Cayla was born right before the Deason Family started breeding Akitas in 1988, so she has been around dogs, puppies and the breeding world her entire life. She could always be found in the puppy play pens as a little girl holding and playing with them. She grew up loving all animals and was involved in 4-H. Throughout high school, she was involved in multiple activities including Yearbook staff, S.A.D.D., Spanish club, Cheerleading, Show Choir, and Theater. She went to Butler University where she met her husband, Ben, through Cayla’s sorority sister and their involvement in Campus Crusade for Christ. She graduated from Butler with a Bachelor’s in Music and got married that summer. When Connie and Kevin asked her to join them in raising puppies, there was no question. Cayla loved delivering puppies, raising them, taking photos, talking to families and truly making a difference in people’s lives. Cayla worked as an in-home behavioral therapist for children with Autism before leaving to work full time for MMG. It is still her dream to be able to marry her two professions and use these puppies as therapy for children with disabilities. She loves kids and is able to bring her four young children, Caris, Annabelle, Emilynn and Everett, to work with her. They too share a love for animals. Now, THEY are the ones found in the puppy play pens snuggling our puppies. Whether she is snuggling puppies, helping moms give birth, or talking to forever families, her dream to make a difference in others’ lives holds strong, and she is seeing that dream realized through MMG.