Cara has had an avid love for animals all her life. If you asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, you’d always get the answers “veterinarian,” or “I want to own a dog rescue.” She was born in Portland, Maine, where she first began pursuing her love of animals. She began volunteering at the local Animal Refuge League at age 11. Then she added in working with horses at a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Facility volunteering from age 13 on. She continued with both into adulthood. She’s always taken any opportunity she could to spend time with animals.
She started providing private pet care at 17 years old. She worked mainly with dogs, but gained experience with many animals, from chickens and goats to snakes. It allowed her to really expand her passion for animals. She specialized in working with animals with special needs or who required medical assistance, as those animals have always been close to her heart. Through that she started learning about the differences that training can make in a dog’s life. Cara found a real passion for helping dogs improve connections with both their owners and the people around them. That is what led her to Suburban K9, where she really gets to do something she loves, and help build that connection long-term.
Cara moved to Orlando in 2018. She loves the warm weather, and year-round opportunities to experience nature. She lives with two very special dogs of her own: a husky/shepherd mix named Morticia, who is 7 years old and a spitz/chihuahua mix named Spooky, who is 5. They are what bring her the most joy in her life.
Cara couldn’t imagine a life without dogs. Suburban K9 has given her an incredible opportunity to help share her love and passion for animals with others. She loves to help bring joy into the lives of the dogs and their owners, as her dogs have done for her. “Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” – W.R. Purche