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About Me

My name is Lois Stein and ever since I was a little girl, I brought home stray dogs and cats. My passion has always been dogs/cats, although I love all animals. I worked for a Veterinarian in Manhattan. Those were the days when you could work as an apprentice and the Vet taught you what you needed to know. I also worked for a veterinarian in the Bronx, New York.

My Love for Animals

I was raised in the Bronx, New York and we lived in a very large apartment. My parents always felt that it was not fair to an animal to be cooped up in an apartment. They told me that when I got married, I could have all the dogs that I wanted. I went to the ASPCA in New York and brought home my first dog. I called my mom at work and told her that I brought home a dog. She said that I should take it back to the shelter before she and my dad got home. I told her that if the dog goes, I go also. (I did not know where I was going to go.)

My parents came home and met Lad, the dog. They loved Laddie. My mom and dad would wake up early in the morning and take turns walking Laddie before they went to work. They used to leave the house very early, so they let me sleep before I had to get up and go to work. Lad lived 14 years.

I always wanted to be a Veterinarian but things did not work out that way. I got married instead and raised two boys. My children are grown and married and I am remarried to a wonderful man who puts up with me and my animals. My husband is a Civil Engineer, who was afraid to retire, because he didn't want to become my assistant. He finally retired, and his worst fear came to fruition. I am happy to report that he is no longer my assistant, I promoted him to my partner. Needless to say, he is absolutely underwhelmed with joy. He helps me walk them, feed them, clean up after them and pays all the Vet bills without a complaint.

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Over the years, I have had many dogs. They were all shelter dogs and strays. Each of them lived a long and happy life. I love to open my heart and home to older dogs, who are also seeking a loving owner to finish out the last days of their lives. Some of them come to me with medical problems. I will vet them and help them in any way that I can, but sometimes their compromised immune systems fail, and I lose them. They at least had lots of love, medical attention, and peace before they passed. One of my favorite dogs was my Lab/Husky named Heidi, who lived to the ripe old age of 20, who was with us for 15 wonderful years.  In 2008 The shelter sent me an e-mail to see if I knew anyone who could foster an old mixed Corgi named Homer, who had a serious lung condition. On my way to the shelter, I called my husband to tell him I was on the way to get Homer. He was surprised that it had taken me this long to get him. I gladly opened my home and heart to Homer. He was with me for a short time and passed because he was already very ill when he came to me.  Today, I currently have 7 dogs. 

I am the owner of Pet Pleasers, LLC, which is a pet sitting and dog training service. I wanted to train dogs and I thought about taking the ABC Dog Training Course for many years but kept putting it off. I finally took the course and graduated with honors through hard work and study.

I have been in business since 2000. I take in pets and also go to people's homes to care for their pets when they are away. I am able to tune into a dog's energy and sometimes can communicate with them. I'd like to think of my home as a luxury doggie bed & breakfast, complete with
dog grooming, dog training, dog sleepovers, high quality real people food and comfortable Pipe Dream dog beds.

Honors Graduate From the Animal Behavior College® Dog Training (ABCDT) Program