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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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.