My name is Alexa Healy, I’m 19 and i recently moved to Maryland from New York. I’ve grown up with dogs my whole life. My dad was a firefighter, and he retired when I was in elementary school, shortly after my mom passed. My dad didn’t take it well and was in a dark spot for awhile but then he started watching dog training videos, and he owned every episode of the dog whisperer. Watching my dad find a new passion and seeing dogs bring light back into his eyes inspired me to want to go into this field as well. I’ve also done animal foster care with my dad and have volunteered at the animal hospital he previously worked at.