Thanks to my mom I have always been an animal lover. She would never turn away an animal that needed help or a home. Growing up my house was always full of animals including dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, hamsters, fish, a snail, chinchillas and a lizard. At one point we had 14 animals!! I was always be happy to help family or friends that needed someone to watch their pets. To this day I still dog walk and dog sit. I currently have one dog, an Australian Shepherd mix named Crow. We love hiking when the weather is nice. Working at Petra’s Dog Resource Center has been a dream come true! I’ve been wanting a job taking care of animals but without actual kennel experience I had difficulty finding a job until PDRC hired me. Being around all kinds of dogs is a wonderful experience. I’m eager to learn more about helping dogs whether it’s with therapy or training. This is a very special place to work and extremely rewarding. When I’m not working, I enjoy playing with my pup as well as reading, drawing and painting.