Lara has been working with dogs for 9 years. She’s had experience working in dog daycares, pet boarding facilities and Grooming Salons in both Florida and Arizona. Her experience includes daycare attendant, bather/groomer, dog behaviorist, Pet sitter and Daycare Manager. She has experienced and learned to handle just about every situation that can happen in a doggie daycare/boarding facility. She has volunteered and participated in rescue, fostering and the care of horses, cows, goats, dogs, cats and kittens through-out her life. She has taken multiple classes on dog behavior, body language and training as well as being certified in Pet CPR. Lara has 4 dogs of her own; Sheba a 12-year-old Great Dane/Labrador Mix, Rylie a 5-year-old brown mutt found in the Northern Arizona woods, Rocky a 5-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback and Riddick a 4-year-old Deaf Great Dane. Lara loves her job as GM working closely with NVA for the love of dogs and the people who love them. Her true passion is rescue and she hopes one day she can open her own sanctuary and adoption center. She has been working at Woofdorf Astoria of Lakewood Ranch since Early September of 2015.