I knew from a young age that animals were my passion and that I had a connection with them; as a child I always had a dog following me around.
I have bred and shown Smooth Fox Terriers in AKC conformation as well as groomed and handled Afghan Hounds, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Boxers in the show ring. Along with my involvement in AKC conformation, I also bred and raised working line German Shepherds; many of which went on to become very successful in Schutzhund training as well as search and rescue canine.
I was lucky enough to work for Susan Maturo DVM at the Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park for over twenty years where I was privileged to gain a great amount of knowledge and a life long friend.
I moved to Calvert County in 1998 where I raised my three daughters who have all been active in dance, horses, martial arts and involved in the community. All three have graduated from Huntingtown High School and are now pursuing their own careers. Many of our regular clientele will recognize them from their employment at Pampered Paws; Amanda who was a receptionist is now in the United States Air Force, Chelsea is a groomer with Pampered Paws, and Caitlyn our receptionist/bather is currently enrolled at CSM, pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine. In my opinion, Calvert County has been a great place to raise my family.
I started with Pampered Paws in 2010 and have managed the shop for several years. It has been an honor to see the shop grow and be a part of this wonderful team; I am looking forward to seeing this business continue to grow and be successful.