Meet the Owners
Kim, a life-long animal lover, spent many years in corporate accounting and when she started her family, she worked as a business consultant for a large pet sitting operation. She understood what people were looking for in the care of their beloved pets - having cried when she had dropped off her Weimaraner, Lucy, at pet care facilities over the years.
With the philosophy of relationship building with each guest and providing high quality pet care, she renovated the buildings that now encompass The Dog Eaze Inn.
Quality care is part of the mission at The Dog Eaze Inn, and therefore, Kim ensures that each member of the team participates in ongoing training programs, from industry certifications to onsite development with animal behaviorists and trainers.
Kim’s pack has now grown with the addition of an orange tabby cat named Lego, two mixed breed dogs named Coogar and Buster, and Lexi the Great Dane.
Meet the Staff
Melissa Monaghan, General Manager
Melissa Monaghan has been with The Dog Eaze Inn since March of 2008. Melissa started her career working with human children as a Day Care Director. Melissa spent 10 years in the corporate world before realizing that working with animals was where she belonged. She is passionate about our pet guests and the quality of care they receive. Melissa loves to get to know each pet and their families. She has five dogs of her own: Baxter, Maggie, Axel, Major, and Reese. Melissa has attended numerous pet care training programs, has her Pet Care Technician 1 & 2 certification, is certified in human First Aid and CPR, and is a certified pet First Aid and CPR instructor. She teaches children and pet safety courses and also volunteered with the Professional Animal Care Certification Council to help create better safety and education standards in the pet industry.
Kevin Zwierzynski, Daycare Manager
Kevin has been with The Dog Eaze Inn since February of 2012. He started out as a Pet Care Technician and is now one of our Daycare Managers. He knows all the dogs and all of their likes and dislikes. He genuinely loves all of the pets in his care and enjoys training them one on one. Kevin was our first Employee of the Year in 2013 and continues to be amazing, but his favorite job here at DEI is playing Santa every year for the Daycare dogs and our Pictures with Santa food drive! Kevin and Cassie are married and have six furry children. He is pet First Aid and CPR certified.
Jasmine Bhatti, Daycare Manager
Jasmine started in our Lodge in May of 2013. She quickly realized that Daycare was where her heart was. Jasmine knows all the Daycare dogs inside and out! She teaches the staff body language classes and trains our staff in group play and group management. She is one of our most experienced group leaders and the dogs adore her. She is passionate about rescue and has taken in all types of animals from injured birds to bunnies to cats and dogs. Jasmine has two dogs of her own, Morgan and Leah and one cat named Mew. In addition to her furry family Jasmine has two children, twins Liam and Evie. Jasmine is certified in pet First Aid and CPR.