LeAnne first encountered The Pet Connection when she went in with her two sons and asked for a black dog adoption. They were shown a couple of dogs and, after a few visits, her oldest son decided 8 month old Henley was the perfect dog because he was “so civilized.” LeAnne and her family proceeded to spend many hours with Melody and Jason over the next 2 years learning how to handle this “civilized” behavioral special needs, super smart border collie mix. She was so impressed with the amount of support and dedication shown by The Pet Connection staff, that she decided to start volunteering when her youngest son started into school full-time. Little did she suspect that the decision would quickly lead to many hours as an animal caretaker at the shelter, fostering, training dogs, painting, designing, and helping with whatever other task was needed.
In her past lives, she has worked as a commissioned artist, corporate & management trainer in the securities industry, and a technical writer. Currently, she conducts obedience, social shaping, and reactive dog classes with Melody at The Pet Connection.