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About

Hi, I’m Maria.

I'm a licensed, insured, and bonded pet care provider in Napa, CA.

I've been living and working with animals my entire life. My family loved animals and so I grew up caring for my family’s 2 dogs and cat as well as my own cat, 2 rats, and several hamsters.

As an adult I’ve had the privilege of being a pet parent over the last 25 years to a Lovebird, Conure, Boston Terrier, Schipperke, 6 rats, Pitbull and a Manx cat. I currently share my home with a Dachshund-Border Collie named Luna, an Italian Greyhound-terrier named Baron, a Maine Coon mix cat named Bob, and a feral cat named Cora.

I worked as a veterinary assistant for 2 years. For 6 years I volunteered with local rescues, fostering and training dogs to prepare them for adoption. I also worked with the dogs and their families post adoption to help with adjustment issues or training. I am currently a member of and training assistant at the Napa Valley Dog Training Club.

Lil' Rascals Pet Care began because a family in a puppy training class asked for referrals for a kennel. It bothered me to think of their sweet pup in a kennel instead of a cozy home environment so I offered to care for her in my home. Soon others were asking me to board their dogs and so I set everything up from licensing to insurance and Lil' Rascals was officially begun in July 2015. I did the pet care work around my full time office job for 2 years but I am now working full time with the animals.

I look forward to meeting you and your pets and having you become part of the Lil' Rascals family.