Penny began with The Pet Connection in February of 2000 when she went into PetSmart with her newly adopted dog, Max, to shop. She met Melody and Jeanine looking for volunteers to help with their new group. By April of 2000, she became a “foster failure” by adopting the very first dog she fostered. Penny has worked in various areas of shelter work, fostering, helping with events, fundraising, spay/neuter clinics, and teaching obedience classes.
Volunteering at The Pet Connection has provided the opportunity to do what she loves, work with animals. The training and education received working in the shelter environment has given Penny the hands on experience needed to help rescue animals in the rural area where she lives and start Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc.
Training Philosophy: I teach people skills that help them enjoy living with their dog and making him a welcome member of the family. I do this by using only positive training methods. I believe there is no need to hit, yell or cause pain to a dog in order to get them to learn. Training should be fun for the entire family, including the dog.