"Dogs bring out the best in us," she says. "They have given me courage to be the person I was intended to be, and to be a light to others." She laughs, "Whether the dogs are pulling me, pushing me, tangling me in their leashes, or tripping me, I know that I am making someone smile as we make our way down the street. I can tell it makes people happy just to watch us, and I enjoy being that light to others."
Most importantly, Aloha says she hopes to be an example. "When women and girls see me out there walking, I want them to see that there is physical, spiritual and emotional strength that a woman can possess simply by getting out and doing something she believes in and feels passionate about."
"We are all meant to shine," she says. "I have learned that I happen to shine best when I use my gift of physical fitness, when I am blessing a dog with confidence and pride, and when I am including my boys in activities that help them grow. "
She is now giving back.