Meet the Owner, June Collins
Hello I am June Collins, owner of President Max-well’s Pet Services, LLC. I have lived in South Florida for most of my life and am fluent in English and Spanish. I worked in the legal system for 15 years in various capacities to include Court Reporting, Police Explorer with the North Miami and Metro-Dade Police Departments and also a Guardian Ad Litem in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Dade County Florida.
Since I was a child, I always had a special affection for animals and nature. It all started when my parents would take us to the Catskill Game Farm in Upstate New York and I loved to feed the livestock. Also, when we would visit a family friends’ farm in the Berkshires in upstate New York I would wander away and play with the animals and talk to them too.
With over 15 years’ experience working with countless pets and local families, I have maintained a lifelong interest in animals of all types, but especially those I frequently care for. My favorites are dogs, cats, rabbits, small birds and even pot-bellied pigs, no alligators, please!
My experience with animals includes an Aviary Docent at Flamingo Gardens, volunteering at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue, and I am presently a volunteer with Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in Jupiter, FL.
As for my personal interests, they encompass a sincere love of nature and wildlife. You can find Maxwell and me walking along Jupiter’s Dog Beach, or find me bird watching, playing with my cat Presley, or enjoying a nice long nature walk.
My personal mantra speaks for itself: “Animals share unconditional love with all of us and they are amazing healers and teachers in life.”
I got started in the pet sitting/dog walking business while I was a student at FAU. I wanted to earn some extra income as I had recently lost my German Shepherd, Zeppelin and I needed to fill a void, so I started walking dogs, and pet sitting. I have been doing it approximately 15 years when I decided to launch a full-time pet sitting business; hence, President Max-well’s Pet Services!
The name came from a blending of my present dog Maxwell and my cat Presley’s names. So, I came up with President Max-well.
Maxwell is a Scottie mix that my friends had adopted for me shortly after my cat Pumpkin passed away. This was my first time I had owned a dog since Zeppelin’s passing. Maxwell has definitely rocked my world. We love to go to Jupiter’s dog beach, fetch tennis balls, go for rides in the car, to the dog park, and socialize with other dogs. Maxwell is not afraid of anything. And, yes, he loves cats too, especially his dear friend, Presley.
Presley is a black cat named after my late cat Pumpkin who discovered us on the full moon. He captured our hearts so much, we adopted him. Maxwell and Presley bonded at first sight! They love each other and play quite well together. Maxwell is very protective of him too. Presley likes to play with dangling things, have his belly rubbed, be held and kissed, likes treats and lay on the computer while I am blogging or posting. By the way, he likes to lick too!!!
My Maxwell and Presley are very sweet boys that have enriched my life. I am very grateful to have them.