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The Ashland Boyd County Dog Park began as little more than a dream by two remarkable women - Terri Tomondi and Tanya Meadows, both of Ashland, Kentucky. With almost no other help, Terri and Tanya collected signatures on a petition which they gave to Ashland City Council in April 2002. From there, public awareness grew and, 2 years later, the dog park became a reality.

It is both fitting and appropriate that you have an opportunity to read about Terri and Tanya, their home-based business "Personal Pet Pals" and learn a bit more about them.

Read the full-page article about Personal Pet Pals that appeared in The Independent.

 

About Terri and Tanya:

Terri has been working with animals since 1985. She started working in a boarding and grooming kennel while she was in college majoring in criminal justice - and that became the turning point for her life with animals. She moved from there to a veterinary clinic and has worked in every aspect of veterinary medicine since. She started cleaning cages, moved to assisting with animals, and then promoted to technician. She's performed lab work, taken x-rays, administered anesthesia, and assisted with surgeries. She has attended many classes ranging from animal behavior, nutrition, radiography, veterinary dentistry, anesthetic administration, and monitoring to practice management and hospital administration. She currently manages a multi-doctor, multi-hospital corporation. Terri has two Pembroke Welsh Corgis named Keegan and Trilby.

Tanya also majored in criminal justice in college, and worked for a while as a legal assistant. She began working at the Ashland Animal Clinic in September 1997 as a kennel assistant and moved to receptionist where she remains today. She has done a lot of work in canine obedience and animal assisted therapy. Tanya has a rottweiler named Angel. Angel is a certified therapy dog through the Delta Society, has a Canine Good Citizen certification and two obedience titles, Companion Dog (CD) and Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) through the American Kennel Club. Tanya and Angel are members of the Delta Society and the River Cities Dog Stars. They both make weekly visits to King's Daughters' Medical Center's rehabilitation unit and monthly visits to area nursing homes. They also visit area schools and participate in community parades.

 

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