Why Choose Priority Pet Services?
- Excellent References
- Bonded and Insured
- Fully Certified Through National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)
- Active Memberships in NAPPS, Pet Sitters International (PSI), Professional United Pet Sitters (PUPS), and Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
- Trained in Animal First Aid and Animal CPR Through the American Red Cross
About S. Jonann Wild – Owner
Washington DC pet sitter Jonann Wild grew up around dogs and has usually had a cat living at her house during her adult years until the passing of 19-year-old Minx in the summer of 2010. Over the years, she provided pet care for vacationing family and friends. In the November of 2007, she began a more formal pet sitting endeavor when Minx traveled to Guatemala with neighbors who work with USAID. It was an opportunity to Minx to live in a five bedroom villa with two gardens and lots of little critters to stalk! She understands what it is like to travel with a pet waiting at home, so wants to create a situation where you and your pet’s stress are reduced while you are away. Jonann is currently collaborating with other NAPPS pet sitters to plan their 2017 Education and Networking Forum in Chicago, IL. and also organizing Compassion Fatigue workshop for Washington DC animal caretakers in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States.
Jonann has almost thirty-five years of experience working as a staff member, manager, volunteer, or board member in a wide variety of settings, including nonprofit, private sector, state, and county government. She spent 4 years directing a local mediation center in Iowa, producing an 85% overall success rate and an 82% truancy success rate, and almost quadrupled the center’s funding during a time of significant state-wide and national budget cutbacks. Ms. Wild served for six years as Director for Youth Development at the National Crime Prevention Council where she also established the Outreach to New Americans Division. In 1995, Ms. Wild developed an advocacy curriculum for Co/Motion, a program operated by Alliance for Justice. She has also served as Director for Training and Technical Assistance for Youth Crime Watch of America. She also was the Founding President of Asian-American LEAD, an organization serving Vietnamese youth and their families in Washington, D.C. In 1981, Ms. Wild received the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service Award for her exceptional work in building diverse community partnerships. Her favorite quote is, “Ordinary actions can take you to extraordinary places”.