Dog Haus Caretakers
Hi! My name is Kate owner of Pretty Pawz Dog Grooming LLC. I have been part of The Dog Haus family since February 2010. Growing up I always had cats, and didn’t discover the pure happiness a dog can bring into your life until early 2009. Now it’s pretty apparent to everyone that knows me that I am a dog person. My fur babies include, Winston, a Chow Mix, and two cats, Kalvin and Mofro. As of September 2011, I added a human baby to the pack named Genevieve Gay, aka Gigi. My life is constantly filled with dogs and I couldn’t be happier!
Hi! my name is Andrea. I have lived in the Madison area all my life and recently moved back to Oregon, WI where I grew up. I grew up in the country and have always been a dog owner.At home I have 2 cats – Maddie & Dolce – and working on getting a new pup in the summer. I work full time at WPS in the claims support department and have been part of the Dog Haus family since October 2010. I adore animals and especially dogs, so when I heard there was an opening at the Dog Haus, I jumped at the chance to apply. I absolutely love it, it’s been such a great experience!! The people I work with are great and I really enjoy seeing all the different personalities of the dogs and their cute little selves.
I spend my mornings getting a caffeine buzz and providing excellent customer service at Barrique’s downtown, and then I get to come here and hang with the dogs! I have learned a ton and LOVE what I do. I don’t currently have a dog, but plan to move to a new place soon that will allow me to have a dog or at least take a foster dog home now and then. Until then, I am really enjoying playing with the customer dogs, supporting customers in their training of their dogs (no jumping!), and building great relationships with our customers!
I was born and raised right here in Madison, so it turns out I know quite a few of our customers from school and my other job. I greet the dogs as they come in each morning (that’s me, I’m a morning person!) and then in the afternoons and on weekends I enjoy pampering folks at Anaala Salon. I have a vivacious young lab named Crosby who gets to come to work with me and visit his girlfriend Lambeau. I absolutely adore the Min Pins that The Dog Haus fosters, and plan to have one as my own at some point! In the meantime, I like starting my day with all the customer’s dogs and seeing all of these wonderful dogs get along and have a great time!
Hello, my name is Dan and I started as a part-time caretaker here at The Dog Haus in December 2011. I was born and raised on Madison’s east side and after graduating high school, went to the University of Minnesota to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. While in school I found myself concentrating on animal behavior and psychology, eventually completing a research project on the behavior of wild chimpanzees being studied in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, Africa. After gaining my BA in 2008, I worked as an animal care technician at the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, MN just outside Minneapolis. There, I truly fell in love with dogs of all kinds and was exposed to dogs of many different breeds and temperaments. Being with canines in those situations taught me how wonderful even the most mistreated, malnourished, or disengaged dog can be. After working in the local biotech industry briefly, I found myself drawn to the animal care business once again and started working at The Dog Haus. I am the proud owner of a 3 year old rescue Great Pyrenees mix from Oklahoma named Kona who loves coming to work with me and seems to relate in a special way to many of the great dogs we care for at The Dog Haus. Having seen first-hand how a rescue shelter operates I am so grateful to be able to spend time with all the wonderful canine pets in a daycare environment, especially one as great as The Dog Haus!