Roxanne and Cookie

I adopted Cookie from The East Valley Animal Shelter and I volunteer with Cats at The Studios. Please visit their sites!

East Valley Animal Shelter
Cats at The Studios

More pictures from the family album..



My name is Roxanne and pets have been a part of my life since childhood. I can’t imagine my life without them and if you’re reading this, you feel the same way.

Your pet is always more comfortable staying at his own home. Therefore, it’s important to trust the person entering your home and caring for your pet. Having pets of my own, Cookie, Annette, Elvis, Wilcox, Woody, Selma and Henry, I know this first hand. Our pets are our family.

When I enter your home I will always give your pet a warm greeting, this is key, your pet needs to feel safe. If I’m there to walk your dog, we’ll go for a walk in your neighborhood.  After the walk I will always take my time saying goodbye. I will give him a treat and tell him what a good boy he is, then I’ll check and replenish his food and water bowls. If there’s time for a little tug-of-war or more belly rubs--it’s on.

Taking this extra time is crucial for me because after I adopted my dog Cookie, she suffered from separation anxiety. I learned not to leave Cookie immediately after a walk. Not even for a quick run to my car and back. She didn’t understand where I was going, all she knew is that I was there one minute having fun with her, then gone the next.  Dogs are sensitive and I’m acutely aware of this fact and will do my best to make them feel content and loved...just as if you were there.

After each visit I will send you a text message letting you know that your dog is home safe and I will include any pertinent potty details and social encounters. I’m also happy calling you or leaving you a note; whichever you prefer is fine by me.  I appreciate your consideration and I look forward to meeting you and your pet!