Bridgett opened Dee-tails in 2011 with the goal of creating a unique, safe, cage-free facility for pups to come rest, relax and play in an environment conducive to their happiness and well-being. She has rescued dogs her whole life and worked with several rescue shelters to improve the lives of as many dogs as she possibly can. Her experience also includes completing the Dog Guru safe, off leash dog play training and continued education through classes and seminars hosted by other professionals in the industry all around the country. While her experience with animals is plentiful, her extreme passion is her driving force to constantly learning more about the safe handling of all dogs, both big and small. It is this passion and drive that make her so great at what she does. Bridgett is a devoted dog Mom to Jersey and Grr-dee. Jersey is a beautiful 10 year old Rottweiler mix, who is our temperament dog and the leader of our pack. Grr-dee who is a new addition to the Dee family, is a very sweet and loving Pitt mix. Bridgett's other hobbies include crafting, glow stick snapping and spending time with her wonderful husband and two beautiful, loving daughters. Her favorite thing about working with the dogs is, "It is the most rewarding job! There is nothing better than the love of a dog. I love being able to know that these dogs are well taken care of in a setting like home so their owners can be at ease while they are away."
Sandie joined our team as the Office Manager in 2013, bringing with her extensive and invaluable experience in Human Resource and Administrative Management. As a dog owner since childhood, her experience also includes the Dog Guru safe, off leash dog play training and attending several classes and seminars hosted by other professionals in the industry all around the country. Sandie has a sassy 2 year old boxer named Elsa, yes she is named after the Frozen character. Her hobbies include reading, learning, a mild obsession with Harry Potter, Netflix, pencil sharpening, and spending time with her wonderful, crazy family. Sandie's favorite thing about working at Dee-tails is, "Being around people who are passionate about what they do is incredible and such a rare thing. This team LOVES what they do and I am honored to be a part of it! I find that so refreshing and inspiring. And I get to hang out with dogs all days so that's pretty awesome!"
Laura is our wonderful and talented Groomer! She joined Dee-tails with over 15 years of grooming experience and has quickly become an invaluable member of our team. Not only does she love making animals look beautiful but she also loves caring for them, she has 5 dogs and 4 cats; Clawed, Titten, Ben and Agnes. Of her 6 dogs, she has 3 toy poodles- Virgil, Lacey, and Dolly, a Beagle named Jack and a mix named Olga Mae. Laura's hobbies include swimming, camping, fishing, moon tanning, shopping, cooking, kayaking and spending time with her family. Her response to what she loves most about working with dogs is, "What's not to love? They are amazing! Working with dogs is a type of therapy!"
Joanna came to us while she was still in high school and full of passion about caring for animals. Her experience includes Veterinary Technician training at the ACATEC Tech Center, over 9 years of equestrian work and completing the Dog Gurus training for safe, off leash dog play. Joanna's hobbies include horseback riding, hiking, bell ringing, drawing, watching TV and spoiling her dog. She has a Red Bone Coonhound named Hercules, who enjoyed horseback riding with her when he was a puppy. Joanna's favorite things about working with dogs is, "how goofy they are and I love how loving they can be."
Sarah, is a great addition to the Dee-tails team! Aside from family dogs, her experience includes several years of dog sitting. Sarah has three dogs; a Poodle, Jack Russell mix named Buddy, an English Mastiff named Apollo, and a mutt named Bullet. Her hobbies include skiing, tanning at the beach, spending time with family and friends, sitting by the fire, turtle watching, shopping and going to her family cottage. Sarah's favorite thing about working with dogs, "I love being able to see all of the dog's different personalities and getting to know them and learning about their different behavioral traits. I mainly just love being able to come into work and see all of their beautiful faces and getting the opportunity to play with them all day."
Jammie is a natural with the dogs. She has several years of pet care experience including other daycares, training facilities, and she even ran her own in-home pet sitting business for 6 years! Jammie's passion and her favorite thing about working with the dogs is being able to learn all sorts of new things including behaviors and body language. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching her own dogs new tricks, night time rose dethroning, and hanging out with her fiancé and family. Jammie has two dogs, a 6-year-old boxer mix named Alamo and a 7-year-old Boxer mix names Razmataz.
Tori is a wonderful addition to our grooming team. She has years of experience in the pet care industry including 2 years as a kennel assistant, 6 years of pet grooming, and a long history of pet sitting and care. Tori has 2 Australian Shepherds, Syrus and Sieanna, a yellow lab named Cimi, and a cat named Zeus. Her hobbies include snuggling with her pups, baking, DIY home projects, anything to do with water like swimming and kayaking, and pottery breaking. Tori's favorite thing about working with dogs is that everyday is different. Each day the dogs are different, with different personalities and different haircuts.
Kenzie is the newest member to the Dee-tails team. She is very passionate about dogs and the environment. She loves traveling, hiking, reading, music, hanging out with her mom and making mac n cheese. Kenzie has a Dachshund named Weezer that she also loves spending time with. Her favorite thing about working with dogs is seeing each of their quirks and personalities. And although she loves all animals in general, dogs hold a special place in her heart.
Jonna has been a huge part of Dee-tails since the beginning. She started out helping with the construction and decorating but has now officially joined the Dee-tails team! In addition to all of her help building and establishing Dee-tails, Jonna brings with her over 20 years of Administrative experience and expertise. And her love of puppies is certainly going to be a bonus here. She currently has a Yellow Lab named Molly, who has also been helping at Dee-tails since she was a puppy. Jonna's hobbies include reading anything she can get her hands on, fishing with her husband, hanger straightening, and spending time with her large extended family. Her favorite thing about working with dogs is their enthusiasm for everything and their unconditional love.