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Hi Everyone, I’m Stephanie, Pet Pawsitive’s Assistant Manager. I started out as a Junior Pet Care Specialist back in September 2017, less than 6 months after the resort opened. We’ve gone through a lot of changes since then, being a new business, but I’ve learned so much along the way. The best part about our Pawsitive Team is we are like family and share the same passion for animals, which is very comforting.
A little about me, I grew up an only child in a small towns in Ontario and British Columbia, moving cross-country with my parents and my beloved family collie, McDuff. Over the years, I’ve cared for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, fish, rodents, reptiles, and ferrets - I have never met a species that I haven’t fallen in love with.
I got my Bachelor of Science in psychology at Trent University in 2007, focusing my elective courses on biology and zoology. Since graduating, I have continued to learn everything I can about animal health and behaviour out of my love for animals and learning.
Since 2016, I have volunteered at Foster Forest Wildlife Orphanage, assisting in the care and rehabilitation of numerous species of Ontario wildlife. In the past, I have also worked as a veterinary assistant and for the Ministry of Natural Resources as an information access officer.
I live with my husband, our turtle, two cats, and our rescued shelter pup, Bella. In my free time, I love to read, write, sew, cross-stitch, and listen to true crime and science podcasts, however, I’m the happiest outdoors - no matter the weather - running, cycling, and hiking, or just relaxing surrounded by nature. I’m even happier in the water, I'm never feeling more at home than when I’m in a lake. Bella loves to swim as well, and has been known to join me in our small pool we keep in our back yard during the summer. Bella also "works" at the resort, assisting new arrivals with their social assessments, helping them settle in and teaching puppies how to properly play and approach new dogs. She’s quite the little socialite lol!
Well that’s about it for me, I hope to get to welcome you to our resort and show you why Pet Pawsitive is the right fit for your pup.