My name is Andrea Merrill and I spend time taking care of animals and exploring the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in Western Washington and went to university in Portland, Oregon. Now, I’m back in my hometown caring for dogs, cats, and chickens. Over the years, I’ve also taken care of a couple sheep and llamas!

If you’re in the Bellingham, WA area, I offer pet sitting, dog walking, and other similar services. I’m experienced, licensed, and currently working on certification. To learn more, check out the ‘Pet Sitting and Dog Walking’ page.

About the Blog

I created the blog back in August 2017 for animal enthusiasts of the Pacific Northwest. Whether it’s backyard chickens, llamas, sheep, dogs, cats, or the native wildlife that call this place home, this will be a hub to learn more about the natural world around us.

This is me, with my one-eyed black lab named Rooster. He was a rescue from the amazing organization Happy Tails, Happy Homes and was a sweet senior pup who loved to say hi to everyone. He sadly passed away in June of 2019 but remains my prime inspiration for animal care.

Why? I wanted to start this because I really wanted to share what I was doing and to talk about the animals in my life. I want to do this to really explore more and to do more – it’s a reason to go on more adventures. I also realize that I live a bit of a weird life – taking care of all the different animals that I have in a town like Bellingham is a bit unusual. I’ve also just learned so much from the animals I care for and I just really want to share what I’ve learned and all the joy and happiness that these animals bring into my life.

If you want to get in touch, I’m on Twitter and Instagram as @animalsofpnw or fill out the contact form below: