My name is Michelle and I live in Los Angeles, CA with my husband, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. I have been an animal lover my entire life, and have had the honor of rescuing and giving homes to many stray cats and dogs.
The inspiration behind Cherished Paws Gems is my cat, Sammy. He found me in 2009 when he was only a few weeks old and in very poor health. I bottle fed him, and with the help of our vet, Sammy grew into a healthy, loving cat. Because of how closely I looked after him, we now have a very strong bond.
I started an Instagram account for him in 2014, and have met so many people who are just as enthusiastic about their pets as I. My goal is to create a beautiful reminder of your beloved companion so that you will feel close to him or her no matter the distance between you.