Meet the Staff

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 - 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!

Meet the Crew - Steph

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

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog named Graham, who we think is a lab/shepherd/shiba inu mix. It's likely you'll catch him in the lobby begging for treats :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to run, do yoga, read, be outside, watch Netflix... who doesn't?!  ;p

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Imagine being able to spend everyday with your best friends. That's what PPP is! Both the dogs and humans are so great to be around!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

I may or may not have gotten dog poop on my face/lip :( Luckily, I can look back and laugh about it now! :)

Meet the Crew - Brittany

Name: Brittany Length of time working here: Since July 2013

Do you have any pets?

I recently adopted a Spaniel mix named Bowie! He loves to play with the other dogs here and is everyone's best friend :) I also have a Yorkie named Ozzy :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to go to the dog park and go on hikes with Bowie, read and binge on Netflix marathons ;p

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Getting to bring my best friend to work with me :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

I love singing and dancing with the dogs and watching their "don't quit your day job " expressions :p

Meet the Crew - Melissa

Name: Melissa Length of time working here: May 2009

Do you have any pets?

Cyrus the tri-pod Min Pin!  He lost his leg to a bad infection in December 2012 but don't feel bad for him... he doesn't let it stop him from getting treats and keeping other dogs in line!  He's so good at walking/running around and can even do a one-armed play bow :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I'm originally from Green Bay so I'm a die-hard Packer fan :)  I LOVE cheering on the Packers!  Go Pack!  I also like to work out, play sports, go to the dog park and hang out with my friends.

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

I love getting to know all the different personalities that dogs have.  I also enjoy getting to know all the clients!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

One time, I was cleaning the outdoor play area and when I came in, Ellen screamed and started pointing at me!  I had no idea why she was screaming so I jumped around too!  Turns out I had a huge cicada bug on my shoulder :)

Meet the Crew - Kaitlin

Name: Kaitlin aka Kaiti Length of time working here: June 2013

Do you have any pets?

I have a Pug named Daisy and a Boston/Pug mix named Deuce!  For Halloween, we dressed up Daisy as a SteamPug (instead of steampunk) :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like to take the dogs for walks with my husband, go camping and canoeing :)

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Getting to play with all the dogs and getting to know all their different personalities!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

Any moment that involves Rufus, the chocolate lab.  He's so funny!

Meet the Crew - Kelly

Name: Kelly Length of time working here: April-November 2012 and again June 2013-present

Do you have any pets?

I have an Australian Shepherd named Sydney and a Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix named Brody

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to work out, do yoga and go to the lake.  Basically any outdoor activity! :)

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Getting to know all the dogs and their different personalities!  I also like building relationships and becoming close with the dogs that come on a regular basis!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

When the air conditioning broke last summer and our awesome bosses got us Dairy Queen to keep us from melting :)

Meet the Crew - Lia

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Name: Lia

Length of time working here: April 2013

Do you have any pets?

I have a yellow lab/malamute mix named Paige!  She's a very sweet, old lady :)

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like being outdoors!  Camping, fishing, snowboarding and spending time at the dog park :)

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Playing with dogs all day - what could be better?!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

I love when the dogs are just as excited to see you as you are to see them!

Meet the Crew - Vanessa

vanessaName: Vanessa Length of time working here: Since the beginning of time (PPP time, that is!)

Do you have any pets?

I have a Cockapoo named Mr. Boo Jefferson and a demon kitten named Captain Chowder Fezziwig :p  Mr. Boo and Chowder for short!

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

What is "spare time"? :)  I like downhill skiing, running, biking, working on the new house I have with my hubby and cheering on the Red Sox and Patriots (I'm a Boston native!)

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

I'm a CVT so happy, healthy, silly dogs are a nice break from the medical side of things!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

When we first opened, I accidentally flooded Waggers Way :)