Primary Location: Fitchburg & Puppy
Q: When did you start?
A: Fall 2017
Q: What made you apply for this this job?
A: I grew up surrounded by animals and I have always been interested in their care, so I jumped at the chance to be able to work with dogs on a daily basis.
Q: What is your favorite part of daycare?
A: Watching the puppies form friendships at The Puppy Den and then watching them reunite at The Dog Den as adults. Seeing them go ”oh, I know you!” is possibly the cutest thing of all time!
Q: What is your favorite part of training?
A: Helping shyer pups become more confident. I have found few things more rewarding than gaining the trust of a shy and fearful dog and helping them to become a more confident version of themselves.
Q: Favorite thing about your team?
A: Everyone here truly cares about the dogs in our care and everyone works hard to put the dogs first in every decision that we make.
Q: Favorite thing about the clients?
A: Our clients are amazing! They are loyal, funny, and kind. I’m honored that they put their trust in us to care for their wonderful pups.
Q: Favorite thing about the dogs?
A: Everything! But if I had to pick one thing, it would be watching a dog have that light bulb moment in class when they connect the dots and understand exactly what it is their owner is asking them to do. They stand a bit taller, the confused or frustrated look in their eyes goes away, and they might even do a confident prance, because in that moment they’ve connected with their owner and all they want is to connect with us and have fun.
Q: Something unique about you – not related to the dogs
A: I enjoy ballroom dancing!
Q: Something you’d never guess I’d do/peg me for
A: I speak Japanese! I studied abroad in Japan for a semester during college.
Q: Which dog breed are you based on this quiz:
Q: Which breed did you grow up with?
A: A pair of mixed breed pups we got from a family friend who had an accidental litter. They were half English Springer Spaniel and half we have no idea what! I come from a farming family and so I spent a lot of time at our family farms growing up. At one farm we always had a miniature schnauzer and at the other we always had a German shepherd. Big, small, or medium – I love them all!
Q: Tell us about the pets that you live with now?
A: I have a 1 year old pup named Colette! She seems to be part Jack Russell Terrier and part Cattle Dog although I don’t know for certain what she is. One day I’ll get a DNA test for her and find out! She’s spunky and loves making new friends, whether they have two feet or four. She’s a smart lady and she keeps me on my toes. Her favorite thing is when she gets to meet a new doggie friend at daycare!
Q: Favorite color
Q: Share a boring fact about yourself
A: I can’t whistle.
Q: If you got stranded on an island & it’s just you and your best buddy dog, what other animal would you want with you and why?
A: One of Colette’s dog friends, probably Argie. They absolutely love each other and it would be fun watching them tear up the sand.
Q: If you were a candle, what scent would you be?
Q; If you could have one super power, what would it be?
A: To pause time so I could spend more time with my loved ones.
Q; What ice cream are you?
A: Death by chocolate