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Woof and Meow!


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At Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center our goal is to strengthen the human-animal bond by providing public and private education through various avenues including group classes, private behavior evaluations and community outreach initiatives. 


Building Positive and Permanent Relationships


COMPASSION for all humans and animals
POSITIVE and HUMANE training and behavior modification

RESPONSIBILITY to provide honest and safe behavior evaluations and training to both our human and animal clients and the community-at-large

Maintaining a DEDICATION TO LEARNING that allows us to provide the most up-to-date and effective training methods

December 1, 2012

To Whom It May Concern,

It has been a pleasure to provide a quality daycare experience for dogs in the Buffalo area. However, we were notified by our landlord in mid-November that they will be renovating our building and will terminate our lease effective December 31, 2012. Given this news, I have spent the last few weeks making some difficult decisions about the future of Purrfect Paws.

The last day of daycare at Purrfect Paws will be December 21, 2012. We are no longer accepting new daycare clients effective immediately.

Our last playgroups will be December 15, 2012.

I am currently negotiating with other facilities to use space for K9 Nose Work® classes and other obedience classes. I will make my class schedule (class description, days and times) available online as soon as I have determined where, specifically, I will be teaching.

Several of our other services will be unaffected by this change. I will continue to offer the following services with no interruption:





  • BOARD AND TRAIN (dogs only)


(For more information on those services, visit our Services Offered page or click here.)

I hope that you continue to refer me to your canine and feline clients when they require assistance from a behavior and training professional. I am refocusing my time and efforts so I can focus more effectively and efficiently on those clients who need assistance with behavior concerns with their pet.

Additionally I will continue to serve as the Behavior Specialist at the SPCA Serving Erie County. At Canisius College I will continue to serve as an Adjunct Professor in the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation department. I anticipate completing my MS in Anthrozoology at Canisius within the next two years. Research opportunities focused on our companion animals may also be in my future! While it may be cliché, it is true: when one door closes more doors open!

If you have more questions about the changes at Purrfect Paws, please feel free to contact me at or by phone at 465-6555. I look forward to continuing to provide quality and expert behavior and training assistance for the pets of WNY and their people!

Woofs and Meow,

Miranda K. Workman, BA, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA


P.O. Box 1228 • Amherst, NY 14226 • Phone: 716.465.6555 • Fax: 716-468-5207