Hi! My name is Avril Schryvers! Prior to working with Tinkle Time, I lived in Vancouver, where I was a professional dog walker for 10 years. I started up my own company in White Rock almost 6 years ago, which I left to my long time employee when I decided to move to Alberta. I have been in the pet care industry since 2007, and I have worked in boarding kennels, dog daycares, grooming shops, pet stores, and for two other dog walking companies before starting my own. I also have many years of volunteer experience with the Richmond Animal Protection Society, RAPS Cat Sanctuary, Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary as well as Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA), which I was a long term foster for. I am fully trained in pet first aid and CPR through Walks ‘N’ Wags, and I have been through the veterinary assistant program at Granville College.
I share my life with my two rescue dogs, Zoe and Denim (both mixed-breed mutts), and the sweetest kitty ever, Blueberry. They are my whole world. I understand the anxiety that can come with leaving your pets in someone else’s hands, because I have been there myself. From that perspective, I model my practices to care for my client’s pets just as I do my own – with my entire heart and soul.