I have always had an interest in dogs my entire life, so coming into an already-established kennel in 1991 was truly a blessing from God. The comfort and joy an animal can bring is indescribable to anyone who is not an animal lover.
Since the time I was a little girl, I have always enjoyed doing hair. Little did I know people hair would not be in my future. I began my Pet Stylist career in my home in 1990. This was six months prior to working at Noah’s Ark now known as Canine Country. Over 25 years later, I love it as much now, if not more than I did the day I started! That was the beginning of a very rewarding career that I never imagined possible.
Now, I have the best of both worlds. I get to enjoy numerous dogs every day while their people go away on vacation. I also get to beautify my furry friends. The rewards are ongoing.
Holly Kennison, Assistant Pet Stylist
My love for animals have been a lifelong obsession (passion). And my desire to groom them has been almost as long–just ask my childhood cat Midnight, who had the (mis)fortune of being my first client. Pro tip: Putting a cat in the shower and attempting to shave off its whiskers isn’t the best strategy. I’ve come a long way since then.
Before coming to Canine Country, I spent over six years working at a local animal hospital grooming pets and working in the kennel. I am thrilled to be part of the awesome team here, turning my interest in pet grooming into a full-time career! It is wonderful to be able to spend everyday helping your pets look and feel their best.
When I’m not working, I’m usually hanging out with my boyfriend and our three furbabies: Steeler, Sal, and Sox.
Bethany Barker, Head Camp Counselor
I am dedicated to providing a safe, stimulating environment for your pets during their stay.
I am a graduate from NC State University with a degree in Animal Science. I worked at a boarding facility for 3 years during college. Before gradating, I accepted a position as a vet tech at a local veterinary hospital for about 3 ½ years before finding my home here at Canine Country.
My husband and I live with 2 four legged children, Maximus and Indiana.