Technician Team

Joyce

Joyce

I’d/I/I’ll:
I’d like to travel to Ireland one day when my children are grown / I am passionate about overbreeding and wish everyone would spay and neuter their pets / I’ll cry tears of joy when my two kids graduate high school.

My First Pet:
Hard to name my first as my family always had so many which meant lots of time in vet offices. I respected what they did for my pets so much!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:
Bad to the Bone – It reminds me of my first dog that was soooo Bad! We used to change the words in the song to make it about my dog.

In my spare time I can be found:
Spending time with my 2 adopted children and husband, Carl. Going to the dog park together with our 2 dogs

Current Pets:

  • Jasper – Boxer Mix
  • Dane – Boxer
  • Nina – Boxer
  • Streaky – Brown Tabby Cat
  • Prancer – Grey Tabby Cat

Chrissy

Chrissy

I’d/I/I’ll:
I’d like to one day own enough land to have my own horse farm / I have interest in equine medicine. In college I took classes in equine massage, nutrition and behavior. / I’ll one day get certified in Equine Massage.

My First Pet:
Shadow, a Black Labrador Retriever. He was our family dog and the sweetest dog you’d ever meet. He brought in the newspaper every morning!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:
Spice Girls – Wannabe. I still remember every word! My sisters and I have a mini concert in the car whenever it comes on.

In my spare time I can be found:
Spending time with my other half – Ben, my friends, and my family, Hiking with my dogs, Taking trips to different wineries, Horse Back Riding

Current Pets:

  • Bentley- Yellow Labrador Retriever
  • Hudson – Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Dena

Dena

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be fishing, camping, working on photography and graphic design / I enjoy most of my time with my dogs / I’ll be old one day.

My First Pet: Kojak – My 150lb. Rottweiler

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:
Bob Marley – “Three Little Birds” – Especially on a tough day.

In my spare time I can be found:
Kayaking, Time with My Dogs, Photography

Current Pets:

  • Ko2 – Rottweiler
  • Dyce – Old English Bulldog
  • Astrid – French Bull Dog
  • Galaxy – Calico Cat

Ellen

Ellen

I’d/I/I’ll:
I’d rather be fishing or relaxing at a pool / I like cooking, gardening, and x-box gaming / I’ll probably retire at 65 as a Vet Tech.

My First Pet:
Socks & Mittens – 2 kittens. They were given to me by my ex-sister in-law 25 years ago!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:
Sound of Music – When Walking Outside.

In my spare time I can be found:
Watching TV, XBoxing, Cooking, Shopping, Listening to Music, Walking

Current Pets:

  • Tiny – Cat
  • Tommy – Maine Coon
  • Ralphey – Cat
  • Clinton – Maine Coon
  • Jake – Manx
  • Chare – Manx
  • Baby Janey – Manx
  • Timmy – Cat
  • Sammie – Border Collie

Kathy

I’d/I/I’ll:
I’d love to be able to travel to Ireland/ I love graphic design.

My first pet was
A hamster named Dusty

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:
Take on Me by Aha — and I will shamelessly dance like it is 80’s every time it comes on. 🙂

In my spare time I can be found:
Spending the day outside with my family, painting, doing something crafty.

Current Pets:

  • Gauge – Pit Bull Mix
  • Honey – Lhasa/Shih Tzu
  • Milo – DSH scarety cat

Reception Team

Brianne – Food Inventory Manager

Brianne

I’d/I/I’ll:
I’d love a vacation somewhere warm but not humid / I want to visit Europe and I can bark (very convincingly) / I’ll own a dog one day.

My First Pet:
Pookie! My heart. She found me actually…Just walked up to me one day and lived outside in rainstorm – I let her inside and that is all she wrote! Twas love at first sight.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:
Pochohontas – Just Around the Riverbend.

In my spare time I can be found:
Binge watching shows on Netflix, watching Disney movies (especially the Tinkerbell movies)

Current Pets:

  • Pookie – Tabby Cat
  • Sokka – Gray Cat

Megan

Megan

I’d/I/I’ll:
I’d rather be out on a boat or in the mountains camping / I have a compound bow and love archery / I’ll hopefully live in the Caribbean one day.

My First Pet:
A Dalmatian named Rolly that my Grandfather bought me when I was about 8 or 9. He was named after one of the many 101 Dalmatians 🙂

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:
Any old school Jock Jams. I love 90’s dance music even though I can’t dance!

In my spare time I can be found:
Cooking, baking, always thinking of new recipes, walking the dogs, camping, fishing, kayaking

Current Pets:

  • Camo – Belgian Malinois/Mastiff Mix
  • Diesel – American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Jack – Orange Tabby Cat

Shawn

Shawn

I’d/I/I’ll:
I’d like to travel more and rescue/foster more pets but my home is a zoo as it is / I graduated from AACC with an Associates in Transfer Studies (Psychology).  I am from LA and visit frequently but I love Baltimore City! / I attend Towson University and plan on receiving a PsyD in clinical psychology.

My First Pet:
Molly – Shih-tzu, she died in 2014 at the age of 15.  She is part of the reason I am in this field. I wanted a dog forever. I finally got one, she was my BFF and I was obsessed with her. She was a nut, always super crazy, happy. I used to rollerblade with her and she just pulled me the whole way.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:
Eagles – Hotel California. Admittedly I hate the Eagles but can’t help but love Hotel California. My Dad was a huge fan and totally burned me out on them.

In my spare time I can be found:
Gardening, reading, studying, hiking, Netflix bingeing with my boyfriend, painting, fixing up my house, working out, biking, pet sitting, moving Daisy out of my spot on the couch.

Current Pets:

  • Daisy – Pitbull/Piglet. Nicknames: Pig, Hog, Dummy, Master of cxtreme cuddling. Snoring enthusiast.  She likes long naps on the couch. She hates mornings.
  • Smokie – Domestic Short Hair Cat. Classic scaredy cat. Likes cuddles but would never admit to it.
  • Zoey – Domestic Short Hair Cat. Super Cuddler, superhero, guards the house from bugs, enjoys hugs, demands gourmet dinners exclusively.

Tech Assistants & Kennel Team

Becky

Becky

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be outside swimming, working with animals or with friends / I can be extremely goofy and funny / I’ll probably be a Vet Tech or Veterinarian later in life

My First Pet:  Clem – Irish Setter. Taught me that pets make better family member than blood members and they have a pure soul.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: Black Space & Our Song by Taylor Swift. I can jam to those any time.

In my spare time I can be found:
Hanging with friends, outside with my dogs, on farms, working on my truck, gaming

Current Pets:

  • African Grey – Coo-Coo
  • Stewey, Mort, S’mores, Orco – Cats
  • Maggie-May, Sirus Black – Chihuahuas

Cassie – Kennel Lead

Cassie

I’d/I/I’ll:
I’d rather be at the beach with my toes in the sand / I started my love of animals at the Humane Society. It made me so sad they didn’t have a home to go to so I did what I could to make their space more homey aka extra blankets, extra love. I also LOVE Cold Stone ice cream – cheesecake with strawberries and raspberries mixed in it! / I’ll go back to doing hair one day

My First Pet:
Buddy – He was a dog and my first best friend.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:
Knee Deep – It makes me think of the beach which makes me happy 

In my spare time I can be found:
Hanging out with my Cousins and God Daughter or Doing my Nails

Current Pets:

  • Almond & Nibbler – 2 Lop Rabbits
  • Buster – Rescued, blind, deaf pug
  • Isabella – Cat
  • Daisy – Netherland Paws Rabbit

Shana

I’d/I/I’ll: I’d rather be painting or playing with my dogs/ I love to be outdoors/ I’ll be an animal cop one day or own my own rescue!

My First Pet was: Kia & Chance – my family’s Siberian Husky and Bernese Mountain Dog.  And of course my Nintendog on my Nintendo DS – He was a Golden Retriever named Radar!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song:
Gypsy by Stevie Nicks. I don’t know why, but I can always jam out to it!

In my spare time I can be found:
Painting pictures, Playing Vollyeball with my Family, Hiking, Fishing, Playing with my Dogs, and Kayaking

Current Pets:

  • Scooby-Doo – Chihuahua Mix
  • Nibbler – Chihuahua/Terrier Mix
  • Indy – Bernese Mountain Dog

Grooming

Kathleen, With us since 2000!

kathleen

I’d/I/I’ll: I would like to go back to school to study brain disorders and birth defects / I was born with superior canal dehiscence syndrome. Dr. Lloyd B. Minor came upon this discovery in 1998. I was diagnosed in 2011. As Dr. John Carey from Hopkins said to me,” Everything you’ve felt was real.” All my life Doctors didn’t understand me, not all, just some. But I knew there had to be a connection to it all. I have read so much about SCDS, have spoken to people like myself and I continue to learn more. / I’ll keep learning!

My First Pet: 
Skipper – A beagle/fox terrier Mix. He was originally named Skippy after Skippy Peanut Butter cause that was his partial color.
My 1st turtle was April – Give to me on my birthday.
My 1st Cat was Little Bit – Named because she was so tiny when he was rescued off the City Streets.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Song: 

Oh What a Beautiful Morning – Oklahoma. It reminds me of my father, god rest his soul, and my mother – who taught me and my siblings to love and respect nature and its surroundings and to give thanks for our many blessings.

In my spare time I can be found:
Refurbishing old furniture and bringing it back to life, Painting, Poetry – my 1st love, I sometimes use my poetry on Greeting Cards that I design, Walking, Spending time with family & friends

Current Pets: I have a 3 foot tall white rabbit who wears purple suspenders and a pink polka dot bandanna.