My name is Lorna Koth and I have been an animal lover since I was a little girl.  When I was 3 years old while visiting family friends, my parents couldn't find me.  They searched and searched and finally found the dog house with a bunch of puppies!  True story.

I've always had pets in my life - I adore them.  I currently live with 3 cats and I miss having a dog in my life at the moment.  I miss it so much, I often go to the Edmonds dog park alone just to watch the dogs playing.  It's my "happy place".

I have many years of experience caring for pets.  I know that it's hard when you are separated from your furry family members and I truly appreciate the level of trust it takes to put them in someone else's care.  You can rest assured that when I care for your pets, I care for them with as much love, responsibility and attention to detail as I do with my own pets.

 Before venturing out on my own I worked for 10 years as a veterinary nurse and hospital manager and 10 years as a trainer and pet sitter.  I founded a non-profit organization in Kansas City called HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance - a group of more than 50 dog trainers in the area.  In addition to my 25+ years of hands on dog experience, I graduated from the Animal Behavior College.

My experience in the veterinary field and as a trainer gives me a unique approach to observing and enhancing the life of my clients and their pets.  My goal is to provide a safe and loving environment for pets in my care so guardians can take a worry-free vacation or business trip and to start puppies out on the right paw for a more enjoyable puppy-hood for the household.

I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri with pets of all kinds - dogs, cats, snakes, chickens, cows, horses, peacocks, ducks, geese and the list goes on.  My husband and I currently live with a rescue Cocker Spaniel, Jett.  My passion is helping people and their pets live happily together.

Patty Homer, ABCDT, Owner

Lorna Koth, Professional Pet Sitter

Gentle Paws

Dog Training and Pet Care