Shelby has loved animals her entire life. In the first grade, she started working on farms during the weekend to earn horse riding lessons. She would take care of horses, pigs, birds, sheep, cows, dogs, and cats. She enjoyed the work just as much as the reward.
Shelby’s family moved around a lot when she was in school. She begged her parents for a dog of her own for years, and finally got one, who she loved with her whole heart! He was there for her through lots of changes and challenges growing up; he was her best friend, and always there when she needed him. Training him was something she took pride in; teaching him unique skills showed her how smart dogs can really be.
Once out of school, Shelby started her own pet sitting business while working other jobs. Pet sitting animals from reptiles to livestock gave her a passion for all types of critters. Eventually she found herself working at a show horse barn, which fine tuned her care-taking skills, as well as gave her the opportunity to grow in leadership and management.
Shelby’s experience with animals started so young, she cannot imagine life without them. She always knew she would seek a career involving animals. Suburban K9 was the perfect opportunity to keep growing and share her joy with others!