Featured Employee – Ryan

All About Dogs Featured Employee Ryan

Ryan and Hope

Ryan joined our team in November 2016 having had little dog experience.  He started as a technician in our kennel and quickly became a daycare tech. While Ryan only works part time, he has become a valuable member to our team!

 

What is your favorite part of your job? I love spending one-on-one time with the dogs in the kennel, especially with dogs that love to play fetch and tug-o-war. It’s great to get them outside and keep them active!

What is your best memory or day on the job?  The day Oliver P. learned he could untie my shoes is pretty notable! I spent the morning tripping over my shoelaces, and I’m sure Oliver thought it was hilarious. Now, when I notice Oliver on the daycare list, I make sure to keep my shoes double-knotted!

All About Dogs Featured Employee Ryan

Where did you grow up? I was raised in Mantua, Ohio. I went to school at Crestwood, and went to college at Case Western Reserve University.

What is your birthday?  June 24th

What are your hobbies?  I was a band geek in high school, and my love for music stuck with me ever since. I teach percussion lessons and play percussion gigs. In my spare time, I love playing video games too!

What is something unique about you? In high school I bought an accordion on Craigslist, and ever since, I’ve started learning how to play strange instruments including; sitar, organ, and cajon. My top-notch accordion skills won me second place in a contest in college. Lately I’ve been buying broken electronic instruments from the 1970’s and 1980’s and restoring them to working order.

All About Dogs Featured Employee RyanIf you didn’t work here what would you be doing?  I’ve started recording and mixing songs for my friends, and I’m really learning to enjoy the challenge! I’m considering taking classes in audio engineering, and perhaps I could make a career out of that. If all else fails, I’d make a great stay-at-home husband.

Tell us why you are passionate about dogs and any involvement outside of All About Dogs that you have with dogs or animals.    Dogs are such social and intelligent animals that they truly need human or canine interaction to strive. I used to volunteer at animal shelters to cater to their needs, and I give the All About Dogs Featured Employee Ryansame attention in our boarding facility.

What is your favorite dog breed and why?  The breed of a dog does not matter to me; I just love dogs that are relaxed, happy, and cuddly. If I have to choose, I am partial to Dachshunds, Pugs, Labradors, and Bull Dogs.

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Aly T.
Kennel Technician & Bather

Aly started here in June 2017 and is kennel technician and bather. 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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Kristen T.
Daycare Attendant & Kennel Technician

Kristen started here in April 2017, and is a daycare attendant and kennel technician. The part of the job she enjoys most is “getting to know all the different dogs and their unique personalities!” She has a Black Lab / Sharpei mix named Quinn.  During her free time she enjoys spending time with her son. They play video games and read together.

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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.