Meet The Owner

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Jessica Burrell

Owner of Helping Hands Pet Care & Full Time Pet Sitter

Jessica grew up with cats, dogs, a cockatiel, a hamster, a rabbit, and ferrets. Her love for animals started as a young child. She has professionally worked with animals since 2005, when she decided to turn her passion for animals into a career. 

As a result of working at various grooming and boarding facilities, she found that a home environment was more relaxing for most pets. That's why she started Helping Hands Pet Care. So pets could enjoy all the love and attention, but still be in the comfort of their own home.  

Jessica loves finding that one spot that makes your kitty friend purr, and she has been known to have doggie dance parties at overnight sleep overs. Her favorite part of the job is seeing all the happy, smiling faces, tail wags, dog kisses and purrs, greet her at the door. 

Jessica and her team will go above and beyond to make sure your beloved pets are well taken care of while you are away! 

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Jessica's Training

Jessica has completed multiple pet first aid and safety training courses, is experienced with administering medications and senior/puppy pet care. Jessica is a Certified Veterinary Support Assistant who has training in animal psychology, anatomy and physiology. She is also experienced with handling dogs with anxiety and behavioral issues, and has worked with animals having human trust issues, helping them along on their journey to becoming well socialized. She is a firm believer in positive reinforcement. She  has completed animal training and Professional Pet Sitting courses, and is a certified in pet nutrition, as well as knowledgeable in herbal supplements and natural remedies. 

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Jessica's Contributions to our Community

Jessica has volunteered at The Nashville Humane Society, has worked with local rescue organizations as a groomer,  helped with transport, and has rescued and fostered dogs and cats. Jessica has helped trap feral cats to be taken to get snipped and tipped. She also makes regular donations to local rescues to help pets in need. Jessica and Helping Hands Pet Care proudly support First Responders and the Nashville Fire Fighters Association.