A native of Michigan, Holly is an award winning professional pet sitter/dog walker and owner of Special Pet Care Services, LLC. Founded in 1994, Special Pet Care Services, LLC continues to serve it's clients, it's community and the professional pet sitting industry.
Currently, living in Seattle with her family, her 2 dogs and her 2 cats, Holly authored a book called "My End of the Leash; Compassion Fatigue from a Pet Sitter's Perspective". Shortly afterwards, Holly became a certified Compassion Fatigue Educator through the University of Tennessee School Of Veterinary Social Work in 2016.
While she continues to research and study, she is compelled to reach out to the pet sitting industry to educate hard working business owners about burn out and compassion fatigue; how to tell the difference between the two and how to rebound from each affliction.
In her book, "My End of the Leash"
Holly looks at burn out and compassion fatigue from the perspective of an award winning pet sitter. The book provides insight into compassion fatigue and how overwhelming it can become. Holly shares her own personal struggle with compassion fatigue and how she learned about self care and resiliency in order to recover. This is a must read for any pet sitter; anyone who loves pets; anyone who cares for pets or anyone in a caring profession.