The Enterprise — Lisa Nicole Viers
Lauren Bachner, owner of Four Paws Inn, left, assists two young patrons picking up their dog from a stay at her kennel. Bachner also trains service dogs as well as running her kennel. The service dogs are trained to assist people with physical disabilities. “They’re not a person in a wheelchair anymore,” Bachner said. “They’re a person with a dog.” Behind the young man at the counter, the back end of Tom the office cat can be seen. Tom was enjoying the attention from the two clients as he purred and nuzzled them while they waited for Bachner to retrieve their dog, Sundance.