Thursday, December 1, 2016

Meet the Daycare Team: December 2016

By Cynthia Robertson

WOOFS! has an awesome staff. So who are these people who choose to spend their days with the dogs? This month we are featuring Joella!

Joella has been working at WOOFS! for over 3 years and is currently our Executive Assistant. Joella came to WOOFS! with an extensive background in behavior and mental health. Additionally, Joella took up interest working with animal rescue groups: creating projects geared towards raising animal awareness, animal abuse, and the impact of rescue organizations along the way. She has had various pets of her own that have also contributed to her love for animals and the positive impact they have on people's lives.

Joella says, "I love getting to know the animals, their unique characteristics, and finding out what makes them tick. It's very rewarding to see how positive reinforcement and guidance has benefited the dogs we are fortunate to engage with, including the foster dogs that we dedicate so much time and effort into giving the best possible treatment and experiences. It's amazing to see that with reinforcement and consistency, the quality of an animal's life can double and even give you more in return." Joella hopes to continue to work with animals in any way she can to facilitate positive and healthy outcomes.

Joella currently owns two dogs of her own that she loves to teach tricks, take for walks, and play with (especially using mentally stimulating toys). One of Joella's pups has lost both eyes, but that does not stop him from enjoying his life and their time together!

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