About Valerie

Hey friends!

First off, I would like to take a moment to personally welcome you to Dog Care Made Simple.

If you’re a dog owner, thinking about getting a dog, or simply have a love for these canine companions, you’ve come to the right place!

A little bit about me…

I’m Valerie, and as you may have guessed, I LOVE dogs. Their affection, way of being, and companionship is enough to make you fall in love with them. I must admit, pictures of (my) dogs dominate my camera roll. Although, I have a feeling I am not the only one, right?

I’m an expat living in Costa Rica with my two dogs, Bison and Coco. Bison started off as my foster dog while volunteering for a local animal shelter. From the moment I brought him home, I knew I had to adopt him. Fast forward a few years later, Bison joined me on my journey from the Midwest to Costa Rica. As if it was really an option for him to stay behind.  And Coco? Well, she was just 8 weeks old when I adopted her here in Costa Rica from a family that couldn’t keep her.

So, what’s really the point of this blog?

Well, think about this…

Ever realized how much your four-pawed friend loves you?

If there is anything that makes us feel good and responsible, it would be doing something back for those that love us dearly. Don’t let your furry friend down. Take care of your pet to the best of your ability. In this site, we will explore options to take better care of your dog. Small, big or medium-sized, we’ll tell you all about the ways to care for your dog, the importance of these loyal companions, their needs, and how you can improve the relationship with your barking buddy.

The love and interest in dogs has motivated me to be a better owner, or as some may say “pawrent”. Even though I am not a professional dog trainer nor a veterinarian, I have the beautiful, unforgettable, and sometimes frustrating experiences with Bison and Coco.  It has given me some great knowledge on their behavior and needs. They are truly my inspiration in creating this blog.

Make sure to check back regularly to get a good foundation on taking care of your dog with simple tips and tricks. I never stop learning so as I discover more cool things and new tips, I’d love to share them with you! If you have questions, would like to share a story, or simply need encouragement, I welcome you to reach out to me.

Let me leave you with one more thought…

A famous writer once said, “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings

Having a dog is truly a blessing. Don’t you agree?

All the best,

Founder of Dog Care Made Simple