About Our Daycare

Doggy Daycare is an all-day free for all for the dogs that come. It takes a keen eye to keep the dogs from getting overexcited and to maintain a healthy level of play, which makes our Daycare Attendants excellent for the job, as they are astute and quick to spot any trouble. They have all been taught how to read dog body language and how to detect signs of irritation, illness, etc.

Receptionists

Our Receptionists are the faces of Bear Brook. They are always ready with a kind word and a cheerful attitude in person or over the phone. They can pretty much help you with anything you may need. They also have all been taught how to read dog body language and how to detect signs of irritation, illness, etc. Many of our receptionists are cross trained for doggy daycare and as kennel techs.

Kennel Technicians

Our Kennel Technicians are the ones that take care of your pets while they're here at Bear Brook! They provide loving care and attention for all of the animals and make sure that your pets are comfortable during their stay. They have all been taught how to read dog body language and how to detect signs of irritation, illness, etc. Some employees are animal science majors at UMO.

Tia

Tia

Tia came to Bear Brook several years ago to help us out at night as our nighttime janitor of sorts. She comes in to clean after we've closed and makes sure the dogs and cats are all set before she leaves at night. She loves the experience with all of the animals, as she hadn't been around dogs much before coming to work for us. She likes hiking, going to the gym, watching movies, and her Toyota pickup truck. She has a black lab named Bentley. He’s a well-behaved boy because Tia took lots of love and time training him!

Taylor

Taylor in the snowTaylor and Controlled K-9 bring an exciting new dimension to the kennel. Being a Master Dog trainer certified in off leash obedience, behavior modification, tracking, assistance dog training and more. She has trained over 100 dogs, and placed 35 in working or pet homes. Taylor starts by teaching puppy socialization classes all the way through advanced obedience. In her spare time Tayler works her own dogs and keeps up with her photography.

Julia

Julia in pink shirtJulia is student at UMO majoring in animal sciences.

Steve

Steve is a long-term employee who oversees the kennels as well as takes care of many of our maintenance needs. He’s our go-to guy for everything!

Paige

Paige in the woodsPaige is an animal science major at UMO. She has a pet rat, Aurora.

Makayla

Makayla is a nursing student at UMO and was originally hired as a receptionist, but she soon realized she wanted to work in the kennel with the dogs. She crossed trained to work in the kennel and eventually started filling in at doggie daycare. She has a golden retriever named Stella who she often brings to daycare.

Makayla is also a nursing student at UMO is crossed trained in all areas of the kennel.

Bailey

Bailey with black labBailey came to us the summer of 2018. She is a graduate of Bergin University of Canine Studies in California. She is trained for all positions at Bear Brook Kennel with a concentration on training. If you have a behavior issue with your dog, then Bailey is your girl! She offers group classes as well as one-on-one training. She has Caliope, a young yellow lab, and Paxton, a black lab, and of course, both dogs are very well trained!

Cathy

Cathy came to Bear Brook in early 2018 bringing a background in management and customer service. She has Minnie, a miniature schnauzer, and Abracadabra (aka ABRA), a Bengal cat. She is the lead receptionist and works on special projects. Her recent projects include updating our technical needs such as the website and computer software and hardware.

Grooming

Our grooming is a spa day for your dog or cat. We have you drop them off in the morning and then pick them up in the afternoon. They get a bath, nail trim, ear clean out, pad clean out, and a clip/brush included in the price of grooming. Our groomer can do almost any clip on any dog and works very hard to make sure that your dog or cat looks fabulous!

Whether your cat needs a nail trim, or your poodle a new hairdo, Holly is here for all your grooming needs!

Please don’t hesitate to call the front desk and schedule an appointment with her. She is available on Thursdays and Fridays.

Trainers

Our trainers at Bear Brook are an intricate part of our facility. It's truly delightful to see them in action with a dog. Bailey knows her stuff! She loves helping novice dog owners grow into seasoned handlers and assisting seasoned handlers improve even more. She is a graduate of Berkley School of Canine Studies in California. She offers puppy and obedience classes as well as one-on-one training, if you prefer a one-on-one session. In summer weather, she offers agility courses too!