Chihuahua

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 - Kelly!

kellyName: Kelly Length of time working here: Since August 2011

Do you have any pets?

I have a Chihuahua named Wilma, a Corgi named Hubble, a foster Japanese Chin named Panda and a Cat named Waffles!  You will often see Hubble and Panda, in the lobby, greeting people in the evening :)

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Most of my spare time is spent being a foster care leader for Underdog Rescue which entails looking through applications for potential adopters and answering questions about the dogs they are interested in, along with conducting home visits and even doing transport to bring puppy mill dogs from Iowa to Minneapolis!  I am also available to an assigned group of fosters for Underdog and they can ask me any questions or express concerns about their fosters and I help them out any way I can.  Every weekend I attend adoption events and help run them along with other volunteers. I also recently signed up to help out with Chicken Run Rescue and am looking forward to getting more involved during the summer!

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

My favorite part about working at PPP is, of course, the dogs and people I get to meet. I have really enjoyed getting to know different dog breeds and learning more about their personalities and play styles. When I meet a breed I never knew about, I like to do some research and read what they were originally bred for and see how that comes through in their individual personalities and the way they interact with other dogs!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

In general, my favorite moments at pampered pooch are when the weather changes and we get to go outside.  So when it first snows, the dogs go bonkers and run around and I love to throw snowballs for them.  In the summer, I enjoy going outside and sitting in the sun. My favorite human moment is doing a tequila shot with my wonderful coworker, Lexi and my awesome boss, Keith at the last PPP powwow :)

Great Customer Service

This weekend some of Trycia's family came to visit and I took all the kids to meet the dogs.  They loved all the dogs that we intorduced them to, but really loved Coco the Chihuahua and Skippy the  Doodle. After we left the PPP, we went to the Mall of America (I guess when you are from out of town and under 12 years old, it is a cool place to go).  They even had their picture taken with the Minnesota Viking Cheerleaders! We stopped at Tucci Benucch for lunch and they went over the top with accomodating us.  2 of the kids have allergies to foods, so they printed up a special menu just for them and made them feel just as special as any other guest.  A the PPP we try to do it the same way, as I feel outstanding service is a lost art.

Have a good Sunday.

Keith