Our customers call this treatment “amazing” and highly recommend it to anyone interested
in controlling pet hair in their home. And that’s just one of our services!
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Kountry Pet Resort & Training Center
Meet Our Amazing Staff
Dedicated animal lovers in their own right, our
staff members share a deeply held pride in their work. Their training in the latest health maintenance techniques enables
them to continuously monitor and safeguard your pets’ well being. The staff knows just what it takes to put your pet
at ease and make him or her feel as though they are truly “one of the family.”
Our staff consists of responsible, devoted and detail-oriented animal care professionals. Each member
of our lodging staff has received the industry's most specialized training. It is our employees who set us apart from our
competitors; an intangible quality that allows us to deliver the best service in the industry.
Kountry Pet Resort invests in training and development opportunities, to ensure the utmost
in each pet’s comfort, safety, and joy. If you are interested in becoming a member of Kountry Pet Resort read our employment
|Hello Everyone! My name is Kirsten! I was born into this business and wouldn't change a thing. My parents
started Kountry Pet Resort almost 40 years ago and now I have taken it over for them. I love the work I do
and especially love my clients and their pets. My goal everyday is to make sure that all my clients feel confident
and comfortable leaving their "furry" loved ones with us! I have my certificate for Pet First Aid
and CPR training. In my spare time I love scrap booking, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.
I look forward to meeting your "furry" family member soon!
Hi, my name is Sue. I am the master groomer here at Kountry
Pet Resort. I've been here since 1998 and have probably styled your pet at least once. Originally I went to beauty
school and realized that I wasn't happy styling people and thought maybe I would be happier grooming pets instead. So
I went to grooming school and quickly figured out that 4 legged customers were a lot more enjoyable than 2 legged customers
I previously had. I started grooming full time from that point on, which was back in 1988. I'm married to a wonderful
man named Joe and together we have 4 "fur children" Opus, Abby, Layla and Millie. In my spare time I enjoy
listening to music, reading and spending time with my family.
|Hi, I'm Deb! I’ve been blessed. I began my career as a pet stylist in 1984. My
mother-in-law owned and operated 2 grooming shops in the area and was a well known and respected professional dog handler,
breeder, trainer and groomer with many years experience, who took me under her wing. We worked side by
side for many more years. She mentored me in so many facets of the business up until she retired.
I grew up here, and have been married to a great guy for almost 27 years now. We have 2 grown children
and 10 growing grandchildren. (Not a typo, that’s ten!) Again, I am blessed. We are in pet transition
right now, having had several wonderful dogs for many years. We are currently looking forward to a new
addition to our family as I am writing this. Yay! I have been with Kountry Pet Resort since 1999. I
started as a groomer to the rescue helping out as needed and quite frankly found a home here. I was in
awe of Roger’s beautiful landscaping. It was impressive how very clean the staff kept everything.
Judi’s professional attitude coupled with her devotion to her clients was exactly what I had been used to.
It was a fit. As time went on I was so impressed with the pride of my co-workers in all they do
and most of all, the loving family atmosphere that Kirsten and her giant heart, and everyone here has afforded me as I fought
through several life challenging issues. I am most grateful and very proud to work here. Once
again, I am blessed.
Hi my name is Erin. I have been working at Kountry Pet Resort
since 2005; it has always been a joy for me to have the opportunity to work with animals. I have had dogs in my life
and in my home for as long as I can remember and usually we have several dogs at one time. Right now I have 3 dogs,
2 male yellow labs and a male German shepherd puppy. I am a recent college grad; I graduated in May 2010 from Roosevelt
University with a B.S in Biology.
|Hi I'm Christina, the
mother of two wonderful boys, a boxer mix and a Bengalcat. I
have always had a great love for all living creatures. It is a great joy and privilegeto work here
at Kountry Pet Resort since 2005. Many of the pets that walk through ourfront doors
I have adopted as my own during their stay.
|Hi, I'm Katie and I've been
employed with Kountry Pet Resort since 2005. I have had dogs in my life for over 20 years and in that time
I had 9 dogs who I've loved with all my heart. Of those dogs, I currently own two yellow labs named Reilly and Marley, and
one German shepherd named Chase. I am presently a senior at Northern Illinois University and in May I will graduate with a
Family Infant Development degree from the College of Family, Consumer, Nutrition Sciences.
My name is Jenny, I have
been with Kountry Pet Resort since 2006. I started out as a Kamp counselor when I was sixteen and I have been here ever
since. Now I do everything from walking dogs to feeding, medicating, and bathing dogs. I have such a strong passion and love
for these animals that I have decided to make a career out of it. Therefore, I am currently training to be a full time groomer.
Although I have decided to be a groomer I will always find time to sneak into group Kamp to spend time with all of my favorites.
name is April. I have been employed by Kountry Pet Resort for most of my adult life; I have been an employee for
the last 11 years. I grew up and went to school in Elgin, and also started college to become a nurse.
I’ve lived in Hampshire for the last 7 years and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two amazing
daughters, Morgan and Jozie. Our four legged kid Roxy is a 1 year old brindle boxer. In my free time I
love spending time with my family, reading, photography, and shopping. I am a loyal cubs fan, and also
a fan of the Black Hawks and Bears.
|HI! My name is Nicole and I have been with Kountry Pet Resort since early 2010. When I was a little girl I used to say I wanted
to work at a pet shop when I grew up. My love for animals goes back for as long as I can remember. I am a licensed
cosmetologist and avid sports fan. In my spare time I enjoy being outside in the sun, walking my dogs and spending
time with my family. I am the proud mother of 2 furry babies, Ginger and Gracie. They are my entire
world. If getting unconditional love from those 2 weren't great enough, I am even luckier to be able to go to work and
get unconditional love from hundreds more! I promise to always care for your pet just as if they were my own.
|Okay, my name is Jill and I've got a little story to tell: My oldest brother
Chase, who is now 24, worked at Kountry Pet Resort for 4 years during his high school and college years. He used to come home and tell me all the stories of him and the dogs
he got to play with. I've always loved animals and I've always had a huge variety of them at home, from deers to dogs
and chickens to horses. It was practically a farm. So when I became old enough to work in early 2010, I figured
working at Kountry Pet Resort would be wonderful because I'm not afraid to get slobbered on and I love the company of dogs!
name is Stephanie Joanne Van Dyke. I have lived in Plato Center all my life. I attended Central School district while growing
up and I am now at ECC in the SAIL program. When I was a child I was always the quiet one but I would always try to join in
the fun activities. Now I may seem a little outgoing but I’m still a little shy about doing things. The one thing that
I have always enjoyed doing is writing stories, watching movies, and taking care of animals. I have always had a creative mind. I always get ideas for stories from things that happen
in my life. I try to always include animals in my stories. I spend a lot of time on my stories by either working on them or
organizing them. Of my love for animals, I believe it started when I was 4 years old. I would love to watch the movie “The
Lion King.” So I think that I’ve loved animals ever since. While growing up my family and I always had pets but
I would say my favorite is my dog Mabel. We adopted her as a puppy when I was 11 and I have always loved her. Mabel is a mix
of a Rottweiler and a sheltie as you can see in the picture. She’s an excellent dog who loves people.
|Cheers everyone! My name is Brittany! Loving animals has pretty much been in my blood since
I was born and growing up. My mother has been a groomer for 40+ years and has tried relentlessly to train me, but being a
rebel I needed to carve my own path and find a better way to help animals. I previously thought I was going to become a Veterinarian,
but the one time I had to make the decision to put my ferret to sleep it shot that dream. My next goal was to become a dog
myotherapist which I have a certification but again it wasn't enough. I finally found my niche with training dogs and helping
their owners in creating a better life at home. I should have realized this dream when I trained my childhood best friend,
Admirl a Rott/Dob mix growing up. It's a rewarding job and reaps the benefits of being able to bring my 1yr old son to work
with me everyday a Beauceron named G' Legion Bleu du Chateau Rocher. I have been training dogs for about 3 years and I'm pushing
myself to learn all there is to help owners further with behavioral issues with their furry children. I have happily been
with Kountry Pet Resort and Training Center since early spring of 2012, yet it feels like it's been years because it's the
best home away home atmosphere I have experienced. I should have known all my life I was going to be working with animals
since my passion runs so deep. My personal goal is to help the world understand a bit more on dog training, breeds and the
equipment used to help further the education. I am a firm believer in training your dog to prevent those beautiful creatures
from ending up in shelters or being put down. I don't stand for animal abuse and I hope you all will support the cause. I
hope you let you and your dog help me create a better world.
|Hi! My name is Kyley. I joined the KPR family in early 2010. I am one of the lodging staff members. I am the dietitian,
so I make sure that your loved one is eating all their food and if not it's my job to sit in the room and hand feed them if
that's what's needed. I love animals and couldn't ask for a better job! Dogs have always been apart of my
life. Growing up with them has given me the love and compassion I need to work here. I have a beautiful horse
named Lady that I board at a barn so I understand how important it is to leave your pet in good hands. I am starting
to learn how to groom which is ultimately my passion.
|Hi my name is Marissa! I love animals so much; it is
hard to put into words at times. I’ve had dogs, birds, reptiles and fish growing up. When I went out on my own I adopted
my furry baby Winston a black lab terrier mix when he was 4 months old; he will be turning 11 years old this year. He truly
rescued me when I brought him home that day. I will always remember that car ride home with him sitting on my lap and how
I instantly fell in love and knew we would be best friends. I cannot image how my life would have been without him. I now
have another new love in my life; Dixie the cat. I was supposed to foster her for a family member for a short period of time;
however now 2 ½ years later she is a part of my family and I love her with my entire heart and cannot give here up.
I started working at Kountry Pet Resort in early summer of 2012; this is when my dream came true. It is still hard to believe
how lucky I am to work here and be able to love on so many animals each day.