Annemarie is originally from the East coast and moved to sunny Arizona in 2007. I’ve been a client with Playtime Pet Care for about 6 years and then in 2013, joined the team as a pet sitter. While I’ve been a cancer scientist for almost 10 years, my passion is animals. I’ve grown up around all kinds of animals—dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses, and other farm animals. There hasn’t been a time in my life when animals weren’t a part of it! My husband and I are proud parents to a 4 year old lab mix and 3 rescue kitties. In the past, I’ve worked for a dog kennel, spent my summers in college dog walking and pet sitting for professors and their friends, and in one way or another seemed to be the person various people in my life would go to for advice and watching their pets. As a pet sitter, I believe getting to know my clients’ pet is the key to making them comfortable and trusting of me. Each one has their own individual personality, different routines, and characteristics that make them unique. I have experience with special needs pets, pets requiring wellness care such as insulin or administration of other medications, and senior pets. I am in in the process of receiving my Pet 1st aid and CPR certification.