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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

Facility Manager

Lauren B.
Hometown:
Napa, CA
Favorite Breed:
Puggles & Pitbulls
If I were a dog:
I would be a Bernese because I love to work and I am very driven and head strong. When I am not working, my favorite thing to do is enjoy long naps and hangout with the people I love. I am a hard worker but also love my naps and downtime!
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 love working at The Local Bark because over the years I have formed lasting friendships with both co-workers and clients. I also get to pursue my passion in working with dogs.
BARKing since:
2012

Department Leads

Kaitlin W.
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Favorite Breed:
All hound breeds and Pitbulls!
If I were a dog:
If I were a dog, I would be a Border Collie. They have so much energy, are hard working and just love to play!
Fun Fact:
I am currently in school to get my degree in Accounting!
Why I like working here:
I love working at The Local Bark because I get to pet dogs all day!
BARKing since:
2016
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

Dog Training Staff

Lauren R.
Hometown:
Madera, CA
Favorite Breed:
Shetland Sheepdog
If I were a dog:
I'd be a German Shepherd. I love my family, I'm versatile, and love to be kept busy. I can seem a little serious but warm up once I get to know you.
Fun Fact:
I graduated with a Dog Trainer and Behavior Specialist Certification from the Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers. I am an AKC CGC Evaluator. I am an active member of International Association for Canine Professionals (IACP). I have worked in the pet care industry since 2010.
Why I like working here:
I love how excited dogs are to come here, whether it's for boarding, daycare or training. Everyone here loves dogs and it shows! I can't wait to get to work each day, teaching dogs and educating their families is so rewarding.
BARKing since:
2018
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

Guest Service Staff

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
Korina M.
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Favorite Breed:
Pitbulls and Golden Retrivers
If I were a dog:
I would be a Maltese because I would love to be able to fit into a purse and be snuggled all day long!
Fun Fact:
I'm a Communication Studies major at Sacramento State.
Why I like working here:
I love working with dogs and my co-workers are a lot of fun!
BARKing since:
2017
Maika M.
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Favorite Breed:
Husky, Borzoi, and Cane Corso
If I were a dog:
I would be a Newfoundland because they're seen as gentle and good-natured, but can also be loyal and protective.
Fun Fact:
I was born 2 1/2 months early and I was small enough to fit in my mom's hand.
Why I like working here:
I love working at LB because I get to see all my favorite dogs every day. Seeing how excited they are to see me or to see their dog friends always makes me happy.
BARKing since:
Marissa R.
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Favorite Breed:
Boston Terrier
If I were a dog:
I would be a Golden Retriever because I am mellow, friendly and have a positive attitude.
Fun Fact:
I am also a cake decorator!
Why I like working here:
I like working at The Local Bark because I love getting to work with dogs all day and bonding with them!
BARKing since:
2017
Trey D.
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Favorite Breed:
Australian Shepheard
If I were a dog:
If I were a dog I would be a golden retriever because I am very smart and cute.
Fun Fact:
I am a triplet.
Why I like working here:
I love working at the local bark because I get to hang out with dogs everyday!
BARKing since:
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
Jennifer C.
Hometown:
Rancho Cordova, CA
Favorite Breed:
Mixed Breeds
If I were a dog:
would probably be a lab. I'm high energy, I like to have fun but if you give me a job to do, I will do it enthusiastically and at the end of the day there is nothing I love to do more than cuddle on the couch with the family.
Fun Fact:
I keep exotic animals and take in unwanted reptiles and invertebrates.
Why I like working here:
What's not to love about being around dogs all day?
BARKing since:
2018
Katelyn C.
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Favorite Breed:
Mixed Breeds
If I were a dog:
I would be a chihuahua because they're small and a bit hyper at times. They can also be very sassy.
Fun Fact:
I am a artist and I'm currently putting together my portfolio for school.
Why I like working here:
I love getting to know each dog and their unique personality and the people here are super nice!
BARKing since:
2017

Pet Stylists

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
Annastasia D.
Hometown:
Sacramento, CA
Favorite Breed:
Pitbull
If I were a dog:
I would be a boxer because they are high energy, happy, lovable and social!
Fun Fact:
I have had heart surgery.
Why I like working here:
My passion is working with dogs! I love them!
BARKing since:
2016

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