Brickell Pet Sitter Spotlight: the fabulous Kesi Land
We have a great team of Brickell pet sitter and dog walkers who are thrilled to be caring for your cats and dogs. Kesi Land is one of our pet enthusiasts, whose hometown was Baltimore, Maryland until she officially made the move to Miami in 2013 to begin her studies at Miami International University of Art & Design for Fashion Merchandising.
Although she enjoyed her creative studies, she felt unsatisfied with her career in retail. Her real passion was animals. But because she couldn’t find a job that didn’t require some sort of degree, Kesi was ready to give up her search. Luckily for Equipaws, she came across our professional pet sitter and dog walker advertisement on Craigslist. She knew it was a fit. “I got to do what I always wanted to do, gain experience with animals which will help me later down the line with my degree, and the hours were flexible,” Kesi says. Plus, she loves the benefit of staying fit while working, a win-win for Kesi and the Equipaws team!
From Brickell pet sitter to vet tech
Kesi’s devotion for animals has grown since working for Equipaws. She is has transferred schools and is now majoring in Veterinary Medicine to become a Vet Tech. Eventually she plans on completing her Doctorate.
In her spare time, she and her boyfriend are pet parents to two adorable toy poodles, Marley and Riley. She loves being a pup parent and suggests to fellow Moms and Dads, “never cut corners on what you buy for your pets! Always provide quality products and services whether it’s food, toys, treats.” We agree 100% with Kesi when she says, “Check out the ingredients, if there’s something funky in the listing or something you wouldn’t eat yourself then why would you feed it to your furry friend?”
Benny, the most considerate dog in Brickell
As much as she loves her pups, she treasures the bond created with all of the Brickell pets she cares for. One experience has truly touched her heart. The story involves a pup named Benny, who is a loving, older dog but requires special attention as he gets very excited around other dogs. Kesi recently had her wisdom teeth removed and with her enthusiasm for her job, she attempted to come back to work too soon.
She and Benny had a morning walk planned together. “We normally power walk during our time, but he walked slow for me so I wasn’t expending a lot of energy and when we would stop, which I had to do often during the walk, he waited patiently for me to regain strength. He also ignored all other dogs that were out that morning. I was his sole focus and that really meant alot to me.I love the bonds that are made while working with each person’s pet. It’s an amazing feeling.”
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Like Equipaws, she is a huge fan of local products and loves Dishes for Dogs, a small business in Miami. All products are organic and homemade and you can find them at the weekly farmers market in Midtown. They also provide a delivery service on the weekends. She is very excited for their first store to open this fall in Wynwood. She does recommend asking what portion size to feed your pup, as you never want to overfeed.
In her downtime Kesi often travels with friends and/or family, spending time with her babies (Mar, Rye, and her boyfriend), playing video games (oftentimes live streaming it), binge watching her favorite TV & anime shows, trying out new foods at a variety of different restaurants, and shopping. She currently resides in West Brickell and loves caring for our clients in the area! We love Kesi’s enthusiasm, passion and willingness to grow and can’t wait to see what the future holds for her career with animals.
We’d be happy to help you book one of our professional Brickell pet sitteror dog walkers. Please email us at email@example.com or call the office at 305.794.3733. We look forward to taking care of your pets!
A founding member of the Equipaws family, Frankie can mostly be found working behind the scenes, helping co-create online branding, managing several social media accounts, designing brand collateral, writing copy, and managing events. She also fills in for pet sitters and dog walkers when needed in Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, and South Miami. Her own small pack consists of Boots the Shih Tzu mix and Nutmeg the Chiweenie.