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.