Tiffany joined the PVS staff in October 2004. She is a graduate of the University of Maine with a BS in Animal and Veterinary Science. She has a feline housemate-Chase, a Border Collie-Piper, a Long Haired Chihuahua-Tansy, and a Yorkshire Terrier – Tootsie.

Tiffany and Piper are very active in many dog sports and competitions. They primarily compete in CPE agility and are part of the Eastern Maine Agility Club. When they aren’t playing agility, they attend Rally competitions, earn Trick Dog titles, and have even started to work on their very own freestyle routine!

Tansy had an early retirement from agility because she just didn’t like it. She has since become a Therapy Dogs International (TDI) certified therapy dog. When Tansy is not cheerleading for her big sis Piper, she and Tiffany go to the library in their hometown to participate in the reading buddy program. The reading buddy program really helps children improve their reading skills in a no judgement atmosphere. Tansy loves listening to children read! Tansy also spreads joy visiting nursing homes, hospitals, and visiting the students at UMaine during finals week.

Tootsie is a real firecracker! She joined Tiffany’s family after a brief time as a foster care pet who was just too sassy to let go. Foster failure! She had initially been released to PVS due to severe orthopedic problems. Under the care of Dr. Miles, Tootsie was the recipient of two hip (FHO) surgeries followed by a period of recovery with Dr. Leighton and regular physical therapy sessions. After a rough start, Tootsie is on her way to tearing up the agility field!

“To the world you are one person, but to your dog, you are the wold.”

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog… and none of them are wrong.” ~ W.R. Purche