Total loan: $10,000


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Annie's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped us move to a new, larger East Village dog training center; we will sound proof the facility, put down turf in the yard, and build out the store area to create a safe indoor/outdoor space for dogs and humans to learn and play.

Annie's story

I was born and raised in Manhattan, just blocks away from School For The Dogs. I grew up in my parents' workplaces, literally: My father was a freelance artist and my mother ran her own small business out of our home. I was always drawn to animals, and began a dog walking business when I was just ten years old. I spent my 20s working as a journalist in NYC, but always harbored an interest in training. I eventually went to school to learn how to be a dog trainer. When I met Kate Senisi in 2011, we were both trying to figure out how to turn our passions into careers. Together, we founded School For The Dogs and haven't looked back!