WHO’S THE LAGOTTO LADY?
A devoted Lagotto lover through and through, Kathy Haglof is the Lagotto Lady. Her Lagotto adventure began in 2009, when LK Augusta (Asper) was first brought into her life. It was love at first sight. She quickly realized the therapeutic value of this fun-loving breed. (Who says your therapist has to be human?). Asper’s loyalty, intelligence and quirky personality left her wanting more—nobody can have just one, right? Today the Lagotto Lady enjoys the company of many loving fuzzy therapists.
Before the Lagotto adventure began, Kathy’s passion was horses. With 30+ years of experience with breeding, training and showing horses — she has come to realize there is very little difference when training and caring for dogs vs horses. Both need to have a great environment in which they can learn and thrive.
The Lagotto Lady boutique is situated on 25 acres of beautiful rolling land, surrounded by many lakes. Lagotto Lady Kennels continues to transform the horse barn into a top of the line professional doggie home. The “creature” comforts provided is a heated and air conditioned space with large individual kennels that open into acres of safely fenced outdoor play areas. Room to run, roam, play or lay around in the shade.
The Lagotto team includes, Kathy’s niece Melissa who helps with the whelping, handling and loving of the dogs. Because of the Lagotto experience, Melissa eventually wants to become a veterinarian. Additional help is always there from Alan, my significant other, handy man and personal pilot and my sister Mary who is always eager to dog-sit when needed.
The team also includes very special friends, Bridget and Monica, who’ve invested their time and patience in helping get Lagotto Lady Kennels started and trusting us with their beloved offspring. These friends are our most valuable assets for learning and passing on Lagotto knowledge.
We are all enriched every day by the animals that surround us and the unconditional love they bring. Kathy’s prayer is “God, you know how much I love my animals. Thank you for loaning them to me. If you find my soul worthy of redemption, when it’s my time to leave this world, please take me to where they are.”