It's National Pet Sitter Week and we're bringing you a day in the life of our favorite Los Angeles pet sitter, Andi Star. Here's an exclusive interview we had with Andi in which she shares her background, favorite parts about pet sitting, and more!
Quick intro/bio about you. Name? Where are you from?
Hi everyone! My name is Andi Star and I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I absolutely adore dogs and all animals in general. That’s a given in my profession but really....I stop in my tracks if I see a pup anyyywhere!
When did you begin pet sitting?
It really feels like forever ago. I started unofficially while in college 8 years ago(WOW)!!! Friends would need help with their pups and they knew I would jump up and down if they asked me to petsit. I moved back home for a year and continued it going with family and friends. I’ve been in LA for 3 years now and I absolutely love my clients. Both pups and parents alike!
What prompted you to get into this business/why do you love it?
I’ve always loved animals. It’s who I am. I volunteered at the Humane Society, taught at camps where kids learn everything about dogs, worked at a zoo for two summers, was an equestrian, and I even played Dog-opoly. Yes, It’s a thing!
People always appreciated when I would sit their pets and I was very ecstatic to do it! So why not do what I love, everyone wishes for that! It just made sense to me. It’s so meaningful to spend quality time with incredible dogs and knowing that their parents feel at peace when they leave because they will be in good hands makes it even better.