REFLECTIVE HELP AND HEALING
Molly says, ''Sara went above and beyond what I expected out of a dog trainer. Her services were helpful when I was considering adoption vs. breeder. The majority of consultation happened right after I got my dog, Gal. As a new puppy parent, I (and my mom as well) had endless questions for Sara that she answered via text, phone call, video, and Skype sessions. Sara was prompt and explained things in a way I could understand. We dealt with a few bumps along the way, but Sara reassured me through the many highs and lows of puppyhood.''
for pets, people, and policy
Ben from eightstep me and Bader Philanthropies says, ''I've known Sara my entire life, but it wasn’t until recently that I truly introduced myself to her. Since then, my feelings of depression and loneliness have gone from overwhelming to practically non-existent. Sara has guided me from my comfort zone [...] to a space where I can feel secure in my vulnerability – not just with others, but with myself! She is such an amazing and thorough consultant that I am making it my full-time job to pay it forward and help others find this vision of community that Sara has given me.''
Seth says, ''When I met Sara, no one had known that I desired an emotional support animal for several years now. I've mentioned how much animals, especially cats, calm me...but I've never felt valid in needing emotional support from a cat, much less people. Sara helps me feel empowered - to give myself permission to need more than I can provide for myself. She makes me feel not only heard but also cared about, both professionally and on a more personal friendship level. I trust her and value her advice, encouragement, and knowledge with service animals and emotional support animals. She's a true friend and hard worker.''
photo credits and copyright: Julia Brandreth