I love what I do. Hi, I'm Vicky, founder of Nose To Trail and this is my story. I visited family in Portland nearly 25 years ago and started planning my exodus from Texas immediately. It was love at first sight. Forests, trails, waterfalls, rivers, mountains, the gorge, the stunning coast- it goes on and on. I got my first dog a few years later and we had the best time exploring nature together. I truly believe that there is no better way to enjoy outdoors than with a dog. I also believe that there is nothing better for a dog than plenty of outdoor exercise and opportunities to smell new smells. I spent many fun years working dead end jobs, mostly in restaurants, before returning to college and earning a degree in cultural anthropology from Portland State University. This led me to a rewarding job in the non profit sector as a case manager. Although I was doing exactly what I wanted to do and serving my community as I did it, something was pulling me away. A life of passion was calling me... so, I took a leap of faith and left my rewarding job to start a pet sitting business. I absolutely love what I do and it shows from the moment you and your baby meet me. I am a natural care giver, of animals and people. When I got my first cat at 10 years old, she was already pregnant, such a fun surprise for my father. I was hooked! Thankfully, I have not experienced petlessness since. As an adult searching for a life of passion, my mind turned to pet care. Animals present a unique challenge: to be in the moment, to have positive energy, to enjoy life and be truly open with another. The instant that I am with a pet, the world falls away and I find myself smiling. I'm an incredibly proud small business owner. Nose To Trail is fully licensed, registered, insured and bonded. Contact me today to join the Nose To Trail family!