Danielle Ford is the owner of Pampered Pup, LLC since the spring of 2010. Danielle graduated from Delaware Valley University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a specialty in Equine Science and Management. During her four years at Del Val, Danielle worked at the Harrisburg Standardbred Sale (2007, 2008, 2009) for Northwood Bloodstock handling horses of varying ages and disposition. In addition to working for Northwood Bloodstock, Danielle was also a bather at PetSmart during her time at Del Val and worked at a private horse farm providing horse care and pasture management. Danielle is a sister of Delta Epsilon Beta, a community service oriented sorority. Danielle was also fortunate enough to play varsity volleyball for Del Val for four years. Danielle proudly finished her college career as the volleyball team captain both her junior and senior year. To expand on her degree Danielle completed the Genex reproductive training course during spring break of her senior year in addition to completing Beef Cattle Level 1 training authorized by the Federation of Animal Science Societies.
Danielle feels strongly about the importance of continuing education and has thus completed a multitude of educational classes in varying subjects. Danielle completed the Provet Logic Certificate of Achievement for Kennel Maintenance 202, Hot Zone 202 and No Paws Zone. At the Groom Expo in Hershey, PA Danielle completed the Brusher / Bather Course which is a series of educational seminars specifically designed for Brusher/Bather covering animal handling skills, safety, skin care, shampoos and conditioners, brushing, bathing, dematting techniques and equipment. Danielle frequents industry trade shows sure as the aforementioned Groom Expo and the Boarding and Daycare Expo also held in Hershey, PA. Both expos highlight educational seminars conducted for the advanced education of pet care professionals, upgrading her expertise, handling and knowledge of pets.
Through the local Rutgers Extension office Danielle completed Annie’s Project by Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in modern farm and ranch enterprises. The mission is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and organization and management of important information. Recently she completed a session on Empowering Women Farmer’s in Somerset County. Also through the extension office Danielle completed a six week beekeeping course and hopes to start her very own apiary in the future.