2020 Staff Spotlight: Katie

Name: Katie
Primary Location:  Fitchburg and Puppy

Q: When did you start?

A: September 2019

Q: What made you apply for this this job?

A: I always wanted to work with dogs, but I knew a medical setting wasn’t for me. It took me a while to figure it out, but then I saw The Dog Den and knew it was where I wanted to be!

Q: What is your favorite part of daycare?

A:  The relationships that are built with each of the dogs! And all the cuddles that come with it 🙂

Q: What is your favorite part of training?

A:  Seeing the progress that both client and dog make!

Q: Favorite thing about your team?

A: They are such an amazing group of people! We have all come together in our mutual love for dogs and from that we’ve gotten to know each other and become a family.

Q: Favorite thing about the clients?

A: I love seeing the love that both client and dog have for one another. It never fails to put a smile on my face!

Q: Favorite thing about the dogs?

A: How different and unique each dog is and how excited they are to come and play with their friends! 

Q: Something unique about you – not related to the dogs

A: My favorite thing to do is rollerblade! I started when I was young and just fell in love with it. I also find it really hard not to dance when rollerblading 🙂

Q: Something you’d never guess I’d do/peg me for

A: Backpacking! I grew up in a family of backpackers and we’ve taken many trips over the years. I once hiked 30+ miles in the Grand Canyon with a fractured spine! 

Q: Which dog breed are you based on this quiz:

https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/what-dog-breed-are-you?utm_source=share-copy&utm_medium=referral

A: Greyhound – not sure I completely agree with this one but I’m not mad about it! 

Q: Which breed did you grow up with? 

A: I grew up with Giant Schnauzers and a couple mixed breeds 🙂

Q: Tell us about the pets that you live with now?

A: I currently have my dog Dott, she’s a 15yo rat terrier/fox terrier mix. I got her when I was 10 yo as a gift and no other gift had measured up since 🙂

Q: Favorite color

A:  It’s either grey, pink, or yellow

Q: If you were a candle, what scent would you be?

A:  Definitely something earthy, like pine or cedar wood

Q; If you could have one super power, what would it be?

 A: A green thumb! It would definitely be nice to grow anything I needed.

 Q: What weird collections do you have?  

A: Rocks! I’ve definitely been drawn to rocks my whole life, collecting them, climbing them, you name it. My nickname as a kid was Rockbiter!

Q: If you could pull one thing out of your belly button for the rest of your life, what would it be?

 A: An endless supply of fruit roll-ups! They are my weakness 🙂

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