Kelly’s love of animals, big and small, started at a very young age. She grew up with multiple dogs, cats, rabbits, and a pony. However, it wasn’t until after college that her current passion began to transpire. In 2010, Kelly and her husband Drew adopted their first dog, Doyle, from Finding Shelter Animal Rescue. A few months later, they took their first foster, Precious (aka Miss P), who needed a little extra TLC. Miss P was reactive to new people and dogs inside and outside of the home and it was quickly decided that training would be necessary to help her overcome some of her fears. Positive reinforcement training strengthens the bond between dog and person and as a result, Miss P became the second permanent dog in Kelly and Drew’s family. Miss P is credited with sparking the passion for dog training in Kelly’s life.
Today, Kelly has 4 adopted dogs and has fostered over 60 dogs for Finding Shelter since her first foster, Miss P. She gives back to the community as the trainer for Finding Shelter Animal Rescue where she offers her expertise through training support for the dogs looking for homes as well as providing a lifetime of post-adoption support for families adopting dogs from the rescue.