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OUR STORIES

My name is Sarai Alvarez, I was born and raised in Cuba. I’m fluent in both Spanish and English. I came to Las Vegas, NV at the age of 10 following my dream to become a veterinarian. When I was a teenager, I moved to Puerto Rico and lived there for 5 years. I attended a vocational high school where I studied animal science, competed in FFA (Future Farmers of America), and 4-H. During my high school years, I spent my after-school hours working at the local pet store and at my friend’s local farm. After graduation, I moved to Los Angeles, CA and completed a semester of pre-veterinary medicine at Pierce College before moving back to Nevada in December of 2012. I continued college while working at 2 animal hospitals at the same time. Overall, I was a veterinary assistant for 5 years before I started my dog training career in 2018. There were too many dogs being euthanized due to behavioral issues and I wanted to change that. I’ve had the honor of saving dogs in Nevada, Arizona, Missouri, California, and Utah. I moved here to Northern Virginia in November of 2021 where I’ll be saving more dogs.  

 

My name is George Vera, I was born and raised right here in Northern Virginia. I graduated from South Lakes High School in Reston, VA. Following high school, I served 5 years in the Marine Corps as an Aviation Mechanic and began my dog training journey while in my last year of service. I’ve always loved dogs and have always had an extreme fascination of how we as human can share such special and unconditional bonds with dogs. During active-duty, I sought out to find any local dog trainers that would allow me to work for them free of charge in exchange for dog training lessons. After many failed attempts, I finally found a great dog trainer and now dear friend who agreed to take me up on my offer. After about a year of learning how to train on my spare time, I started training dogs professionally and have been doing so now for the last 2 years. I’ve had the pleasure of saving dogs in California and it’s only right that I help save dogs right here in my own backyard.