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A Bit About Me

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Hello, I am Miho Yanagisawa Groia.

I'm thrilled to share my passion for rescue dog adoption and advocacy with you. As a devoted mom to Bonaparte and Hoku, two incredible canine companions, I've embarked on a journey of love, learning, and compassionate care in the world of rescue dogs.

My dedication to rescue dog adoption advocacy extends beyond the walls of my home. I'm actively involved as a volunteer and foster parent with both the CA GSP Rescue and Blue Man Dog Rescue organizations. Through my volunteer work, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative power of love and care in the lives of rescue dogs, and it's a privilege to play a part in their journey to finding forever homes.


Driven by my passion for understanding animal behavior and enhancing the lives of rescue dogs, I've pursued education and training in the field. I've had the opportunity to study under Dr. Susan Friedman, a renowned expert in animal behavior, through her course "How Behavior Works: Living and Learning with Animals."  This invaluable knowledge has equipped me with a deeper understanding of canine behavior and effective strategies for building trusting relationships with rescue dogs.


At Here With Paws, I practice a holistic approach to relationship building with rescue dogs. It's not just about providing food and shelter; it's about creating a nurturing environment where each dog feels valued, understood, and loved. Through patience, empathy, and positive reinforcement, I strive to help rescue dogs overcome past traumas, build confidence, and thrive in their new lives.

In addition to my work with rescue dogs, I also offer support and guidance to foster parents and adopters navigating the transition of welcoming a new furry family member into their lives and the process of their journey in the trusting relationship building. I'm here to provide assistance every step of the way.


Whether you're a fellow dog lover, a prospective adopter, or simply someone interested in learning more about rescue dog adoption and advocacy, I invite you to join me on this journey. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of rescue dogs, one paw at a time.


Thank you for visiting Here With Paws, where every dog's story matters.


Warmest Wags,

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