This is the story all about how
Kris’ life got flipped turned upside right
I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there,
I’ll tell you all how she became the princess on Yu-pon-dale!
In West Columbia, born and raised
In the animal shelter is where she spent most of her days.
Chillin out, maxin, relaxin all cool,
Playing with the strays she found outside of her school.
When a couple of guys, they were up to only good
Starting teaching Kris the ropes of vet-hood.
Kris had one little faint spell and her instructor got scared;
He said you’re moving to training and kennel with the folks in pet care.
She whistled for a cab and when it came near,
Kris hopped right in and went to TAMU for a year!
If anything, Kris could say her passion was rare
But she thought “Nah, forget it. Yo homes, back to pet care!
She pulled up to PLD about 20-16
And yelled to the cabbie, “Yo homes, this place is clean!”
Looked at her kingdom, she was there finally,
To sit on her throne in Canine Academy!
Addi joined our team in August of 2016. After graduating high school, Addi knew she wanted to pursue a career working with animals. She has found her niche being a strong leader for the large dog daycare pack here at PLD. She is the proud mom of Lip, a schnoodle she has enjoyed attending multiple training classes with. Addi hopes to learn all she can to help her achieve her ultimate goal of becoming a certified trainer. When not working with the pups, Addi loves watching movies, spending time at the beach, and enjoying time with her family!
Simone earned her B.S. in Animal Science with a minor in Spanish from Clemson University, and her M.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida. Simone has been obsessed with all things cute and cuddly for as long as she can remember, and volunteers with a variety of organizations including trap and release programs for feral cats, animal shelters, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers. Simone’s interest in dog training however really developed when she began working to resolve leash reactivity and fear issues in her own puppy. She recently obtained her certification as a Professional Dog Trainer from the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. When she’s not at Peace Love & Dogs, she loves to be out and about exploring Houston with her husband Andres and their 2 fur babies, Lovebug and Peyton, and looks forward to cheering on her Clemson Tigers and San Antonio Spurs every chance she gets!
Anna Foster holds a B.B.A. in Business and a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University. She spent several years in the corporate world before deciding to follow her heart to pursue her dream and turn her passion for dogs into a career. Trained and certified by Houston’s Jim Burwell in his Professional Dog Trainer Program, she has become a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and remains passionate about advancing and continuing her education.
Most of all, Anna LOVES dogs and is dedicated to her clients. She uses her knowledge, experience, and compassion to help the whole pack, human and canine, identify what they all can do to create a healthy, happy relationship. Her personal touch and dedication is what sets her apart from the rest.
Anna’s passion for dogs and helping their owners was the inspiration that lead to the creation of Peace, Love, and Dogs.
Katie Clark has always had a passion for animals, especially dogs! She was drawn to the world of animal training at a young age, fascinated by how easily we can communicate with animals through relationships built on mutual trust and respect. In addition to being a professional dog trainer since 2010, Katie has brought an interesting animal training perspective to Peace Love & Dogs. As she pursued her BS in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University, she was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to train and work with California sea lions and bottlenose dolphins. In 2012, her dog training skills were put to the ultimate test as she rescued her long time best friend and co-worker, Whizz. Together they have taught classes, flown across the county, kayaked, played with dolphins, painted, mastered the human/dog selfie, and won several trick dog titles.
As a dog trainer, Katie has become an active member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, an American Kennel Club recognized Canine Good Citizen instructor / evaluator, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), and is working toward becoming a IAABC and CCPDT-certified canine behavioral consultant. She is also a Canine Conditioning Coach (CCC), and Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT) through the University of Tennessee. Katie attributes her success as a trainer to all the animals, both in and out of water, that have taught her so much!
Charles was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He can remember as a little kid always trying to bring home some new pet he found, much to his parent’s dismay. His parents were animal lovers too, so it was hard to say no. He has owned everything from dogs to chameleons. The current leading lady in his life is his seven year old chocolate lab named Mary Jane, who he has had since she was just a puppy. Charles and Mary like to take long walks on the beach, recite poetry to each other, and eat toasted marshmallows while snuggling together by a warm fire. He loves her to death and knows the feeling is mutual. He also owns a cat and a fish tank full of tropical fish.
Charles has volunteered for H.O.P.E and worked at several different vet clinics, pet shops, and pet resorts. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in advertising from S.F.A. After college he moved back to Houston to be close to family and friends. When he is not playing with animals, his other hobbies include nature/wildlife photography, playing sports with friends, barbecuing, biking, hiking, and just being outdoors in general. He loves animals and couldn’t imagine life without them! He loves having the chance to come to work and play and train with dogs. Being our only male employee, Charles is very popular on the daycare floor, especially with our lady doggies. He’s looking forward to all of the exciting new opportunities at PLD.
While Gracey was able to recognize her love of animals early on in life, she was never really quite sure how to turn that passion into a career. She briefly considered working towards becoming a zookeeper, but could never stop thinking about how much she’d rather spend her days hanging out with her two lovable Pitties, Kilo and Plex.
She joined the PLD staff as a little bit of a novice when it came to dog behavior and training, but dedicated and eager to learn, she rapidly excelled as a fantastic daycare counselor! She is well known for cuddling with every single dog, whether teeny tiny or gigantic and slobbery. We are lucky to have such a fun-loving person as part of our team, and we know that our daycare doggies feel just as fortunate that they get to play with her all day!
Tori has been training dogs since 2005. She has successfully trained a wide variety of breeds of all ages using positive training methods. Through group classes, lodge and learns, day training, and private consultations Tori has experience with obedience, behavior modification, and specializes in dog-dog socialization. She also has several years of experience working hands on with dogs in boarding facilities and animal shelters all over Texas. Tori has a special talent connecting with the dogs and helping people learn to communicate effectively with their dogs. In 2010 she earned certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and has recently acquired Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant membership. We are so glad she has brought all her experience and knowledge to PLD.
Tori is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Italian Studies. After having lived abroad in Italy for a year she knows first hand the frustration we can prevent our dogs from experiencing when we take time to teach them the language we speak.
Tori is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling at the Houston campus of Dallas Theological Seminary. Tori’s approach to dog training has always had a strong focus on helping the humans involved and she hopes to fully combine these passions upon graduation.
Tori enjoys taking trips with her Border Collie (Oakley) and Pitbull (Sookie). She also enjoys spending time with family and can frequently be found on the water, fishing in her spare time.
Katie Clark has always had a passion for animals, especially dogs! She was drawn to the world of animal training at a young age, fascinated by how easily we can communicate with animals through relationships built on mutual trust and respect. In addition to being a professional dog trainer since 2010, Katie has brought an interesting animal training perspective to Peace Love & Dogs. As she pursued her BS in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University, she was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to train and work with California sea lions and bottlenose dolphins. In 2012, her dog training skills were put to the ultimate test as she rescued her long time best friend and co-worker, Whizz. Together they… Read more
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