About me

Joanne Vander Baaren

My Philosophy

Dogs & cats are incredibly important members of our family. The invaluable gifts of love and comanionship they so selflessly give, enrich our own life experience. I wish to honour that, & them, by providing your furry family memeber with the best dog walking and pet sitting services they need in order to thrive. 

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My Story

Having a life long love of animals always ensured you could  hear the unmistakable click click sound of paws  hitting the floor as my pets raced around throughout my home. For me, there's never been a sweeter sound. Pets simply are one of life's most beautiful offerings. My own pets have enriched my life, & I'm pretty sure you likely feel the same way about your own treasured pets. 

 

Surrounded by my furry family memebers at home, I had a successful career in Small Business & Social Services. Additionaly, I actively supported many non profit organizations benefiting our very own local communites such as Share Community Services. My previous advocacy work included Crisis Line Counselling, Food Bank support work, the SPCA & fundraising for many of Vancouver's Lower Mainland hospitals & elementary schools.

 

Persuing a life long passion, I started a formal education in pet care. My studies have included canine/animal behaviour, &  learning theory, (Classical & Operant Conditioning), with a focus on positive reinforcement.  I received my Dog Training Foundations certificate with one of North America's most respected animal trainer's- Karen Pryor in 2015.

I walk dogs of all  different breeds & size, with a growing expertize in working with multi-pets from the same home, puppies, geriatric pets, & special needs pets.  I also have experience working with dogs who have behavioral challenges such as leash aggression towards other animals & separation anxiety. 

My goal is to ensure all pets in my care are happy, healthy and safe.

 

I'm very honoured to care for my clients pets & my promise to you is your pets will be treated with all the TLC they deserve!

 

 

    Joanne Vander Baaren

"Joanne is a very pleasant, responsible, easy going individual. Her compassion & love for animals truly shows. She is sensitive to an owners wishes & genuinely deeply cares for the animal's well-being. I recommend without reservation, that Joanne can meet all your pet care needs." -R. Toy (Bby, B.C.)

"We feel very blessed to have met Joanne. She is very sensitive to the needs of animals and delivers quality care to each one. There is a peace of mind for us, & for that we are very grateful!" -Onisia - Riley's Mom (Bby, B.C.)

"My elderly Schnauzer, Molly, received lots of TLC  & I feel completely comfortable leaving her in Joanne's capable & loving hands. She is very accomodating to pick up & drop off times & giving medications. Joanne definetly loves what she does!!" - C. Nielsen (Maple Ridge, B.C.).
"In this day and age, it's hard to find the right person to take care of your pets. So after much search I was delighted to find Joanne. Joanne is great! She was friendly & had wonderful demeanor with animals. I was impressed with her attention to details as I had some special requests. I would highly recommend Joanne to anybody who needs a loving caretaker for their pets. She genuinely loves animals & my dog seemed to be able to sense that quality in her. Thank you so much for taking such amazing care of my Bailey." -E. Ward, (Maple Ridge B.C,)

Tel: (604) 377-0562

Bonded, Insured, & Licensed Since 2014

     Proudly Serving:

                

              Port Moody  North Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, & Pitt Meadows 

Since 2014

 

 

Fur Their Comfort Pet Care Services: A Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Company

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