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About the Owner

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My name is Haley Tucker, and I live next door to the business with my fiancé Michael. We have three rescue dogs (Phoebe, Maple, and Opie), and a blue-tongued skink (Randy). 

 

Since I can remember, I've always had a passion for caring for animals, and have always wanted to work with and save animals. When it was time to find a new job in high school, I didn't want just ANY job - I wanted a job that meant something to me, and I landed at a dog daycare and boarding facility, where I learned more about what career path I wanted to take. 

 

Over the years, I've attended educational training sessions and workshops, and I have fostered and volunteered with multiple dog rescues in New England. With my own dogs, I have done basic skills training, agility training and competitions, and fun events like Green Mountain Iron Dog. I hope to become a certified behavior consultant in the future; I love learning about the ethology and genetics of dogs. My big dream is to have a much larger property with a dog rescue and animal sanctuary, as well as expanded services like agility, training, and canine PT/rehab. 

 

​I consider myself a self-proclaimed pittie expert, but am also a sucker for blocky-headed labs, hounds, giant breeds, and working dogs. I also have a soft spot for fearful and timid dogs.

You can read more about me on my blog post, How I Got Here

"The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do." - Steve Jobs 

Training​ | Workshops | Education

Rise in Canine Reactive Behavior

April 5, 2023

Pop up talk given by Helen St. Pierre

Savoring the Sunset Webinar

December 14, 2022

Living, Loving, and Letting Go of Senior and Hospice Dogs

Webinar hosted by Helen St. Pierre

Shelter Dog Playgroups and Assessments

December 11, 2022

Webinar hosted by Trish McMillan, Lauren Ruben, and Adam Claar

 

Aggression in Dogs Conference

October 2-4, 2020

Experts speaking on veterinary behavior, forensic science, applied ethology, shelter behavior, neuroscience, dog bite sports, & applied animal behavior 

Aggression in Dogs Workshop

June 13-14, 2020

Defensive Handling & Training

Hosted by trainers Michael Shikashio and Trish McMillan

Dog Aggression Masterclass Webinar Series

March 2020

Hosted by trainer Denise Mazzola

Reactive Dog Workshop

January 2019

Hosted by trainer Emma Parsons

NH Disaster Animal Response 

September 2018

Hosted by the Humane Society of the United States

Humane Society Academy from the Humane Society of the United States

2014-2016

Non-degree courses on humane education & animal welfare

Dog Park Safety & Canine Body Language

April 2014

Educational seminar on canine body language, subtle cues to look for, & how to intervene

Dog First Aid & CPR Class

November 2010

Dog Body Language Seminar

February 2008

Woman posing with two dog

Volunteer Experience

Best Friends Animal Society

Sept 2023 - Present

Weekend Instagram Monitor

Upper Valley Disaster Animal Response Team 

Jan 2022 - Present

Board member

 

Dreams Come True Rescue

Summer 2019 - Present

Per-Diem Volunteer 

Long Trail Canine Rescue

May 2018 - Present

Foster

American Lab Rescue

2012 - Present

Home Visit​ Volunteer 

Best Friends Animal Society

May 2015, June 2018

Dog Town Volunteer

The Pittie Stop Rescue

August 2016 - April 2017

Foster

Dog Training Classes

2008

Volunteer Training Assistant

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Work Experience

Thayer School of Engineering

June 2022 - Present

Social Media & Communications Manager

Lebanon Police Department

February 2010 - November 2020

Communications Specialist & Administrative Assistant

Thayer School of Engineering

September 2013 - March 2018

Administrative Assistant & Academic Assistant

Upper Valley Humane Society

August 2017 - October 2017

Part-Time Per-Diem Animal Care Technician

Mountain View Pet Resort

July 2014 - September 2014

Part-Time Per-Diem Animal Care Technician

Pet Sitter

2008 - 2013

Cared for dogs and cats, either at their house or mine

The Ranch

December 2006 - May 2012

Animal Care Technician & Receptionist

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