Hi there. I am Tamara Pavesi, the owner of Hot Dawg Pet Care. I am a 35+ year Whatcom County resident and a passionate animal advocate. I also enjoy creating mixed media art and freelance graphic design.
I have been heavily involved in volunteerism since the age of 10, working with developmentally disabled and seniors. I currently volunteer with several non-profit organizations throughout Washington State. I have worked with Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Lions Camp Horizon. I have been fostering and rehoming pets in need for over 8 years, working with nearly a dozen animal welfare organizations from Seattle and Eastern Washington to Canada.
I have been a professional pet sitter on the Southside of Bellingham, WA for over 6 years. I opened Hot Dawg Pet Care in December 2013 to continue my professional pet sitting services, after my mentor and employer, Bobbie Ruth, closed Placid Pets to open Radiant Heart After Care for Pets. I have experience caring for cats, dogs, birds, pigs, rats and mice, aquariums, chickens, and horses. I am comfortable and experienced in caring for medical needs pets and am certified in pet CPR and First Aid. I have also been through dozens of dog training classes through Tails A Wagging, Cedarwoods Canine School, Building the Bond, Green Paws LLC, Michael the Dog Guy, Thinking Dog, and continue to attend informative seminars on animal behavior.
I have worked with many types of dogs, of all ages including reactive dogs, leash and fence aggression, food and toy guarding, dogs from hoarding situations and with abusive pasts, as well as unsocialized, fearful, aggressive and feral dogs. I have also rehomed several cats, some semi-feral, using humane traps supplied by We Snip to get them fixed, vaccinated, and adopted. I advocate for all animals and offer a plethera of resources regarding cruelty free products, living a compassionate lifestyle, and providing information on pet overpopulation, as well as offering referrals on training, grooming, veterinary services, and additional pet resources.
I am the administrator for the “Rehoming/Adopting Pets in Whatcom County” “Bellinghamster Beagles“, “Animal Rights in Action: Whatcom & Skagit” and “GO VEGAN! NW WA” Facebook pages, as well as an organizer for Anonymous For The Voiceless; Bellingham chapter, and served on the Board of Directors of a local non-profit, all volunteer animal rescue for 3 years.
I love animals and am ecstatic to be able to have my own pet care business, where I can utilize my professionalism, experience and education.
I offer pet sitting in your home, and daily or weekly dog walking. I have just added to my services offered overnight pet care in your home. Meet our other sitters here!
Thank you for your support!