Hey everyone!! I'm Christine, and I grew up in Fort Walton Beach, FL but have spent the last 16 years moving around the country with my military husband, our two kids, and two dogs. We've bounced around from Nashville, San Diego, Virginia Beach, Pensacola, and now back to Virginia Beach!
I have always had an affinity for all animals and have loved taking care of them. Growing up I had my own dogs but that didn't keep me from bringing home any stray pet I found. I even brought home an injured dove once. It didn't matter if it had feathers, fur, or fins I wanted to save them all!
6 years ago in 2015 I began working for a pet sitting company in Virginia. 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 to Florida. I knew I wanted to continue providing pet care services no matter where I was, which led me to start Fido N Friends in 2017.
While in FL I also had the opportunity to become one of the directors for a local non-profit dog rescue, Candid Canine Inc. We were a small but mighty team who shared a passion for dogs and their wellness. Candid Canine Inc was dedicated to finding dogs their forever home through nutrition, training, and careful matchmaking. Each dog that came through the rescue remained with us for a minimum of 30 days during which they were set up for success with professional dog training and were transitioned to a healthy balanced diet. I was so proud of the work we did!
In my spare time, I love to laugh and 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 fallen off yet. Haha!