Lara was born and raised in Santa Cruz, Ca. and moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB in 2008. Growing up, Lara’s family had an assortment of different pets from dogs, cats, and birds to an iguana, chickens and a duck. This contributed to Lara developing a strong love for animals at an early age and she enjoys all different kinds of animals!

Lara currently works at a non-profit here in Santa Barbara and does not have any pets of her own. Therefore she greatly looks forward to caring for other’s pets in her free time as she notes that she is instantly happier when she is around animals. She is very excited to be a part of The Pets Pal team!”