Friday, April 20, 2018

The Beginning

The Yellow Dog's Barn was created with the idea that it should be a daycare that we would want to bring our own dogs to. Our staff is carefully selected to provide the best possible care for your dog. They genuinely love dogs and enjoy their work! Each and every one of us makes it top priority to get to know the personalities of all the dogs who come here, so that we can ensure a safe and fun day for all.

Holly Grant, co-owner

Holly Grant, co-owner Holly Grant began her career caring for and learning about animals at the age of 15, working in the kennel at an Animal Hospital in Vermont. Her interest in animal care was further explored as an Animal Science major at The University of Vermont. Before earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, she participated in several internships working as a Veterinary Technician, at The Humane Society of Greater Burlington, and with Therapy Dogs of Vermont. In 2001, Holly moved to the seacoast with her boyfriend, Jarrod, and their yellow lab, Madison. Holly began a dog walking and pet sitting business with the hope of someday expanding to include a dog daycare. With Madison as the inspiration, and after much research and planning, The Yellow Dog’s Barn was created a few years later.  Gracie joined the family in 2008 as The Yellow Dog Junior! null

Office Assistants

Hillarie has always had a love for animals. Growing up she knew that she would pursue a career that involved caring for animals. She is currently enrolled in the Vet Tech program at Great Bay. In her free time she loves to go for walks and hikes with her dogs. She lives in Strafford, NH with her three dogs: Brady, Khloie, and Piglet.

Jenny has always loved animals and has had the opportunity to work in dog daycares, grooming, and dog training. She completed an Associate's Degree in Animal Science in 2009 and a Bachelor's in Psychology in 2012 at the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Northwood with her husband, their cat Pancake, and their dog Waffle, and they are expecting their first child at the end of February 2016!

Daycare Staff

Mikaela grew up harboring a fascination for the natural world and all its living things. After a childhood spent exploring the 'wilds' of her MA backyard and trying to memorize (and draw) the faces of as many dog breeds as possible, Mikaela moved to NH and graduated from UNH, where she studied studio art and wildlife ecology. She continues to pursue a passion for all things dog and holds a special interest in canine behavior and training. She lives in Barrington with two dogs and a cat, and spends her spare time exploring the local woods or at the dog park.

Christine grew up loving animals of all kinds! She previously had the opportunity to work for other dog daycares and boarding facilities for several years. After working for her fathers family business for nearly a decade, she ended up back where her true passion lies, which is dogs. She lives in Pittsfield with her husband, their dog, 2 cats, a rabbit, a turtle, and a tortoise. Christine hopes to further her education in animal behavior. In her spare time she loves going on drives with her husband and their dog Herman, nature, and traveling the country with her best friends to see her favorite band.

Jake is a professional dog trainer from Barrington. He has over 7 years experience working with dogs and over 3 years experience training them. A long time member of The Yellow Dog's Barn staff, Jake is also a member of the APDT and a graduate of Great Bay Community College. When he's not working Jake is probably either in the mountains or around the local trails. Either way, whether it's with one of his Labs or one of his dog walking clients, you can bet there is a dog along side of him. Jake also offers dog training and dog walking services, his contact information can be found at:

JoAnne Miller, co-owner

JoAnne Miller left a CAM Management (computer-aided manufacturing) position and a 16+ year career in the circuit board industry to join Holly Grant at The Yellow Dog's Barn.
JoAnne loves to read and anything to do with the outdoors: Hiking, kayaking, fishing and anything that gets her outside. She shares her home with her husband Todd, their 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 cockatiels, several chickens and fish. The majority of her pets are rescues or owner surrendered.


Teri graduated from Dover High School with the class of 1994 where she studied Animal Science along with her other studies. After graduation, she worked for a seacoast veterinarian for 4 years where she learned invaluable experience in the care of all animals. She attended and graduated from the Pedigree School of Grooming in 1996, where she found her true love of the profession.
All of Teri’s shampoos are all natural and pesticide free. Her goal is to make your pets grooming experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible so that your pet will be happy to come back to see her again soon!

Kristin graduated from Dover High School where she studied Animal Science and began her dream of becoming a groomer. In Dec of 2010, she met Teri, who took Kristin on as an apprentice. Since then, Kristin has become a talented groomer who has learned from the best!

Kennel & Daycare Staff

Susan joins The Yellow Dog's Barn after several years of being a stay-at-home mom raising children and running the family farm. Prior to that, she worked as a dog bather and also worked at Seacoast Animal Hospital as a receptionist/kennel worker.
Susan lives In New Durham on a farm with her husband and daughter, horses, pigs, chickens, a Doberman and three Border Collies. She enjoys kayaking, hiking & wildlife photography.



Millicent has always had a passion for animals from a young age.She has had professional experience at various kennels and dog daycare's for 10+ years. She lives in Milton with her husband Nathan, their son Ethan and their daughter Aubrie. Her family pets include Franklin the turtle, Simba the cat and the newest addition; a puppy named Shadow. Millicent hopes to continue towards her Vet Tech degree at Great Bay Community College.

Amanda has always had a love for animals. She took the Animal Science/Equine Science program through Dover high and is currently enrolled in the Vet Tech program at Great Bay. In her free time she enjoys playing volleyball and horseback riding. She lives in Dover, NH with her dog Casper.

Kerry joined TYDB family May 2017.  She grew up in Massachusetts and received her B.S. in Hospitality & Tourism Management, graduating Cum Laude from The Isenberg School of Management at UMASS - Amherst in 2007.  Upon graduation she moved to Florida and spent the next several years working in the restaurant industry.  During this time she couldn't help but notice that she was always drawn to helping animals, whether it was rescuing the orphaned opossum infant she found while walking her dog, volunteering at the Gulf Coast Humane Society in Florida or nursing an abandoned kitten that she found.  In 2016 she moved to New Hampshire and decided to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician.  She started working at local veterinary hospital in August 2015 as a kennel attendant and has since taken on the role of Technician Assistant. She lives with her mother, her 9 year old boxer rescue, Kasia, and two chinchillas Lilly & Gigi.  In her free time she enjoys going mushroom hunting with Kasia & her brother, kayaking and spending time on the local lake.



The Yellow Dog's Barn, LLC

136 Old Concord Turnpike (Route 4)
Barrington, NH 03825
Phone: 603-868-DOGS(3647)  
Fax: 603-868-3640

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Saturday - Sunday 
9:00 AM-11:00 AM & 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday

Methods of Payment

We gladly accept local checks, cash and credit cards for all payments.

(Cash or check is preferred)

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy:

Daycare: It is important to note that a reserved spot at daycare may mean that we have had to turn other dogs away. Therefore, if you have reserved a spot for your dog on a particular day but then cannot attend daycare, you must call or email before 7:30am of that day, or you will be charged for the day

Grooming: If you are unable to make your appointment we ask that you give us at least 24 hour notice. We reserve the right to impose a 50% deposit on all future appointments if fair notice is not respected. The deposit will be forfeited if the appointment is missed. Missed appointments are very costly and affect not only our groomers, but also our clients waiting to have their pets groomed.

Boarding: We require 48 hours advanced notice if you wish to cancel your reservation or schedule an early pickup for your dog. If you do not give advanced notice in accordance with our cancellation policy you will be charged for 50% of the total reservation or remainder thereof.

(Voice mail may be left 24-hours a day).