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I have walked a couple other, more practical career paths but the satisfaction offered by each were a distant second to the fulfilling life of taking care of pets. I figure I shouldn’t be selfish about my love for animals; there are other lives to help.
I want to help clients like you go about your life without worrying that your pet is missing contact with a caring human. And of course, I want your pet to get the same individual care and attention whether you are home or away.
I am so thrilled to be in this business because I believe pet ownership is truly one of those pure experiences that life has bestowed upon us. The irony is that people often think that humans are here to ensure pets' survival. However, you and I both know that it is more than likely the other way around.
Hi! My name is Jeanne Cairns, and I am the owner and general manager of A+ Pet Sitting. I live near Madison, Wisconsin with my dogs, cats, significant other, and his dogs. We have Hotchner (Hotch) who is a Mini English Bull Terrier who was sent to not only try my patience, but show me how deep our love can run for our animals. He has a huge personality and keeps me laughing. We also have Finn, the sweetest and most mellow cat. Vante (aka Little Kitty) and Willis are two more good kitties. Jeter and Soady, both English Springer Spaniels who love a good dip in the marsh, keep everything interesting.
As far back as I can remember, I have always had pets, whether dogs, cats, horses, fish, birds, and even snakes. Like many of you, I have many fond memories of my various pets as childhood friends.
Of the 4 children my parents had, I was clearly the most likely to do something with and for animals. Most of my childhood pictures are with my family, but I am the one always holding or petting the family pet at the time. I often annoyed my parents by bringing home strays to take care of. They would tell me to take the animal back where I found it, and I would agree, for a few minutes, but then I would always talk them into letting me keep it.
A+PET SITTING IS MY PASSION NOW!
Applied Animal Psychologist and Dog Trainer
Greetings! My name is Angelique Leong, and I am a certified Applied Animal Psychologist and Dog Trainer.
I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my dog, Bowie, and two one-eyed cats, Lommi & Sweet Leaf. We are blessed with an occasional foster dog from time to time and love each of them as if they were a permanent member of our family.
I love all animals regardless of breed but I specialize in the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of “pit-bull” type dogs as well as advocating for the repeal of Breed Specific Legislation.
I grew up with cats but was rescued by my first dog, Oli, when I was 20. I quickly realized how little I knew about canine behavior and training and began studying to obtain credentials. I officially began dog training in 2006 with the focus on reactive dogs. Shortly after I began training dogs I rescued the sweetest English Mastiff/Pitbull mix named Kingsley, who was pulled from a fighting ring in Milwaukee.
Kingsley inspired me to advocate for the equal treatment of people and animals as well as promote responsible dog ownership through positive reinforcement based training. I am always researching new and innovative ways to work with people and their pets and strive to add new techniques to my arsenal of training knowledge.
I enjoy dog training for many reasons and my favorite part about it is watching my clients and their pets strengthen their human/canine bond. From puppies to senior dogs, easy or challenging, my goal is to provide a positive learning experience for all involved.
Walker, Pet Sitter
Jill Kiesow grew up in rural Stoughton, WI with dogs, cats, horses, ponies, goats, rabbits, and chickens, and has always preferred the company of animals. Jill is a vegan and animal advocate, has worked at a shelter, and volunteers for two dog rescues: Albert’s Dog Lounge and Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue. She also has a Reiki practice to offer healing energy treatments for animals and people, and is thrilled to offer this service to A+ clients!
Jill has a writing degree and has published her first novel, Wet Wings. Set in rural Wisconsin, it follows the saga of a chained dog and the woman who loves him, and explores our relationships with animals and other humans. She won the Lakefly Writers Conference short story award in 2018 in Oshkosh, WI, and has short stories published in several Clarendon House anthologies, and The Matador Review, Lunch Ticket, and more. Many stories are about animals and women.
She and her husband, precocious little girl, rescued cats (Cora, Jasper, AWOL, Firefly are indoor; Mouse and Fairy are outdoor, Peeker is still quite wild but is older and is in the mudroom and outside as she chooses), adopted dogs (foster fails Branwen, corgi terrier mix and Ash, tri-colored collie), the goat boys (Marshall and Oreo), elderly horse Molly, and frequent foster dogs live on a farmette outside Evansville, WI. It's a house full of chaos, love, and lots of pet hair.
Read more and find short stories at www.jillkiesow.com.
Walker, Pet Sitter
Hello! My name is Patti Oie. I have been an avid animal lover since very early childhood. That was reinforced with having dogs throughout my entire adulthood. I have a special affinity for large breed dogs, and animals with special needs. I love hiking, taking my two dogs to the dog park, and being up in the Northwoods on the lake. I love going to the dog park to meet people and their pets.
I have an American Foxhound rescue pup, Aspen, who has been with me for four years; and a 14-year-old Lhasa-Poo, Hannah, who has been attached to me since she was 8 weeks old. I feel very fortunate that I am at a point in my life where I am able to actualize my dreams and live my passion in the company of so many diverse and wonderful animals!