The Natural Paw - Ipswich, MA
Justina Hebert- President of Natural Paw
Justina’s experience in animal care started at a very young age. At only 14, Justina began walking and caring for dogs in her neighborhood. She spent the following three years working in doggie daycares in the Beverly area.
At the age of 18 Justina started “Justina’s Pet Services” taking groups of dogs on hikes and to playgroups. She started with just 2 dogs and over the last 4 years has grown her business to roughly 25 dogs a week, not including pet-sitting clients, many of which she welcomes into her own home. She is also experienced in chinchilla care, and owns her own pet chinchilla Winnie.
In addition to caring for her own, and other’s animals, Justina has rehabilitated birds, squirrels, and rabbits. She has also assisted in the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) of many feral cats in the North Shore area.
Justina received her Associates Degree in Animal Care from North Shore Community College. While there, she also developed a strong interest in alternative healing, which is the basis for The Natural Paw, an entirely holistic doggie daycare.
Justina’s current family includes 3 dogs: Akitas-Ialu and Kalli and Japanese Chin- Azizi. 1 part-time dog: Black Lab-Sarah Two cats: Huni and Usi, three ring-neck doves, Chocolate, Caramel and Vanilla, a chinchilla named Winnie, a handful of Button Quail, and a red-eared slider.