About The Yellow Dog's Barn

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.

Meet Our Team

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Holly Grant

Co-owner

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.  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.

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JoAnne Miller

Co-owner

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! 

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.

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Teri

Groomer

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!

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Jenny

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.

 

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Gabby

Office Assistant

Gabby has always been an avid dog lover. When she’s not doing schoolwork for her Psychology program at SNHU, she is likely out hiking or swimming with her 1-year-old Great Dane mix Zola. She’s fascinated by behavioral patterns in all living beings, so she has loved being able to work with dogs while studying human behavior. She hopes to one day have her own counseling practice where she and Zola will help clients grow and heal.

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Susan

Kennel & Daycare Staff

Susan joined 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, and 3 border collies, an Australian shepherd, and a yellow lab. She enjoys kayaking, hiking & wildlife photography.

Kerry

Kennel & Daycare Staff

Kerry joined The Yellow Dog’s Barn family in May 2017.  She has always been drawn to helping animals whether it was rescuing an orphaned infant opossum 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 Kerry decided to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician and currently works at a local veterinary hospital as a receptionist. Kerry lives with 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.

Diane

Kennel & Daycare Staff

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Suzanne

Kennel & Daycare Staff

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Mikaela

Mikaela

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

Daycare Staff

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. 

Donna

Daycare Staff

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Olivia

Daycare Staff

Olivia always knew she wanted to care for animals after growing up with 4 dogs and 5 cats.  Her special love for dogs brought her to work at her first dog daycare for 3 years and keeps her excited to continue working with them in such a positive setting.  Besides spending most of her time on nature walks with her dog, she also enjoys doodling, making music and aspires to one day be a wildlife videographer. Olivia lives in Deerfield with her best friend Noah, her dog Zedd, and her cat Lyle.

Brenda

Daycare Staff

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