After years in the Entertainment Industry, I have truly GONE TO THE DOGS! I have trained with eight national organizations in animal life-saving skills as well as being a long-time rescue volunteer and animal response team member. I've assisted Homeland Security with their K9 Border Patrol First-Aid Program, developed my own line of Pet First-Aid Kits and have authored 7 books so far. I am the recipient of the Burbank Police Department’s Volunteer of the Year Award for my work with the animals and was honored to be a finalist in 2013 as Women in the Pet Industry's Solopreneur of the Year. My writing for magazines has allowed me to receive the Award of Excellence from the Cat Writers Association as well as the Maxwell Medallion from the Dog Writers Association of America. Additionally, I teach a 5 month long semester of Animal Care to high school students. My specialty however is in Pet Safety, First Aid & CPR, and I've been lucky enough to share these skills on CBS-TV’s The Doctors, Animal Planet’s Groomer Has It and Pit Boss, A&E’s Kirstie Alley’s Big Life and KTLA Channel 5 News in Los Angeles/ Over the years I have been Dog Mom to 11 and Cat Mom to one but am currently owned by two rescued Akitas…Haiku & Bonsai who share my home and my heart!