Meet the Staff
Owner/Manager: Samantha (Sam) Hart
Puppy Mentor: Aero (Sam's beloved Husky)
Employees: Kailyn P., Sarah A., Nicole S., Megan T.
Volunteers: Delaina R., Conrey H., Jennie G., Sammie H., Nik B.,
Kaylee K., Amelia T., Samuel V.
A story about Sam: This upbeat and outgoing little lady brings smiles and fun all around. Born in 1989, she still has plenty of knowledge and experience under her belt. Working in the pet industry since 2008, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Lethbridge in 2013, she is happy to be anywhere the animals are. Her Bachelor's degree emphasized on Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology; more specifically Animal Psychology. She also took a Business course, and then she became certified in Canine Massage Therapy because she has always desired to help animals, and this was the perfect route. To be able to own and operate her own Doggy Daycare and Canine Massage Therapy business where she can work with animals, help animals, and educate people at the same time, is what she's wanted to do her entire life. She even became certified in Pet First Aid! She may be small in size, but don't underestimate this young woman's strength, knowledge, or skills. Whether small pups or large ones, she has plenty of love and lessons for them all! In her spare time, Sam tends to her geckos and her bunny, and loves to be outside with her pup, Aero. She loves to be with her husband and cozy up on the couch, go outdoors and do something active, or travel to wherever they can and have any sort of adventure together.
A tale about Aero: This handsome Siberian Husky has been loved, cared for, and taught by his "mom" Sam since he was only 2 months old. He is a goofy and sassy pup, who loves long walks outdoors, laying in the snow, and chest scratches. He was born in the spring of 2012 and has a huge passion for giving high fives, low fives, and paw shakes. He loves to use his nose or his paws to say hello or just to get your attention, yet he sometimes plays the shy and cautious role and becomes timid if he's approached too fast by human or canine. Once he learns who you are, he will open right up and speak all sorts of things at you, while trying to vigorously rub against you, or excitedly give you an awkward high five. He is our awesome mentor for the pups who are learning how to properly socialize and communicate in doggy language. He has even helped rehabilitate a few pups who came to us with a developed fear and impatience for large breeds after having negative experiences before. Aero's patience, communication, and love in combination with Sam's techniques were helpful in rehabilitating those pups. And as much as his tall and lanky stature might intimidate some smaller ones, his big heart usually wins them over quickly. He is definitely quite the character and we love him.
A clip about Kailyn: After working in Pet retail for 10 years Kailyn made the switch to Doggy Daycare and hasn't looked back. Asher, her canine companion loves to come to work with her and enjoys his role as "Honorary Den Father" to the new pups. During the Summer Kailyn can be found doing the other thing she loves: Gardening and will return for the Winter months to rejoin the pack at Doggy Daycare.
A snip about Sarah: She is currently enrolled at the University for a degree in Accounting. Her favourite chocolate bar is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. She enjoys swimming, and watching / participating in theatre plays. Between work, school, and travelling home, she still manages to dedicate time to Daycare and is always eager to learn new things and assist in any ways she can.
A note about Nicole: She is an avid swimmer and a fierce competitor in the water. She's been to Provincials twice for 100 meter backstroke and received a gold medal each time. She even holds a provincial record in a relay and is currently ranked first in the region for one of her events. For the 100 meter butterfly stroke, she ranked 6th in the province as well. She loves dog sitting her "niece" Ellie, and being with us at the doggy daycare, where she got her start as a volunteer. A fun fact about Nicole is that she can speak three languages. Her first language is English, second is French, and third is Spanish. She also does not like mushrooms, mostly because she is allergic to them.
A monologue for Megan: She has been in love with animals since she could walk. She has become SPCA approved so she can work with wildlife. She is one of only two people in Lethbridge who are SPCA certified. She has a passion for protecting those that don't have a voice. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her zoo of animals (including a dog, cat, turtle, and fish). If she's not with her animals, she is dirt biking, or spending time with family and friends.
A declaration about Delaina: Her border collie is her best friend. She loves camping, quadding, and farming. She loves animals. Dogs and chickens are her favourite. The mountains are her happy place. When she isn't working, she loves to spend time out there.
A chorus about Conrey: He is one of Sam's nephews and has proven himself worthy in the dog department. Between practicing and performing for Show choir, he likes to longboard, spend time with friends, and be extra nerdy. He enjoys playing Magic the Gathering. D & D, and also really enjoys eating carnival food.
A gist about Jennie: Her hobbies include reading and colouring. She really enjoys curling, swimming, and gymnastics in her Special Olympics. She enjoys spending time with her pup, Abby, as well as her boyfriend, family, and friends.
A smidgen about Sammie: She is a young and energetic lady who loves dogs and Disneyland. Reading and listening to music are her passions as well as dancing (which is also one of her many talents). Sammie also loves volunteering her days off school to come play with all the pups at her aunt's daycare, while learning how to read their behaviours, and especially getting all the puppy kisses possible.
A note about Nik: He loves to hang out with dogs, play on his PS4, and be outside in the backyard. He wants to work with dogs in his future career and enjoys training his own dog. Swimming and hanging out with friends are some of his other favourite activities. He loves to volunteer for us and enjoys learning about all sorts of dog behaviours.
A keynote about Kaylee: She is currently a student at the University of Lethbridge, taking a Bachelor of History with hopes of getting into the education program. Her goal is to one day teach elementary or middle school. In her spare time Kaylee enjoys painting, baking, and spending time with her roommates. Kaylee loves spending time at Sam's Puppy Playhouse because the dogs never fail to put a smile on her face and always brighten her day!