meet the biggest dog-lovers in adelaide

Highly skilled, highly trained, full of energy and passionate about providing a dog daycare service of the highest standard; meet the team who specialise in positive dog socialisation and fun! With an incredible range of skills, gifts and talents between them, these people come together to offer a super premium dog daycare experience to the dogs and owners of Adelaide... these guys are literally fluent in speaking 'dog'

 
Alex and Dan absolutely fell in love with Dogcity Daycare in 2013 when their first dog, Fergus attended as a puppy. With backgrounds in multi-national business and education, Alex and Dan entered the world of dog daycare with nothing but an overwhelming love for dogs, and the desire to change the Adelaide canine-community for the better. With their Dalmatian Harrison, Miniature Pinscher Frankie and Italian Greyhound Benjamin in tow, along with the extremely exciting addition of non-furry baby, Evie to their family in 2015, Alex and Dan’s desire to create a family business that is ‘the happiest place in the world’ only intensified. Alex and Dan's passion to provide a dog daycare experience of the highest quality has been the driving force behind their newest adventure, completing an International Diploma in Canine Psychology and Behaviour which will certify them as 'dog trainers'.

Alex and Dan absolutely fell in love with Dogcity Daycare in 2013 when their first dog, Fergus attended as a puppy. With backgrounds in multi-national business and education, Alex and Dan entered the world of dog daycare with nothing but an overwhelming love for dogs, and the desire to change the Adelaide canine-community for the better.

With their Dalmatian Harrison, Miniature Pinscher Frankie and Italian Greyhound Benjamin in tow, along with the extremely exciting addition of non-furry baby, Evie to their family in 2015, Alex and Dan’s desire to create a family business that is ‘the happiest place in the world’ only intensified.

Alex and Dan's passion to provide a dog daycare experience of the highest quality has been the driving force behind their newest adventure, completing an International Diploma in Canine Psychology and Behaviour which will certify them as 'dog trainers'.

Alex & Dan : Owners/ Chief dog cuddlers

Kelly A crazy-animal lover like the rest of us, Kelly just can’t get enough of our Dogcity dogs. When she’s not with us, Kelly is volunteering her time at the RSPCA shelter, looking after all the creatures big and small. With her dream to one day study Veterinary Nursing, Kelly is soaking up all of the animal knowledge she can get at Dogcity, and is sharing with us her experience in client services, business management and administration. Kelly is a lover of all animals, and treats her two bunnies as if they were dogs; Benny and Tyler the Maltese pups aren’t sure what to make of their long-eared ‘siblings’ though. An integral part of Dogcity Daycare’s Leadership Team, Kelly is the go-to for everything Dogcity. There isn’t a question that Kelly can’t answer, and we guarantee you, she’ll always answer it with a great, big smile! Kelly joins us with years of experience in small business management, so along with her dog-loving expertise, Kelly offers us so much more!

Kelly A crazy-animal lover like the rest of us, Kelly just can’t get enough of our Dogcity dogs. When she’s not with us, Kelly is volunteering her time at the RSPCA shelter, looking after all the creatures big and small. With her dream to one day study Veterinary Nursing, Kelly is soaking up all of the animal knowledge she can get at Dogcity, and is sharing with us her experience in client services, business management and administration.

Kelly is a lover of all animals, and treats her two bunnies as if they were dogs; Benny and Tyler the Maltese pups aren’t sure what to make of their long-eared ‘siblings’ though.
An integral part of Dogcity Daycare’s Leadership Team, Kelly is the go-to for everything Dogcity. There isn’t a question that Kelly can’t answer, and we guarantee you, she’ll always answer it with a great, big smile!

Kelly joins us with years of experience in small business management, so along with her dog-loving expertise, Kelly offers us so much more!

KELLY: AREA MANAGER + DOG CUDDLING MANAGER

Dillon is without a doubt, the dog-favourite at Dogcity Daycare. There isn’t a dog in any of our facilities that doesn’t love Dillon, and he’s yet to meet a dog he doesn’t love right back. With extensive experience working with domestic and farming animals, showing dogs, as well as retail and client administration, Dillon is right at home with us. As one of two Area Managers at Dogcity Daycare, Dillon shares his experience across all three of our facilities. Sharing his home with Freckles the Cocker Spaniel, Percy the Miniature Pinscher and Batman the stray cat who arrived one day and never left, Dillon is always kept entertained by their antics. We try to make him leave, but he always resists, Dillon is always at Dogcity sharing his doggy-love and terrible jokes with everyone. An absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things animal, Dillon is the go-to guy when you want to chat behaviour, enrichment and anything that involves the word ‘dog’. Dillon is currently studying a Diploma in Canine Psychology and Behaviour which will only further enhance his skill set and knowledge.

Dillon is without a doubt, the dog-favourite at Dogcity Daycare. There isn’t a dog in any of our facilities that doesn’t love Dillon, and he’s yet to meet a dog he doesn’t love right back. With extensive experience working with domestic and farming animals, showing dogs, as well as retail and client administration, Dillon is right at home with us. As one of two Area Managers at Dogcity Daycare, Dillon shares his experience across all three of our facilities.

Sharing his home with Freckles the Cocker Spaniel, Percy the Miniature Pinscher and Batman the stray cat who arrived one day and never left, Dillon is always kept entertained by their antics. We try to make him leave, but he always resists, Dillon is always at Dogcity sharing his doggy-love and terrible jokes with everyone. An absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things animal, Dillon is the go-to guy when you want to chat behaviour, enrichment and anything that involves the word ‘dog’.

Dillon is currently studying a Diploma in Canine Psychology and Behaviour which will only further enhance his skill set and knowledge.

dillon : area manager + dog cuddling manager

James : area manager + dog cuddling manager

Kim is an animal lover from waaaaaay back who’s joined Dogcity to share with us her experience in Administration and Client services. Kim shares her home with a British Shorthair cat called Munchkin and her Great Dane Cesar. Kim’s will be the smiling face you see when you and your dog walk through the Dogcity EAST doors in the morning. She loves to chat, is one big bubble of happiness and is the go-to girl for any daycare bookings, grooming appointments and general info. Kim’s love of dogs is hard to miss, and you will hear her squeals as she greets each new dog in the morning. Furthering her passion, Kim is currently studying ‘Aspiring Dog Instructor Training’ at the Canine Behavioural School and hopes to one day study a certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy – did someone say, doggy massage!?

Kim is an animal lover from waaaaaay back who’s joined Dogcity to share with us her experience in Administration and Client services. Kim shares her home with a British Shorthair cat called Munchkin and her Great Dane Cesar.

Kim’s will be the smiling face you see when you and your dog walk through the Dogcity EAST doors in the morning. She loves to chat, is one big bubble of happiness and is the go-to girl for any daycare bookings, grooming appointments and general info.

Kim’s love of dogs is hard to miss, and you will hear her squeals as she greets each new dog in the morning. Furthering her passion, Kim is currently studying ‘Aspiring Dog Instructor Training’ at the Canine Behavioural School and hopes to one day study a certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy – did someone say, doggy massage!?

Kim : EAST manager + dog cuddling specialist

Michelle is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse and animal-nut who is our Dogcity WEST Manager. Michelle is a long time animal lover who has spent much of her personal and professional life dedicated to working with animals of all shapes and sizes. As a passionate and life-long learner, Michelle has studied Animal Studies, Veterinary Nursing and is currently studying ‘Aspiring Dog Instructor Training’ at the Canine Behavioural School. Outside of her Dogcity time, Michelle is a volunteer at the RSPCA where she spreads her doggy-love with everyone she meets. Michelle shares her home with Miniature Dachshund Obi, and with Obi’s help (of course), she is the creative genius behind most of the activities that the Dogcity dogs participate in each week. Enthusiasm, creativity and energy, together with her crazy love of dogs, Michelle is the pawfect addition to the Dogcity family.

Michelle is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse and animal-nut who is our Dogcity WEST Manager. Michelle is a long time animal lover who has spent much of her personal and professional life dedicated to working with animals of all shapes and sizes.
As a passionate and life-long learner, Michelle has studied Animal Studies, Veterinary Nursing and is currently studying ‘Aspiring Dog Instructor Training’ at the Canine Behavioural School. Outside of her Dogcity time, Michelle is a volunteer at the RSPCA where she spreads her doggy-love with everyone she meets.
Michelle shares her home with Miniature Dachshund Obi, and with Obi’s help (of course), she is the creative genius behind most of the activities that the Dogcity dogs participate in each week. Enthusiasm, creativity and energy, together with her crazy love of dogs, Michelle is the pawfect addition to the Dogcity family.

Michelle : west manager + dog cuddling specialist

Gemma may be a black belt in karate, but the only ‘chopping’ we’ve seen Gemma do is chopping treats to share with her doggy-loves. Gemma loves all of our dogs, big and small, but her favourites include anyone that is willing to give her a cuddle! At home Gemma lives with her two rescue dogs, Chai and Fletcher, who keep her entertained with their dynamic relationship. Gemma has admitted to ‘struggling to keep it together’ around dogs, so it’s not uncommon for her to exchange her words for squeals when there are dogs around! Embracing her new role as Dogcity SOUTH Manager, Gemma is loving dedicating her life to working with animals, and describes it as a dream come true, in fact, we think you’ll struggle to find someone more passionate than her!

Gemma may be a black belt in karate, but the only ‘chopping’ we’ve seen Gemma do is chopping treats to share with her doggy-loves. Gemma loves all of our dogs, big and small, but her favourites include anyone that is willing to give her a cuddle!

At home Gemma lives with her two rescue dogs, Chai and Fletcher, who keep her entertained with their dynamic relationship. Gemma has admitted to ‘struggling to keep it together’ around dogs, so it’s not uncommon for her to exchange her words for squeals when there are dogs around!
Embracing her new role as Dogcity SOUTH Manager, Gemma is loving dedicating her life to working with animals, and describes it as a dream come true, in fact, we think you’ll struggle to find someone more passionate than her!

Gemma : South manager + dog cuddling specialist

Bec

harry

Olivia is a fan of anything fluffy, especially Poodles! Oodles and oddles of oodles, and Olivia is one happy chick. Dog-Mum to Oscar the Schnoodle, who accompanies Olivia on her many fitness adventures, and currently studying Photography, Olivia is kept busy in her time away from Dogcity. A woman of many talents, Oliva is also a well-known Pro Pole Fitness Instructor and Athelte, with quite the social media following. Achieving a level of fitness that the rest of us could only dream of, the Dogcity dogs are loving trying to keep up with fitness-freak Olivia and her energetic, bouncy antics.

Olivia is a fan of anything fluffy, especially Poodles! Oodles and oddles of oodles, and Olivia is one happy chick. Dog-Mum to Oscar the Schnoodle, who accompanies Olivia on her many fitness adventures, and currently studying Photography, Olivia is kept busy in her time away from Dogcity.
A woman of many talents, Oliva is also a well-known Pro Pole Fitness Instructor and Athelte, with quite the social media following. Achieving a level of fitness that the rest of us could only dream of, the Dogcity dogs are loving trying to keep up with fitness-freak Olivia and her energetic, bouncy antics.

olivia

Ashlyn’s face lights up whenever she sees a big dog, especially if said big dog happens to be covered in spots. Having previously being owned by a Doberman, Rhodesian Ridgeback and Neopolitan Mastiff, and now sharing her home with Boston the Labrador, Ashlyn is well versed in all things big and energetic! When she’s not with us, Ashlyn is actually flying – yep, flying! Ashlyn is a Flight Attendant with Jetstar, and when her shifts take her to Bali, Ashlyn is sure to stop off a Bali Dog’s Rescue to lend a hand. A lover of football and sport, don’t be surprised if you see Ashlyn kicking a ball around with the dogs, in between cuddling them of course.

Ashlyn’s face lights up whenever she sees a big dog, especially if said big dog happens to be covered in spots. Having previously being owned by a Doberman, Rhodesian Ridgeback and Neopolitan Mastiff, and now sharing her home with Boston the Labrador, Ashlyn is well versed in all things big and energetic!

When she’s not with us, Ashlyn is actually flying – yep, flying! Ashlyn is a Flight Attendant with Jetstar, and when her shifts take her to Bali, Ashlyn is sure to stop off a Bali Dog’s Rescue to lend a hand.
A lover of football and sport, don’t be surprised if you see Ashlyn kicking a ball around with the dogs, in between cuddling them of course.

Ashlyn

Beth

Amber It comes as no surprises that Amber has been a dog-lover since forever, so what better place than Dogcity for Amber to spend her days. She’ll never play favourites, because Amber genuinely falls in love with every, single dog she meets. Sharing her home with Nilah the GSP x, and new arrivals Finn and Alfie the Labradoodles, Amber gets her doggy fix both at work and at home. A dancer and cheerleader for 13 years, Amber oozes energy; in fact you will probably find her bouncing her way around the play pens, happily interacting with all of the dogs. Hoping to study Veterinary Nursing, Amber plans to spend her life working in the animal-industry which makes us, really, really, reeeeeally happy!

Amber It comes as no surprises that Amber has been a dog-lover since forever, so what better place than Dogcity for Amber to spend her days. She’ll never play favourites, because Amber genuinely falls in love with every, single dog she meets.
Sharing her home with Nilah the GSP x, and new arrivals Finn and Alfie the Labradoodles, Amber gets her doggy fix both at work and at home. A dancer and cheerleader for 13 years, Amber oozes energy; in fact you will probably find her bouncing her way around the play pens, happily interacting with all of the dogs.
Hoping to study Veterinary Nursing, Amber plans to spend her life working in the animal-industry which makes us, really, really, reeeeeally happy!

Amber

To call Karen an animal-nut would be seriously putting it lightly – Karen quite literally squeals with excitement when she sees a dog, and spends most of her time away from working snapping photos of random dogs she finds in her travels. Joining our team with a wealth of knowledge in client services and administration, and running a Small Business herself, Karen is the pawfect addition to the Dogcity team. Karen is the very proud dog-Mum to Crumpet the Miniature Pinscher, who tags along wherever Karen goes. Crumpet loves his days at Dogcity, because it means endless cuddles from all of the team, and Karen does too, because she gets to carry around all of our furry-friends and smother them in love – which is what Karen does best!!

To call Karen an animal-nut would be seriously putting it lightly – Karen quite literally squeals with excitement when she sees a dog, and spends most of her time away from working snapping photos of random dogs she finds in her travels. Joining our team with a wealth of knowledge in client services and administration, and running a Small Business herself, Karen is the pawfect addition to the Dogcity team. Karen is the very proud dog-Mum to Crumpet the Miniature Pinscher, who tags along wherever Karen goes. Crumpet loves his days at Dogcity, because it means endless cuddles from all of the team, and Karen does too, because she gets to carry around all of our furry-friends and smother them in love – which is what Karen does best!!

Karen

Molly came to Dogcity with a passion for dog grooming and oodles and oodles (see what we did there?) of natural talent. Recently training under Internationally Acclaimed Groomer, Lisa Leady, Molly has experience and knowledge to boot! Molly looooooves dogs, and spends half of her time grooming and the other half of her time on the floor of the grooming Room cuddling up and playing with the dogs. Not being content with only doing one thing, Molly also works in the play pens with the dogs. She loves nothing more than playing with the pups in the morning then spending her days washing, drying and fluffing up all of her furry-friends. After getting her dog fix at Dogcity, Molly returns home to her two rescue cats Billie and Rory who’s long coats require just as much brushing as if they were dogs.

Molly came to Dogcity with a passion for dog grooming and oodles and oodles (see what we did there?) of natural talent. Recently training under Internationally Acclaimed Groomer, Lisa Leady, Molly has experience and knowledge to boot! Molly looooooves dogs, and spends half of her time grooming and the other half of her time on the floor of the grooming Room cuddling up and playing with the dogs. Not being content with only doing one thing, Molly also works in the play pens with the dogs. She loves nothing more than playing with the pups in the morning then spending her days washing, drying and fluffing up all of her furry-friends. After getting her dog fix at Dogcity, Molly returns home to her two rescue cats Billie and Rory who’s long coats require just as much brushing as if they were dogs.

Molly

Dani A fully qualified Veterinary Nurse who works at Seaton Veterinary Clinic, joins the Dogcity team to spend her time working with dogs in a different capacity. While the skills she has acquired through her studies and now work at Seaton Vet offer so much to our Dogcity dogs, the same can be said for Dani’s Dogcity knowledge, which supports her work at the Vet, with Dani running their ‘Puppy Socialisation Classes’. Growing up on a farm means that Dani has owned ducks, chickens, sheep and mice, but now Dani devotes all of her time to Buddy and Oakley, her two tiny, mischievous Terriers. She may only be little, but Dani has a big personality and lots of energy. A lover of big-dogs, Dani dreams of owning a Great Dane, and can often be found mingling with our biggest doggy friends at Dogcity.

Dani A fully qualified Veterinary Nurse who works at Seaton Veterinary Clinic, joins the Dogcity team to spend her time working with dogs in a different capacity. While the skills she has acquired through her studies and now work at Seaton Vet offer so much to our Dogcity dogs, the same can be said for Dani’s Dogcity knowledge, which supports her work at the Vet, with Dani running their ‘Puppy Socialisation Classes’.

Growing up on a farm means that Dani has owned ducks, chickens, sheep and mice, but now Dani devotes all of her time to Buddy and Oakley, her two tiny, mischievous Terriers.
She may only be little, but Dani has a big personality and lots of energy. A lover of big-dogs, Dani dreams of owning a Great Dane, and can often be found mingling with our biggest doggy friends at Dogcity.

Dani