My name is Robin Strickland. In 2019, after 35 years working in office management and customer service I retired. I got a golden doodle. Then I realized that a new puppy was like having a baby so I called Emily, the lifesaver.
Then, one day in the fall of 2020 Emily called me and asked if I was “tired of being retired” because she needed an assistant. It sounded like fun and I could work from home with my animals! And the clients are great! Life is good!
I love to garden, sew, do DIY projects and spend time with my family. In my spare time I’m a doorman to Harlow (the Goldendoodle that started all of this) and Gus (the cat that allows us to live in his home).
Erin Chrysafis (Austin)
Erin started working with dogs in high school volunteering with local shelters around the Fresno area. In 2008, she started volunteering with Guide Dogs for the Blind as a Puppy Raiser and has since raised 20 puppies across two different service dog organizations.
In 2015 she became a Club Leader for the local puppy raising club for Guide Dogs for the Blind. She earned her Masters degree from Fresno State in Applied Behavior Analysis after completing her thesis titled Assessing Human Attention as a Reinforcer for Dog Behavior: A Methodological Comparison.
She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2020 and currently has a "day job" working with kids with Autism.
Hi! I’m Stephanie Meadows. I’ve always loved animals but quickly realized my passion is with bully breeds and helping rescues! I began volunteering at Fresno Bully Rescue (FBR) in 2014. I loved it!
I adopted my first bully “Jefferson” from FBR and quickly realized he didn't like my cats and I had 3 of them! I hired Emily to help me. She not only helped me with her amazing work, she also inspired me to pursue my dream of helping dogs like Jefferson adapt to their new environment and family.
I have an online certification through Animal Behavior College. I continue to work with rescue dogs to help prepare them for their forever home and do follow up sessions to help them adjust to their new environment.
I am an associate trainer with Emily, providing puppy and adolescent dog training.
I am very excited to be a part of such a great team!