Owner, Katherine's K9s
Katherine’s love for animals began well before she can remember. From her first pets, Blackie and Ginger the Guinea Pigs, to fish, mice, hamsters, and rats, Katherine had pets throughout her childhood. In fact, Katherine specifically picked her college dorm because it allowed her to bring Guinea Pigs Clover and Midnight with her to school. Since college, Katherine has had several dogs, including two who volunteered as therapy dogs though Therapy Dogs International (now Pet Partners). Helping her pets thrive through games, sports, and volunteering is her passion, so opening Katherine’s K9s was a natural extension of this love.
Katherine’s K9s has been Katherine’s pride and joy since 2017. Katherine enjoys bonding with each dog she meets and she believes that using positive reinforcement methods is key to making dogs feel safe and comfortable in her care. Drawing upon her history as a teacher and school principal, Katherine created the principles of Bond, Teach, Integrate, which guide her work with boarding clients.