Terra at Pet Airways, Chicago

What do you do? I’m the Lounge Operations Manager. I make certain that operations go smoothly for all parties involved.

What’s the best part of your job? Pick-up time! When the pets and pet parents reunite.

Tell us about your pets. I have a six-year-old terrier mix named Walker and a parakeet, Birdie.

What is your pet’s favorite thing to do in your hometown? Walker is from southern California so he loves the beach—not swimming though. He's more of a sunbather and ball chaser. When we moved to Chicago, our number-one priority was quick access to the lakefront.

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend with your pet? Relaxing at the beach and going for long walks.

Favorite place to vacation with your pet? We like it up in Door County, Wisconsin. It’s pet friendly and very beautiful up there.

If you could go anywhere in the world with your pet, where would it be? Paris! Walker looks like he would fit right in there!

What are your must-pack pet essentials for a day trip or weekend away? Portable dog watering bowl, jug of water, leash & baggies, food & treats.

If your pet was a movie star, who would they be and why? Lady Gaga because she spreads a positive message to kids about acceptance of others, even if they’re different. It reminds me of my little guy because Walker was born with a birth defect and is missing a front leg. So, he's a little different but that has not slowed him down one bit!

What’s your top pet travel tip? Be patient while traveling with your pet. Just like people, there are pets who don't mind travel and then there are pets who need a little bit more TLC! At Pet Airways, it’s our commitment to make certain that our Pawsengers receive plenty of patience and TLC.