Featured Employee – Aly
Aly joined our team in June of 2017 as a kennel technician. She quickly advanced as a daycare tech, bather, and trainer! Aly has her degree in zoology and has worked closely with training aquatic animals such as dolphins. As a trainer at All About Dogs, she specializes in enrichment training.
What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part of this job is that no matter if I’m having a bad day, I can snuggle up with a dog and they make it better.
What is your best memory or day on the job? My best memory so far is seeing Sophie run and jump to pop bubbles! It was the first time I’d ever seen a dog play with bubbles before. She was having a blast and I was enjoying it as much as her just watching!
Where did you grow up? I was born in Cincinnati and moved to Michigan for a while and the and then back to Ohio here in Auburn in 2007.
What is your birthday? March 13th
What are your hobbies? I love to do anything outside, as long as it’s warm! Kayaking, bonfires, exploring, boating, and just relaxing on the back porch with family and friends.
What is something unique about you? I have been to 48 states, 13 countries, and 4 continents. I hope to visit Alaska and Hawaii before I’m 35 and really want to go to Australia some day. I want to see as much of the world as I can.
If you didn’t work here what would you be doing? I would still be working with animals somewhere still, a zoo, an aquarium, a farm, any place I can work with animals.
Tell us why you are passionate about dogs and any involvement outside of All About Dogs that you have with dogs or animals. My family always had a dog or two growing up and for as long as I remember; I’ve wanted to work with animals. My ma said since I was 4 years old, I told her I was going to grow up and work with the whales and dolphins!
What is your favorite dog breed and why? I don’t know if I have a favorite breed but I love the personalities of Golden Retrievers, they’re so loving and kind and can be so silly.
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.