2020 Staff Spotlight: Katy

Name: Katy
Primary Location:  Fitchburg and occasionally Puppy

Q: When did you start?

A: April 9, 2019

Q: What made you apply for this this job?

A: I wanted a job I could be passionate about. I have always loved dogs. Being able to care for them and help them learn and grow felt really meaningful to me.

Q: What is your favorite part of daycare?

A: Giving snuggles and belly rubs!

Q: What is your favorite part of training?

A:  It encourages dogs and humans to work together as a team. I also love how happy and proud the dogs look when their people praise them.

Q: Favorite thing about your team?

A: None of us is that weird dog person, because all of us are that weird dog person. It’s fun working with a bunch of dog geeks and knowing that no one will judge me for telling yet another dog story. 

Q: Favorite thing about the clients?

A: They are so considerate! I also enjoy the funny conversations they have with their pups. 

Q: Favorite thing about the dogs?

A: How they can surprise me. Some of the dogs who challenged me when I first met them have since become my favorite ones to work with. I love building a bond with each dog, learning what makes him or her unique, and earning his or her trust. It takes patience, but every little victory is so dear to me.

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

A: I play violin occasionally in my free time. I also sing in the car. A lot. 

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

A: My family had two pet tarantulas when I was growing up…but I’m afraid of house spiders.

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: Labrador

You are a strong, fierce, intelligent person with a strong playful streak. You can be naughty and rambunctious, but your loyalty is until death. You are extremely social and gregarious and you love to swim and to run with your friends. You love to work hard at your job, and nothing makes you happier than a good snuggle with your boo.

Q: Which breed did you grow up with? 

A: A cairn terrier named Toto

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

A: My dog Rocky recently passed away so I don’t live with any pets right now. She was a tiny Chihuahua who was very sassy, but also very sweet.  

Q: Favorite color

A:  Turquoise

Q: Share a boring fact about yourself

A:  I love office supplies and stationery.

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: A homing pigeon 😉

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

A:  The ability to travel between alternate realities – so I could see how various choices and factors affect the outcome of my life, and so I could try a bunch of different things!

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