Jen Henry has been an animal lover since she rescued her first stray
cat when she was in kindergarten. Shadow became her pet for the next
twenty-one years. While in college studying architecture, she worked as a kennel technician in a veterinarian's office on the weekends as a way to spend time with animals. At this time, Jen also fell into fostering accidentally
when she found two six-week-old kittens outside her apartment. Since
she already had Shadow, she
took the kittens to a shelter, but was told that they would be
euthanized because they were too young for the adoption process. Jen was not aware of this policy, typical of many shelters, and
(of course) took the kittens home to foster them until they were older.
After Shadow passed away, Jen began fostering regularly,
becoming increasingly aware of the issue that many rescue organizations face:
being forced to euthanize adoptable pets who just need a little more
time or care before finding their forever homes. She enjoyed fostering so much
that she was convinced to leave her career as a healthcare architect to
pursue that of a pet sitter. This career change allowed her to focus
all her energy on animal care and offered flexible hours to support
foster cats. And thanks to the support and encouragement of wonderful family and friends, Jen has been able to pursue her dream of a career
working with animals.
Contact Jen today to be your Phoenix pet sitter!