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Our Mission 

Katherine Kekel

Katherine Kekel has devoted her life to saving & improving the lives of animals. From the age of 13, she has passionately been working with the Cherokee County Animal Shelter, being involved in every step of the shelter process.

She has been on staff since 2012.

In her spare time, she continues her passion by helping pet owners with in home training.

When not helping others adopt or train their dogs she is spending time with her rescued dogs & cats: Ruggles, Molly, Calypso, Butters, Broccolini & Noodles.


-Certified Professional Dog Trainer -Knowledge Assessed, 2020

-Victoria Stilwell's VSPDT, 2015

-Aggression in Dogs by Michael Shikashio, 2020

-Family Paws Educator Program, 2022

-Shelter Behavior Mentorship, Trish McMillan 2022

-L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® 2024

And is a proud member of:

-The Association of Pet Dog Trainers

-The Pet Professional Guild 

 -Fear Free Pets

-KONG Ambassador, 2021

She continues to stay up to date with the latest in science based dog training techniques.

Regularly (Yearly) attends these conferences:

Certifications & Member of

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KONG Ambassador 

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