Our Team

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 2 dogs that get to come to work with me everyday (Gryff & Beowulf) 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! 


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 3 dogs (Ahsoka, Minnie, and Revan), 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!

Assistant Manager

Hi, I'm Malorie! I'm the assistant manager at Pooch and I mainly help out with front end duties and assisting our clients. 

In the past I have dog sat for my family and friends, and have volunteered at multiple animal shelters. Along with that, 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 11 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? 

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 (:

Hannah B
Pet Care Technician

Hi, my name’s Hannah! I graduated from Herron School of Art & Design and studied Painting and Printmaking. Currently my creative outlet is focusing on finding new ways to entertain and work with dogs.

I am a Pet Care Technician at Pooch and have been a part of Pooch At Play since October of 2020. This means I work in the rooms or the boarding areas directly with the dogs and have the best time getting to play with and care for the pups! You might also see me in the front while I reunite you and your best furry friend. I decided I wanted to work at Pooch At Play due to my eternal interest in dogs and desire to make them a bigger part of my daily life. Pooch has been the most rewarding work environment I have ever had the pleasure of working in, and seeing loving dogs everyday is a bonus. 

I have always had a huge love for animals in all forms. I used to pet sit for people during breaks as well as help out in stables. Growing up I was around dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, turtles, salamanders, fish, chickens, ducks, new guinea hens, and even a turkey (if you can’t tell, my parents didn’t know how to say no haha). I have experience with German Shepherds, Dobermans, Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundlands, Aussie Shepherds, Rottweilers and Pit Bulls. 

 The latest addition to my pack is my mixed mutt Benny who I adopted from Almost Home Animal Shelter. Benny loves to cuddle on the couch, play with toys, and come to daycare to see his friends. The best part about working at Pooch At Play is meeting all the wonderful dogs, and getting to create a safe and exciting environment that allows for their personalities to shine.

Hannah K
Pet Care Technician

Hi there! My name is Hannah.

I'm studying nursing in my third year at Purdue University. I've been with Pooch At Play since January 23' as a Pet Care Tech, so I am normally helping with the back end duties - cleaning and caring for the pups.

I have two fur babies of my own named Fin and Auggie. Fin is a small yorkie-poo that just turned 1 and is full of energy. Auggie is a Golden Retriever puppy that is only a few months old, he’s a big ball of sunshine. They love the outdoors and we go for adventures a lot!

I chose to work at Pooch At Play because of my love for pups and coming to work every day to be around something I love makes it not feel like a job. 

My favorite part about working here is the team I work with and of course - having fun with the doggos. The craziness and energy makes the day so fun!

Lead Pet Care Technician

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. 

Lead Technician

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 :).

Pet Care Technician

Hey I'm Helen, I started in August of 2022 as a pet care technician. When I am here I spend a lot of my time with the big dogs along with helping out in the back of the facility with cleaning and walks. Before starting at Pooch I used to do dog sitting for my neighbors, family, and my friends. Most of my working experience in general has been with animals.

I have three pups of my own that I love dearly. My oldest is a Basset Hound named Lincoln, Moose who is a Great Pyrenees, and a Pittie Lab mix named Taz. In my free time some of my favorite things to do are watching my favorite TV shows, jamming to my music, and creating arts and crafts with perler beads. In short, I really enjoy art, creativity, and being crafty!

I started working at Pooch because I thought It would be cool to work with dogs and spend my days surrounded by furry friends. I really wanted to work with animals and when I saw this job posting I felt like it was meant to be. Lastly, my favorite part is being chosen by the animals and when they run up to me. It is a great feeling to be loved and to give love back to the pups.

Pet Care Technician

Hey, I’m Colin, I am a Junior at Purdue studying Economics and English with a minor in communication. At Pooch I am a pet care technician and I have been here since July of 2023. While I'm here I am helping with the back end duties like cleaning and caring for the dogs. I have a one year old Norwegian Elkhound named Stevie who is my partner in crime and comes with me on many adventures. I chose to work here because as a customer Pooch at Play always took great care of my dog and I wanted to be a part of that. My favorite part of work is coming here and being able to carry around and love on all the pups that come to spend their days with us. I love the opportunity to connect with so many dogs at once!

Pet Care Technician

Hi, I’m Katie, and I’m a pet care technician at Pooch at Play! My position involves feeding, playing, and caring for the dogs at our facility, as well as maintaining the overall cleanliness of the daycare. I have worked at Pooch at Play for a little over a month, and I have loved it!

In addition to caring for the dogs at Pooch at Play, I also care for my own dog, Pete, a black mini Aussiedoodle who has absolutely stolen my heart! Pete is my baby and my best friend, and he is the reason why I chose to work at Pooch at Play! Our dogs are our family, and I wanted the opportunity to make other dogs feel safe, secure, and loved as well. 

My absolute favorite part of my job at Pooch at Play is getting to build relationships with the dogs. For example, I love doing one-on-ones with the dogs because it gives me time to play, pet, and get to know the dogs’ personalities! Additionally, I love bathing the dogs for similar reasons! I love having the opportunity to soothe and care for the dogs during baths, making sure that they are comfortable (and clean!) is so fun and fulfilling.


Pet Care Technician

Hi! My name is Kate Kaiser and I have been a pet care technician at pooch at play for about a month now. I have always wanted a dog, but have had cats my whole life growing up.

I had a cat named Erin ever since I was about 10 years old. I chose to work here for my love of animals and thought it would be a fun part time job to have while also studying nursing at Purdue! I have volunteered at Natalie’s second chance, a dog shelter in West Lafayette, a few time walking dogs and loved it.

My favorite part about working at pooch is getting to play with, and love on, the all the cute dogs 🙂

Pet Care Technician

Hi my name is Pattsie! I am a Pet Care Technician and have been working here since November 2023. I have a wonderful lab named Cora. She’s a sweetheart but a nervous nelly to her core. I have two cats, Maeve and Squirt. Maeve is a long-haired beauty but is not scared to put you in your place. Squirt is a rambunctious toddler and we never have a dull moment in our house. I also have a Texas Rat snake named Gin if you want to vibe over reptile babies as well.

I chose to work at Pooch At Play because of the friendly atmosphere and my love for dogs. My favorite part about working here is being able to see dogs come in excited to play and to see their furry and human friends!