Shannon Anello, CDT, Owner & Founder
My name is Shannon and I’ve lived in the Columbus area for more than 19 years. My husband Steve and I married in 2007 and have always shared a deep love for animals. When I started the business, we had three furry babies of our own: Brody a six-year-old Saint Bernard, Brutus an eleven-year-old Husky/German Shepherd Mix and Brylee a three-year-old Saint Bernard/Newfoundland Mix. When Steve and I learned that we could not have children, our dogs became our kids which we spoiled them each and every day. We are now proud parents of a rescue Saint Bernard named Brute, Brylee, a Saint Bernard/Newfoundland Mix now 10, Zoey, a 3-year-old Saint Bernard/Newfoundland Mix and two holland lop bunnies.
After working in the advertising industry for over 15 years, I decided it was time to leave commutes, co-workers, and cubicles behind and pursue my passion for four-legged fur babies instead. In October of 2015, I took the plunge by starting Furball Fitness and have not looked back! Fulfilling my dream of running a business dedicated to animals and getting certified as a dog trainer (CDT) has been more rewarding than I could have imagined.
At Furball Fitness, we are fully prepared to handle every type of personality imaginable. From the super playful ones who are the “stars” of the dog park, to the formerly abused ones who need some extra understanding, patience, and TLC. We would be proud to help look after your brand-new baby ones as they develop and grow and honored to be trusted with your challenging, temperamental, or elderly pets as they keep us on our toes.
At Furball Fitness, we believe in the practice of unconditional love and it seems we never go a day without learning something valuable about ourselves or the animals we adore. We are thrilled to have the privilege of spending our days with the wonderful domestic fur babies of this beautiful city. We can’t wait to meet both you and your pets!!
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Member of the Pet Sitters Associates & NAPPS
Member of Columbus Ohio Professional Pet Sitters
Trained in Pet CPR and Pet First Aid
Background Check Approved
Certified in Puppy Training & Dog Training
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Megan, Pet Care Specialist
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Holly, Pet Care Specialist
Andrea, Manager & Groomer
Jill, Pet Care Specialist
Jenneh, Manager & Groomer
Mallorie, Pet Care Specialist
John, Pet Care Specialist
Emily, Pet Care Specialist
Molly, Pet Care Specialist
Will, Pet Care Specialist
Oliva, Pet Care Specialist & Dog Trainer
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