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Who’s Leading This Posse?
Guardian Pet Care & Massage is owned and operated by Jim.
When needed, assistance is provided by Jim’s daughter, Carla, who also resides in
Overland Park, Kansas. The Western theme of the company logo and this web
site reflect Jim’s love of all things Western and Cowboy.
Jim went into pet sitting and animal massage following a career of 38
years in law enforcement. His background includes many positions with high
level responsibilities requiring extreme trustworthiness. He was a Military
Policeman with a Secret security clearance in the U.S. Army. In civilian
life, Jim worked on the Federal level as a National Park Service Supervisory
Law Enforcement Ranger and on the local level as a Police Officer. In his
police career, Jim has achieved specialty positions in the Tactical Response
Team, Aviation Unit, Scuba Dive Team, Criminal Investigation Division and
his favorite, as a Canine Handler.
Jim is 62 years old and keeps active by hiking, running,
swimming and walking dogs for several miles each day. He enjoys backpacking and camping. Jim is the guardian of two
German Shepherd Dogs, two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and two Maine Coon cats. He also enjoys
feeding and watching the wildlife that visit his yard. Jim's love of animals
started at a very young age and has continued through his life.
Jim was certified as a Canine Massage Therapist and an Equine Sports
Massage Therapist through hands-on training programs at Brandenburg Massage
Therapy in Martins Ferry, Ohio. While a Canine Handler, Jim completed
several courses in canine and animal first aid and CPR. He is also certified
by the American Red Cross in Pet First Aid and CPR. Jim is highly interested in
continuing his training and education to work with animals. He is currently
studying Acupressure and Reiki for dogs, cats and horses. Jim is also a Notary
Public for the State of Kansas and is available to come to you for notary
Jim is a member of several professional organizations, including the
National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, Pet Sitters International,
Association of Professional United Pet Sitters, Pet Sitters Associates, the
International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork and the Association
of Canine Water Therapy. He is also a member and supporter of the
Humane Society, ASPCA, Defenders of Wildlife and
several local pet rescue groups.
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