Millie Acosta and Jenn Gellman

Millie Acosta and Jenn Gellman by OMJ Photography

“The most rewarding part of our work is that we get to work with dogs all day, seven days a week,” says Millie Acosta(L) who, along with Jenn Gellman, owns Paws For A Cause Dog Training, LLC. The couple, who have been together for 22 years, helps owners find solutions to improve the lives of dogs and their families, offering force-free obedience training and education about dog behavior; they also help animal rescue groups assess dog behaviors and prepare foster families and their dogs for adoption. To date, they have found foster homes for over 1,000 dogs. Their business sprung out of their own love of dogs — they’ve fostered over 400 dogs together and own three of their own. Paws For A Cause Dog Training, LLC strives to make dog training fun for everyone while making a difference in the lives of dogs and their families. The couple’s positive outlook on life is the driving force (besides a love of dogs) behind their work, and it’s a message they want to pass on to the greater queer community. “Life is too short and one has to enjoy life to its fullest,” Acosta says. “Life has so many amazing things to offer us. We just need to know how to find all the goodness in these crazy times we are living in. There is good in everything.” —IL

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