Cary Riker-Shutt is founder and owner of Happy Valley Pet Services. She lives in Happy Valley with her husband, Christopher, their son, Alexander, their Basset Hound, Macy, three cats, three goldfish and ducks. Cary has a life-time of experience with animals, and has worked for veterinarians, dog trainers, horse rescues, as well as in the corporate world. She is a photographer, with a BA from Brooks Institute of Photography, and a BS from Portland State University. She is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.
Jessica Condon is constantly surrounded by animals, living with her two dogs, Dakota, a Golden Retriever-Shepard mix, and Lilo, a Lab-Pitt Bull mix, a kitten, a bunny, a goat and a horse. She is a certified Veterinary Assistant, and is proficient in administering medicines, including sub-q fluids, injections, bandaging, and has assisted with the delivery of puppies. Dealing with big dogs is no problem for Jessica; she has raised Dobermans for years with her family. Also, Jessica was an assistant trainer and manager at Valley View Canines. She lives with her daughter, Aubree, and her partner on a small farm.
Katie Ackerman lives on a tiny farm in Happy Valley with three chidren, her spouse, and the family's sheep, chickens, dogs, rabbit, Klaus, and sweet rescue cat, Rosie. Katie spent many years as a professional horse trainer, enjoyed showing AKC Cairn Terriers as a child, and trained sporting dogs as a young adult. She has a BS and a Masters of Public Administration from Portland State University, and is a recovering policy wonk. Today, she happily spends time with baby lambs, her own children, and other people's four footed kids.
Sophia Condon is Jessica's cousin, and an animal control officer with Multnomah County, so she has lots of knowledge and experience dealing with all sorts of animal situations! When she is not helping stray dogs and cats, she loves helping people with their pets for Happy Valley Pet Services. Her own fur babies include a Doberman named Striker and a horse named Lita.