Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandy Knochel.
Hi Brandy, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I run an 8 acre dog rescue. I currently have 54 dogs. All are off leash and in one large pack together. I’ve done quite a few videos of my pack-walks and people seem to enjoy those. It’s a gift for sure and my absolute passion. I’ve been training dogs for over 20 years. I do this alone, I live alone and have a handful of volunteers that offer to come help. People seemed to be amazed by the fact a WOMAN has control of so many dogs, and for me it’s just an everyday practice. I only work with large breeds, and all the breeds people are afraid of, of course. Rottweilers are my absolute favorite. 💖 Pitties, German shepherds, mastiffs. They are all welcome.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Dog rescue is certainly not a smooth road. Every dog comes last with a story, sometimes it’s a good story with a bad ending. Sometimes these dogs haven’t known a kind hand or a soft word, every dog can be helped, and the fact that we euthanize dogs every single day for behaviors we create in them is baffling to me. My entire life’s mission is to show people, these dogs are just like us. Red listed dogs deserve love and patience just like every other sweet yellow Labrador 🤦🏼♀️. Dogs are Dogs.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am unlike any other rescue. All of my dogs pack walk together, multiple breeds that are often known/seen as aggressive breeds. All of them sleep inside with me at night. They all know which beds are theirs. They are all trained. I have people wait listed for dogs. All my adult dogs come trained before adoption. Watching a pack walk always amazes people. For me, it’s just another day at work. Brand-wise, we are not sponsored.
We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
Our first trip to Disneyland in 1985. We were lower middle class at best and we got to go, we felt like the richest people in the world.
- Adoptions $450-$600
- Board & Train $750-$1250 depending on program
- Boarding $50-$125 a day depending on selected package
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