I am proud to have pioneered the dog daycare industry within Phoenix's Valley of the Sun, launching multi-award-winning It's A Ruff Life! in October 2000.
Over the next six and a half years, I was privileged to become "Aunt Eileen" to thousands of K-9 Kids, bestowing biscuits, balls and bellyrubs to mixed breed and purebred puppies, adult and advanced-age dogs alike.
I also became trusted friend & confidant to each of these dogs parents, sharing the joys of their first days together, celebrating milestones such as birthdays and "gotcha" days, and commiserating the sorrows associated with their shaggy sons' and doggy daughters' ultimate transitions over the Rainbow Bridge.
This unique and extensive "paws-on" experience... coupled with a steadfast commitment to and involvement with dozens of animal welfare organizations, is proof positive that I have seen, heard, experienced, mastered, and counseled about virtually every aspect of doggy devotion and canine care.