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, training 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 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. Many of our employees are animal science majors or other professions at local Universities and colleges.
Amber has been professionally grooming for 13 years. She joined us in November 2020. She specializes in grooming dogs and cats of all breeds and ages. She is not only diligent in her time, but every dog comes out looking pampered and fresh. She treats every pet as if it's her own. She is an essential member of our team!
Giovanna has been with us since 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. I graduated Bangor High School in 2019 and since then I have been spending my time working with dogs at Bear Brook Kennel, training my dog and fostering. I have gained training knowledge from the previous trainer here at Bear Brook, hands-on experience, and online forums. She is an accomplished trainer, receptionist, kennel tech and doggy daycare attendant. Giovanna does it all!
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 bead work and other art-related crafts. She also recently illustrated a children’s book called Peace is Different by Cindra Cleaves Simpson, which she is very proud of! She has a puppy named "Ricochet" that is a Boston Terrier/French Bulldog mix and he is as cute as a button!