Blue Cord K9's owner, Larinda Watts, has worked in Public Safety for over 15 years as a Firefighter/EMT and 911 Dispatching. Seeing the positive impact dogs can have on the mental health of people who work in Public Safety, she trained her puppy Pearl to be a therapy dog. Larinda and Pearl visit 911 centers, children's wards in hospitals, and long-term living at the VA. 

 Larinda continues her education in K9 Training and follows her passion for public service. Larinda is Blue Cord K9's Lead Service Dog Trainer and operates the business and customer service aspects of the business.