Dawn and Elise realize a pet is not just a dog or a cat, but rather a part of the family that is cherished. With this in mind their primary goal is to give lots of love, attention, and provide safety for the pets in their care. When your pet comes to them for daycare and/or boarding, one thing is for sure, they are sure to have a great time full of play, affection, and lots of love.
Dawn Johnson has been an animal lover her whole life. Her parents would say its part of her DNA. She grew up in the country around her Grandparents horse and farm operations. There were always dogs, cats and a few other critters for companionship. Rescuing and caring for animals started at a young age. As an adult she put her passion and knowledge to use by being a Volunteer for Wayside Waifs Humane Education Program. She has spent many hours educating children the importance of humane treatment of animals, responsibility of pet ownership, pet safety and how to pick the right pet for your family. She is a crusader for Spaying and neutering and why it is important. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to a stray or lost animal to help them find their way home or to a new home. Its not uncommon to hear that she has picked up a stray off the road.
She worked in the Telecom industry for 20 years in Sales, Management and Training. The last 5 years she has worked in fields related to her passion, animals. She worked for her Veterinarian as a vet assistant and in Animal Health Sales. Dawn is well versed on various health issues, dispensing medicine, as well as experienced working with special need pets. During those five years she started working on her dream to open a business dedicated to providing a fun, loving environment for companion animals while their owners were away or at work. In addition teach owners about health, nutrition, training and be a source of information for pet owners. A facility which would meet her own strict standards, which was almost impossible to do. That dream has finally come true with the opening of Tails R' Waggin.
Elise Bruce-Bush has a passion for loving animals and the beauty of their unconditional happiness that pets bring into our lives. She will love your pups the way you do! Elise has done volunteering and fostering dogs for just over five years, which has allowed her to develop many deep bonds with the dogs she has pulled from kill facilities into her home to be rehabilitated and adopted. She is involved in Aussie Rescue, she will take in any breed of dog but specializes in Aussie/Aussie mixes. Elise also does transport all over the country to make sure these animals get out of the kill-facilities and into another rescue organization, foster home and eventually their forever home. She considers all of the dogs she meets a part of her extended family.
Her background has been in Textile Sales and marketing for the past twenty-seven years. She sold her business in March of last year to find a partner to go into the Dog Daycare/Boarding business. This has always been her dream! Elise met Dawn at the Veterinarian where they both take their dogs, and found they had similar ideas for a future in the Dog and Cat Daycare/Boarding business.