Team

Our Team

Holly
Owner & Groomer

Hey, I'm Holly! I am the owner and our groomer here at Pooch and I've been here since we opened up in 2010. I spend most of my time here grooming, working up in the office, and from time to time you will see me up in the lobby working with our clients and their pups. 

I've loved dogs all my life, and prefer their company over people. My husband and I currently have 3 dogs that get to come to work with me everyday (Gryff, Beowulf, & Kramer) and a cat (Bitty), two goats (Frank & Bernie) and two chickens(Sharon & Melina) at home as well.

My favorite part about my job is having the chance to spend my time with everyone else's fur children. It really is the best. Along with that, I love getting to know each and every pup that comes through our doors! 

Kaitlyn
Manager

Hi - I’m Kaitlyn! I’ve been here since April 2019 and am the Manager at Pooch At Play. I’ve been surrounded by animals my entire life and after doing 10 years of 4H dog obedience classes with one of my childhood pups, I knew working with dogs was something I could happily do for the rest of my life. At home, I have 2 dogs (Ahsoka and Minnie), a kitten (Cheese), a rabbit (Maggie May) and a bearded dragon (Puff). Getting to bring my pups to work with me every now and then is one of my favorite perks! 

Working here was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and has taught me so many life lessons about patience, compassion and constantly trying to find ways to be better and do better for others and the dogs in our care. We pride ourselves on doing things the “small business” way and making it a family environment instead of a more “corporate” way of thinking. We’ve got a crazy-passionate group of people on our staff and I am incredibly proud of each and every one of them for the love and individual care they have for each of these pups.

I truly love getting to make individual bonds with each dog and their families - I’ve shared many tears and laughs with some of our clients. Getting to see crazy puppies grow into well-mannered adult dogs is the most rewarding feeling! Thank you for checking us out and I can’t wait to get the chance to love on your fur baby!

Malorie
Lead Tech

Hi, I'm Malorie! I'm a lead technician at Pooch and I mainly help out with front end duties and assisting our clients. I am a senior at Purdue studying business communication, management, and pursuing a certificate in entrepreneurship. I have worked with pups at a doggy daycare before college and found myself really missing that environment which led me to Pooch at Play!

I have loved animals ever since I can remember and have a 10 year old dachshund named Rosie who is my little ball of sunshine. I hope to one day run a doggy daycare of my own! My favorite part of working here would be watching the pups come in to the daycare super excited to see us and their friends.

To sum it up I am being paid to play with dogs, what could be better than that? 

Megan
Senior Tech

Hey there I'm Megan. I started working at Pooch At Play September of 2015, a little over 7 years now, and I am a lead tech here at Pooch. When I am here I usually spend my time in our largest play room playing with the big dogs, other times you can find me working in the front end helping customers. I chose to work here because I have a genuine love for animals and this job brings me joy.

My favorite part of the job is seeing the shy dogs blossom. I have two dogs, a golden retriever named Ellie Mae and a Icelandic Sheepdog named Atlas. In my free time I compete in many dog sports with my dog Atlas including dock diving.

Malia
Lead Tech

Hey there, my name is Malia. I am a Lead Tech so you you can find me up at the front assisting our customers and their pups. I have been at Pooch since November of 2020 and currently I'm a student at Purdue studying animal sciences and pre veterinary medicine.

I have been around dogs my entire life and I have two pups of my own. I have a senior Pitbull named Zazoo who is a spunky old lady and last year I adopted a Irish wolfhound mix puppy named Milo. These two never fail to keep me on my toes and give me a give laugh! In my free time I like to paint and relax or go to parks with my own pups. 

Kylie
Lead Tech

Hi! I'm Kylie and I'm a Lead Tech at Pooch At Play. I've worked here for a little over two years and have some experience volunteering with shelter dogs and studying exotic animals abroad. I have my own Pooch, Cora. She's a 6 year old silver lab whose favorite toys are milk jugs (even though she gets a monthly bark box subscription lol).

I chose to work here so I could get more hands-on experience with companion animals. My favorite part about my job is that we make our own little community out of our pups and their parents. I love getting to know all the pups' personalities and bonding with their parents over how cute and/or stinky they can be :).

Marissa
Senior Tech

My name is Marissa, I started in November 2021 so I have been here for about a year now. I am studying elementary education at Purdue University and when I am here I am working as a lead tech helping out with our front end duties. I started working here because I have a love for animals and this job allows me to spend my days working with awesome pups.

My favorite part about coming to work is creating bonds with the dogs by spending time with them. Lastly, I have an Australian Shepherd puppy named Luka and he's my absolute world.

Sam
Pet Care Technician

Hi! I’m Samantha, currently enrolled at Purdue University. My role at Pooch is to help out in the back with the dogs along with the cleaning, and I have a fur-baby back home named Roo. She’s a German shepherd/collie mix that’s around 12 years old, and we’ve had her since she was around 2-3 months so she’s very dear in my heart.

I chose to work at Pooch simply because I love dogs so much, and getting to be around them when working is absolutely amazing! Finally, I’d have to say my favorite part about working at Pooch is getting to be in the playrooms with all the dogs. They all come up to you as soon as you walk in, and it never fails to make me smile (:

Liam
Pet Care Technician

Hey, I'm Liam! I have worked at Pooch since November of 2021 as a pet care technician so I am mainly working directly with the pups in the daycare rooms, during walks, and I help with keeping things tidy in the behind the scences. I have two pups of my own, one of them is a French bulldog named Maverick and my other one is a Icelandic Sheepdog puppy named Ruca.

I have worked with various animals for many years now because I spent a lot of time at my familys farm. Some of the animals I have worked on the farm with include horses, donkeys, and sheep. It is really quite the petting zoo. In my free time I like to make memories with my family, friends, and of couse the animals.