Stephanie is Unleashed Abilities’ newest trainer, but she’s definitely not new to the world of dogs! A lifelong animal lover, Stephanie started dog walking and pet sitting at the age of 8, which later expanded into working at a local boarding kennel, veterinarian’s office, and horse-breeding farm.
Now a resident of Falls Church City, Stephanie and her family adopted Emmie from Wolf Trap Animal Rescue five years ago. Realizing she had found her dream puppy along with her dream organization, she began volunteering with Wolf Trap at their intake, adoption, and puppy therapy events - as a transport van driver and as a puppy foster.
And while it’s always a joy to have a new puppy in the house, Stephanie especially loved working with prospective adopters to find their best fit; helping set her foster pups up for
success through consistent and positive training at home; and working with new adopters and their puppies to help ease the transition into having – and being! – a new family member. It’s with this focus that Stephanie has found her niche training with Keri and working with puppies.