For those that don't know me, my name is Karen, and I have been an animal lover all of my life.
My past 30 years has been spent in an amazing career as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, though now it is time to look toward my retirement!
The obvious choice was ALWAYS going to be doing some kind of work with animals. I have been highly involved with Animal Rescue for over 15 years, assisted with lost dog recovery, and volunteered at several shelters. As my own furry family grew, I had to take a step back to care for them. I currently have 4 dogs and 2 cats! My dog Cody, a beagle/lab rescue from Tennessee *(Sadie Mae Foundation) was injured and required surgery. Post operatively, he was taken to a canine/equine rehab center for treatment which included water therapy and massage. Immediately the thought came into my head, this is the coolest thing EVER, I could do this!!! I started researching dog massage schools, and found my perfect choice *(PetMassage Training and Research Institute in Toledo, Ohio)*. I have been blessed to be trained by the very best in the industry, Jonathan Rudinger. Over the next year I will be continuing my education and working toward my National Certification with the NBCAAM (National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage). I am super excited to begin the next chapter of my life helping dogs achieve their optimal quality of life through balance and wellness.
Until I have an established site of business, I will be able to travel to your home with my massage table where it will be most comfortable for your dog. All that is needed is a quiet place away from distractions so your dog can be calm and focus inward toward his healing abilities. *Travel fees may apply based on distance to your residence.*
They are the LOVES of my life!!!
My first Grandogs!!!
My Husband Joe, Savannah, Graham, and Katie
We were heartbroken when we lost CODY right before our session was planned, Jennifer Zapatka (photographer) was able to "ghost" our Boy into the photo so we could all be together...I was able to give him one last gift of a comforting massage right before he passed over to the Rainbow Bridge, and for that I am so thankful...
I know Cody is ALWAYS right there beside me in SPIRIT, and our new Boy was sent straight from my Angel in Heaven...
It says "Just be JOLLY" like BENTLEY!!! Our new addition has brought us so much love and laughter and has so many similarities to CODY!!!