***All staff has medical backgrounds; veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and first aid training certifications***
Hello, my name is Claire. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December of 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Marketing. However, my passion since a very young age has been working with dogs and other animals; and I adore nothing more! I started by doing mid-day walks and taking care of dogs and other animals while families were away or at work for long hours. Since then, it has turned into the best career for me. I have had animals since the day I was born-two yellow Labrador Retrievers as well as a rabbit, that have since passed.
In December of 2010, I began working at the North Shore Doggy Daycare. I love working here; I learn something new every day, see a new furry face-everyone is so different than the next-and I get to play and take care of dogs as my job! What more could I ask for? Thanks to Diane, she also allowed me to take a class for Pet First-Aid, which has come in handy and taught me so many things that I can use at work as well as at home with my own animals. I have also had the pleasure of working at the North Shore Pet Connection, which has improved my experience with special needs animals as well as caring for other animals such as cats, ferrets, and birds!
In June of 2012, Diane promoted me to manager of the North Shore Doggy Daycare and now I not only do I get to care for dogs, I also get to interact one-on-one with customers, give customers tours, market the doggy daycare and many other exciting things. My managerial position has also allowed me to utilize my marketing degree, enhance my computer skills, and learn new managerial-type skills such as payroll. I am eager and happy to come to work every day and thank goodness I have a job with so many different facets and opportunities.
Hi everyone, my name is Lynn. I have owned dogs my whole life and just love them to pieces! I currently have a Labrador/Daschund mix named Ginger. I have two adult children and four grandchildren that I just adore and spend a lot of my time with.
Before joining the North Shore Doggy Daycare family in Spring of 2017, I worked in childcare for over 30 years.
I have met so many wonderful people here, including staff and clients…and of course many 4-legged friends! Now, I am also Pet First Aid and CPR certified and have been able to learn so much about pups that I never knew! I love working with your pups and can’t wait to get to work each day.
Hi! My name is Ellie. I have always loved animals and have lived with them my whole life. Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to work with them! I live on my own now and because I couldn’t bring my family dog with me, I treat the dogs that I work with as if they were my own. I am also a Certified Veterinary Assistant and am trained in Pet First-Aid and CPR. In 2016, I worked as an intern for an animal clinic, and then later graduated from Milwaukee Career College. My favorite part about this job is getting smothered in kisses and getting to know each dog. I can’t wait to meet yours!
Hello, I’m Faith! Before working at North Shore Doggy Daycare, I worked at another doggie daycare for over six years. I am Pet First Aid and CPR certified and have taken many continuing education seminars on dog behaviors, training, group play, etc. Before that, I worked in retail as well as in the Equestrian and pre-school program, at camp Minikani.
I have loved all kinds of critters for as long as I can remember. I grew up on a small hobby farm with a pony, dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, and ducks–always bringing home strays and trying to mend the injured. I guess it’s easy to say…I sure love animals!
I joined the army after high school and served overseas during my tour. I then attended Hesser College in New Hampshire and took courses in Psychology.
My husband and I are both army veterans, have been married for over fifteen years, and have four children–all grown and living on their own. We currently live in Germantown with our Alaskan Malamute, Timber, and two domestic cats named Jasper and Butkus. Timber is CGC Certified and also a certified therapy dog. I am also a huge horse lover! So, we have two–Encore a Mustang that we adopted from South Dakota and Bear a Paint horse with many medical issues.
My hobbies include: traveling all over the country with my Paint horse, Bear, to learn how he and I can become a better team, going for hikes with our dog, and taking our Harley out for long rides on a beautiful day!
I look forward to working with all of your family pets!
Hello everyone! My name is Sarah and I have absolutely loved all animals, plants, and nature for my entire life! As a child, I was called the “animal person” because animals of all kinds would flock to me. I have had all sorts of pets; including dogs, cats, bunnies, gerbils, hamsters, frogs, toads, and more. I started working at North Shore Doggy Daycare in January 2020.
Prior to that, I worked at the Furpurrsons Pet Resort near Mount Shasta. I have also spent time as an in-home pet sitter. I love spending time with all the pups at North Shore Doggy Daycare and am looking forward to meeting you and spending quality time with your pet!
I’m Meshelle! I am married and have two sons, a Labrador mix named Cindy, and a small Terrier mix named Dexter. They are all the loves of my life! I have worked in the medical field and the banking field, but decided it was time for a change and time for me to do something I have always wanted to do!
After working for Wells Fargo for 11 years, they decided to close the site down. I was finally able to step outside the box and look into working with dogs! Growing up, I always loved dogs and have always had one or two of my own. Not to mention, I come from a long line of dog lovers; my mother, Lynn, also works at NSDD with me! Working at NSDD has given me the chance to be with friends and take care of all of your fur babies. I can’t wait to come to work every day!
Hi, I’m Rachel! I am a Veterinarian Technician and have been working with animals since 2009. I went to Milwaukee Career College and graduated in 2015 with my Vet Tech degree. At home, I have one dog of my own named Willow and a little mouse that I’ve raised since five days old. I have owned many other animals as well, like snakes. Last, but certainly not least, I have an adorable son named Ezra!
I’m very passionate about animals and so happy to be working at North Shore Doggy Daycare and North Shore Pet Connection! I love all of your animals and can’t wait to meet many, many more!
Hey everyone! My name is Brooke and I grew up with a very special love for animals and creatures of all different sizes.
I Graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Behavior and a Minor in Environmental Science and Photography.
I have previously worked at animal shelters and a different doggie daycare, but neither taught me the things I’ve learned and gained from North Shore Doggy Daycare! I was even able to get Pet First Aid and CPR certified here!
Unfortunately, I do not have any dogs of my own…but I do have 2 wonderful cats at home named Ghost and Pepper (Get it? haha)
In my free time I love nothing more than to go rock climbing!
I can’t wait to meet all of your wonderful pups.
Hello, my name is Anastasia. I am currently going to school to pursue a career in art therapy.
I’ve been working with animals for a couple years now and have always loved animals and the joy they give me. I have two little kitties at home, myself.
The experience here at North Shore Doggy Daycare has been so uplifting and encouraging for me! I love caring for pets of all shapes and sizes and all of those happy, little smiles!
Hi, my name is Melody. I began my adventure with NSDD & NSPC in July of 2021. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know all of the animals who stay with us at both facilities.
I’ve had a passion for animals my entire life, owning and caring for many! I have over 20 years of experience working with horses and now am happy to work with smaller animals…your pets!
In my spare time I enjoy going for drives in the country, hiking, traveling, and spending time with loved one’s… furry and not furry.
I have a few pets of my own. I have Sassy, an older Pomeranian that I’ve had her entire life and an elderly Yorkie mix named Sparkles, that I more recently adopted. I also adopted Sparkles’ little brother, Billy Bones, and older Ratchi.
Thank you for trusting me to care for your furry loved ones!
Hey, I’m Cassie! I have been grooming since 2015. I don’t just love dogs, I love spiders and sharks too!! I even have a pet spider at home. My boyfriend and I also have three rescue dogs; Ruca, Chunk, and Sully.
In my free time I love to spend time with my pups, cook, go camping, and ride my motorcycle with friends. I also enjoying going on vacations to Florida, my favorite place, and hope to one day move there!
I love meeting all of your wonderful pups, give them a soothing spa day, and get them all cleaned up. Stop in and check me out!
Hi there, my name is Megan! I graduated from college with a degree in Biology, but soon realized that my true dream was to work full-time with dogs. I have two dogs of my own, a Goldendoodle named Klode and a Coton de Tulear named Rocky… and I love playing and spending time with them.
Otherwise I enjoy playing piano, watching movies, and enjoying time with my family (the dogs are usually doing those things with me too!)
I was lucky enough to train with our very own groomer, Cassie to learn everything she knows about the trade. I enjoy getting to spend time with all the dogs that come in for grooming, and I can’t wait to continue to build relationships with dogs and their people. See you soon!
Hello, I’m Rhonda. I am a certified groomer at North Shore Doggy Daycare and North Shore Pet Connection. I have over 20 years of experience working with dogs and cats in various grooming businesses.
I have worked for the Wisconsin Humane Society, Petland, and as a caretaker for horses at The Ranch and Erin Meadows Farm.
Put simply, I love all animals…any size, age, temperament, or special needs.