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Ashley – Manager
Hey There, my name is Ashley. I have been a part of the Happy Hounds family since February of 2010. In August of 2014, I received my Bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University, Majoring in Business Management, minoring in Human Resources. From there, I followed my degree and began working full time as a Human Resource Manager at Underground Printing. During this time, I remained an active part-time member of the HH team, mostly helping out on Weekends. In July of 2016, I returned to Happy Hounds to fulfill my dreams of Managing the Dog Day Care. Ever since I started working at HH in 2010, I knew this was where I wanted to begin and end my career. Outside of Happy Hounds I play, coach and manage a women’s ice hockey team in Ann Arbor. Additionally, I am an Assistant Coach for the Plymouth-Canton-Salem Girls Ice Hockey Team. I have had the pleasure of being on the ice with them since 2013. Every year it gets harder to say goodbye to the graduating classes, those 4 years seem to go so quickly. I absolutely love my job here at Happy Hounds and have had the privilege to care for and fall in love with each and every pup I’ve met. We form bonds with your kids as if they were our own. We snuggle them, hug them, kiss them, talk to them and take countless pictures of their adorable or goofy personalities. The best part of my day is walking through the red gate and seeing a herd of wagging tails and wiggle butts all trying to get my attention first. Everyday brings a different pack of pups with a million reasons to smile. We love the hand nudges, the love nips, the mounds of slobber and the barks for attention because after all, they are part of our Happy Hounds family.
Andrea – Assistant Manager
Hello! My name is Andrea. You’ll often see my smiling face greeting you and your furry child at pick-up or drop-off. I’ve been part of the Happy Hounds family since September of 2009. It’s by far the best experience and opportunity I’ve ever had. Nothing can compare to the amount of love I get when I first walk in to the herd of pooches for the day. For me, inquiring at Happy Hounds for a job was a no-brainer. I live with my parents and their rescue pup Ellie, a 3 year old pit mix, and my two rescued boys, Bo, a hound mix and Lazlo,a purebred staffy(I have the DNA results to prove it! =P). I personally rescued both of my boys. Lazlo was found in August 2015 as a stray with a case of demodex mange at the age of six months. Because of his terrible condition, he was refused by staff at a humane society so I took him in. Despite his experience with cruel humans, Lazlo has the sweetest, friendliest demeanor. Bo was rescued while on a vacation up north with a friend in April of 2008. He was only 11 months at the time yet he was abused, neglected, unwanted and had a one way ticket to the pound. I knew what a death sentence a small town pound was, so I brought him home. Once healed from being neutered, I immediately began posting “free to good home” fliers. The longer I had him, the more I realized it was irresponsible of me to give him to someone else. Because he was so severely abused, Bo was extremely temperamental and did not trust anyone but me. So he stayed! Rescuing them both was a huge learning experience. They have taught me patience, leadership, and overall unconditional love, which I have transferred to the Happy Hounds family of pooches.
Jody – Supervisor
My name is Jody and I’ve been a part of the Happy Hounds family since November 2015. Happy Hounds has been one of my favorite jobs to work at because it is so different from anything I’ve done before. One of my favorite parts about the job is seeing the dogs open up to me and to be able to form a bond with them. I have one pup of my own at home, Tucker. For being only two years old he is a very calm dog, but he is a total goofball and makes me smile nonstop. Other than working at Happy Hounds I go to school full time for business marketing. Whenever I find myself with some free time I like to hike nearby nature trails, read, and be creative, whether it’s baking or doing DIY projects. It can be hard to manage a packed schedule but I make as much time for Happy Hounds as I can because it’s worth it. Happy Hounds is a very rewarding job and I am very lucky to be able to work here.
Yvonne – Office Personnel
Hi I’m Yvonne. I joined the Happy Hounds family in Sept 2004 when we opened. I’ve worked in a vet office and as a professional groomer. Now, I work in the office but still get to see and pet all my furry friends. I’ll be taking your reservations and sending you pictures of your doggies. I have one doggie of my own “Indi” short for Independence Day which is when we adopted her in 2008. I also have a cat, Sha na na , and three goldfish (un-named). I’m married (33 years) to Rob and we have two adult sons, Aaron and Austin. Aaron recently married to a wonderful lady, Michaela, so I’m hoping to be a grandma soon. I look forward to talking/emailing with each of you.
Hi, my name is Hannah and I’ve been with Happy Hounds since September 2016. I have one dog, Roscoe, an 11 yr old mystery mutt, whose breed mix still remains constantly debated. I consider him my soul dog, because while adopting him, we found out he and I share a birthday! He lives up north with my parents, and I look forward to our visits now like Christmas Day. At home, I have a cat and 3 rats. To me, a house doesn’t feel like home without animals. What I love about Happy Hounds is that we return the love by making dogs feel at home away from home.
Hi! My name is Lauren, and I’ve been working at Happy Hounds since April 2018. I actually worked at Happy Hounds previously (2009-2012) while I attended college, and I am back again on the weekends! I just couldn’t stay away. Happy Hounds has been one of my favorite jobs where I truly enjoy every minute of it. I love spending time with all the amazing pups, and getting to know each of their personalities. I also enjoy getting to know the parents of these crazy/fun dogs! When I’m not at Happy Hounds, I do work full time at the corporate office of a local retail company in marketing. I currently live in Plymouth with my dog Riley and my cat Turbo! Riley is a HUGE advocate for Happy Hounds (as am I) – as she loves to see her friends every week, play hard, come home and sleep hard. My cat is not as much of a fan…apparently he does not find being in a cage free home with a bunch of dogs very appealing (must be a cat thing).
Hi my name is Jackie, and I just recently started working at Happy Hounds in March 2018. I’ve always loved animals and I’ve always wanted a job where I could love on them. Happy Hounds is perfect for that! I am not currently in school, and besides working at Happy Hounds I have a childcare job. I find working with human-children is a lot like working with dog-children. In my free time I enjoy reading, biking, and spending time with family. I have 2 cats at home that I adore, but as of right now I cannot have my own dog, so I am very happy to come and spend time with the dogs at Happy Hounds. I love all the furry friends I get to see every time I walk through the door. I’m so glad I found a place where dogs have the freedom to roam and I get to enjoy their company every time I’m here.
Hello! My name is Genna. I started working at Happy Hounds in April of 2018. My dogs have been going to Happy Hounds since late 2016. After seeing how things work from a clients prospective I knew that Happy Hounds would be the perfect place for me to work. My day is always so much more enjoyable when I know that I will be going in to work. Each and every dog is able to bring a smile to my face even on the worst of days. I have two dogs at home, Tinkerbell and Tyson. They keep everyday interesting with their boxer personalities. They always enjoy going to the lake and going on runs making sure that I am staying active and enjoying the outdoors. When I am not running around with my dogs or at work I am a full-time student at Eastern Michigan University. I am majoring in business marketing and hoping to intertwine my degree with my active lifestyle when I graduate. Happy Hounds has made my days so much more enjoyable and I am so lucky to be working at a job where everyone including the pups is just like family.
Hi, my name is Emily and I have been a part of Happy Hounds since April 2018. I currently have a pitbull lab mix named Doug (or as I like to call him, the doouglas). We rescued him from Westland Humane Society in May 2018 and his silly derby personality has brightened up my life every day since. You will often spot him hiding on the bottom shelf in the basement of Happy Hounds or bouncing from cot to cot playing with his friends! I currently work full time as a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Residential Hospice in Troy then spend my Friday nights bonding with the Happy Hounds puppers. My favorite parts of working here is that we allow the dogs to roam around during their overnight stays then seeing where they decide to sleep and how all the rufferees treat your pup as their own to help make them feel as happy and comfortable as they feel at home. I look forward to getting to meet all of the Happy Hounds puppers!
Hey there, my name is Courtney! I’ve been with Happy Hounds since August 2018. I’m a full time hair stylist at JC Penny Salon in Ann Arbor and in my free time, you can find me buried in a pile of doggos. Happy Hounds is a cage-free facility which is so nice for the dogs. I love seeing them play and interact with friends. Most of all, I enjoy making sure they are comfortable enough at night to relax and recharge for their next fun-filled day. Growing up with cats and dogs, I know the love those fur babies give is like nothing else. This is my home away from home and hopefully your dog feels the same way!
Hi! I am Sawyer. I am a hairstylist at Ashka Salon & Spa. I began working at Happy Hounds in September 2018 and I already love it! The dogs are literally ALWAYS happy, which is infectious. I enjoy having this opportunity to be around other people my passion for dogs. My dog, Midnight, was a litter from two dogs that I use to help take care of. When the puppies were born, I was there every day. I wholeheartedly believe Midnight chose me, because of this, I use to sneak her home against my parent’s wishes. Eventually they caved and allowed me to keep her. In the past, I’ve volunteered at animal shelters, which helped solidify my decision to apply to Happy Hounds. Who wouldn’t want the chance to hang out with a bunch of dogs?! Aside from my passion for animals, I’ve spent my entire life competing, teaching and even studying dance.
Hi! My name is Bre and I have been working at Happy Hounds since January 2019. I am so incredibly lucky to be able to say that I absolutely love my job! It’s not often that you get to work with both great dogs and people! I attend The University of Michigan-Dearborn and currently have an undecided major, but am considering becoming a veterinarian. When I’m not working, you can find me drawing, on a soccer field or at home with my dog, Millie. She is an Akita/Border Collie mix that is full of sass, love and energy. My parents tell me she is the literal dog version of me. I’ve always been passionate about animals, especially dogs. It’s a running joke in my family that my sister is the kid whisperer and I’m the animal whisperer. Happy Hounds is more of a big, furry family rather than just coworkers and customers. The energy at work is so positive and friendly, I look forward to coming to work to see smiling faces and wagging tails!