Luxury, Cageless Boarding
As the Dog House Lodge receptionist, I’m the one who has the pleasure of scheduling your pup’s stay, bath or other services. Even though most of my work is done remotely, I thoroughly enjoy getting to meet your pups and putting a face and personality with the name. As Joan says, we do have the “most PAWsome guests!” I grew up spending time on the family farm in the Midwest where I learned the enrichment dogs bring to our lives. Our family has always included dogs, and I currently share my home with Coco a chocolate lab and Rusty a cattle dog mix. They take me for a walk every day, and occasionally I get to go to the dog park and ocean. I believe that those of us lucky enough to have a dog, are lucky enough!
Growing up with a large extended family, I’ve had the pleasure of caring for many pet types, including dogs, cats, donkeys, and birds. In 2016, I moved from New Smyrna Beach where I owned a Dog Walking & Pet Sitting business to join the Dog House Lodge team. I currently share my home with my ‘niece’ Derby Rose, a Border Collie and our Lodge Mascot. Dog House Lodge has become an extended pack for us because of all the wonderful guests that Derby & I get to play
with. My biggest passion is canine grooming & hygiene
because I feel the spa services we offer provide physical
& emotional balance, and enhance the well-being of
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My happy place is anywhere animals are! With my mom as our accomplice, my sister & I tricked our Dad into having every type of pet from gerbils to geese to rabbits, and of course multiple dogs & cats. My long-term dream would be to open a petting zoo with rescued animals, and I hope to one day make that a reality. We are blessed that our daughter Adina shares our love of all things furry and she’s very savvy with animals of all shapes & sizes. She will one day be a Whisperer! My husband Murry & I recently started fostering homeless dogs and with his accomplished Dog Training skills, we rehabilitated 2 German Shepherds who are now in loving furever homes. Fostering dogs is so rewarding, we plan to continue as often as our two labs, Buddy & Max will allow us!
From as young as I can remember, most of my friends had fur; and my mom used to joke that my first words were “Look what I found, can I keep him?” I come from a family of animal rescuers, so the apple didn’t fall far from the tree with me. For 17 years I owned Catnip Trails Pet Rescue, saving & adopting out countless pets. And although my wallet was always empty, my heart was always full. I firmly believe that if you follow your passion, you will find your purpose. So with that motto in mind, we opened Dog House Lodge to provide your beloved furry friends with the same level of care we give to our own. I am blessed with a husband who supports my dream of being a dog butler (and owning the GRRReatest boarding facility in Central Florida). We share our home with our rescue kitties and donkeys, and our four pampered pooches: Willow, Hershey, Tonka, and Joey.