Paulette was born and raised in Chicago. She is a lifelong animal lover who had to be satisfied with a canary until she successfully lobbied her parents for a puppy at the age of ten. Laddie, a black cocker spaniel, was her first dog, but has since been followed by many other wonderful canines.
For the last few decades Paulette has worked as a corporate attorney. In 2010, Paulette was encouraged to attend AnimalSense Academy (now CanineLink) by her daughter Sarah. They attended the six month program together and were both fortunate to join AnimalSense as part of its training staff. While she still continues to practice law for CanineLink and a new company called FetchFind, she is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Licensed Instructor and Team evaluator for Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She lives with her husband, Dick, and her two therapy dogs, Sitka and Sophie.