2020 Staff Spotlight: Lin

Name:  Lin
Primary Location:  East

Q: When did you start?

A: April 2019

Q: What made you apply for this this job?

A: When I applied at the Dog Den, I had recently dropped out of business school and was just looking for something that I would be happy doing – and boy, did I find it! I have always wanted to work with animals, and I fell in love with the dogs and the atmosphere immediately. 

Q: What is your favorite part of daycare?

A: I love how excited the dogs get to see us and all their friends, and I always look forward to dressing them up and taking holiday photos! 

Q: What is your favorite part of training?

A:  Watching the bond grow between the dogs and their humans as they learn to understand and communicate better with one another is something really special. 

Q: Favorite thing about your team?

A: We come from such different backgrounds and areas of expertise, but we all ended up here because of our passion for dogs! 

Q: Favorite thing about the clients?

A: I love how open and willing they are to share their dogs’ lives with us, and all the funny stories that they share! 

Q: Favorite thing about the dogs?

A: They never fail to put a smile on my face – whether it’s an enthusiastic hello, a flirtationship between friends, or trying to climb into my skin for snuggles, it’s impossible to have a bad day with these dogs. 

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

A: I am a drag performer! Performing, hosting, and competing in drag has been such a fun way to explore my gender identity and expression, and I was even interviewed in Teen Vogue about it! 

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

A: I spin fire – contact staff and hoop! 

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: We always had rescue dogs growing up, including a beagle and a few shepherd mixes. My favorite dog that I had growing up, Chewy, looked almost exactly like my boy now! 

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

A: I have two dogs, both German Shepherd mixes. Zoey is five years old and is on the shyer side, but once she warms up, she is the sweetest, quirkiest dog you’ll meet. The only thing she loves more than snuggling into you is stealing your spot, but she can always be bribed with a piece of food! My other dog, Beau, is a year and a half, happy-go-lucky, pile of fluff that wants to be friends with every person and dog that he meets. He and Zoey have been inseparable since the day we brought him home, and are the best of friends. I also have a corn snake named Kenny, and a crested gecko named Lenny!

Q: Favorite color

 A: Matte black everything 

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

A: The power to change probability – I could change the weather, odds I’ll win the lottery, anything! 

 Q: What weird collections do you have?  

A: According to my roommates (and kitchen cabinets), I have too many water bottles… 

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

A:  Dog treats! I never seem to have them when I need them, and I could never have enough!

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