As a 28 year resident of Cleveland, with 26 of those years in Tremont, I am extremely honored to be a part of so many dogs and dog owners lives. In addition to being a dog lover, dog owner, small business owner and founder of the nonprofit animal rescue Secondhand Mutts I enjoy being a leader to my staff and member of my community. As far back as I can remember I shared a home and my bed with many dogs - usually at least 3 at a time since childhood - which carried over into my adult life. I am grateful and appreciative of my parents for providing me with the gift of empathy to care for animals as this certainly drives my compassion to fulfill and be successful with the dream of working with animals. I have shared a home with a lot of dogs (and I do mean: a lot of dogs). Just as they have been there for me I have been there for each of them shaping me to be a more confident, patient and empathetic human being.
I have had the fortune in life to have found my life companion, Jon, who is my human best friend. He and I have been working together for over a decade and it's abundantly clear Jon shares a passion and love of dogs. We live in a restored urban farmhouse in Tremont whom we share with our beloved revolving door of rescue animals and an occasional foster dog from time to time. Our "kids" at home are Moon (Pitbull Terrier), Carlos (Doberman Pinscher), Possum (Chihuahua), Rajai Davis (Dachshund/Chihuahua mix), Maple Fluffhead (Newfoundland), the best deaf cat ever Bowie and a lazy potbellied pig named Dr. Fuzz. It's a full house!
Over the years The Mutt Hutt has received many awards and honors all of which would not be possible without the support of my clients, the passion and dedication of my staff and of course all of the dogs!
One of many joys of the days working at The Mutt Hutt is the shared passion for working with rescue dogs including the Secondhand Mutts. Bringing together a wonderful crew of dedicated staff members with dog owners and combining our skills to help homeless dogs is gratifying. I am proud to provide and be a part of a a family-like working environment and work beside a sincere and dedicated staff who continuously care for each dog as if they were their own.