Hey everyone!! I'm Christine and I grew up in Eglin/Fort Walton Beach area. After high school I spent 14 years moving around the country with my military husband, Zach. We bounced around from Nashville, San Diego, Virginia Beach, and in 2017 moved to Navarre with our 2 sons, Davis 16 & Riley 14, and our 2 dogs, Brutus & Bella both pitbull mixes we adopted while in Virginia.
I have always had an affinity for animals. Growing up I had my own dogs but that didn't keep me from bringing home any stray pet I found. If you lived on Eglin between 1992-1995 and lost your pet, I probably found it and returned it to you. Haha! 😉
I have been in the professional pet sitting business since 2015 when I began working for a successful company in Virginia Beach. (BonesNBellyRubs) I absolutely loved my time there caring for pets and becoming a part of their families! As goes the military life we had to move. I knew I wanted to continue providing pet care services no matter where I was! I started Fido N Friends in 2017 and am passionate about what I do and take pride in providing the best service possible to all my clients!
I am also one of the directors for a local non-profit dog rescue, Candid Canine Inc. here in Navarre. While Candid Canine may be small, this mighty team of volunteers is dedicated to finding dogs their forever homes through nutrition, training, and careful matchmaking. Each dog that comes through the rescue is thoroughly vetted and remains with the rescue for a minimum of 30 days. During this time they are set up for success with professional dog training and are transitioned to a healthy balanced diet. I am so proud of the work we do!
I like to spend time with my family trying to prove to my teenagers that I'm still cool. (Though admittedly I know I'm not haha) I enjoy sushi, beer, making crafts, and have recently taken up paddle boarding! I'm not winning any races anytime soon but am proud to say I haven't fall off yet. haha!