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Sacramento dog boarding staff

Pack Members

Owners

Mark Minnie
Hometown:
San Jose, CA
Favorite Breed:
Labrador Retriever
If I were a dog:
I would be a Great Pyrenees. These gentle dogs are intelligent, loyal to their family, and have a hard-working spirit and a gentle disposition. Like this breed, I need a job, and owning my own business gives me that and more.
Fun Fact:
Beat Tiger Woods in a golf tournament
Why I like working here:
I get true satisfaction working side by side with true dog lovers....dog loving team members and dog loving owners!
BARKing since:
2009
Hometown:
Rochester, MN
Favorite Breed:
Labrador Retriever
If I were a dog:
I would be a Labrador Retriever. I'm generally a pretty happy gal. I enjoy socializing and getting to know new people, but am pretty loyal to my group of close friends. I like to work if it's work I like doing, and need a fair amount of exercise to stay sane. I'm down-to-earth and pretty low-maintenance. I certainly don't mind getting my paws dirty, but I clean up without too much fuss.
Fun Fact:
As a child, I wanted to be horse when I grew up. It was tough to learn that wouldn't be possible.
Why I like working here:
I love seeing content, happy dogs. More than most animals, their joy is contagious. But even more than that, I love how regular customers have such peace of mind bringing their dogs here. That was my vision before opening the facility, and it warms my heart to see it. Oh, and of course--it's pretty cool to work with my husband!
BARKing since:
2009

General Manager

Lauren B.
Hometown:
Napa, CA
Favorite Breed:
Bully and mixed breeds
If I were a dog:
If I were a dog, I would be a husky. I have long, thick hair. I do not do well in warm temperatures and prefer cold weather. I love to run and exercise. I am naturally very loud and have an animated personality. I have been known to be a bit stubborn and I tend to turn things into a game and make a lot of jokes. I am a fun breed but I can also drive you a little crazy.
Fun Fact:
When I was 4 years old I was attacked by a Coyote at my family's vacation home in South Lake Tahoe. My dad was the one to save me and rip the Coyote off of me. I had to spend 2 weeks at the hospital in Tahoe and received over 22 stitches on my face and neck for a total of 30 wounds. One bite missed my jugular by only a centimeter. For a long time I was afraid of dogs but my parents worked hard to (and succeeded!) in helping me to overcome my fear.
Why I like working here:
I started working at Local Bark when I was 20 years old. I grew up with multiple dogs in my home and thought it would be a dream come true to get paid to play with dogs all day. This job has become so much more than "playing with dogs". I have found the greatest mentors in Mark and Kristin, the owners, and I have truly found my career. I did not know what I wanted to be until Local Bark. Now I know I want to do this forever.
BARKing since:
2012

Assistant Manager

Korina M.
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Favorite Breed:
Pitbulls and Golden Retrivers
If I were a dog:
I would be a long haired Chihuahua because people see me and assume that I am pampered, a little prissy, standoffish, and confident. In reality I am very anxious and nervous around new people. It takes a while for me to warm up but once I do, I am friendly and love to spend time with my people. I also enjoy napping under blankets and doing nothing during my downtime.
Fun Fact:
I am the first person in my family to graduate from college!
Why I like working here:
I love working with dogs and my co-workers are a lot of fun!
BARKing since:
2017

Facility Supervisor

Lucy G.
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Breed:
Mixed Breeds!
If I were a dog:
I would definitely be a Pitbull. They are such amazing, loving, and intelligent dogs. Many people are quick to label them as mean and aggressive before they have been given the opportunity to show what good dogs they can be! Not to mention they are ADORABLE!
Fun Fact:
I enjoy traveling the world, backpacking & camping when I'm not at The Local Bark!
Why I like working here:
I love working at The Local Bark because you get to see the different personalities each dog has and you get to love them all day long. The team of employees I get to work with are pretty great too :)
BARKing since:
2016

Dog Training Team

Ivonne M.
Hometown:
San Jose, CA
Favorite Breed:
All of them
If I were a dog:
If I were a dog I would be a 12 lb chihuahua. They are committed to their loved ones, gentle, and sturdy for all of life's fun times. We also both feel the same about being in the rain..
Fun Fact:
I received my Dog Training Certification from Animal Behavior College (ABCDT). I am a Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers graduate. I am also an Evaluator for AKC Canine Good Citizen. Active IACP Member- International Association of Canine Professionals and I have worked in the pet care industry since 2006.
Why I like working here:
I love working here because I get to meet new pups everyday!
BARKing since:
2016
Daren P.
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Favorite Breed:
Nordic breeds and Huskies.
If I were a dog:
I would be a Husky. They make games out of everything. They're very smart, social, and they love kids.
Fun Fact:
I have been working as a Dog Trainer focusing on Basic Obedience and Behavior Modification since 2005. I am also certified as an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
Why I like working here:
I love coming to work everyday. Everyone is so helpful and happy. The dogs are all wonderful and glad to see you!
BARKing since:
2019

Guest Service Staff

Ralph P.
Hometown:
Selma, CA
Favorite Breed:
German Shepherd
If I were a dog:
If I were a dog I would be a German Shepherd. They are very loyal, hard working, persistent and head-strong.
Fun Fact:
I have a titanium jaw, because I broke it wrestling in high school.
Why I like working here:
I love working at The Local Bark because I enjoy being greeted every morning by happy, tail-wagging dogs!
BARKing since:
2015
Kyra W.
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Favorite Breed:
Mixed Breeds and Pit Bulls
If I were a dog:
I'd probably be a Chihuahua because I am protective of my loved one, shy to outsiders, and love to cuddle and sleep.
Fun Fact:
I plan to become an elementary school teacher.
Why I like working here:
I get paid to play with dogs all day and work with people that share the same love for these fur babies as I do.
BARKing since:
2017

Groomer

Stephanie A-B.
Hometown:
Folsom, CA
Favorite Breed:
Brussels Griffon
If I were a dog:
I would be an Irish Wolf Hound because I am Irish and I have curly hair. Plus they are an acquired taste, just like me!
Fun Fact:
I can play 7 different instruments!
Why I like working here:
I love working at The Local Bark because I love dogs and working with people is overrated.
BARKing since:
2017

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