While you're away
you can be sure
your pet will
receive loving
care and
attention.

 
 


I have a diverse background
in the business world with a heavy emphasis in the service field. My formal education includes an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and a year of studies as an interpreter for the deaf. I have held a variety of professional administrative support positions, in which I was able to gain valuable business and computer skills. I've also worked as a nanny, caring for infants to preschool age children, and volunteered as a tutor for adults, teaching English as a second language. I have also taught this same age group basic swimming skills and safety after being certified as an instructor for UT. I still enjoy young children and, for supplemental income I work as a part-time Nanny thru a local nanny agency. At one time I interviewed with Christy Brinkley to work as her nanny.

As I was growing up, my family owned one cat at a time and when we were teenagers we adopted a female Golden Retriever/Gordon Setter who lived a long happy life of 13 years. I also owned rabbits (Dwarf Chinchilla and Dutch) and at the age of 16 was able to own and care for a cat, named Friskie. Unfortunately, she became very ill after a year, and I experienced the death of a pet for the first time.

Although I have always been an animal lover, it wasn't until the early 1990's, my love for animals had remained, more or less, a passion rather than a way to earn a living. After seeing an advertisement for a Pet-Sitting service, and because of my love for animals, I was inspired to research the career possibilities. Ultimately, I began pet sitting, on a part-time basis, in my native state of New Jersey. In 1994, I relocated to Austin where I continued to care for animals on a part-time basis until 1999. It was then that I decided to devote myself full-time to the care of animals. I attend pet sitting conferences and training sessions whenever possible. In 2001 and 2002 I attended the Cybersitter United Pet Sitting Conference to meet other pet care people around the country and become more educated about pets and the pet care business.

In addition to my pet sitting, I have also been involved with animals in other ways. When I first moved to Austin, I worked for the Williamson County Humane Society caring for pets in the shelter. As a bonus, I was blessed with the opportunity to foster 10 litters of kittens over a four-year period. Since 1999, I have volunteered for Animal Trustees of Austin, where I confirm appointments for the spay/neuter clinic. In 1999 and 2000, I participated in the TX Mighty Dog Walk. This three-mile dog-walking event raised money for the TX Service Dogs; an organization that raises and trains services dogs for people with disabilities. Participating in the TX Mighty dog walk helped me develop a strong interest in training service dogs in the future, a desire that has become near to my heart as my mother continues to recover from a 1999 car accident.

Until recently I shared my home with four wonderful cats; Sheba, Ollie, Amber, and Yogi. I lost Ollie in February, 2003. I hope to adopt a dog in the future, with the goal of eventually becoming active in Pet Therapy, taking my dog to nursing homes, children hospitals, and other facilities, giving joy to those that may be lonely.

I look forward to working with you!
---Roberta Maleski

 

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I look forward
to meeting you
and your pets!
--Roberta