Making dogs happy since 2005

About The Yellow Dog’s Barn

The Beginning

We Created a Daycare that We’d be Happy to Bring Our Own Dogs to

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 are 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.

Meet the Team

Joanne Miller


Hi everyone, I am JoAnne, co-owner of The Yellow Dog’s Barn. Thank you for exploring our website and taking the time to get to know all of us a little better!

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My journey at The Yellow Dog’s Barn started in January of 2006 when I followed my passion for all things “dog”, and joined Holly as co-owner of the business. Just as The Yellow Dog’s Barn has grown and evolved over the years, so have my roles and my focus. At the beginning, I was outside with the dogs all day, every day and let me just say, I absolutely LOVED it! As the business grew and we realized that we needed more staff than just Holly and I, I gradually stopped spending as much time outside in the play yards and stepped into the role of manager of the staff, daily operations, customer communications, and maintenance. It’s true what they say about business owners wearing ALL the hats!

One of the most important and rewarding parts of my job is maintaining constant communication with our staff regarding all the dogs in our care, and I truly love being the liaison between the dogs and their owners. I feel my true strength in the business has always been a strong desire to communicate with clients fully and truthfully about their dogs. My passion for dogs flows through, from me to the owners, when I get to talk to them about their dog’s day in daycare, their stay with us in Dog Town, or sharing my own personal experiences regarding dog health, nutrition, training and well-being.

When I’m not at The Yellow Dog’s Barn, my favorite things in life are Sundays at home with my husband Todd, our three dogs, cats and other critters, cooking, a lazy float in my kayak, walking in the rain and curling up with a good book.

Holly Grant


We are so glad you have chosen to explore The Yellow Dog’s Barn for the care of your pets! My name is Holly and I am one of the owners. The idea for The Yellow Dog’s Barn came to me while I was studying animal science at the University of Vermont

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There was one dog daycare in the Burlington, VT area and this was the first time I had ever even heard of such a thing! I thought, wouldn’t it be so great to have my own dog daycare someday?? That someday finally came in October of 2005, when I opened The Yellow Dog’s Barn (aptly named after my yellow lab, Madison). From day one it has been our mission to give the dogs in our care the same level of love and attention we give our own dogs, hence our mission statement, “To treat every dog as if it were our own”. We are always looking for ways we can grow and learn more so we can serve our customers better, both the dogs and their owners. Being an entrepreneur and the creative type, this is what I thrive on! You can often find me researching new ideas for the business, gardening tips, craft projects, health, nutrition and of course, anything DOG! When I’m not in front of my computer, I love spending time in the woods with my husband, Jarrod, and our two yellow labs, Gracie and Lainey. I also have a passion for gardening, working on my Etsy shop, or pretty much any household or craft project I can get my hands on! It is my hope that as you explore our website, you can see the heartbeat behind what we do and we would be honored if you choose us to care for your beloved pet.


Most of you already know and love Mikaela, as she has been part of our team for over 10 years! Mikaela brings priceless knowledge to our daycare, being the person everyone goes to for insight and advice on the dogs… she knows them all! Mikaela has 3 dogs of her own but would love to have more.

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She enjoys training dogs, hiking with dogs, observing dog behaviors at daycare, and is always looking for ways to further her dog knowledge. Anyone see a pattern here?? We are so blessed to have Mikaela, everything she does is for the benefit of the dogs at YDB and making sure they are understood and their needs are met.


Office Assistant

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 Alex, their daughter Kaylee, and their dog Waffle.



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.



Meet Kristin, our dedicated groomer with a passion for pampering pets since 2010. Straight out of high school, Kristin joined TYDB armed with a deep-seated love for grooming, fueled by the completion of grooming courses at her school. Under the mentorship of our seasoned groomer, Teri, Kristin honed her craft, mastering the tools and techniques necessary to become the second groomer at TYDB.

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Driven by a commitment to excellence, Kristin never stops learning. Currently enrolled in a pet esthetician program, she delves into the intricacies of enhancing animals’ skin, hair, and overall health through the judicious use of grooming products. Kristin’s dedication to staying at the forefront of her field means she’s always equipped with the latest knowledge and techniques to ensure your furry friend receives the best care possible.

Passionate about perfecting every pet’s coat, Kristin is eager to discuss how she can enhance your dog’s grooming experience. Reach out to Kristin today and let her expertise bring out the best in your beloved companion.


Dylan has been part of our YDB team for just over a year, and previously worked at a local dog rescue organization. During the past year, Dylan has fully realized his passion for working with dogs and now has the goal of becoming a dog trainer and business owner.


Anna joined our team in May 2023 and has since been an integral part of our workforce.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation Biology from the University of New Hampshire (UNH). During her time at UNH, she demonstrated her dedication to wildlife conservation through both her coursework and hands-on experiences.

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Prior to joining our team, Anna gained valuable experience in various fields related to her passion for animals and conservation. She worked at a dog daycare, where she developed her skills in animal care and customer service. Additionally, she served as an animal keeper at York’s Wild Kingdom, further honing her expertise in animal husbandry and management.

At YD, Anna’s passion for wildlife and her diverse background make her an asset to our team. Her dedication, expertise, and enthusiasm drive our mission forward, and we are proud to have her as part of our team.


Jessica brings a wealth of experience and passion for providing top-notch care to our furry friends.

With prior experience as a dedicated dog walker, Jessica understands the importance of efficient exercise and enrichment for dogs of all breeds and sizes. Her commitment to ensuring each pup receives the physical and mental stimulation they need sets her apart.

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Additionally, Jessica has served as an Animal Care Technician and Adoption Counselor at NHSPCA, where she honed her skills in animal welfare and customer service. Her compassionate approach and knowledge of animal behavior make her a valuable asset to our team.


Tate has been part of our YDB team for just a few months but she fit right in immediately. Tate’s first job was working at a dog training & boarding facility and her favorite part of being at YDB is getting to know all the dogs. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, drawing, editing, and animating. Tate brings so much dedication, hard work, humor and compassion to her job every single day and we are so thankful to have her on our team!

What Barrington Customers are Saying

We love our customers from Barrington and surrounding towns Nottingham, Lee, Epping, Exeter, Dover, Northwood and the ones who travel from Concord, Manchester, Portsmouth and beyond!

“Outstanding kennel, they really make an effort to get to know and understand the dog. Thanks for being there for us!”

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“There is no finer! If you are looking for the best care, compassionate personnel, and fun for your best friend, look no further.”

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