rita tretter, csmt, ccft

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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Animal Massage

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
  • Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT)
  • Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT)
  • FitPaws Master Trainer (FP-MT)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • Flexible

Without pet parents, Petworks wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)

15% off initial consultation with full body massage by mentioning PetWorks!

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Twin Cities and surrounding communities, Minnesota

What year did you begin serving pets?

2016 - Massage certification

How did you hone your craft?

I am a graduate of a comprehensive 250+ hour Certified Canine Massage course and a graduate of University of Tennessee's Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program. I have also been a Professional Dog Trainer for 25+ years.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Always work with the dog in front of you. Don't generalize dogs or specific dog breeds. Every dog is an individual :)

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I started working with dogs at the age of 11 as a volunteer at the Humane Society in St Paul. By age 13, they offered me a job as the Saturday adoption desk lead employee. From there, my life and passions have revolved around dogs! In the veterinary field, I've been a vet tech, surgical assistant, treatment tech, and xray tech. I am certified in Canine Massage & Canine Fitness, am a FitPAWS Master Trainer, and a Professional Dog Trainer. I am also an AKC-approved Canine Good Citizen trainer & evaluator and I work with Veteran's through an amazing organization called Train a Dog-Save a Warrior, helping veteran's train their own service dog!