2020 Staff Spotlight: MacKenzy

Name: MacKenzy
Primary Location:  Fitchburg

Q: When did you start?

A: August of 2016

Q: What made you apply for this this job?

A:   I had recently graduated college with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and still had no idea what I wanted to do with myself. I found the job and was instantly drawn in by the very therapeutic levels of dogs present everyday! I just fell in love.

Q: What is your favorite part of daycare?

A:  Building lasting relationships with all of the dogs! Coming in to work and seeing those dogs get so excited to see you makes my day.

Q: What is your favorite part of training?

A:  Being able to really see the partnership between the human and their dog and watch it grow.

Q: Favorite thing about your team?

A: The fun, family environment.

Q: Favorite thing about the clients?

A: How much they care about their dogs and the relationships I can build with them over a mutual love of their dogs!

Q: Favorite thing about the dogs?

A: Their unconditional love and acceptance. They never judge!

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

A:  I am a very skilled painter. My favorite subjects are animals and people.

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

A:   I love video games! Skyrim, Pokemon, and Animal Crossing are just a few of my favorites.

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:  Basset hounds and I continue to love them to this day!

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

A: Orion, a two and a half-year-old basset hound. He is an expert rabbit finder. He loves to train, but is perfectly at home snuggling with me on the couch!

Q: Favorite color

A:  blue or purple

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:  I’d love some sort of bird of prey, like an eagle or falcon. I read My Side of the Mountain in grade school and have always dreamt of having my own falcon! It would be super helpful in helping me hunt to survive!

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

A:  Lavender

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

A:   Shape-shifting so I could fly like an eagle, run like a cheetah, or swim like a dolphin all in the same day!

 Q: What weird collections do you have?  

A:  Old prints from John James Audubon’s, Birds of America. I am obsessed with them!

Q; What ice cream are you?

A:  Chocolate chip cookie dough

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

A:  Tissue, I always need it when I don’t have it!

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