Bowsers owner, Kim Skarritt-Nelson, left the corporate world in 2004 and decided utilize her skills as a Groomer and Canine Behaviorist in a full-time capacity. Kim opened Bowsers By The Bay in 2011. Now specializing as a canine problem solver Kim has helped hundreds of dogs overcome their fears, phobias, and aggressive behaviors. She has held many workshops and seminars on the myths surrounding the Bully Breeds and actively advocates to change their image. In 2009, Kim started Northern Michigan’s first formal Therapy Dog group. Though the group is now defunct, Kim continues to do Therapy work with her dogs Kia (a senior Husky-Chow mix), Takoda (2 y.o. Red Nose American Pitbull Terrier) and Miley (1 -1/2 y.o. American Pitbull Terrier). Kim also is ‘mom’ to an 11 year old American Bulldog named Jersey. Jersey came from the Silver Muzzle Cottage’s hospice program. In Nov 2015, Kim started the Silver Muzzle Cottage Rescue & Hospice program which is dedicated to providing a home and love to seniors dogs in their last days, months or years.