For more than 10 years, Barbara worked as a dog obedience instructor and trained owners on how to communicate with their dogs. For the past 20 years, she has worked with animals both as a trainer and owner. Her experience in breeding, showing, training, and caring for canine companions has taught her how to understand each dog’s unique personality. Barbara considers herself a full-time nanny for your little buddy; caring for them the way you would yourself.
Katie, a graduate of La Salle University, is our Hospitality Concierge and Services Manager. With a background in travel planning and management, she specializes in vacation and recreation accommodation for people and pets alike. Her favorite games are running and fetch. She regularly holds the position of Ball Launch Director for our intramural fetch team.
Lexy, a Temple University alum, brings her artistry to light with her talent in Pet Photography. Many of the beautiful photos on our website and Instagram are straight from her portfolio. Her creative flair and personal touch channel every client’s inner supermodel to create fun anecdotal updates and gorgeous holiday cards. Lexy is sure to bring out the best in your pet with lots of love and her Nikon camera.
Holleigh, a Biological Anthropology/German graduate of Temple University, is our resident Entertainment and Activities Specialist. In this role, Holleigh draws upon her experience as a cartoonist and performer to inspire entertainment for our guests- such as live music and storytelling. She even does all the voices! Holleigh also coaches our ATRS Running Club. There’s never a dull moment with Holleigh as the Master of Ceremonies!
We all look up to Lisa (as she is notably taller than the rest of us). She has a keen eye for detail and fun as our resident Game Dealer and Paw Enforcement Officer. Ever on patrol, Lisa ensures safety and rule compliance for the enjoyment of all our playmates and is a wholehearted advocate for the underdog. Akin to a Cash Coolidge painting, Lisa enjoys playing cards with her 4 dogs- a chihuahua named Charlie, her boxer, Vito, the lovely yellow lab, Ginger, and three-legged chihuahua, Frankie.
Smallsie Dog is our bebe. He loves car rides with the windows down, falling asleep to Netflix (documentaries in particular), and getting lots of ear scratches. He is great at picking out fun toys to play with and always makes sure snacks and treats are always on hand. In his spare time, Smalls leads our Welcoming and Party Planning Committee
Charlie is our handsome German Shepherd and self-appointed Alpha Dog. As such, his job is to make sure everyone plays nice and has fun. He enjoys cruising around in the car and hanging with his friends at the dog park. His favorite toys are the Jolly Egg and Giggle Ball. He loves playing fetch, and his favorite music is a toss up between Bruno Mars and Cotton Eye Joe (depending on his mood).