After graduating from the University of Miami and receiving an MBA from FIU, Flavia pursued a career in business development. During her spare time Flavia spent years fueling her interest in pet care by volunteering with multiple pet rescues, fostering abandoned dogs, and helping to facilitate pet adoptions.
In 2011, she founded Equipaws Pet Services – combining her acumen for business with her love of people and their pets. She has since grown Equipaws to become the #1 Pet Care Service in South Florida as voted by The Florida Villager and the best dog walking service in Coral Gables as voted by the Coral Gables Magazine, with a 5-star Yelp rating. Equipaws today boasts a team of over 20 employees.
Flavia was elected to the board of the National Association for Professional Pet Sitters from 2014-2016. Dedicated to improving pet care standards nationwide, Flavia is regularly involved in several mastermind groups with multi-million-dollar pet sitting companies which discuss the future of the industry.
Currently, you can find Flavia leading numerous pet-focused events around Miami, including Equipaws’s monthly yappy hour in Brickell and South Miami. She’s a member of the Ladies’ Ledger and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of South Miami’s Art Festival. When she’s not working, she likes to relax at home with her fiance and her pups.