We had the good fortune of connecting with Jaclyn Fishbach and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jaclyn, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started my own business in a more informal way. I started raising and training service dogs for Power Paws Assistance Dogs when I was in 8th grade. Because of my service dog experience, friends referred me to other friends and I started dog sitting. I realized that I could turn my passion for helping dogs and their owners into a business. I started my business Pawsome Pet Services, LLC and have expanded the different services offered to include dog training and care of medically fragile pets.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am most passionate about helping others and giving back. I discovered my passion for helping others when I volunteered to raise service dogs for Power Paws Assistance Dogs. I also really discovered the importance of giving back when I sat with patients each week throughout high school in one of Hospice of the Valley’s palliative care unit. In the future, I want to continue pursuing my passion for giving back. When I am continuing to run my pet service business in the future, I want to take and reallocate some of the profits and donate them.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If a friend was visiting for the week, I would take them around the best places in Arizona. I would take them to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff, and Old Town Scottsdale. Arizona has some of the best hiking trails so I would take them to a new hiking spot every day of the week. There are so many great restaurants in Arizona I would see what type of food they were feeling and recommend that type of restaurant.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Some people who I would like to recognize would be my mentors Joseph Kashiwagi, Eric Nilsson, and Jared Schoepf. Joe encouraged me to start and create my own business. Eric Nilsson helped me realize the potential of my business and Jared Schoepf is helping mentor me through Venture Devils Program to receive pitch funding through Arizona State University. I would also like to thank my mom Julie Fishbach for always encouraging me to chase my dreams and pursue my passions.

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