Her unconventional journey spanning over three decades provides her with a knowledge of dogs and an insight into the world of dog-rescue which cannot be achieved through conventional learning.
She has had thousands of rescued dogs in her care, volunteered abroad helping street dogs, been awarded by the Toronto Humane Society for her compassion, and praised by Stoney Creek Animal Control and dozens of rescue organizations for her rehabilitation of dogs with aggression and anxiety. Billie is a regular guest speaker at the University of Regina, community safety events, and youth programs.
She approaches everything she does as an opportunity to learn from dogs, people, and life, and, because of this, has excelled in an unregulated industry that has left many behaviourists struggling to succeed in.
Billie formulated UPWARD Methodology in response to the unique needs of her clients and her area of expertise – that of helping people living in urban areas calmly and effectively work with dogs over the age of six months.
In a world full of chaos, critics and complexity, Billie has always remained true to herself and completely devoted to dogs-in-need.
Maggie Donnelly of El RefUgio Rescue in Costa Rica created a video of the Journey of Four Dogs from Costa Rica to Canada which I helped to organize!
The Leader Post (Queen City magazine, Regina, Saskatchewan) did a cover story on me and my work with rescues. I was surprised because I thought the article was to be about the dogs. I greatly appreciated the kind words.