Hi my name is Shelli Crust and I am the Socialization Manager and Head Trainer at PPK9A. I first came to PPK9A in November of 2020 when I came in one day to meet an adorable Border Doodle Puppy to see if I wanted to keep her. I fell in love instantly and we both came in for socialization. I would volunteer on my days off from my full-time job and I began to watch my Ziva grow up to be an amazing puppy. In August I accepted a paid position and still volunteered on my days off. I fell in love with all the dogs, and wanted to be more of a part in the mission and how much good PPK9A was putting into the community with the Therapy Dog Program.
In February of this year, I was asked if I could be in charge while the previous management was on vacation, I fell in love with the place even more, and realized this is where I needed and wanted to be. PPK9A has been amazing for both myself and Ziva. In March I accepted a full-time position as the Socialization Manager and as a Trainer. Just days after starting my new position I welcomed another fur child into my home, a Blue Heeler named Gibbs.
I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. I am a Certified Dog Trainer through the Victoria Stilwell Dog Training Academy.
In my spare time I am working on my next certifications, and trying to train my pups Ziva and Gibbs to be the amazing dogs I know they can be.