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OUR MISSION

Bringing pet owners and pet care professionals together!
We want to share education about safety and handling basics and motivate you to continue your education when it comes to skin and coat care for your pet.

The Network is dedicated to raising awareness of the rewarding career possibilities within the pet industry. We aim to inspire people who are interested in continuing their education, and looking for avenues for personal growth. We will continue to highlight helpful techniques and showcase efficient tools and products used by professionals.

What does it take to build, operate, staff, and maintain a grooming, boarding, daycare, or veterinary facility? Through network collaboration we will work with each other to unveil the beauty of the pet industry. With a better understanding of the professional process…..you can build a solid relationship with your pet’s circle of supplemental pet care providers.

It takes a Village!

Yes…..in today’s world you will NEED to seek guidance from a professional to care for your companion animal. Starting with the acquisition process, through their growth and development, and even more so as they age and we assist our best friends through their golden years.

By watching, reading, and listening to the pet care professionals on this Network…..you will learn valuable information that will make a huge impact on your pet’s well-being.

In today’s world you will NEED to seek guidance from a professional to care for your companion animal. Starting with the acquisition process, through their growth and development, and even more so as they age and we assist our best friends through their golden years.

By watching, reading, and listening to the pet care professionals on this Network…..you will learn valuable information that will make a huge impact on your pet’s well-being.

Every pet care provider has wisdom and experiences to share. We welcome professionals from all facets of the pet industry.

Let your voice be heard! Get the support of the Networks editing, marketing, and design team to bring your piece to life!

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Jessica Miklasz

Certified Canine Esthetician
Experienced Veterinary Technician
Owner/Co-Founder of Passionate Paws & Claws Owner/Co-Founder of Companion Animal Network
Owner/Co-Founder of Groom Scouts
Secretary of the Maryland Professional Pet Groomers Association

With a deep passion for animal husbandry, Jessica began her career as a Kennel Attendant and found her way to working as a Veterinary Assistant at a busy multi-doctor practice. She eventually became an experienced Veterinary Technician at a Veterinary Clinic that specialized in house call services. While working as a vet tech, she was given countless opportunities to hone her skill set as a Pet Service provider.

Working with her husband on their “days off” from their full time jobs – Jessica & Chris began offering pet services such as pet sitting, dog walking, medication administration, fluid administration, and transportation. They are regularly referred by Veterinarians to aid in administration techniques and overall compliance. What started off as a mobile vet tech company in 2009 – Passionate Paws & Claws grew into a multi-faceted business including In Salon Dog & Cat Grooming, Mobile Dog & Cat Grooming, Pet Paramedic Services, Transportation Services, and Mobility Assistance for Pets. Jessica enjoys working with special needs pets, (especially cats) teaching people who are interested in skin and coat care, and collaborating with others who are passionate about the industry. In 2020, Jessica became an ambassador for Groomers Goop & Advet Care Pet Products. She also competed in her first competition and spent a lot of time doing online continuing education. In 2021, Jessica became a Certified Canine Esthetician continuing her focus on the medical aspect of grooming. She also joined the National Cat Groomers Institute and is working to become a Certified Feline Master Groomer. Her sculpted blue heart design on “Opal” the standard poodle was featured in the 2021 Opawz creative book! As secretary of the Maryland Professional Pet Groomers association, Jessica is working with other Maryland groomers to focus on safety & sanitation standards despite the difficulties facing the industry. She is devoted to ensuring the pet care industry continues to move forward in a positive and supportive light.
Link to Jessica’s Website:
www.passionatepawsandclaws.com
Link to Jessica’s Professional Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/passionatepawsandclaws
Link to Jessica’s Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/jessicamiklaszthegroomer/
Link to Jessica’s Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/passionatepawsandclaws/

Christopher Miklasz

Professional Pet Groomer – Entrepreneur
Owner/Co-Founder of Passionate Paws & Claws
Owner/Co-Founder of Companion Animal Network
Owner/Co-Founder of Groom Scouts
President of the Maryland Professional Pet Groomers Association
Owner/Co-Founder Passionate Paws & Claws

Christopher’s passion for animals and their care can be traced back to his early childhood. His mother handled and showed dogs and introduced Christopher to the professional handling aspect of their care at a young age.

Christopher was encouraged to explore the world of animals through animal companionship and dutiful care of cats, dogs and other small animals. Through experience and hard work he was able to turn his passions for animal husbandry into a business around 10 years old. He started a rattery that helped to sustain his ever growing reptile and small animal collection. Christopher has been known to have the answers, so much so that people started to bring Christopher sick and injured animals that they didn’t know what to do with…so many lessons were learned and relationships were built based on his experience with people and their pets.

As his love for animals grew to new heights, he met the woman of his dreams. When Christopher and Jessica first met, he owned a ChowChow Mix named Ashes and his family had a Yorkshire Terrier named Missy. Christopher also had a beautiful Saltwater fish tank full of snails, hermit crabs, shrimp, and a collection of marine fish. Jessica was fascinated with Christophers fish keeping skills and his shared dedication to animals. Before they tied the knot – the two animal lovers rescued and cared for a Quarter Horse named Alamo, a German Shepherd named Buddha, an Italian Mastiff named Luigi, and two an amazing Domestic Shorthair Tabbies named Mr. Bojangles & George. The two also cared for several litters of rabbits together and they cooperatively fed horses at two different stables together.

They had a special pair of Rabbits named Roxie & Khaki, a special pair of rats named Dexter & Petri, a special pair of Degu named Pablo & Amigo, and a beloved community of Freshwater Fish.

They now have a Bull Terrier Mix named Lotus, Three Cats – Mr, Bojangles, Pearl, and Sandy Squirrel, a Chinchilla named Bandito, and Alamo the Horse remains a huge part of their family and their happiness.

The two worked incredibly hard building their business into something they can be proud of. Together with their two fun-loving children, Christopher and Jessica continue to ignite that spark in each other, supporting each other’s ideas and excitement about helping animals all over the world

Christopher’s Website:

www.passionatepawsandclaws.com

Christopher’s Tik Tok Account:

https://www.tiktok.com/@passionatepawsandclaws

Alecsa

Pet Enthusiast
Pet Professional
Pet Sitter
Pet Groomer
Horseback Riding Instructor
Trail Guide

Alecsa is a proud Coast Guard spouse who enjoys the adventures of moving around every few years and exploring the country with her wife, two huskies, chocolate Labrador, and 3 ferrets. Throughout her life she’s had a variety of jobs that furthered her education including being a caretaker, pet sitter, dog walker, groomer assistant, horseback riding lesson coach, horse trail guide on the beach, and currently perusing pet grooming out of her home and being mobile for all her clients pet care needs! When Alecsa is not grooming or educating, she enjoys long beach walks with her dogs, painting, crafting, trail riding, exploring nature or baking with and for her pets. Alecsa has had a passion to care for animals since a child always bathing and training her family pets, rescuing two malnourished horses and to teach them to trust again, taking in and fostering dogs off of the streets, and the list goes on. Alecsa will always seek ways to improve and better her pet’s lives and others!

Link to Alecsa’s Professional Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/KnottyPawsPetGrooms

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INSPIRATION FROM OUR TEAM 

“Every pet care provider has wisdom and experiences to share. We welcome professionals from all facets of the pet industry.”

“Let your voice be heard! Share your favorite tips and techniques!”

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“With the support of The Network’s editing, marketing, and design partners we can even help you create a piece you can be proud of.”

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