Livia’s passion for creatures of all shapes and sizes was nurtured early in life growing up at her family farm near Lake Como, Italy. Her fascination for wildlife & innate curiosity led her to study biology and then move to California to do research in genetics and to enjoy California’s friendly & open-minded folks, its inspiring natural beauty & open-air lifestyle.
Livia enjoys caring for rescue pets, collaborating with therapy pets cheering up people in need of friendly companions, bonding with my clients’, neighbors’ and friends’ pets. She takes care of each and every one of them like they are her own. Patience, love and comfort of animals are very important to her. She routinely walks, plays with & cares for pets to make sure that they’re getting all they need, so that you can have your piece of mind when you cannot be with them. She is supportive & playful, responsible & trustworthy, and accurate when keeping pets on a strict diet, maintaining records, and monitoring changes in pets’ health & behavior.
Livia has a certification in Handling Therapy Dogs, in Cats & Dogs First Aid, and she received education in dog & cat behavior and dog training. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Orange County Pet Sitters Network, and Pet Sitters International. She is a globe trotter and has a certificate in wilderness travel by the Sierra Club and an Advanced Diving certificate by PADI.