Professional Pet Sitter Holly Cook Shares Her Tale – and Advice – On Conquering Compassion Fatigue
There’s a hidden but growing health threat affecting pet sitters, veterinarians, dog walkers and others who care for pets – compassion fatigue. Holly Cook, who suffered from CF, is on a mission to help others who face trauma and grief every day. She shares her story and unleashes savvy advice from her new book, “My End of the Leash: Compassion Fatigue From a Pet Sitter’s Perspective” in this special episode of the Oh Behave Show.
Holly C. Cook has been an avid animal lover her entire life; turning her passion into a pet sitting and dog walking service in 1996. For over 20 years, Holly provided her community with award winning pet sitting and dog walking services.
In 2006, Holly was honored by Pet Sitter's International naming her Pet Sitter of the Year. Holly served the pet sitting industry by serving as PSI's Michigan Ambassador from 2005-2009. She also served her community with yearly donation drives to benefit local shelters. During times of disasters, Holly provided her community the opportunity to help those animals affected by hosting donations drives and other local events. Holly has visited and donated to Best Friend's Animal Sanctuary on countless occasions.
Currently residing in Seattle with her family and her pets, Holly continues to walk dogs in her community while toying with the idea of writing additional books. Holly has been invited to speak at several pet care conferences and events and enjoys sharing her insights.