Stephany has been working with animals for about 5 years. She began her professional experience with animals working at a pet clinic as a Kennel Tech/Veterinary assistant. There she gained knowledge of a plethora of dog illnesses and can identify many conditions and diseases. Stephany also has a background of Pet sitting and Volunteering for humane societies and rescue groups. Stephany has had a lifelong passion for animals and always helped with the rehabilitation of various animals and gained breed specific knowledge from her mother who bred and showed dogs for many years. Being surrounded by animals in her younger years gave her extensive knowledge of dog behaviors, breed specific traits and how to identify and fulfill a dog's needs, making her very well equipped to handle every situation. Stephany has been with Woofdorf Astoria since April 2016 and has been loving every minute of it! While with us she has acquired a more in depth understanding of the humane animal bond, dog behaviors and temperaments, and has gained many grooming skills including bathing, deshedding, nail trimming, anal gland expression, and tidy up paw and feathering trims. Stephany has an adorable 15-year-old papillon named Zippy and a 5 cat pride at home! Stephany loves working with dogs and could not imagine a more gratifying career.