Hello there, my name is Janet and I am creator & founder of The Second Pup along with my husand Alec & 2 girls Hanah & Abbie. It started in 2011 with the intention to create an environment that dogs would thrive, live their best life & a place they loved to come to. As we have grown organically we have employed like minded people that are like family to us, just like the dogs we have care for over the years. We love learning continue education.
Brittny G has been with us since the beginning of 2014. Throughout her time with us she has worked in a variety of roles and also completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Brittny works largely on our website, computer system, and marketing materials, as well as in the daycare itself. Brittny travelled with us to Burbank, CA in 2018 to continue her pet education at the Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo. Brittny has a 6 year old malamute rescue dog named Sulley and enjoys baking as well as doing our photography packages.
Brittany S joined the team in the summer of 2015 and we don't know where we would be without her! Brittany oversees the day to day operations and is found at the front desk or in the backyard ensuring everyone is having the best possible time! Brittany also travelled to California in 2018 to attend the Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo. Brittany has an 8 year old boxer named Athena & a 4 year old Papillon named Melody. When Brittany is not at work, she enjoys dancing/choreographing, hiking, and researching dog nutrition.
Cassidy joined our team in July 2016 after working in the pet industry for a couple years. We are so lucky to have Cassidy! You can find Cassidy at the front desk, outside with the pups, doing our leash training program, and helping along anywhere she is needed. Cassidy travelled to Texas in 2019 to learn more about Transitional Leash Training and Large Field Socialization. Cassidy has a lab mix named Kai and a cat named Zahra . When Cassidy isn't working, she enjoys camping, hiking, and exercising.
Tiffany has been with us since May of 2018. Not only does Tiffany work in our daycare, she facilitates our Day Play Plus program and does our Transitional Leash Training program. If that wasn't enough, Tiffany also holds a Reiki Masters certificate.
Tiffany travelled to Texas in 2019 to learn more about Transitional Leash Training and Large Field Socialization. Tiffany has a 3 year old frenchton named Akela. When Tiffany isn't at work she enjoys diving deeper into fear free training and spiritual animal communication as well as making art, spending time in nature, and doing yoga.
Pup Professor, Canine Coach
We had the pleasure of Kaya joining our team in February 2019 after working in the pet care industry for a few years. Kaya works in both the front end as well as with all of our dog groups. Additionally, Kaya plays a large role in our Transitional Leash Training program. Kaya has a beautiful kitty named Hunni. When Kaya is not at work she enjoys drawing, painting, and dabbles in tattooing.
Merynn started with us in July 2020 and has been such a wonderful addition!
Merynn has a 4 year old black lab mix named Oakley and is currently in the Legal Assistant Program through SAIT. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys the arts, reading and loves hiking in the summer.
Pup Professor/ Mr. Maintenance
Darren has been with us since the very beginning! You can find Darren outside each & every morning with the dogs, and of course maintaining our building/property. Darren has a senior boxer named Otis and a puppy boxer named Oliver. When he is not working he enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife.
Kaitlyn joined our team in December 2020 but has been working with dogs since 2018. Kaitlyn is going to University to study Psychology and Social Work. Kaitlyn says, "Working with all of the dogs over the years has brought so much light and love into my life that I never would have expected. I’ve also met some incredible people along the way that have taught me so much and blossomed great friendships that still remain." A fun fact about Kaitlyn is that she grew up in the army cadets!
Henna joined our team in August 2020 after a move from the east coast of Canada to the west. Henna has 5+ years working with canines in daycare/training/boarding facilities. Henna really enjoys studying behaviour modification and has travelled to Hershey, Pennsylvania for their annual pet care conference to continue her education. Henna has two pets, a toy poodle named Mister and a Siberian Husky named Torlea. When Henna is not working, she enjoys hiking, camping, canoeing, and rock climbing with her fiancé and pups.