About Jan


Jill, Princess the Rescued Wonder Dog, and Jan in the Eastern Sierras ca. 1968

I grew up in Yorba Linda, California, in an idyllic era.  Rural and unspoiled, even for populous Orange County, everyone had numerous pets and livestock.  We were never without multiple dogs and Princess, pictured above, was rescued when I was three months old.  More than once I was given chicks and ducklings as birthday presents giving my L.A.P.D. Dad the opportunity to built coops and teach us how to take care of “the girls.”  Add to that cats, turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, pigeons, and a horse with the unsettling moniker of “Spooky” because he frequently bolted for no apparent reason, and that was life in Yorba Linda in the 60’s and 70’s.

Tuolumne County has been my home for 35 years. I hold a B.A. in Liberal Studies from C.S.U. Chico with an Education/Creative Writing emphasis.  I am the mother of five indoor rescue cats, Nana to five grandchildren, and Auntie Jan to my extended family’s and friends’ dogs, cats, and chickens (and a few human children too).  I will treat your fur children the same love and care I lavish on mine.

4 thoughts on “About Jan

  1. I am super, super picky about my pets and I completely trust Jan to watch them. She knows their needs and can follow instructions done to the letter. I would not recommend her if I did not have complete confidence. And I have one of those feeding instructions…this one gets this Rx & that one gets that Rx and this one can eat anything.

  2. Hi, my name is Jodie. We are moving to Sonora/Jamestown area in May and trying to figure out a little ahead of time what we are going to do with our dogs! We have two dogs (slightly temperamental miniature pincher) and very friendly German Shepherd. We work long hours and travel a lot and I was wondering if you do daily dog walking or dog boarding or house sitting? Thank you for your time!

    • Hi Jodie! Welcome to the area! I don’t board or house sit – I do day visits only. For boarding I recommend Twain Harte Vet (209) 586-3232, Live Oak Vet (209) 432-9437, Sierra Vet Care (209) 532-7387, and Mono Way Vet (209) 532-5507. I used to offer dog walks but due to the constant attacks from loose dogs I stopped offering that service. You might try Rachel Reinhard of Harmony In Home Pet Care (209) 770-3473 as she is in the Jamestown area and has a team she works with. They do overnight house sitting and might do daily dog walks. Hope this helps! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any more help. Take care!

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