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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’ve always lived with multiple dogs, cats and plenty of fun-chaos. In 2018, my dreams came true and I purchased a huge chunk of land with a small house for my boys. I have two rescued pups, Bo, a hound mix, and Lazlo Flearoy, an American Staffordshire Terrier. 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 neglect, Lazlo has the sweetest, friendliest demeanor. He’s so smart, loyal and eager to learn. So much so, he’s even learning his colors! 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 how temperamental he could be. With management, training and trust, we quickly formed a bond like no other, so he stayed! Rescuing them both was a huge learning experience. They have taught me a lot about canine behavior, patience, leadership, and overall unconditional love, which I have transferred to the Happy Hounds family of pooches.
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.
Hi! I am Sawyer. 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 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.
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! 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!
Hi! My name is Jessica and I have been a part of the Happy Hounds family since March of 2019. I grew up loving animals, visiting shelters, and volunteering at rescues. I currently have 3 of my own animals. My baby, Luna, is a Siberian husky. She is full of energy, sass, but most importantly, love! Luna never fails to put a smile on my face. I also have 2 cats my family adopted from a shelter. Their names are Tigger and Boo. They love to cuddle and are very curious kitties. I am currently a student at Schoolcraft College, exploring my options and interests for a career when I’m older. I love coming to work and walking into smiling faces and wiggling butts! The worst part of working is having to leave and not being able to take them all home with me!
Hey! My name is Haley and I’ve been with Happy Hounds since July 2019. Every time I go into work, I’m excited to be there. I love seeing all of the dogs, both new and old faces. It feels like a big family at Happy Hounds, between both the workers and the dog pack! I’ve been a dog lover for as long as I can remember. I have two dogs currently. One, a sassy mini dachshund named Mitzi who we have had since she was a puppy. The second, a sweet Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix named Mya, who we adopted at 4 years old from a family that could not care for her anymore. Seeing my girls is the highlight of my day!
When I’m not at Happy Hounds, I’m getting 2 degrees at Eastern Michigan University. (International Affairs and International Trade with a concentration in Japanese Language.) I speak a good deal of both Spanish and Japanese, and am striving to be fluent in Japanese someday. I LOVE travel, but the worst part has to be leaving my dogs behind! I am so happy to be apart of the Happy Hounds team and being able to care for such a wide variety of sweet dogs (or kids as I like to call them!)
Hi! My names Adrienne and I have been apart of the Happy Hounds family since August of 2019. I have always wanted to work with dogs and I am so glad that I am able to do it now! I have always loved dogs and I have two loving Beagles at home; Buddy is 10, I adopted him from the Humane Society in 2010, and he is one of the most laid back dogs I have ever seen. I also have Charlie who is 6, I adopted him from the Humane Society in 2013, and he’s the wild one in the house. When he hunts, he sounds like a seal! I am always so excited to go to work and see lots of happy wagging tails and those puppy dog eyes. It isn’t often that you hear someone say that they love their job, but I can say that I do. When I am not at Happy Hounds, I attend Eastern Michigan University and I am currently working on getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Happy Hounds is like a big family and I’m so happy to be a part of it!
Hi! My name is Sierra. I recently started working at Happy Hounds in September 2019 and I am so happy to be apart of the Happy Hounds family! There’s nothing better than coming to work and seeing happy, wagging tails and receiving unlimited sloppy kisses. I am currently attending school to become a veterinarian. I have 3 pit bulls at home: Saddie (9 years old), 8ball (10 years old) and Capone (14 years old). Fun fact, my dog Saddie loves getting piggyback rides! So not only do I get lots of cuddles at home, I look forward to coming to work everyday and cuddling all of your sweet pups too!