MEET THE BIGGEST DOG LOVERS IN ADELAIDE

 

Alex & Dan (+ two year old, evie) : owners & chief puppy cuddlers

As clients of Dogcity Daycare, Alex and Dan just couldn't pass up the opportunity to take over the reigns - or should we say leash - when the opportunity arose. At 24 and 25 years respectively, Alex & Dan brought a much needed energy and enthusiasm into a business in one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. Since that time, Dogcity has become the largest daycare facility in the country, and the only dog daycare with three facilities.  Alex holds a Bachelor of Education, and has a background in Primary and Middle School Education, which believe it or not, bares many similarities to working with our team and ensuring an individualised daycare program for all of the Dogcity dogs. Dan has a background and expertise in International Sales, Marketing and Business. With his previous position 'giving him wings', Dan flies seamlessly between balancing the laptop and patting puppies. Dan and Alex are passionate about dog daycare as an industry, and work tirelessly with national and international dog daycare professionals to ensure Dogcity Daycare is the most PAWSOME dog daycare facility in the country.

Pets: Frankie (Miniature Pinscher), Lemon (Italian Greyhound), Harrison (Dalmatian). Evie is also the proud owner of Popcorn (Rabbit), Pasta and Cheddar (Guinea Pigs)
Dogcity Daycare gives us the opportunity to: 
Work alongside and mentor some of the BEST young people, who make our days bright, happy and filled with laughs; and who we are so proud of.
+ Studying a Diploma in Canine Behaviour through the International School for Canine Psychology. 
+ Meet, learn from and network with incredibly talented, Australian and International animal industry professionals.
+ Have a positive social impact on the canine community of Adelaide through offering enriching positive socialisation experience to all of the ups in our care, so that when they walk out of our Dogcity doggy doors, they have great doggy manners and know how to be great doggy citizens.
+ Bring Evie to work with us so that she can grow up surrounded by her "Dogcity family." Have you ever met a two year old who can get a bunch of dogs to sit all at the same time? You HAVE to meet Evie!
Our favourite thing about Dogcity is: It gives us the opportunity to wake up everyday and do something that we love and are immensely passionate about. We get to work with amazing pups and watch them grow in confidence as a direct result of our daycare program, and are privileged enough to be welcomed into the lives of incredible doggy parents who allow and trust us to look after their four-legged babies. Dogcity is the Happiest Place in the World! CHECK OUT OUR PAWSOME TEAM BELOW...

 

dillon : area manager

Pets: Freckles (Cocker Spaniel) & Percy (Miniature Pinscher)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: hanging out with friends and/or animals of any description... I'm that guy who finds and hangs out with the animals at parties! I am also studying a Diploma in Canine Behaviour through the International School for Canine Psychology. 
I love dogs because: They are intuitive, hilarious to watch and fantastic sidekicks! I love watching them learn and teaching them new skills to challenge their minds.
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: the family I have the opportunity to be apart of; our team, the dogs and our clients! PLUS I get to look after some of the most loved four-legged family members in Adelaide!

 

kelly : area manager

Pets: Benny & Tyler (Maltese) and Holland & Milo (Rabbits)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: Horse riding through different Adelaide trails, taking photos of my dogs and going out for breakfast with friends... and NOT eating soup - the team always pay me out for my distain towards soup.
I love dogs because… they are never judgemental of who you are or what you look like. AND they make the best cuddle buddies!!
My favourite thing about working at Dogcity is: having the opportunity to work alongside, and learn with, such a supportive team while getting to meet dogs of all different breeds, shapes and sizes. 

 
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james : area manager

Pet: Arthur (Pomeranian) 
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: studying/reading up on forensic psychology, playing tennis, performing music, wakeboarding, at the beach, or playing with my dog... or any other outdoors activities that you could possibly think of. 
I love dogs because: they love food almost as much as I do! 
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: I am privileged enough to be able to spend most days surrounded by some of the funniest and cutest dogs in Adelaide. But also our amazing staff; we are so lucky to have such wonderful group of crazy dog lovers with such interesting lives... oh and they also provide great banter!

 
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kirsty : Assistant Area Manager & Senior Pack Leader

Pets: Dusty (Labrador x Blue Heeler)
When I'm not at Dogcity you'll find me: In the Kitchen, I LOVE to cook! Or wining and dining around Adelaide with my family and friends.
I love dogs because: No matter how bad your days they can always make you smile and shower you in love!
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: EVERYTHING! The amazing team I get to workslongside everyday make coming to 'work' a breeze; and the whole community filled with fabulous clients (both human and four-legged) really do make it the happiest place in the world!

 
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kim : East facility manager

Pets: Cesar (Great Dane), Munchkin (British Shorthair) & Oliver (Horse)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: doing something ‘outdoorsy’. I love exploring Morialta riding my horse or going down the beach with Cesar.
I love dogs because... Is this even a question? Let’s face it… they are just the single greatest creature on the planet.
My favourite thing about working at Dogcity is: Not only do I get to work with fabulous friends, who are now family, but I also get to watch dogs grow up and learn over the years. Seeing their excited faces come charging through the door everyday makes me so happy to be their ‘Aunty Kim’.

 

gemma : south facility manager

Pets: Fletcher (Pug x) and Chai (JRT x Chihuahua)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: making memories with my friends and enjoying the sunshine somewhere in Adelaide
I love dogs because... they just love life! They make the most out of every situation and no matter what, they just keep on being happy.
My favourite thing about working at Dogcity is: being able to learn so much about dogs from the best dogs in the world. I also love how much fun all the team have together, we are always laughing & enjoying not only the dog’s company but the company of each other. It's just a fun place to be!

 

taylor : west facility manager

Pets: Dusty & Archie (Border Collie twins)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: Learning the latest dance moves and being adventurous with my pals.
I love dogs because... who isn’t happy when cuddling a dog? The happiness, the loyalty and love they show daily, can make a huge difference in so many humans lives. They are true companions. 
My favourite thing about working at Dogcity is: Getting to work in a happy-family environment, and learning professional and life skills, while making memorable friendships between the team, dogs and clients. I love going to work each day and knowing I will be surrounded by dogs, dogs and more dogs.

 

gaby : senior pack leader (+ a vet in ecuador)

Pets: I have just moved to Australia from Ecuador, so I unfortunately have no pets at the moment. Its okay thought, because I get my doggy fix at work.
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: Studying Canine Massage, volunteering my time at Canine Behavioural School - I was a practising Veterinarian in Ecuador.
I love dogs because: They offer the purest, most loyal, unconditional love you can give! They are amazing! 
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: The way we all treat ourselves like a big loving family and of course,  the DOGS!

 

Jessie : senior pack leader

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britt : senior pack leader

Pets: Dakota (Dalmatian) & Domino (Rabbit)
When I’m not at dogcity you’ll find me: teaching dance classes or cheerleading for the SANFL Eagles
I love dogs because... they give you unconditional love and are always there for you, no matter what!
My favourite thing about dogcity is: all of the wonderful staff, clients and puppy dogs that we get to cuddle on a daily basis.

 

karen : senior pack leader

Pets: Crumpet (Miniature Pinscher)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: at my Hair & Beauty Studio making people pretty and hanging out with Crumpet. Being 3kgs means he is pretty easy to take everywhere with me!
I love dogs because... they are so cuuuuute, honest & are family. I also - weirdly - love stroking their ears! 
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: working with the best bunch of dogs & humans, which makes life pretty perfect!

 
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amber : senior pack leader

Pets: Finn and Alfie (Curly Coat Retriever x)
When I’m not at dogcity you’ll find me: Up at the river - with my dogs in tow - skiing and relaxing, or working at my other job where I am an active member of the Australian Army Reserves.
I love dogs because... they’re full of so much love and happiness, plus they’re cute and they let me cuddle them. The other staff pay me out because I say "I just love this dog" about 8363631 a day!
My favourite thing about dogcity is: the relationships I have made with my colleagues, the dogs and clients, it’s such a happy place!

 

kate : pack leader

Pets: Lucy (ex-racing Greyhound) and Gilbert (Rescue Terrier)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: reading, binging Netflix or studying a Bachelor of Primary and Middle Education at the University of South Australia.
I love dogs because... they have the biggest hearts ever and love unconditionally. They never fail to put a smile on my face and make my heart feel full. 
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: the opportunity to build incredible relationships with all of our super awesome clients and their beautiful dogs. Each and every dog we meet is so different and I love discovering their individual personality’s. Not only do I work with the most amazing dogs in Adelaide but also the most amazing staff. I love being a part of such a meaningful team.

 
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taylor : pack leader

Pets: Cooper, Cruz and Cougar (Maltese x Shih Tzu x Poodles)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: at the river, wake boarding and studying a Bachelor of Construction Management at UniSA
I love dogs because... they are always happy to see you, give you endless cuddles and they let me squeeze their cheeks! They never fail to make my day every single time I see them.
 My favourite thing about Dogcity is: Spending my days with all these awesome pooches who love you just as much as you love them, and getting to share my days with the coolest people you will ever meet!

 

annie : pack leader

Pets: Grant (NZ Huntaway) & Steve (Horse)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: riding horses on the farm, hanging out and going on adventures with my Niece and Nephew, or having over priced smashed avo with the girls
I love dogs because: they do the most random things so always make me smile, and sometimes I feel like they know what I’m thinking
My favourite things about Dogcity are: That's easy!! The family I’ve become apart of and dog-ships that I’ve made, they're my most favourite things.

 

rachel : pack leader

Pets: Polly, Basil and Ginger (Basset Hounds)
When I'm not at Dogcity you'll find me: losing things, going to uni and kicking a soccer ball around. Majority of my spare time is spent painting; I hosted my first exhibition at the end of last year (@racheleyart)
I love dogs because: Have you seen floppy-eared dogs run? How can you watch that and not smile!? Also, because some of them are also as clumsy as me!
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: the opportunity to give each doggy that comes to us the best day of their lives - over and over again.

 

ellen : pack leader

Pets: Lottie (Miniature Dachshund), Bruce (Kelpie x) Maggie (Donkey), and Rafa (Cat)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: playing hockey, volunteering with St John Ambulance and maybe doing a little study here and there
I love dogs because: they are so infectiously happy ALL the time - just one look at a waggly tail or doggy grin and it can’t help but put a smile on your face!
My favourite thing about dogcity is: working at Dogcity means I get to spend my days with all of my favourite people (both the four and two legged variety). It really is the happiest job in the world!!

 

grace : pack leader

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Alex : pack leader

Pets: Kobi (Giant Labradoodle)
When I’m not at dogcity you’ll find me: playing football, walking Kobi, hanging out at the beach or wasting my time on Netflix/PlayStation.
 I love dogs because... they can make you smile at any time, and they’ll never say a bad word about you!
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: working alongside the best crew ever, and seeing how jealous people get when I tell them where I work!

 
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Alec : pack leader

Pets: Odie (Labrador x )
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: Out in the sun with Odie, whipping up some cakes in the kitchen or hunting down Adelaide’s finest smoothie bowl.
I love dogs because: Every dog has such a unique and different personality. Getting to know a dog and its silly quirks never fails to make me happy. 
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: Coming to work and being greeted by a fantastic family of co-workers, and then being greeted again by a heard of wagging tails and smiling faces. Every dog is absolutely stoked, and that’s pretty special.

beth : pack leader

Pets: Issy (Labradoodle), Lucy (Chihuahua), Milo and Kyla (Cats) and Tommy (Turtle)
When I'm not at dogcity you'll find me: Hanging out with Issy or teaching dancing. 
I love dogs because... no matter what kind of day you've had, they will always be waiting for you at the door, with excitement and a big smile.
My favourite thing about dogcity is: the excitement of being able to work with super cute, loving dogs everyday while also hanging out with our team who are like a family.

 

Annalise : pack leader (+ emergency vet nurse)

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michelle : pack leader (+ vet nurse)

Pets: Obi (Miniature Dachshund)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find m: Working as a Vet Nurse at the Port Road Vet Clinic, walking Obi or volunteering, I really am dog obsessed!
I love dogs because... They give unconditional love! I love dogs so much that I am also a qualified Veterinary Nurse and volunteer my time at the RSPCA, I know that they give me so much more than I could ever give them.
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: THE DOGS! If you know me well you'll know that I spend every waking moment thinking of new ways I can incorporate dog related activities into my week. 

 

dani : pack leader (+ Vet nurse)

Pets: Oakley (Maltese x) & Buddy (Terrier x)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: Working at my other job as a Vet Nurse, or at the beach.
I love dogs because... I love doggos because of their unconditional love, and always allowing me to boop them.
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: My favourite thing about Dogcity is being able to love/cuddle everyone's dogs as if they're my own, while hanging out with some seriously cool people.

 

 
 

Lilli : in-house Nanny-extraordinaire

Pets: George & Archie the Golden Retriever brothers
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: Studying a Bachelor of International Relations and Economics, working at Bounce or playing netball with my friends. 
I love dogs because: they love unconditionally, and they let me snuggle up with them during toddler sleep time.
My favourite thing about dogcity is: Having the pleasure of working with the coolest little toddler ever - Evie - and watching her grow and learn every week...and doing it in such an amazing place!

 

Steph : Pack Leader

Pets: Sage (Staffy x)
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holly : pack leader

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molly : groomer

Pets: Billie (Black Siberian Cat) & Rory (rescue Cat)
When I’m not at Dogcity you’ll find me: drinking coffee - lots and lots of coffee, or binge watching TV shows with my cats
I love dogs because: they are honestly the best kind of people! I don't have a dog of my own, so I treat and love all of the Dogcity pups as if they are mine!
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: getting to hang out with all my little, four-legged besties everyday!

 
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emilie : groomer

Pets: Sampson (Blue Heeler) and Ben & Finn (Horses)
When I'm not at Dogcity you'll find me: up at my horses or throwing a ball for my crazy Blue Heeler in the forest.
I love dogs because... They give you unconditional love
My favourite thing about Dogcity is: working with great people and bonding with some amazing pooches while giving them haircuts.

 

sian : groomer

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mieke : groomer

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chloe : junior groomer

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