I have been in the doggie daycare and lodging business for 8 years, beginning in 2010 when I graduated from high school. I reside in Uxbridge, MA with my 5 year old Foxhound/Beagle mix named Mitzi. I attended University of Delaware, where I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in Marine Science. Although marine animals, dogs, and cats are among my favorites, I developed a passion for all sizes and species of animals, from snakes to cheetahs. I had an amazing experience when I interned with Whale and Dolphin Conservation during my summer break, an organization that advocates for more comprehensive laws and regulations that will protect and ensure the safety of marine mammals. I was able to take opportunistic data on whales, dolphins, and seals while aboard a whale watching boat each day of the summer. I was privileged to be able to volunteer at the New England Aquarium for two years in their quarantine facility, feeding and monitoring the behavior of animals that were ill. I love seeing the excitement of the dogs when they arrive for daycare and the joy on their faces when they have their play times while boarding. I attribute the unconditional love these animals have for me, even if they are only in my life for a short while, as the reason I have chosen to make this field my lifetime career choice.
Daycare and Boarding Manager
I have always had a passion for animals. Growing up, my family had every manner of pet from dogs and cats to birds and fish, even hamsters and guinea pigs. It seemed natural to me to continue my love for pets through my career. I have over 15 years of experience working with animals in the retail, veterinary, and private sectors. I have three fur babies at home, two rescued mixed breed pups and one kitty. It’s exciting to be able to continue my career here at the Valley Pet Resort & Spa!
Doggie Daycare Assistant
My name is Misty! I’ve been working with animals for 22yrs at a boarding, grooming & veterinary center, which was actually my first job! I’ve always loved animals & quickly decided after doing many different positions, that grooming was a great fit for me. I really like being one on one with the animals, so I have been doing that consistently for the last 17yrs. I have also worked with many rescue leagues fostering pitbulls, and I decided many years ago that I would only adopt my future pets. I have a 1 year old Beagle named Tulip aka “Tuna”, and she is my world.
Professional Pet Stylist
Hi, my name is Sarah. I have always had a passion for all animals, especially dogs. I’ve rescued multiple dogs from Dog Orphans and other shelters. Currently I am a senior at Northbridge High School and plan to continue my education in college studying Psychology and Animal Behavior. I’m enjoying working with and caring for every animal that walks through the doors at The Valley Pet Resort and Spa. I previously worked at a zoo and took care of some of the animals there. I’m very grateful to be able to work with very special animals and give them the best experience and comfort possible until they get to go home to their family.
Hi, my name is Stephanie! For my entire life, I have wanted to work with animals. I am currently a sophomore at Blackstone Valley Technical High School, in the Dental Assisting program. Although I do love being in the Dental Assisting program, I hope to study veterinarian medicine in college. I have a dog of my own, she is a mutt from Aruba, named Mya. After having my own pet dog, it made me realize how much I have a passion for animals, and that one day I should work with them. Working at The Valley Pet Resort and Spa, has made me realize even more how much I can see myself working with animals for the rest of my life. Working here I have been able to show my love and passion for every dog I encounter. I am so happy to be able to love all the dogs we get, until they go back home to their families.
During the winter months, I enjoy skiing and snowboarding in my free time.