Assess Needs

Phase 1 - Assessing Needs

In this first phase, I will help you identify your goals and requirements for a companion dog, including:

  • Size
  • Temperament
  • Household “fit”
  • Adoption and long-term costs
  • and more

This includes a written/typed statement, detailing your plan for adding a dog to your family, that describes what you want to achieve and the legacy your family wants to create with your new companion.


 “As an empty nester… I was looking to get another dog. Phyllis knew of just the right match for me and my family. We fell head over heels in love with this little girl from day one. Phyllis knew that we needed a smart and loveable puppy and did a fantastic job imprinting her with good habits during the first several weeks, which meant I had much less work to do on puppy training! She is a sweet dog who fills my heart with joy and fun every day, she learns new tricks really fast, loves to follow me around the house, and is a champion snuggler!