Meet the Staff
Owner/Operator: Samantha (Sam) Hart
Dog Coworkers: Aero, Noka, Chloe, Radar, Gizmo
Employees: Megan T., Aleutia G., Samuel V., Cierra F., Jubilee S.
Volunteers: Nik, Dale, Addy
A story about Sam: 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 from the International College of Canine Studies. To be able to own and operate her own Doggy Daycare and Canine Massage Therapy business where she could work with animals, help animals, and educate people at the same time, is what she's wanted to do her entire life. She's also certified in Pet First Aid. In her spare time, Sam tends to her three geckos and her bunny, and loves to be outside with her husky, Aero. She loves to be with her husband and cozy up on the couch, go outdoors and do something active, or travel and have any sort of adventure together.
A tale about Aero: This handsome "non-husky Husky" has been raised by his "mom" Sam since he was only 2 months old. He loves long walks outdoors, gliding in the snow, and chest scratches. He was born in the spring of 2012 and has a huge passion for giving low fives. Being one of our older mentors for the pups, he helps them learn how to properly socialize and communicate in doggy language. He has helped rehabilitate a few pups who came to us with a developed fear for large breeds after having negative experiences before. As much as his tall and lanky stature, or louder vocals to say hi might intimidate some, his soft side usually wins them over. He's an awkward guy sometimes, but has the best fluffy fur for dogs to snuggle during nap time.
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. She joined our team in June of 2019, is certified in pet first aid, and is earning certificates in canine training. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her zoo of animals (including 2 dogs, 2 cats, a turtle, and fish). If she's not with her animals, she is quadding, or spending time with family and friends.
All about Aleutia: She played rugby for the University Pronghorns, and loves to be active with hiking, swimming, walking, etc. Enjoying the outdoors is a big passion of hers. She loves to eat sushi, and her favourite colour is purple. Hanging out with her dogs is always a great time. Future aspirations include becoming a flight attendant, and working with dogs of course. Aleutia happily joined our team as of January 2023, and became certified in pet first aid shortly after.
A snippet about Samuel: He enjoys swimming, reading, video games, and animals. Working with animals is his life goal. Ideally, he would like to open a no-kill animal rescue. He is certified in canine first aid, and currently learning grooming and training methods. He took care of several farm cats when younger, and always found animals to be a calming presence. At home he has a toy Manchester Terrier named Radar, and a Chihuahua rescue named Gizmo. He joined our team as a volunteer in 2020, and became an official employee by November of 2021.
A stitch about Cierra: She has been around animals her whole life, and has always had a passion and love for them. Growing up on a ranch with horses and chickens, she loved caring for them, and just spending time with them all day. She rescued two little kittens on the ranch and has always been around dogs. At home she has her own older dog named Prince, and a younger cat named Willow. She feels her purpose in life is related to caring for animals and people. Currently, she's enrolled in college for her psychology and sociology diploma, and hopes to make a difference in people's lives. Hobbies of her include drawing, reading, and crochet!
The gist about Jubilee: She loves her Great Danes, and her family has had one for most of her life. The newest addition is named Poncho. Jubilee attends the University in the education program, and would love to teach elementary school in the future. She is really into music and used to sing in choir and perform musicals in high school. She loves the outdoors and camping. Jubilee started working for us in September of 2021.
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 being around them. Swimming, video games, and being on the computer are some of his other favourite activities. He joined our team as a volunteer in November of 2017. Nik enjoys learning about all sorts of dog behaviours, and is the designated dog snuggler.
A dialogue about Dale: He is currently a student eager on completing his high school diploma. He would love to join the army in the infantry for his future career. In his spare time he enjoys watching TV and playing video games or sleeping. He enjoys cooking and making food, as well as anything to do with engineering. He joined our team as a volunteer in December of 2021, and loves learning as much as he can.
An anecdote about Addy: She is our youngest volunteer recruit and most definitely loves dogs. She is a soft spoken, gentle soul and the dogs love seeking pets from her. Though small, she can hold her own and loves her big hugs from some of our tallest pups at daycare. She joined the team in February of 2022.