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Corwin and Katie Cheng – Owners


Corwin and Katie Cheng are the new owners of Animal Inn Pet Resort and Spa, recently taking over the business as of March 2019.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology and Psychology from the University of North Dakota. Her love of animals led her to study in the esteemed Exotic Animal Training and Management Program at Moorpark College, developing invaluable training experience with a variety of animals. She acquired her Associate’s Degree at Moorpark, and also met her future husband, and business partner, Corwin.

Corwin’s passion for animals began at a young age, as he studied Animal Biology at the University of Alberta in Canada, before moving to California. After graduation from the Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Corwin focused on working with dogs, teaching group classes and conducting in-home private sessions, training dogs in a board and train setting at Beckman’s Dog Training, one of San Diego’s top dog training companies. Emphasizing positive reinforcement techniques, Corwin has considerable experience in a number of disciplines, including puppy training, basic obedience, and loose leash walking. He also specializes in serious behavioral problems, including fear and leash reactivity. He is knowledgeable in dog social dynamics, and understands dog body language after spending nearly a decade in the industry.

Katie spent much of the past decade at the world-famous San Diego Zoo, rising to the role of Senior Animal Trainer, working with exotic animals ranging from sea lions to cheetahs. During her nine years there, she focused on a wide variety of husbandry training, from voluntary injection training with a porcupine to crate training a hyena. She also prides herself on desensitization training, so her animals can comfortably go anywhere. Her role also included doing animal presentations and shows to educating the public on the importance of conservation.

During the summer of 2018, Corwin and Katie made their move to Minnesota. They immediately started their own dog training company, Companionship Dog Training and Katie also spent the summer working at the Minnesota Zoo. As of March 2019, Corwin and Katie took over Animal Inn Pet Resort and Spa as the new owners, and they look forward to continue serving and providing the best care for your pets for many years to come!

Corwin and Katie enjoy spending their free time with their 7 year old daughter and 5 year old son. They also have two dogs, Lola a Great Pyrenees mix and a Great Pyrenees named Kimba.

Owners of Animal Inn Pet Resort & Spa