Fido's Following, a dog walking and pet sitting service, was started in 2011 in the South Park, San Diego neighborhood by Irene Tassie. We provide services for all dog breeds and all pet species, but please note that Fido's Following is not a dog training service. For training services, we recommend Fernando at Canine Education.
Below is a map of our service area.
Irene Tassie, Owner & Operator of Fido’s Following, grew up in Alaska, moving from rural home to rural home. Throughout the years, though, she always had a canine companion. Some ran away, some died, but each in turn were an integral part of her as she grew up. In addition to dogs, Irene grew up with admiration, wonder and respect for the many untamed animals nearby. There were brown bears, moose, deer, porcupines, bald-eagles, wolves, rabbits, and fish. This fascination with the world around her led her to study biology.
Today Irene holds a bachelor of science in biology as well as applied mathematics. In 2011, personal circumstances led to a break in her studies. A trip to the dog park with her best friend Sarek opened her eyes to a career in pet services. So she started Fido's Following, finished her undergraduate work, and settled into her dream job.
Irene is certified in cat and dog first aid by the Red Cross of America.
Young Irene with Sara the Ferret
Young Irene with Dobie the Doberman
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