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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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.