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YVONNE BANZALI, MAMFT, MBA

Canine Resource Specialist & Care Educator
[Lifestyle / Wellness / Work / Community]
Canine Wellness Support Therapies Practitioner

Yvonne Banzali is the founder of DOGSLife365—Improving the Lives of Dogs and Their Humans…Every Day. As a Canine Resource Specialist and Care Educator and Canine Wellness Support Therapies Practitioner, she strives to promote responsible pet care and humane ideals through education, consultations, community service,  advocacy, and wellness support treatments.

Her wellness background was incorporated under her counseling/coaching practice, and quickly evolved into a specialization of the human-canine relationship as a conduit for a healthy, happy, and well-balanced living. She understood that in order to achieve this, the focus cannot lie solely on the human’s well-being, but also on the pets that loved them. Thus, Yvonne set out to provide services that would assist in creating a greater, fuller, and more meaningful life with companion animals.

Yvonne is also an advocate for integrating dogs into urban living in a respectful way. Because she understands not everyone is a dog lover and some people are allergic to them, she continues to explore and help implement ways to incorporate them in daily societal living without the need of imposing practices – looking for a win-win for all!

Yvonne holds a multitude of pet care training certifications:

  • Certified Canine Massage Therapist, Ojai Canine School of Massage
  • Certified Pet Tech Pet CPR, First Aid & Care Instructor #1916, Pet Tech
  • Certified Red Cross Dog & Cat First Aid Leader, American Red Cross
  • Certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Counselor, The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
  • Certified K-9 Fit Club Trainer, K-9 Fit Club
  • Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner, HTA Level 3
  • Canine Aqua Therapist, Certified Levels 1 & 2, La Paw Spa

Yvonne is equally well-trained in the human arena to provide quality wellness coaching and education:

  • CPR-AED Certified, American Heart Association
  • Certified ACE Health Coach, American Council on Exercise
  • Certified ACE Mind & Body Specialist, American Council on Exercise
  • Designated ATD Master Trainer [Adult Learning & Development], Association for Talent Development
  • Designated Master Instructional Designer, Association of Talent Development
  • Worksite Wellness Specialist, National Institute of Wellness

She is a member within the following professional associations and abides by their code of ethics:

The International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork

National Wellness Institute

American Council of Exercise

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

 

Yvonne is an active member of her community:

Kelley BrittainProject Specialist
Kelley Brittain is DOGSLife365’s Project Specialist. She supports the organization’s research, events, marketing, and business administration efforts.

Kelley holds a B.A. in Marketing Management from DePaul University and an A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies. She has tremendous experience in both arenas and utilizes them extensively to elevate the team’s pet-focused efforts.

Her passion for animals has led her to not only become an integral (and very vital) member of the DOGSLife365 team, but also around the world saving sea turtles in Costa Rica, visiting the monkey rescue and rehabilitation center in the Amazon, and exploring wildlife habitats in the Galapagos. Kelley is staying put in the states for the meantime to care for her calico cat, Ellie, and co-parent her Golden Retriever, Soleil.