User:Betty S Egger
Betty S. Egger is known throughout her community on Mercer Island, just east of Seattle, as “the dog lady,” because of her dog training and boarding business she ran out of her home for twenty years. Egger has since retired, but she can still be seen walking her five dogs throughout the island and volunteering to raise money for no-kill shelters in the area.
Early Life and career
Residents of Mercer Island, Washington know Betty S. Egger as “the Dog Lady.” Rather than spurn the nickname, Egger does everything she can to earn the famous moniker. For the past twenty years, Egger has owned and operated a dog training and boarding business out of her home.She also tries to help everyone else in the town of Mercer Island with a dog to provide the best homes for them as well. Egger also volunteers for several no-kill shelters in the greater Seattle area as well, because she believes that dogs, just like humans, deserve second chances at a good life.
Betty S. Egger started her business because she felt that the many residents of Mercer Island had dogs but no resources available to them to help care for their dogs. Egger, always a dog-lover, and a native of the island, set up shop from her quaint old family house in the early nineties, ready to serve the large dog owner population of Mercer Island. She started a kennel first, and over time, she found herself training some of the dogs she regularly took care of. Over time she began offering her services to a few friends and customers struggling to take care of their dogs, and over time her business began. Soon Egger started expanding her business, bringing in customers from what the locals call “the East Side,” or Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and other suburbs of Seattle.
Pretty soon after she started her business, Betty S. Egger started getting notoriety from the Seattle side of Lake Washington.Her business appeared in an issue of The Stranger, a local alternative newspaper. After the feature, Egger saw her customers increase by almost tenfold, and a local legend was born. Her notoriety slowed in the years after The Stranger article, but the nickname “Dog Lady” stuck, and her dogs, her business, and her name are very popular around Mercer Island to this day. Since she retired, Betty S. Egger has helped many happy dogs and dog owners live in harmony within the community.Egger now trains dogs part-time for friends and family members.