That’s totally not true. But Brittany does have three boys (that’s how she refers to her dogs) that fully support her work here at The Watering Bowl Doggy Daycare and Boarding.
Cash, her German Shepard/Doberman mix, Jack, her Rat Terrier mix and Samson, her Jack Russell mix all love giving her a full sniff over when she gets home from our Hanley location.
For Brittany, the most rewarding part of her job is “a tie between when I first walk in the door and when I put the dogs up for bed.”
She loves the immediate and unconditional love she is greeted with, but bed time is the quiet, one-on-one time she gets to spend with each dog before tucking them in for the night.
Sounds like a pretty great gig, even if it does also involve cleaning up after the dogs.
With five years of experience as a pet sitter and daycare attendant, Brittany joined our pack in September, and the dogs appreciate her more than she even knows.
Just recently, Brittany came to the rescue for one of our beloved poodles. It was right before bedtime when she noticed that the dog appeared uncomfortable. She quickly identified a few symptoms that could have meant bloat.
For those who aren’t aware, bloat is a condition that impacts the stomach and consequently the rest of a dog’s body. According to WebMD, it’s “a life-threatening emergency that affects dogs in the prime of life. The mortality rate for gastric volvulus approaches 50 percent. Early recognition and treatment are the keys to survival.”
Luckily, that’s exactly what Brittany provided.
She immediately got him into see a vet who performed a successful, life-saving surgery and everyone went home happy.
This is the second time one our staff members has come to the rescue of a dog exhibiting signs of bloat while in our care, and we couldn’t be more proud of the attention and affection our staff shows for all the dogs at The Watering Bowl.
Brittany’s ultimate dream is to run her own shelter, and have a positive impact on as many animals’ lives as possible. She’s already off to a great start, and we love having her with us.