All of our staff at Paradise Pets will strive to make your pet feel at home. When you leave your pet with us, whether it is for daycare, grooming or boarding, they will receive the care and attention they deserve, no matter the age, size or disposition. All of our employees have taken and completed a course by the American Red Cross in pet first - aid and C.P.R.
Mike (Kennel Manager) attended Heartland Community College majoring in business management. He is a certified pet care tech and has training with the American Red Cross in pet first-aid and C.P.R. His duties include managing all aspects of our kennel and daycare operations. Mike has been with us since before we opened. He lives in Downs with his wife Gina their two sons Landon and Blake along with their rescued dogs Murray and Judy.
JD (Front Manager) He has been with us since 2005. He is a certified pet care technician and has training with the American Red Cross in pet first aid and C.P.R. He has many responsibilities including front desk checking in clients and helping out wherever it's needed. He enjoys living on his farm with his wife Jessica, his daughter Aubrey, and son Jay.
Tash (Receptionist) has been with us since September 2004. She grew up in Princeton, IL. She attended Heartland Community College where she received an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. Tash is one of the full time receptionists. She and her husband Joey live in Lexington with their son Ky and their five dogs: Chance, Tank, and Queen (rescued Pit Bulls), Honey (rescued Lab Mix), and Lovie (Shih Tzu Mix).
Megan (Recptionist) has been with us since November 2009. She lives in Bloomington with her husband Jimmy, her daughter Alexis her pitbull Destiny amd mastiff Billie. She spends her free time outside and enjoys landscaping.
Joe (Receptionist) has been with us since June of 2015. He works up front running dogs, scheduling appointments, updating the social media pages and website. Prior to coming up front, Joe worked in the back caring for the dogs. Joe graduated form Tri-valley in the spring of 2017. Joe plans on working his way into the medical field. He lives in Downs with his family, dogs and cats, Lilly & Gretchen (dachshunds), Sophie & Lucy (German shepherds)and his cats Sox, Stash, Asia, and October.
Gricel (Receptionist) has been with us since December 2017. Before working up front she previously worked in the back caring for dogs. Gricel goes to Illinois State University for animal science and plans to graduate this year. She lives with her 4 dogs Zeus (Golden), Sparty & Mia (German Shepherds) and Neela (Boxer/pit). In her free time she enjoys working out and watching TV.
Tom (Receptionist) started with us in August of 2009. He is responsible for supervising the dogs, cleaning, checking in clients and helping out with any other tasks each day. He has a yellow lab Luke Skywalker, a pit/sharpei mix Luna, and a black lab named Buddy. He coaches JFL football in his spare time for his son Hunter and enjoys spending time with his daughter Macy.
Angle (Toy room tech) has been with us since August of 2017. She works in the toy room caring for the small dogs. In her free time she runs her business Angel Sallade Photography, taking pictures of animals. www.angelsallade.com
Casey (Receptionist) has been with us since May 2017. He works up front running dogs, scheduling appointments, and caring for boarding dogs. Casey graduated from Fox College with a degree in Veterinary Technician. He lives with his dog Allie (Lab mix). In his free time he enjoys hogging.
Molly (Bather) has been with us since June 2017. She works in back bathing dogs. Molly graduated from University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in Animal science. She lives with her dog Kimber (Collie mix) and her horse Lenny. In her free time she enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Ashlee (Receptionist) has been with us since December of 2016. She works up front, previously to working up front she worked in the toy room and as a bather. She currently lives in Bloomington with her boyfriend and her 5 dog Batman & Bruiser (chihuahuas) and Bourbon (Husky) and her 2 rescue pitbulls Blue & Kyiah. Ashlee enjoys spending her time going for nature walks with her dogs and spends her weekends hosting "Pitties at the Park" to raise awareness for the pitbull breed. Ashlee also loves to rescue dogs in her spare time, and does volunteer work for rescues in the area.
Jesse (Bather) has been with us since September of 2017. He works in the bathing room bathing dogs. Jesse graduated form Full Sail University whit a degree in computer animation. In his free time he enjoys watching movies and spending time with his fiancée. Jesse also lives with his dog Ash (Lab/Pit).
Liz (Bather) has been with us since October of 2015. Before working as a bather she previously worked in the back caring for dogs she now works in bathing room bathing dogs. She lives with her two bearded dragons and her gecko. In her free time she enjoys photography.
Dani (Supervisor) has been with us since August of 2016. He works in back ensuring everything runs smoothly and that the dogs are cared for properly. Dani lives with his three dogs, Izzy (doberman), Theo (German shepherd), and Maya (mastiff). In his free time he enjoys hiking at Starved Rock and playing frisbee.