About Us

Christine

Hi, my name is Christine and I am the Manager at the North Shore Pet Connection. I began working at the North Shore Doggy Daycare in February of 2011 and the North Shore Pet Connection in May of 2013. I live in Glendale, but am originally from Menasha, WI. In 2009, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from UW-Milwaukee. In 2013, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, also from UW-Milwaukee. Besides dogs, I love reading, knitting, listening to music, and adding to my large shoe collection.

My family has included seven dogs thus far in my life; five of them have been from 75-100+ pounds (three Bouviers, one Bouvier Mix, and one Giant Schnauzer.) The other two I consider my furry children. My 14 pounds Brussels Griffon/Cairn Terrier Mix (male) and 13 pounds Bichon/Shih Tzu Mix (female) are my ultimate pride and joy. In December 2013, I adopted the female one from one of our ill and elderly customers. Now and then, my babies can be seen hanging out with the other dogs in one of their cute little outfits.

I love getting to work with such a variety of dogs. Whether they are diabetic, geriatric, blind, or just plain happy and healthy, I love taking care of them all. Getting to take care of the occasional cat, rabbit, bird, or fish at the Pet Connection is always a neat experience. I always like learning more about the care for other animals.

My favorite part about working at NSDD and NSPC is being greeted everyday by my enthusiastic furry friends. When I come in, I make sure to say “hi” to every dog individually. It makes me feel good when I make a new dog feel welcome; it’s important to me to make sure all of the dogs staying with us are comfortable and happy. I like to dance silly to the radio for the dogs’ entertainment and sing to them, a bit, out of tune. It takes a lot of patience and love to work in this business, and when it comes to animals, I have plenty of both. I’ll do whatever is needed to take care of your furry family member. Every dog that comes through our door is special and you can be sure they will know it.

 

Rachel

Hey there! My name is Rachel and I currently live in Milwaukee with my boyfriend Justin. I have two wonderful dogs at home; a terrier mix named Willow and a Pit Bull/Bassett Hound mix named Harley. I also have Ball Python named Noodle!

I graduated from Milwaukee Career College as a Veterinary Technician in 2015 and have been working with animals for the last five years now. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the North Shore Doggy Daycare and North Shore Pet Connection team!

Katlynn

Hello! My name is Katlynn, but some people call me Kate. I started working at North Shore Doggy Daycare late summer of 2018 and North Shore Pet Connection early Fall of 2018. I love working here and learning about the many personalities of the dogs and other pets. I have cared for pets ever since I was a child. I had many cats, hamsters, rats, fish, and others growing up. I now have two dogs; a Siberian Husky, Blake, and a Staffordshire Terrier, Mary.

I graduated from high school in 2016 and jumped right into Milwaukee Career College’s Veterinary Assistant program. After graduating, I worked as a kennel assistant at a clinic before finding my way to the North Shore Doggy Daycare/North Shore Pet Connection family. I’m in an online Veterinary Technician program.

I am very passionate about your pets. I treat every one of them like I would treat my own. I have wanted to care for animals since I was in kindergarten and my aunt told me all about what she did as a technician. Every time I get to see one of your fur babies I feel so much love and joy.

Rhonda

Hello, I’m Rhonda. I am a certified groomer at North Shore Doggy Daycare and North Shore Pet Connection. I have 16 years of experience working with dogs and cats in various grooming businesses. I have worked for the Wisconsin Humane Society, Petland, and as a caretaker for horses at The Ranch and Erin Meadows Farm. Put simply, I love all animals…any size, age, temperament, or special needs.

 

 

Ashley

Hey! I’m Ashley.  I was born and raised in South Carolina.  In 2003, at the age of 17, I started my career as a hair stylist working with my aunt who owned a salon.  Every day on my way to work I passed a pet grooming school and one day something told me to stop in and check it out…. and I never looked back!   I became a certified pet stylist in November of 2005.

I started out working at a grooming facility in South Carolina for 5 years until I met my boyfriend and moved to Wisconsin, where he was born and raised.  Since meeting my boyfriend, I transferred to the same grooming facility here in Wisconsin for another year before finding a position at another facility for 7 years.  We now have two children; a son named Coen and a daughter named Cora and five dogs, one cat, a turtle, and a frog.

I think I have finally found my home here at North Shore Doggy Daycare since I started in May of 2017!  I am extremely passionate about what I do and love nothing more than making your best friend, cat or dog, look and feel their very best!

Cassie

Hey there! My name is Cassie and I’ve been working in a grooming salon since 2011, and have been grooming since 2013.
I have three dogs of my own, so I know how important it is to have someone you can trust on the other side of those doors! I have Ruca a Pit mix with lots of attitude, Chunk a humane society special that “rules the roost,” and Sully a Mexican Hairless that’s ready to head South for warmth.
Come see me at the North Shore Doggy Daycare…I would love to get your dog looking nothing short of Fabulous!