makes sure to keep us informed. We always have peace of mind and he’s never let us down.” – Steph R. (Albany)
“Jim our sitter! He is so passionate, caring and has high integrity for this work. Our cat LOVES him!” – Cary J. (Oakland)
“Jim did a really great job taking care of our two cats. When we returned, they were happy and healthy and didn’t seem to miss us at all 🙂 That’s a good sign! Thank you!” – Katherine P. (El Cerrito)