Phylecia Terrell is the owner and founder of The Golden Leash. She’s a true animal lover with dogs being her favorite as she grew up with dogs as a child. Today is no different as in addition to working with dogs, she is also a proud dog mom of Mina (featured above), and 11-year old mixed breed rescue who is also The Golden Leash’s Master Instructor.
Phylecia grew up in New Jersey and received a BS from Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus. She majored in Administration of Justice and was also a member of their Big East (at the time) Track & Field Team. So being physically active and enjoying the outdoors has always been apart of her life.
To relax, she also enjoys traveling, watching anything Property Brothers, interesting or fun movies, and spending time with friends and family, human and furry alike!
Ismelda is a native New Yorker and is attending her freshman year at Lehman College, NY, where she is currently majoring in Speech Pathology. While she is one of our newest members having just joined us in early 2019, she comes with valuable experience caring for dogs and has been an excellent asset to the team.
Her dedication and care to our Golden Leash pups has been impeccable, and she’s one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. And in her spare time, she enjoys creative writing and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Tori is originally from Shanghai China and is proud to call New York her home for over the past four years. She is currently completing her senior year at The School of Visual Arts, where she is majoring in Illustration. Although Tori did not have prior experience working with dogs, she came with earnest commitment and a genuine love for them.
She’s been with The Golden Leash since 2018 and is one of the most reliable people you’ll ever meet, and is sweet to boot! Additionally, she’s a very skilled artist (pre-graduation), and one of her dreams is to publish her own children’s books that she illustrates.