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With every Tail there is an Origin

Hi, my name is Theodora, owner and founder of Theo's Doggos. I began this career path with a strong passion for animals and providing them with the love and care they deserve. A born and raised Chicagoan, I grew up in the Irving Park Neighborhood and have owned and cared for dogs, cats, rabbits, various small rodents, birds, amphibians, and fish. With many pet sitting gigs-that also added to my experience and knowledge of various animals, you can rest assured I'm very comfortable with all animals and that your pet will be in good, knowledgeable, loving hands. Team mates also learn from the best!

When I was young, I didn't watch the shows or read the books my friends did, instead I watched Animal Planet, read about various animals and how to care for them, watched pet training shows and educational programs, read the dog breed bible, and learned as much as I could about animals, specifically dogs since that was the pet I wanted the most. Finally when I was eight years old I got my first dog, a mini-dachshund named Brownie. After we had Brownie for 3 years we decided to get a puppy, another dachshund named Copper. Both dogs brought my family and home a lot of much needed love and joy. I trained them both and was the main caregiver for over ten years along with the help my of little sister. For some time I lived with roommates and cared for three cats at once and they also brought plenty of joy and energy to my life! Having also taken care of many rabbits because my first bunny-her name was Banni, had babies I helped her raise them myself and found great forever homes for them all. I also helped train every animal I lived with including litter box training my bunnies-yes they can be trained just like cats! I've also taken online classes for various pet certification courses including pet nutrition, psychology, training, sitting, first aid, and CPR. I use a multi-interview process to screen and hire employees that either have or are willing to learn everything I have to ensure the best quality of care for your pets. 


Photography started out as a hobby, but through years of hard work and dedication I've managed to turn it into a career. I’ve loved photographing animals ever since I can remember and I adore the feeling of capturing a moment in time, especially one that I know will be treasured forever. I see pet photography as a fun adventure and stimulating challenge since the subject is not easy to pose or stays still. Over time, pets usually end up loving the camera and they become models after realizing "photo-time" means treats and praise! Great if your pet has a fear of cameras being pointed at them so you can also take great pics of them more easily!

My love for all animals will never fade because they've brought so much happiness to my life. I aim to reflect my passion through my business, building the best team of rockstars and continuously innovating to be the best!

Thank you for taking the time to read my origin story!

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