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. Many of our receptionists are cross-trained for doggy daycare and as kennel techs. We all work together to give your pets the best!
Our Kennel Technicians are the ones that take care of your pets during their stay 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. Many of our employees are animal science majors or other professions at local Universities and colleges.
Doggy Daycare Attendants
Our doggy daycare attendants are trained on dog behavior and body language and monitor our pups all day long to ensure proper play and making sure they are fulfilling their time in daycare! Their duties include watching over the pack and communicating with clients, as well as keeping the daycare yards and indoor areas sanitary and free of any messes.
Faith joined us in June of 2021. Faith has always had a big heart when it come to animals, and tends to surrounded herself with as many dogs and cats as possible. If she is not actively working with animals, then she is doggy sitting or cuddling with her pups at home. Her experience working at a doggy daycare/kennel has furthered her love for animals and understanding of each and every one. Her broad knowledge of dog behaviors and tendencies make her very successful here! When she isn’t spending time with animals, she is pursuing a career in dental hygiene at UMA, or substituting at the Glenburn School.
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!
Ioan was hired June 2022, and comes to work every shift with a smile on his face and excited to be able to care for the animals. His favorite part of this job is giving our dogs a chance out of their kennels to play in the yard or go for walks. Growing up in Texas, Ioan had many pets and has a natural drive to work with animals. He is trained as a receptionist and a kennel technician and he excels at both!
Riley has been on our team since August of 2022. She graduated High School last year and has a passion for all animals, however cats hold a special place in her heart. She has two of her own named Fat Patty and Boy Cat that she loves very much. She always shows up to work with a smile and ready to care for our animals here.
Bailey has been with us since August 2022. She is currently in High School and on the weekends she spends her time here with our boarding animals. She works hard cleaning kennels, feeding, and doing playtimes with our pups. She always ensures everyone is comfortable and happy!
Jocelyn started working at Bear Brook in September of 2022. She is currently studying Animal and veterinary sciences with a Pre-Vet concentration at the University of Maine. She loves taking the boarding dogs out for their playtimes and spending time with the cats. When she’s not working or in classes you can probably find her with her own dog Cinco. Jocelyn has previously worked at a wildlife hospital and veterinary ER and loves every minute of it!
Giovanna has been with us since August of 2019. She has had a passion for dogs since she was young. Volunteering at the humane society with problematic dogs opened her eyes to the world of training. She graduated from Bangor High School in 2019 and since then has been spending her time working with dogs in a wide variety of settings such as fostering, training, and she spends her free time in Europe visiting her family. She is an accomplished trainer, receptionist, kennel tech, doggy daycare attendant, and the manager of Bear Brook Kennel.
Catie came to Bear Brook Kennel in May of 2021. She is currently an Animal Veterinary Science major at the local University of Maine. Since her first day here, Catie has been shadowing our head trainers, Sarah and Giovanna. Her goal is to become a very successful trainer in Maine one day. Her experience does not stop there! Previously, she volunteered at a wildlife rehabilitation center in her home state of New York. She is not only passionate about her work with animals but always wants to learn more.
Holly has been with us since 2007 as our Day Care Director. She also has worked as a kennel tech, as a receptionist, and as a training assistant. She has taken a Dog Day Care: Beyond the Leash, seminar to help further her knowledge of dog behavior. She has worked with animals for over 12 years, can read the dogs very well, and all the dogs in Day Care love her! She has always owned dogs and loves interacting with them in the Day Care setting. Her hobbies include dancing at Native American pow wows, making native regalia, doing beadwork and other art-related crafts.
Nicole attends Unity College for Animal Health and Behavior and has a degree in wildlife conservation. She works hard here at Bear Brook Kennel to ensure everything is running smoothly and the animals are happy. She grew up taking care of horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, and fish and uses that experience to tend to our pets here at Bear Brook.
Dylan has been with us since January of 2023 and has made a great addition to our team! He has lots of experience with animals and currently works in our cattery, caring for our cats. He is a hard worker that primarily cleans, feeds, and plays with our kitties, however he is always ready for any other task we need him for!
Lyme Disease and Your Dog
Maine is such a beautiful state with so much to offer. Unfortunately we have one of the highest rates for Lyme Disease in the nation. We are providing some links to help all of you be proactive about this disease.