Featured Employee – Susan

All About Dogs Featured Employee Susan

Susan & Reagan

Susan joined our team in March of 2017 as a daycare technician. She works for us part-time in our large and small dog daycare.

What is your favorite part of your job?  My favorite part of the job is trying to work with all of the dogs on basic skills and listening to make them better dog citizens. And I get lots of love and kisses in return!

What is your best memory or day on the job? My best memory of daycare is not seeing one of my dog friends for several weeks or months because our schedules didn’t mix. Later when we were together again and he realized who I was, I got the best “where have you been look” that just busted us both out laughing..

All About Dogs Featured Employee Susan

Where did you grow up?  I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. My parents moved my brother and I to Burton, Ohio when I was in 3rd grade.

What is your birthday?  October 7th. I was born the Chinese year of the dog!

What are your hobbies?  When I’m not working, you can usually find me digging and transplanting in my flower gardens. I also like to read fiction of various types.

What is something unique about you?  I have been a licensed physical therapist for close to 30 years. I left full time work last year because I was getting burned out and needed a change. The dogs love when I practice massage skills on them and learn my dog muscles!

If you didn’t work here what would you be doing?  I work 3 days a week at my other job. But if I wasn’t at doggy daycare, I would probably be looking for something else to do with dogs, at least part-time. Working with dogs is very rewarding to me emotionally. I love to make them happy!

Tell us why you are passionate about dogs and any involvement outside of All About Dogs that you have with dogs or animals.  I have always had dogs in my life thanks to my parents. I spend a lot of time at a friend’s farm who breeds and raises Alaskan Malamutes. Someone has to love all of those puppies!

What is your favorite dog breed and why?  My parents had Labrador retrievers when my kids were born, and they are the best K9 nannies. But I also love those Malamutes. I currently have a 4 year old boy named Reagan. My husband Jim and I compete for his attention, but he usually chooses “mom”.

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Marty A.
Daycare Attendant, Kennel Technician, Taxi Driver

Marty has been a daycare attendant and kennel tech here since April 2014. She loves “spending time with all different types of dogs in all shapes and sizes.” Marty has four dogs of her own; beagles named Gus and Myles, a mixed border collie named Sammy, and a hound named Winter. When Marty is not at All About Dogs, she enjoys gardening, playing cards, animal rescue and spending time with her dogs and family.

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Laura B.
Kennel Technician, Taxi Driver & Dog Trainer

Laura joined our team as a Kennel Technician in September 2015, expanding her duties to Taxi Driver in September 2016. In Spring of 2017 she joined our dog training team. Laura enjoys working and interacting with all of the different dogs. She has five dogs of her own, an Australian Shepherd, 2 Treeing Walker Coonhounds, a Bluetick Coonhound and a Mountain Cur. In her spare time she loves training and competing with her dogs in UKC, AKC & ASCA events consisting mostly of agility, conformation and lure coursing. She also enjoys writing, photography, teaching my dog tricks and being outdoors.

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Marie B.
Daycare Manager

Marie is our daycare manager. She has worked at All About Dogs off and on since we opened in 2005.  Her favorite part of the job is “working alongside a great group of people and playing with all of the regular pups”.  In her free time she enjoys music, art and exploring the great outdoors.

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Skiy B.
Operations Manager

Skiy is an operations manager who began working here when All About Dogs opened in 2005. Her favorite part of working here is the dogs and the relationships she has developed with clients. She has two mixed-breed dogs, Luna and Samantha, and a cat named Sahara. She enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting and spending time with her husband, daughter, and pets.

 

 

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Tim B.
Operations Manager

Tim is an operations manager who began working here in 2006. He likes meeting new people and their dogs, and “helping those dogs in need and seeing them grow with us, becoming more confident and happy in their daily routines. ” His pets include Montana, a boxer and the inspiration for the AAD logo, and Gibbs, a border collie / lab mix. In his free time, Tim enjoys fishing, hanging out by a fire, and spending time with his dogs.

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Deanna C.
Owner & Creator

Deanna is the owner and creator of All About Dogs. She opened the business in 2005, because she wanted a job where she could bring her boxer, Tana, to work. She enjoys meeting clients and their dogs. Her pets include Tana, who is almost 14, and Gibbs McGee Schlubowski the First, a border collie/lab mix. Deanna loves to cook, bike and spend time with Tana.

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Jessica C.
Operations Manager Office

Jessica started here in 2011. Her dedication and hard work has allowed her to work her way up from Kennel Attendant to Kennel Floor Supervisor and now Operations Manager. She most enjoys “watching the different dog and human personalities connect.” She has a pitbull named Weezy. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and Weezy. She enjoys hikes and outdoor activities in the summer, and sled riding and staying warm in the winter.

 

 

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Jessie E.
Kennel Supervisor

Jessie started here in February 2015, as a kennel & daycare tech. In 2017 she became a kennel supervisor. Jessie most enjoys “taking care of all the different great dogs every day.” In her free time, she tries to do as much volunteering with animal rescue and her local pound as possible.  She is also attending classes to become a vet tech.

 

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Pamela G.
Wellness Administrator

Pam wears many hats here at All About Dogs, including doing canine massage, reiki, training, website development, and staff continued education. She has been here since November 2009, and most enjoys “helping our clients build a strong bond with their dogs based on trust, and educating our employees so they can help the dogs be relaxed and happy during their time with us.” She has two dogs, Louie, a lab mix and Wendy, a beagle terrier mix and a horse named Tee Jay. Her hobbies include hiking with her dogs, reading books to learn more about dog behavior and training, pleasure reading (murder mysteries), participating in scent work and Rally-O classes with her dogs.

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Amanda H.
Dog Trainer & Professional Groomer

Amanda joined our team in November 2015 assisting in the dog grooming department through the holiday season.  She is a registered AKC instructor and CGC and Puppy STAR evaluator and teaches group dog training classes here at our facility.  Her favorite part of the job is “teaching the handler the tools they need to show their dog how to be a well mannered part of their family – a trained dog is a happy & confident dog.”  She enjoys doing outside activities with her family like raising hogs and chickens, tending a vegetable garden, camping and hiking.  She also volunteers with her Therapy Dog at a local home for the disabled.

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Ryan H.
Daycare Attendant & Kennel Technician

Ryan started working here in November 2016 and is a daycare attendant and kennel technician. His favorite part of the job is, “cuddling in the kennel, spending time in the daycare and being part of an awesome team.” He doesn’t currently have any pets but if his girlfriend has a say in it they’ll have 10 dogs by the end of 2017. Outside of work music is a big passion of his. He produces it, he performs in small local gigs, he teaches private lessons and performs in drumlines during the summer.

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Kara J.
Daycare Attendant & Kennel Technician

Kara started here in July 2017 and is a kennel technician. Her favorite part of the job “All of it! I love getting to meet tons of new dogs all the time and getting to play with them, pet them or just show them any love they might need. There is a lot of cleaning but I know it is necessary to make the pups comfortable.” She has 1 dog named Klondike, he is a Pekingese, Poodle and Chihuahua mix. He only weighs 8 lbs but he thinks he is a big guard dog. Kara absolutely loves music. She enjoys going to shows, playing guitar and ukulele, and collecting vinyl. She also loves writing. One of her goals is to write and edit a book even if she is the only one that reads it.

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Alicia K.
Professional Groomer

Alicia has been in the pet grooming industry for nearly 20 years. She has learned techniques from many different groomers. Alicia has participated in several grooming expos and educational seminars. She specializes in all breeds, but personally enjoys grooming mixed breed dogs. During her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog and doing Yoga.

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Kelli K.
Daycare Attendant, Kennel Technician, Bather & Overnight Care

Kelly started here in October 2016, and is a daycare attendant. Her favorite part of the job is “spending time with every single dog and making sure they are safe and happy in their setting .” She has 5 cats named Berlioz, Valentina, Kevin, Bandit & Jovi and 2 dogs named Daisy and Skylar. She loves to read, sing and completing coloring pages.

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Melinda K.
Kennel Technician & Dog Trainer

Melinda joined our team as a Kennel Technician and Dog Training in February 2018. Her favorite part of the job is “how there is never a dull moment and I learn something new everyday!  I also love when I get to have one-on-one time with the dogs and really get to know them.”  She has 4 dogs a Puggle, a Chihuahua / Dachshund mix, a Beagle / Jack Russell Terrier mix and a Border Collie / Lab mix.  Melinda has a strong interest in animal behavior outside of work. I love to go hiking with my dogs, camping and I have a love for aquatic animals as I own a 20 gallon and 55 gallon freshwater aquarium.  I also take my dogs to agility classes.

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Julianna L.
Professional Groomer

Julianna began working here as a kennel tech and daycare attendant in March 2016. In September 2016 she joined our grooming department as a bather. After completing the Basic Animal Grooming Certificate Program at Stautzenberger College, Juliana became a part time Professional Groomer in January 2017. She loves “interacting with the dogs and getting to know them.” She has two Golden Retrievers named Piper and Fletcher. In her free time she enjoys training her dogs and competing in AKC agility and Skyhoundz frisbee! She also enjoys photography and puppy raising service dogs.

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Nicole L.
Daycare Attendant & Kennel Technician

Nicole began working here as a kennel tech and daycare attendant in May 2016.  She has four dogs; Jet, Bailey, Terra and Humphrey; and one cat named Smokey. She enjoys taking pictures, playing the guitar, nature walks and playing with dogs!

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Susan M.
Daycare Attendant

Susan started working here in March 2017 and is a daycare assistant. Her favorite part of the job “getting to know all the dogs and their unique personalities, so I can help them enjoy playing in daycare safely.” She has 2 dogs of her own; Reagan and Alaskan Malamute and Mattie a Yellow Lab. She also has 4 cats. In her free time she works part time as a physical therapist.  For pleasure she enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

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Cameron O.
Daycare Attendant, Kennel Technician & Bather

Cam started working here in May 2017 and is a daycare attendant and kennel technician. His favorite part of the job is, “one-on-one time and being able to spend time with all the dogs.” He has a Shih Tzu named Finn and a Yorkiepoo named Cleo.  In his spare time he enjoys hiking, biking, longboarding and dogs.

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Andrea P.
Professional Groomer

Andrea started here in 2015, as a daycare assistant and kennel technician. She assisted in the grooming department as a bather while she attended grooming school. In September 2017 she completed the Basic Animal Grooming Certificate Program at Stautzenberger College.  Andrea most enjoys “spending one-on-one time with the dogs and giving them extra love.” She has 3 dogs; Sammie, a tea cup Aussie; Niko, a Shih/Tzu Yorkie mix; and a Chihuahua named Peety.

 

 

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Angie P.
Kennel Technician

Angie joined our team as a Kennel Technician in October 2017. Angie’s favorite part of the job is coming here and pretending that all of these dogs are her own for the day.  Her husband thinks one more dog in their household might be too much. Coming here all day and not being allowed to take any of the dogs home clearly works for her marriage. She has three dogs of her own, Jake, Sadie and Louie and one rescue cat named Joey. In her spare time she loves reading, and bargain shopping.  She keeps active with yoga, running, Pilates and Spinning.

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Miranda R.
Daycare Attendant, Kennel Technician & Bather

Miranda started here in August 2017, and is a daycare attendant. Her favorite part of the job is “I get to work with so many dogs that all have different personalities.” She has a Pitbull named Duke and 2 cats Bean and Olive. In her free time she plays basketball and loves to go hiking.

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Allie S.
Daycare Team Leader

Allie started here in October 2016 as a daycare and kennel technician, and moved to our grooming department as a part-time bather. In June 2017 she became our daycare team leader, assisting our daycare manager with daily operations. What she most enjoys about working here “seeing all of my puppy friends!” She has 2 cats; Kittyman and Munchkin. In her free time, she likes yoga, dancing, hiking, poetry and trying new things.

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Autumn S.
Daycare Attendant & Kennel Technician

Autumn started here in November 2017, and is a daycare attendant and kennel technician. Her favorite part of the job is “getting to care for all of the dogs and meet  new people.” She has a Beagle / Boxer mix named Roxie and a Beagle named Zeus. During her free time she enjoys collecting pennies, mostly wheat pennies and writing poems and songs.

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Brittany “L.B.” S.
Kennel Supervisor & Front Desk Clerk

L.B. is a kennel supervisor, and front desk clerk. She has been here since April 2012. She enjoys taking care of her favorite long-time clients and has one dog, Samson, a Pomeranian. Her hobbies are reading, exercising and working with animals. (Dogs especially.)

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Melissa S.
Daycare Attendant, Kennel Technician, Taxi Driver & Overnight Care

Melissa started here in June 2015 and is a daycare assistant and kennel technician. In 2017 Melissa started driving our taxi. Her favorite part of the job “being with the dogs! I love meeting new dogs and getting to know them and seeing my favorite regulars.” She has 5 dogs of her own; Shadow, Cody, Shanna, Prue and Xena and 2 cats named Kacey and Patches. In her free time, she loves spending time playing and hanging out with her dogs. She also enjoys some video games, camping, and spending a lot of time with her Dad and boyfriend.

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Aly T.
Daycare Attendant, Kennel Technician, Bather & Dog Trainer

Aly started here in June 2017 and is daycare attendant, kennel technician, bather and dog trainer. Her favorite part of the job is “hanging with the dogs and hopefully making their day a little better while they are staying with us.” She doesn’t currently have any pets but is hoping to adopt a puppy very soon. In her free time she loves to do anything outside such as swimming, hikes, bonfires….everything!  She also enjoys hanging out with her friends, just relaxing or finding an adventure.

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Nina T.
Professional Groomer

Nina joined our grooming department in April 2017. She loves all breeds and sizes. The most rewarding part of grooming for Nina is the transformation of the dog and knowing that he feels better.  Her favorite part of working here is “the beautiful, clean workplace and so many fantastic dogs. The staff is amazingly caring and will go out of their way for any furry friend.” Nina has an American Staffordshire Terrier named Bane and a cat named Widdles. In her spare time she loves spending time with her 3 kids and hanging out with any and all animals.

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Renee T.
Operations Assistant

Renee is an operations assistant who has been here since September 2012. She is happy that every area of her job “has something to do with the care and nurturing of dogs.” She has an orange tabby cat named Mr. Pickles; a tortoiseshell cat named Scooter Pants; and a husky named Koda Bear. Her hobbies are arts and crafts, gardening, her Harley, animals and the welfare of our planet.

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Judy W.
Front Desk

Judy started here in March 2011, and works at the front desk. She most enjoys “the people I work with and the families who are our clients.” She has two dogs Arlo and Maddy and two goats Scout and Oliver. She enjoys working with the bees in her two beehives and decorating.

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Molly W.
Daycare Attendant, Kennel Technician

Molly started here in May 2013 and is a daycare assistant and kennel technician. She most enjoys “being able to love all the dogs and making them feel at home.” She has 5 cats; Buster, Purrl, Calzone, Scotch and Moo. In her free time, she likes spending time outside, going to the park and playing sports.