Originally from Colorado, Jo Trent moved to sunny Southern California to work in the corporate world. After adopting her first cat, Jo’s passion for animals blossomed and she knew she wanted to work with animals. In 1999, Jo started her own pet sitting business. To help develop her animal skills and give back to the animal community, she became a volunteer for spcaLA. Within months Jo found herself working full time as the spcaLA’s Outreach Assistant. While working at spcaLA, Jo assisted their Animal Behavior and Training Department with assessments; became a member of spcaLA’s Disaster Animal Response Team (DART); became a sworn spcaLA Humane Officer; and became S.A.F.E. certified.
Jo’s interest in nose work developed in 2009 when she enrolled her pet, Sluggo, into a class and she was hooked. Jo began a new life adventure and became a Certified Nose Work Instructor in August 2010. Jo has another dog active in nose work, Taz, who is a NW1 title holder. In addition to Sluggo and Taz, she also has feline companions.