Animal rescue has always been front and center in my life. When I was growing up, my mom had a tendency to bring all the stray animals in and help them find a home or get into a pet rescue. For my fifth birthday, we went to the local dog shelter and adopted Toby, a collie-golden-mutt. He was my life until his passing.
My pet career started in an animal shelter, and I quickly realized I wanted to prevent the animals from arriving there in the first place, hence my journey into dog training. Over the years, I have worked with numerous dog rescue groups and animal shelters with their adoptions, foster families, and behavior cases. From pet fundraisers to hosting charity pet events, I’ve always tried to do whatever I could to help. At one point, I was the Ohio coordinator for Cavalier Rescue USA.
My current animal rescue work tends to be behind the scenes with foster dogs and their behavioral problems. With the addition of technology such as video chats, email, and telephone, I’m able to advise rescue groups from all over the world, and that is pretty amazing. I presently work with a core group of dog rescue groups, since I’m unable to assist everyone pro-bono. However, if you are a volunteer with a rescue group that is in desperate need, please have your rescue group president contact me, and I will see what I can do to help.