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Meet our staff

 

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Meet Carmen!

Carmen Molinari is the founder, owner and operator of Love At First Sit.  She has been providing pet care, dog behavior & obedience training, cat behavior training, and adoption transition consultations since 2011.  In addition to her professional work with animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and turtles to name a few, she has completed over 4,000+ volunteer hours at her local animal shelter and rescue group.  As a volunteer, her work includes caring for, rehabilitating, and training animals of all ages, species, and sizes with diverse behavioral and medical dispositions to place them into forever homes.  At present she is the lead dog behaviorist and obedience trainer at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter as well as EZ Heart & Soul Rescue & Sanctuary where she also serves as the rescue's director of marketing and development.

Committed to animal welfare, she provides her pet care providers with education in pet care, medication administration, and animal behavior training so that they may continue to offer optimal care to our clients. 

Nevertheless, along with her joy of working with animals, she happily serves the every need of her three bossy and regal geriatric cats, Popeye (seen in photo), Naobi, and Costanza.

 

Services provided:

Cat boarding, Dog Behavior & Obedience Training, Cat Behavior Training, Transition Consultations for newly adopted pets

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Meet Angelina!

Angelina Borodiansky leaves no animal behind! Growing up with dog, cats, and rabbits enabled her to have a natural ability to care for a variety of animal species of all ages, sizes and diverse temperaments.  Including her own cat whose medical requirements were vast. Certified in Pet CPR and Pet First Aid, she has experience administering medication, handling special needs and geriatric animals, as well as handling dogs with behavioral issues.

 

Services provided:

Cat Visits, Small Pets Visits, Dog Walks, On-Going Dog Walks, Dog Park Visits, Extended Day Pet Sitting, Overnight Visits, Pet Taxi, Medication Administration

 

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Meet Shinise!

Shinise Robinson has worked with Love at First Sit since our doors opened in 2011.  A pet lover and animal advocate, she diligently volunteered for several years at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter helping to care for and socialize their animals to help place into forever homes. Certified in Pet CPR and Pet First Aid, and proficient in basic dog obedience training, she has experience administering medication, handling special needs and geriatric animals, as well as handling dogs with behavioral issues.

 

Services provided:

Cat Visits, Small Pets Visits, On-Going Dog Walks, Extended Day Pet Sitting, Medication Administration

 

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Meet Caitlin!

Caitlin will be the first to tell you that working with animals “is indeed her greatest joy.” A licensed massage therapist for humans for over 30 years, her experience includes bodywork with dogs, cats and small animals. This includes body and therapeutic therapies such as Myofacial Release, Jin Shin Do, Shiatsu, CranialSacral Therapy, to name a few. Most rewarding for Caitlin is her many years caring for animals, walking, hiking and boarding dogs, and previously volunteering with various horse rescue organizations and stables. Caitlin is grateful for the opportunity to apply her years experience and affections to four-legged, feathered, and small pet family members.

Services provided:

Dog Walks, On-Going Dog Walks, Medication Administration

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Meet Lauren!

Lauren O’Gorman was inspired to pursue a career working with animals through animal advocacy.  Her diverse experience with animals includes volunteering at the Inland Valley Humane Society, the SPCA, participating in community outreach to educate the public on animal wellness, and contributing to the adoption of rescue dogs while working for Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue.   Skilled in pet health and animal husbandry, she has cared for many different species of animals both in-home and at Animal Medical Center in Los Angeles.  Most  rewarding for Lauren was adopting her two rescue pups that she calls family.

 

Services provided:

Cat Visits, Dog Walks, Overnight Visits, Small Pets Visits, Medication Administration

 

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Meet Mindy!

Mindy Elliott will be the first to tell you, “her passion in life is to work with animals and show them the love and compassion they deserve!”  Hailing from Colorado where she grew up with dogs and cats in the Rocky Mountains, her experience includes working with pets with a wide variety of dispositions.  One of which included her dear cat of 18 years, Puncin, who in her golden years required special handling to manage her geriatric needs.  Certified in Pet CPR and Pet First Aid, having volunteered with her local dog rescue, Dumb Friends League, and committed to expanding her knowledge working with pets, she continues to pursue education and hands on training to expand her animal care and handling skills.  When Mindy is not realizing her dream working with pets, she enjoys the company of her own beloved dogs, Sheeva and Bentley with whom she calls “her world.” 

Services provided:

Cat Visits, Dog Walks, On-Going Dog Walks, Small Pets Visits, Extended Day Sitting, Overnight Visits, Medication Administration, Pet Taxi

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