Meet the Crew - Kathryn!

Name: Kathryn

Length of time working here: Since March 2016!

Do you have any pets?

I have 2 german shepherds named Sargent and JJ!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love hanging out with friends and family along with spending time up north at the cabin.

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

My favorite part about working here is getting to know all of the dogs personalities and I enjoy watching how the dogs interact with each other!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

My favorite moment is when we get to go outside in summer and the dogs get to play in the pools! 

Meet the Crew - Anissa!

Name: Anissa Length of time working here: Since August 2015!

Do you have any pets?

I have a Corgi/American Eskimo mix named Charlie and an Aussie mix named Lumi!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy playing with my dogs, spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, and traveling!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

I love getting to know each of the dogs. They are all so wonderful and unique. I especially love watching the more timid dogs come out of their shells! :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

One time I was kneeling down to pet a dog and another dog came running up to me and bumped me to the ground. Before I knew it, half the dogs in the room were on top of me! I was laughing so hard I could barely breathe!

Meet the Crew - Sarah

Name: Sarah Length of time working here: Since June 2015!

Do you have any pets?

No pets currently, but I used to have two cats named Bluebell and Ginger, and a guinea pig named Flash! I also trained a horse named Troubador and he was a Clydesdale/Mustang cross.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to go horseback riding, hang out with friends and family, explore the outdoors, go to the movies, Netflix & chill, and eat, sleep, repeat! :)

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

I love seeing the variety of dog breeds and their individual personalities and how excited they get when coming to daycare!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

Definitely when it's summertime at Pampered Pooch, when there's sun and water fun! How can't it be a good day?! :)

Meet the Crew - Ellie!

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Name: Ellie Length of time working here: Since May 2015!

Do you have any pets?

I have a welsh corgi named Shia, who is 8 years old.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to read, be outside with my pup, and spending time with my two other cats!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

My favorite part of working here is coming into work and instantly just being in a better mood because of all the dogs and people I get to work with everyday. :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

Slipping on the floor and all of  a sudden there is 30 dogs on top of you licking your face. You can't help but laugh! :)

Meet the Crew - Jordan!

Name: Jordan Length of time working here: Since May 2015!

Do you have any pets?

I don't have any pets of my own but I live with 2 dogs, Marley the husky and Mia the yellow lab mix :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to read, hang out with friends, play hockey and explore the outdoors!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

My favorite part of working here is getting so much love from all of my favorite pooches, they can help brighten anyone's day! :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

There's far too many that I can't even pick a favorite! These pooches find ridiculous ways to make me smile every single day!

Meet the Crew - Eryn!

Name: Eryn

Length of time working here: Since March 2015!

Do you have any pets?

I have a cocker spaniel named Luna! :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to play guitar, read, make dream catchers, walk around, and hiking with Luna! :)

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

My favorite part of working here is learning all of the personalities of the dogs and making dog friends that remember you!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

My favorite moments at PPP are being outside with the dogs and playing with the kiddie pools and hose.

Meet the Crew - Kaitlyn!

Name: Kaitlyn Length of time working here: Since February 2015!

Do you have any pets?

I have a Shiba Inu/American Eskimo mix named Charlie!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to go camping, fishing with family and friends, and of course hanging out with Charlie!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

My favorite part of working here is getting to know all the different dogs and their personalities! :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

My favorite moments at PPP are being outside with the dogs and watching them sunbathe and play in the water!

Meet the Crew - Emily!

Name: Emily Length of time working here: Since December 2014!

Do you have any pets?

I have 2 dachshunds named Moose and Bubba! They are brothers but from different litters; Moose is 10 and Bubba is 8. :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy playing soccer and golfing, spending time with my family, and love watching NCIS!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

I love walking into the room and seeing all the dogs happy to see me. I enjoy watching how the dogs interact with each other. The dogs have such fun personalities and I love getting to know them!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

My favorite moment was when Murphy, the yellow lab, all of a sudden started to howl and the rest of the dogs joined in. It was like a doggy choir! :)

Meet the Crew - Sarah

Name: Sarah Length of time working here: Since October 2014!

Do you have any pets?

I have a Catahoula Leopard Dog named Murphy. :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy camping, rock collecting, and canoeing!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

I love being greeted by all my furry friends every morning who are always so excited to see us. Also, nothing beats a kiss from your favorite pooch. :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

My favorite moment at PPP is every first Wednesday of the month when all dogs begin their chorus! :)

Meet the Crew - Rachel!

Name: Rachel Length of time working here: Since August 2014!

Do you have any pets?

I have 2 cats named Koda and Dallas along with 2 chinchillas named Snickers and Roo.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy fishing and going on walks. When I'm not doing that, I like to spend time with my family and their pets. I also like to spend it by looking for new ways to spoil my animals!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

I love seeing how excited the dogs get when they come to Pampered Pooch, it puts a smile on my face. I love being able to bond with all the dogs and learn more about their breeds.

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

My favorite moments at PPP are when I see the dogs get really excited to play that they just jump and start wiggling around in the air. It makes me giggle! :)

Meet the Crew - Leah!

Name: Leah

Length of time working here: Since August 2014!

Do you have any pets?

I have a cat, Comet, who has been in my life for 15 years <3

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy playing video games, watching sci-fi movies/TV shows, reading, writing, drawing, going to concerts, and hanging around outside in the city + nature parks. I also love spending time with friends and family.

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Learning about the different dog breeds has been really interesting to me. Creating bonds and relationships with the dogs and having them remember me in return makes working here super fun! :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

During the summer when Hannah and I were taking the boarding dogs out at the end of the night, there was a really freaky bug outside. I got really scared when it started flying. I screamed and ran away, which must have been super silly to the dogs because they started jumping around with me! :)

Meet the Crew - Lauren!

Name: Lauren Length of time working here: Since June 2014!

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog, Brody, who is a long-haired chihuahua! :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy cooking, hiking, yoga, knitting, going to concerts, exploring the Twin Cities, and volunteering for a local animal rescue, Wags and Whiskers!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Getting to hang out with dogs all day of course! The employees are pretty great too! :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

Accidentally being knocked down by a group of playing dogs and then receiving tons of sloppy, apologetic kisses while still on the ground. It was too sweet! :)

Meet the Crew - Lisa!

Name: Lisa Length of time working here: Dog Handler since June 2014; Manager since November 2014

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs, Daisy (beagle) and Chance (pug). I also have a rabbit named Stewart. :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spending time with friends and family along with cuddling with my dogs!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

The dogs of course! I also love getting to know their owners and seeing how excited the dogs get when they come to daycare!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

I remember the first time I heard the "alien" sounds that most french bulldogs make. I laughed out loud! I still giggle at their antics! :)

Meet the Crew - Nina

Name: Nina Length of time working here: Since June!

Do you have any pets?

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I have a 3 year old, red nose pitbull named Roxy. 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I play hockey for Hamline University and I like to hula hoop!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

I love getting to see all my furry friends and getting to know all of their personalities. And of course being with my great co-workers! :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

Getting to see all the water loving dogs playing in the pool and sprinklers in the summer time!

Meet the Crew - Rachel

Name: Rachel

Length of time working here: Since May!

Do you have any pets?

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I have a black lab named Jet and a mini daschund named Andre. 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy swimming, rollerblading, zumba, sleeping, and snowboarding.

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

I love getting to see all the new puppies!! It's also pretty great being able to bring your dog with you to work. The dogs don't judge me and love me no matter what! :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

When Fitz, the musterlander, was nibbling my nose and ear while sitting on the couch. Such a goofball!

Meet the Crew - Hannah

Name: Hannah

Length of time working here: Since April!

Do you have any pets?

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I have a great dane named George and a newfie/poodle mix named Ludwig. I also have chickens who have names but that would take a while. 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time with my animals & husband.

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

I love building relationships with the dogs who come in regularly and just watching all the dogs play. Their behavior and body language is fascinating!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

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I saw the sweetest moment between Rusty (the golden) and Gracie (the springer) who were cuddling & fell asleep together after a long day of play. So sweet! 

Meet the Crew - Martie

Name: Martie

Length of time working here: Exactly 1 year!

Do you have any pets?

I have a black lab named Echo! She's turning 1 next month :D

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to go camping, do zumba, and go swimming with Echo! She loves the water! :)

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Spending time with some of my favorite puppy friends and learning about the different breeds of dogs!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

I love when it first starts to get warm and we bring out the pool for the first time. The dogs have so much fun!

Meet the Crew - Jess

Name: Jess!

Length of time working here: Dog Handler since November 2012, Manager since July 2013

Do you have any pets?

I recently adopted my first dog Mackerel AKA Mack!!! He's a basset hound/vizsla mix that can frequently be found jumping on people in the lobby :p

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I coach the Mounds View High School dance team when I'm not at PPP, which I really enjoy. Otherwise, I like to hang out in the city with my buddy, Mack! :)

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

We have awesome customers so since I began managing I've really enjoyed getting to know them and their pups! I also love getting to know the dogs and their quirks! :) They all have their own unique personalities!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

Probably injuring myself within 30 seconds of being at Skyzone for our staff Christmas party! I've rightfully earned the title of the "accident prone" employee at PPP. :p

Meet the Crew - Taylor

Name: Taylor

Length of time working here: Since October 2013

Do you have any pets?

I'm one of the only employees without my own dog :( I have a cat named Robin though! :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to canoe and hike. I also like to play rubgy in my spare time. During the school year, I also have a job working with kids!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Everyday I get to hang out with a bunch of furry friends! :) Also, I love talking to my co-workers about books and TV shows like Game of Thrones! :D

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

I was talking up how awesome I was going to do at the PPP olympics we were having at a work meeting. Well...I tried to pull a spin move during the mop bucket race... I slipped and fell in front of all my co-workers :) So much for that!

Meet the Crew - Kate

Name: Kate Length of time working here: Since September 2013

Do you have any pets?

Rudy the teacup pig! He doesn't go play with the dogs but you can often sneak a peek of him hanging out in the breakroom :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to play volleyball, go to the beach, read, eat and play piano :)

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Meeting fellow animal lovers and getting to know each dog's individual character!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

Taylor talking about how he was going to win the PPP staff meeting mop bucket race and then totally eating it on the wet floor! ;p It was hilarious!