Owner, Operator

My name is Emily Mistak, I'm from Carlsbad, I've lived in this North County paradise since 1999 and started ToA pet service business in 2013. I have over 9 years professional experience working in pet stores previous to starting my business and a lifetime of experience with all sorts of animals. I grew up having (as my mom would say) "a zoo" and have used and practiced that knowledge countless times. I have extensive hands on experience with dogs, cats, fish (fresh and salt), birds, reptiles, rodents, and insects. My dog hiking started as a hobby and smoothly transitioned into my business. I work well with human and animal hiking buddies alike, I'm always down for an adventure or hike somewhere new. I'm open to suggestions!

          I am insured with Pet Sitter Association and have a Canine First Aid and CPR certificate. Even though I'm not a certified dog trainer, I have worked with dogs for basic obedience and leash training with great success. I love to see how dogs blossom with the right training and conditions.

          My pack at home consists of my husband, two dachshunds (Moose and Cayde), two chameleons, a ball python and an assortment of arachnids. Many of the hikes I have tested around North County have been with my dog, Moose. I'm physically able to hike for miles; I'm a very savvy hiker, and I couldn't dream of going out in the wilderness without a dog by my side. 

    It feels very natural to work with dogs; big or small, I love getting to know each one's personality and all of the various breeds. All of my clients' dogs are an extension of my family, I like to think they consider me their fun aunt. I really and truly LOVE my job.