Chris Shaughness

author, speaker, animal lover


Christine Palm Shaughness is an author and lecturer on various subjects pertaining to animals.

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Chris Shaughness has worked for animals for over 17 years, first as a pet massage therapist/Reiki provider, then as a certified pet behavior specialist and trainer, and as an executive in animal shelters. She is presently the Executive Director of MCPAW (Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being) and the volunteer District Leader in Maryland District 7 for the Humane Society of the United States.

Published in 2010, Chris wrote Puppy Mill Dogs SPEAK!, the first and only book written by a pet professional to help adopters of puppy mill survivors. The book contains heartwarming stories and comprehensive advice to help the dogs adjust to life outside of the mill.

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Through her experiences and education as a pet behavior specialist, dog trainer and pet massage therapist in addition to the countless hours spent volunteering and working for various animal shelters and rescue groups, she has gained a great deal of knowledge about pet and human behavior.

Thank you for visiting and especially, thank you for caring about the animals.

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