Learn more about our Staff Counselors by clicking their name below.
Meet our Staff Counselor, Kayla. As the granddaughter of Doyle Shugart and a member of the Shugart Family, Kayla has loved and cared for pets her entire life. As a recent college graduate, Kayla has spent the last few years obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Behavior. Kayla has a sweet cat named “Chanel" which she rescued as a kitten. We are grateful to have Kayla join us and share her love of pets and compassionate and caring heart.
Susan began working with us part-time and is now a full-time Staff Counselor and has been with us for more than for two years. Her natural affinity for animals, kind spirit, and compassionate heart has enabled her to understand the needs of pet parents who have lost a beloved pet. As someone who truly enjoys helping and comforting others, Susan finds it “rewarding to know that she is assisting others during a difficult time in their lives.” Susan and her family have a beloved rescue named “Daisy” who is almost 2 years old. “Daisy”, who is a Lab-Dalmatian-Terrier mix, was rescued from Helping Paws Rescue/Pawtropolis out of Athens, GA. According to Susan, during her first visit to meet Daisy, “she put her paw on my heart and I knew from that moment she belonged with us”.
BiBi, our resident staff counselor, came to the Chamblee office as an 8-week old beautiful tiny tabby in Oct. 2006. Someone had dropped her off and we found her underneath the office building and coached her inside. She was shy for only a few days and is now a very loving and friendly kitty. She welcomes everyone into the office and loves a good rub down!
Vader, our resident staff counselor, is a beautiful shiny black male cat adopted from Peachtree Animal Hospital in January 2008 as a playmate for "BiBi". They are best of friends! Vadar is very curious and playful and also very smart. He can open doors to any offices to the delight of our staff and clients! No one ignores Vadar!