Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care

Providing Paw-sitive Pet Care to North Andover

Tracey

  

Hello...and welcome to my website 

Dogs, dogs, dogs...what can I say - I love them all !!

As a child I grew up in Derry NH and spent most of my weekends at our family farm in Contoocook NH. This beautiful farm on 100 acres introduced me to all types of farm animals and wildlife.  On that farm lived Dino a beautiful german shepherd. My Dad introduced us when we were both 12 weeks old.  That is where it all began....

From there my parents adopted Friskey, 10 week old black lab rescue when I was 7yrs old - needless to say I grew up with Friskey for the next 18yrs...she was a love, a companion, and the inspiration for my business today.

As I graduated from college I began taking care of my friends pets ( dogs, cats, fish, bunnies ) when they would travel for work.  The next thing I knew my friends were telling their friends who were telling their friends and I decided to turn this into a business.

Here we are today Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care!

In the summer of 2008, I had the most amazing opportunity to volunteer for 1 week at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab UT.  Best Friends also known as "Dogtown" is the largest no kill animal sanctuary in the world.   I had the opportunity to see first hand how the Michael Vick dogs are successfully being rehabilitated.  I also got to work with hundreds of animals on this 33,000 acre facility in the heart of Angel Canyon.  "Dogtown" is on the NGEO channel 210 every Friday night.  This was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had and I encourage everyone to visit this wonderful, beautiful, peaceful place.  It is truly God's country. 

I have also been featured in several newpapers, magazines, radio shows and cable stations.   Educating people on animal care is a passion of mine.

Recently my business received an Appreciation Award from the Town of North Andover Selectmen

I have my Masters in Business Education, my Bachelors in Marketing and Advertising, all from Johnson & Wales University.  I decided to go back to school and attended Bancroft School of Massage and completed a 1yr long  certificate program in Small Animal Massage. I am also Advanced Level Reiki  and Animal CPR. 

I am a member of  PSI Pet Sitters International and Professional United Pet Sitters.  I am also a member of  Best Friends Animal Society  www.bestfriends.org  and on the Board of Directors for the North Andover Merchant's Association.    Most importantly I am insured & bonded.

 

Contact Tracey at 978-697-6571  or email at [email protected]

 

           www.petsit.com                                          www.petsits.com

 

 

 

 

 

     

       http://www.northandovermerchants.org/               http://www.pettech.net/     

     

 Tracey is also a Citizen CrimeWatch Captain with the North Andover Police Dept.  This helps ensure your home will  be safe while you travel.   

Tracey has passed a criminal background check.  

                          

      

Tracey supports K-9 Heros

 

North Andover is honored and blessed to have an AMAZING police K-9 team

KYZYER -   Narcotic Detection K-9

JULIE  -      Explosive Detection K-9

North Andover police Sgt. Charles Gray praises his K-9 partner, Kyzer, after the dog subdued the suspect at Lawrence Municipal Airport

Working dogs are amazing animals specially trained to protect people and to make life easier for them. Some working dogs act as eyes for blind people, ears for the hearing impaired, and helpers for the physically challenged. They also can help a police officer catch criminals. These special dogs can find victims of disasters under lots of rubble, and they can find people lost in the woods. They are TRULY awesome !!! 

2011 Pet Sitter International K-9 Hero Award

July 2011  Kyzer was named a National Hero for working dogs by Pet Sitter International.  On August 2, 2011 I had the honor to present Kyzer and Lt Gray with this award at our annual townwide "National Night Out" event .  We had a huge turnout of nearly 4000 residents attend this event   

   

Wiggles & Jiggles fundraiser for the North Andover Fire Dept

 

North Andover Fire Department gets four animal oxygen masks Firefighters get oxygen masks for animals

By Crystal Bozek  Sunday July 19, 2009

NORTH ANDOVER — Firefighter Barry Sullivan has three dogs of his own. He knows how close people get to their pets.

He's also seen pets not make it out of fires, and the heartbreak that can cause a homeowner.

"There was the German Shepherd on Christmas Day. That was tough," Sullivan said, remembering one incident, as he petted his dog Kurn, a 10-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback. "To some people, these are our kids."

That's why Sullivan is so excited about the North Andover Fire Department's newest equipment — four sets of pet oxygen masks that will help resuscitate animals suffering from smoke inhalation.

The masks, which cost $55 apiece, were donated to the department on Friday by a local pet care business owner.

Tracey Zysk, owner of Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care of North Andover, raised more than $300 for the masks during the town's Fourth of July festivities. Her business includes pet sitting, dog walking, cat care and animal massage. She also donated $100 to the North Andover Police Department's K-9 unit.

"I've been wanting to do something, and with all the animal-friendly condos going up around town, I thought this would be a good idea," she said. "They gave me the helmet and boot to collect money and people just kept giving money. They were so generous."

The cone-shaped plastic masks come in three sizes and fit snugly on a snout. They can be used on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs — even birds if needed.

Masks made for humans are not the right size for animals and don't deliver enough oxygen to clear their lungs.

Animals often have to wait to get to an animal hospital for treatment, and many times, that's too late. And animals are even more susceptible to smoke inhalation.

The masks are reusable and work the same way a human mask would, by feeding oxygen through a tube that pumps it to the nose and mouth.

Fire Lt. Robert Bonenfant said it's the worst feeling being on scene but not being able to help an ailing animal.

"We just want to have something, some tool," he said. "Firefighters just want to do something. It's hard for them to hold back."