Sue’s background is in logistics, fulfillment, and warehouse management. After 14 years with the same company, she decided to leave the rat race and do something more entrepreneurial. The first few years were rough but she can’t imagine going back to the corporate world again. She much prefers an office in the dog park. She joined forces with Lori and Sue to start a dog walking company in 2001 now known as Doghouse Girls, Inc..
Most people don’t know that Sue moved to Hawaii for 5 years right after high school; she ran a chain of ice cream parlors as well as sold coconuts and sea shells by the roadside, sometimes she wonders why she ever left paradise. Then she thinks about her two beautiful grandchildren Hadley (14) and Chloe (10). and wouldn’t trade spending time with them for anything. Sue is certified in American Red Cross Pet First Aid.
When not taking care of her clients’ pets, Sue enjoys keeping up on current events, reading odd news stories, watching movies and true crime shows.
Pauline Houliaras, CPT, IACP-CDT/CDTA/PDTI
While working on her Masters degree in clinical psychology at Loyola College, Pauline unwittingly began her future career in pet sitting by taking care of everyone’s pets while they traveled. After working for 15 years in the mental health field and 4 years managing a busy call center, Pauline dreamed of working from home and spending time with her pets.
Pauline is also certified professional trainer and graduate of the internationally recognized National K-9 School for Dog Trainers, Master Trainer program. She is trained and experienced in basic and advanced on leash and off-leash obedience, behavior modification, puppy development, retrieval, scent detection, tracking & trailing, personal protection and police K9. Pauline has a special interest in canine nutrition and it’s effect on behavior. She uses a variety of training tools, while approaching dog training as communication that enhances the human-canine bond, with the goal of improving communication between dog’s and their humans. She enjoys providing training and behavioral advice for clients’ dogs; it doesn’t seem that far removed from her days doing psychiatric evaluations in the emergency room. Her motto is “Every Dog Deserves an Education.”
She lives in Canton with Ruby-doo and Fozie Ruby frequently accompanies her to professional workshops and seminars, continuing education and collaboration with trainers both regionally and nationally is very important to her professional development. Additionally she volunteers for several organizations including BARCS, Baltimore County Animal Shelter, Bella’s Bully Buddies, Pitties and Purrs, Karma Dogs. Pauline is a founding member and current president of B-More Dog.
- Professional Member, International Association of Canine Professionals Member and National K-9 Dog Trainers Association