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Toni was born in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Las Vegas when she was eleven years old. Despite her dislike for warm weather, Toni has remained in the valley with her husband of over twenty years, and two beautiful children, affectionately nicknamed "Sissy" and "Boo." After raising her human and numerous four-legged kids, Toni began to go a little stir crazy (lucky for us!) and decided to pursue a part-time position as an animal care provider. Since she is a natural at taking care of any living thing, she was a perfect candidate for feeding, watering, walking, and fawning over our patients.
The members of her family that have tails (the only ones, we hope!) include Candycane the Papillon princess, Chico the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, one very long "tailed"critter…….. Trinity, the corn snake. In the feathered department is "Bird" the dove. Toni has an especially close bond with Candycane. She was a regular boarding patient at the practice Toni previously worked at, and Toni always looked forward to her visits. It was love at first sight! In 2005, Toni’s mother, with whom she was very close, passed away. After struggling with her mother’s passing, Toni was approached by Candycane's owners who were moving away and could not keep her. They knew how much Candycane meant to Toni and wanted Toni to have her. In her heart, she feels that Candycane was a gift that was sent to help her through the most difficult time of her life.
Toni has an interest in forensics and enjoys reading books and watching documentaries about the subject. She also likes to study various religions and takes pleasure in reading novels by the psychic, Sylvia Brown. Her very favorite activity is spending time with her two human grand-babies.
Toni's favorite words to live by are: "Be the person your dog thinks you are."