Dianne’s love and respect for all animals was evident since childhood. The family dog has always been her main focus and she has been on a journey to strive for understanding and harmony in our relationship with them. In her years of experience working in animal welfare in a shelter setting she gained extensive emergency handling and treatment skills. She became painfully aware of the many reasons so many domesticated animals became unwanted animals.
North West School of Animal Massage
She successfully directed the startup and management of three non-profit animal assisted therapy organizations serving as the president, program coordinator, membership chairman, training coordinator and animal evaluator. She received two special community service awards for her work in that field and volunteer of the year award from a local hospice. A few years after beginning her grooming career she earned her Nationally Certified Master Groomer certification through the National Dog Groomers Association of America and also completed training as a Companion Animal Hygienist. She regularly attends workshops and seminars and stays current with all the advancements in the industry. In 2012 she graduated from Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute as a certified small animal acupressure practitioner. That same year she also certified in maintenance massage for small animals through Northwest School of Animal Massage.