About Jennifer

and her Pets



If I Didn't Have a Dog... OR CAT......

  I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.

My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair.

When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.

When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.

I would have money and no guilt to go on a real vacation.

I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grand kids through college.

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave him/her/it ALONE.

My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.

I would not talk 'baby talk'. 'Eat your din din'. 'Yummy yummy for the tummy'.

My house would not look like a day care center, toys everywhere.

My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.

I would no longer have to spell the words

F-R-I-S-B-E- E, W-A-L-K,      T-R-E-A-T, B-I-K-E, G-O,

I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.

I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too much.

I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading 'mud' season.

I would not have to answer the question 'Why do you have so many animals?'
from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved  unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.

 How  EMPTY my life would be!!


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Jennifer lives in Milliken, Colorado.  She grew up knowing that her love for animals was going to rule her future and it certainly has!  She started volunteering at the St. Louis Humane Society at age 12.

38 years later, she still has the strong love for all animals and has been working with animals all this time.  She received her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Animal Health Technology in 1980.  She has had the pleasure of working locally with a clinic that works with large and small animals, exotic and wildlife. 

In Columbus, OH she worked at her dream job...training dogs for the blind at Pilot Dogs, Inc.  She was a Senior Trainer/Instructor; Senior Veterinary Technician; Director of the Puppy Program; and Director of the Breeding Program.  She did this for 13 years and then moved to South Carolina with her husband to build their own boarding kennel. 

In 2002, she moved back to Colorado.  She loves all animals and enjoys all the time with them.  She doesn't like hissing cockroaches and large centipedes, though, but luckily only her oldest sister owns a couple of these for her classroom!  LOL

She has fostered numerous animals that were orphaned, abandoned or given up.  She has a true passion for this work and always looks forward to the next animal needing her care. 

She is able to work with any schedule needed for pet sitting, even Holidays and weekends. 

She'd like to introduce her pets to you:

 Sissy is one of the many kittens I have fostered over the past numerous years.  I decided to keep her as my own.  At times, as in the picture, she gets a "grouch-on" because one of the other cats is in her area but she gets over it very quickly.  Sissy is very affectionate, loves to hang outside, and enjoys being part of the family.  She likes to lie outside with me when I'm reading a book, usually right there on my lounge chair.  Sissy is the kind of cat the everyone should have!!
Meet Buddha. I adopted him from the Humane Society of Weld County. He was 7 1/2 years old at that time but he seemed like he'd been living with us since he was 7 1/2 weeks old because he just fit in so perfectly. Within 2 nights, Fonzie and Buddha were sleeping together in bed with me and it has become a ritual almost nightly now.

Fonzie was 8 years old when I adopted him from the Fort Collins Cat Rescue. He is just the kind of cat that I love...he is absolutely friendly and loving and loves to be with me, everywhere. He almost acts like a dog because he greets me when I come home, loves to go outside with the dogs and I every time we go out. He enjoys following the dogs around the yard, chasing anything that the wind moves or just likes to sit on the front stoop with me and the dogs. He loves dogs and at times, I really think he believes he is a dog. He is always in whatever room I am in and, like Ginger and Piper, sleeps with me and lies on the couch with me.

Meet Ginger and Piper. Ginger was 4 years old and Piper was 5 when I adopted them. They were raised together with a family in the military. Due to circumstances, the family made the decision to find a home for them where they could stay together. This was very important to them.

I adopted both of them and they settled right in. They are so sweet and loving, very well behaved and get along well with everyone.

Ginger is a little dependent on Piper so you will find them lying together on the couch or bed. They enjoy being outside with Lacey and the cats. We all hang out sunning ourselves, they enjoy exploring the yard and checking everything out.

I was very lucky to find such a nice pair of dogs to add to my little family!!



I love birds!  If you haven't ever owned finches, I highly recommend them.  They don't have a normal "song" like all other birds...I call it a beep-beep sound. I have several species and they all make their own wonderful sounds. I love waking up to my parakeets and canary singing when they are responding to the birds outside.  The top left picture are my Diamond Doves. These are very petite birds, much smaller than the ringnecks and have a soft sound.


Have you ever owned chickens? I love having them; I owned a few when I lived in Ohio and decided in May 2012 that it was time I adopted a couple---now I have a very small flock out here in Colorado. The new trend is owning "backyard chickens" and it is great.

Most of my chickens are considered special needs---most of them were picked on in their previous flocks and would stay in their coop all day because they were frightened. A few have medical issues that needed little more attention their previous owners couldn't help. So they all found their way here and and all get along perfectly together. All of my hens produce eggs and I donate most of them to a local food bank.

Please visit the link to see more of my little flock.

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Longs Peak, Colorado

photo by Steve Ernst of Loveland, Colorado

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