I have always had a lifelong interest in animals, I currently own 2 dogs and 3 cats. My dream growing up was to be a veterinarian, but with a weak stomach that dream ended rather quickly.
I worked in the healthcare field for many years and was laid off. I decided at that time I wanted to focus my attention on doing something I would enjoy waking up and heading out the door to do each and every day.
After many books read, seminars attended and a certification in Pet first aid through the American Red Cross I decided that Dog Day Getaway was where my passion would be. We opened in 2004 and were one of the first in the Twin Cities offering the “doggie daycare” and “interactive experience”.
As a pet owner myself I understood the concerns many have about leaving behind a member or the family and wanted to design and staff a place I would feel comfortable leaving my dog. A place that would provide attention, exercise, mental stimulation and the love all dogs need for happy well rounded lives.