Carrie has always had a passion for working with animals and began fostering stray and semi-feral cats and kittens with her family at a young age.
She attended Northern Arizona University and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2010. During and after college she worked as a veterinary technician before opening her pet care business, Carrie Pawpins Pet Nanny in 2012. She has continued her education to include a Master’s Degree in Companion Animal Behavior Analysis and Counseling (MS-CABAC) and the following professional certifications: Certified Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA), Fear Free Elite certified professional, PetTech Pet First Aid and CPR Certified Instructor, Low Stress Handling Silver Certification, Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor/Assessor. Carrie is also a member of the Pet Professional Guild Cat Committee.
In 2018, Carrie and Sara opened PHX Animal Behavior Center.
Carrie currently works with the Jackson Galaxy Project and Greater Good in their Cat Pawsitive Program as a Trainer- Mentor teaching shelters to clicker train and work with behavior issues with their cats. Her true passion is educating people about feline behavior and the importance of proper socialization. Carrie has 2 cats, Fiona and Bianca, as well as many client pets and foster cats and kittens that she treats as her own.