Our crew works across departments so you may see them training, in daycare, doing a bath, at the desk or in kennel. We are truly blessed to have such an amazing crew here at Carden and we are very proud of all of our team. This crew is doing a stellar job of keeping to our rule of "treating every dog like they're the only dog".
Rachael is from Maine and recently returned here with 5 years of boarding and daycare experience managing a similar size facility in the south. Rachael can work in all departments, including weddings and events, outdoor adventures, and canine enrichment, she also is getting great pictures of your pets on their outings.
MacKenzie is a daycare attendant and trainer as well as working the desk and you may see her on the weekends in kennel. MacKenzie joined us in the summer of 2018. She is a Quiet Dog Daycare Workshop attendee, works on weddings and events, goes on outdoor adventures, and canine enrichment. She also is a certified Pet Care Specialist.
Leah Collatos is on the Board of Directors for the Maine Professional Groomers Association. She has more grooming experience than we could ever list here. From show dogs to mixes she can bring out the very best in your pet all with lots of gentleness, attention and affection. She has a special soft spot for working with senior dogs. She graduated from the NY School of grooming and hasn't stopped learning since, most recently attending Intergroom in NJ. Leah joined us in the spring of 2014.
Daisy joined Carden in 2017, she worked seasonally and around her school schedule. She successfully completed the requirements set forth by Pet Emergency Education in Canine and Feline CPR and First Air for Grooming Professionals. Daisy has advanced grooming skills such as paw trims and has a lot of knowledge about bathing, drying and the different coat types. She is constantly advancing her grooming knowledge and is also exploring the creative side of grooming. She also has an interest in training and a soft spot for difficult dogs.
Emily is a freshman at KVCC in the nursing program. She has worked with large and small animals, at an equestrian center and as a farm hand. She has been involved in some of our recent photo events, and taking care of our boarding guests in the mornings. You'll be seeing her also in the grooming room and training for reception over the next month. We are delighted to have Emily be part of our team!