Hello and welcome! Thanks for stopping by to learn more about me and my business. To start off with introducing myself, my name is Mallory Gochanour. I am a fan of Jesus, my family, nature, Dukes of Hazzard, animals, taking pictures of animals, Sunday mornings, a good sweet tea, and jeeps. I grew up in Fairmont, MN with my dad, mom, older sister, and my twin. As long as I can remember I have loved dogs and growing up they have always been apart of my life.
For most of you that are dog lovers you may have heard of American Kennel Club. I enjoy spending time watching AKC Dog Shows and learning more about all the different breeds out there. I love that they each have their own characteristics and no two are the same just as God has created us. I am currently working towards breeding dogs. I recently got my Bernese Mountain Dog, Mabel, in the fall of 2019. I'm planning to start my dream of breeding dogs in the summer of 2021 when Miss Mabel is old enough. I see how beneficial it is to breed good quality healthy dogs so my hope is to be able to bless people with a healthy BMD and bring them as much joy as Mabel has brought me.
I graduated high school in 2018 and opt not to go to college. I wanted to do something other than the norm and make my own path in the world. I learn a lot from books, the people around me, and experiencing things in the real world, hands on. My parents operate their own business and I'm blessed to be able to learn some tips about that world from them. I believe that education is a good thing but if you work hard towards what you want in life, that can get you just as far as college would.
My plans as I graduated high school have most definitely changed. I knew I wanted to do something with dogs. Anything from training them, boarding them, to breeding them. I'm fascinated with learning how the minds of dogs work and all about the different types of breeds there are. I have had the dream to open my own dog kennel in Fairmont for quite some time now. Different moments in my life have obviously brought me to where I am today. I'm still working towards a dog kennel but for the time being without a facility to board the dogs the idea behind Clara's Dog Care has been keeping me busy and has been working out in the long run while I wait for the right day to start up a kennel of my own.
Why Clara's Dog Care? Who is Clara? Is your name Clara? Why not use your own name? For a long time I was trying to come up with a name to hopefully use for a kennel some day. And for awhile I was trying to find a name to match that but to use for a dog sitting business right now. You may be asking yourself those questions or questions similar to those above. So let me tell you a little about Clara.
If you're anything like me you have an inspiration in your life. For me, I have many people that inspire me in different aspects of my life. One inspiration I had growing up was my Grandma Barb. She joined our Heavenly Father when cancer took her when I was 13. Lots of things come to mind when thinking about her. Things like her faith, cooking, had such a style, a HUGE heart, and dogs are just the beginning. Growing up and going down to "Grandpa and Grandma's Farm" was always a highlight. Big yard to run in, ice cream for breakfast, a pond to catch frogs, hills to roll down, and always DOGS.
My grandparents always had dogs. One dog in particular, I grew very fond of and remember the most. She was a beautiful Golden Retriever who loved about everyone she met. She had a heart of gold just like her coat color and of course my Grandma's heart. Her heart and my Grandma's heart, being so similar in charm, were just the beginning of explaining how radiant they both were. They both were so gentle, kind, and patient. They shared inside beauty as well as outside beauty. They possessed a grace that I cannot describe.
So in honor of my Grandma Barb and Clara, the first dog I ever remember loving, I give you the name of my business. Welcome to Clara's Dog Care where I hope to give your dog the love Clara would give everyone.
My Grandma Barb with their family dog, Shoeshoe, in 1979.
My twin, Mariah, and I with sweet Clara.
My sister, Micaela, with my grandma Barb, our Westie Snowflake, and Clara.
" So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. "
1 Corinthians 10:31