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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.
Hi! My name is Sophia. I started working at Happy Hounds in May of 2016. I was referred to Happy Hounds by one of our furry friend’s mom because she knew it would be a perfect fit for me. Boy, was she right! Dogs have always had a special place in my heart. I love devoting as much time to them as I can, whether it is when I’m volunteering at the Michigan Humane Society or caring for my own pup. I have a Standard Poodle named Finnegan who was born in February 2016. He is so energetic and quite spoiled! I love bringing him to daycare and watching him interact with all of the dogs. He has such a great time and always makes a new friend. I am a full-time student at Eastern Michigan University where I am majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I love working at Happy Hounds because it gives me the opportunity to carry my love of dogs to your precious pups. I hope to bring as much joy to their lives as they do to mine!
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.
Hello. My name is Jean and I retired as a district manager for the state in 2011. My son surprised me in May 2016 by saying “I have found the perfect job for you”. Silly me! I did not know I was looking for a job. But my son was right. Happy Hounds is a wonderful place to work and a wonderful place to be a dog. I have had many dogs in my life including a German Shepherd/Collie mix, a Lab, a Beagle/Spaniel mix and a Border Collier but unfortunately I do not have a dog of my own right now. It brings me such pleasure to be able to spend time with the amazing dogs of Happy Hounds. Someone wise once said that watching a dog be a dog can fill you with happiness. And that is what makes Happy Hounds so special. Here dogs are free to just be dog.
Hello! My name is Taylr and I have been a part of the Happy Hounds Crew since July 2016. I graduated from Divine Child High School and Wayne State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. I intend to further my education in animal welfare/health. I have a little man of my own, who you can see to the left. He is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Charlie and he is the love of my life. I used to work at another daycare/boarding facility, and when the dogs would board, they were kept in their tiny rooms the entire stay (being let out 2-3 times/day for 5 min) with no substantial human interaction. That can be very hard for our furry babies. But here at Happy Hounds I can promise you that when your dog is here, in this cage-free environment, they are having fun and being loved on constantly. Having someone with your dog 24/7 is something you won’t find anywhere else. I absolutely love working at Happy Hounds because I get to love on your dogs all day. And odds are, I am already obsessed with your dog. I would not bring my Charlie anywhere else. There’s no place like Happy Hounds!
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 Hayley and I have been part of the Happy Hounds family since February 2017. I have two fur babies of my own; a Westie named Lucky and a kitty named Ella, but she only responds to “Mew-mew.” I do not currently attend College or University, but I have an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. I have always loved animals, especially dogs. I had seen the Happy Hounds sign many times driving to work at PARC as a swim instructor and decided to apply. It was the best decision I have ever made! The cage-free facility is wonderful for the dogs and I love having little furry shadows as I go about my work. I am always excited to see my furry friends during my shift.
Hi, I’m Shelby! I started at Happy Hounds in March of 2017. I applied here because I felt like I needed a job where I’m making a difference to people rather than a standard office job. Happy Hounds was definitely the right choice, since I get to make sure your puppies stay happy, healthy, and safe. I’m a full time student, working an Associates in Science, then I plan on getting my Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. Maple is my black lab baby you see in the picture, but I also have my cat, Kaiser. I grew up surrounded by many different types of animals, and always feel at home around them. When I’m not at school or work, I play for the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes. I’m so excited to meet your furry family!
Hi there, my name is Tessa! I started working here at Happy Hounds in July 2017. I am a Plymouth native and graduated from Plymouth high school in 2010. I’ve done a lot of soul searching throughout the years, wondering and hoping to find a job that didn’t feel like a job. I have absolutely found that! Happy Hounds feels like a group of sisters who happen to have a ton of puppies that live in their home. I’m a lucky girl! I get to work in a place where I am loved and appreciated. I couldn’t ask for more. We love your dogs! I’ve had experiences at other dog daycares and nothing is like this. When other places tend to be cold and unwelcoming, Happy Hounds is a care free place where your dog can be free, silly, sleepy, and most of all happy! I love that when I am here I get to love on all kinds of dogs and that it is my job to make sure that they feel cared for and safe! I am quite the happy pup myself!
Hi, my name is Nicki and I became part of the Happy Hounds family in December of 2017! I lived in Grand Rapids before coming to the east side of the state and while in the process of moving, I realized I needed a change. My time in Grand Rapids was great, but I had a horrible 9-5 job that I hated and was encouraged by my family and friends to look for something I am passionate about. Enter Happy Hounds! I absolutely love working at this place, it really doesn’t feel like a job at all. I get to love on every smiling doggo that comes through the door and experience all the fun they have! I have a dog of my own, Ody, a 5 yr old chocolate labradoodle who I rescued in January 2017. Since then, I have done endless amounts of research and studying to know dog behavior and feel so great being in a place that understands the importance of being “cage-free”. The pups get all of the freedom and interaction they need and nothing beats that. I’m so happy to be surrounded by these furbabies every day!