Board of Directors: Antonio Garcia
Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, my parents taught us the values that were important to us in life: God, Family, Hard Work, & Love for one Another. Being the only son in my family, I would spend most of my free time outside getting involved in 4-H and FFA programs in school on learning how to care and train show animals.
After high school, I enrolled at University of Texas at Pan American and then enlisted in the U.S. Army for the next three years. Once leaving the Army, I started working with the U.S.D.A. as an Animal Caretaker in Mexico and Texas. Several years later Midland Texas was where a new opportunity presented itself. This is where I met and married my (BMW) Beautiful Marvelous Wife Barbara Anne. Then as a couple GBA started as a ministry to help senior citizens care for their pets, a dream and vision that was blooming each day for us to one day to open a pet care business of our own.
In 2015, we moved from West Texas to Deep East Texas, and bought some land which we have named it El 3G Ranchito. Being determined to start our own pet care business using the ambition, determination, strength and God’s guidance so that our vision would become a reality. Countless hours of researching the pet industry gradually as time progressed to determine the needs of pet owners and farming industry for proper care and maintenance. The DREAM started to unfold when my wife found NAPPS and Cocee Baker became our best friend who we had on speed dial.
GBA Pet Service, LLC was born in Goodrich, Texas, with the population of 272. For several months, we put our sweat and tears into making our dream and vision strive and grow. Since then, we have attended several conferences ranging from the Texas Pet Sitters Conference, NAPPS & PetSittinOlogy Conferences. The conferences and other seasoned pet professionals taught us so much that once returning home we decided that we needed to get someone to Mentor us in the Pet Industry.
Since 2015, I have been trained in Pet CPR/First Aid & currently working on my NAPPS Certification. I am a member of Central Baptist Church of Livingston, Polk County Chamber of Commerce, League of United Latin American Citizens and Texas Cattle Dog Rescue. I was appointed by a Polk County Judge and Sheriff to serve on Animal Control Board for our County. I am a board advisor for GBA own 501c3 Animal Assistance League of Polk County, which offers free spayed and neutered to low income residences.
Three and half years later, it has been a dream come true, and that for us stepping out on faith it has been the best not only for our everyday life, but for believing that dreams do come true. GBA Pet Service, LLC has over 300 clients as of August 2018, where service not only Polk & Trinity County, Clients drive from Lake Houston, Kingwood, Conroe to board their pets in our CageFree Boarding & Doggie DayCare, we also offer Dog Sitting, Cat Sitting & Boarding, Pet Grooming & Care for Animals on Working Farms.