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Members of our Team

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.

JD

(General 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 two kids Ky, Ayla and  their three dogs: Queen (rescued Pit Bulls), Major (Free lance Bulldog), and Lovie (Shih Tzu Mix).

Joe

Joe

(Receptionist) has been with us since June of 2015.  He works up front scheduling appointments, updating the social media pages and website. Joe also redesigned the current Paradise Pet 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 is going to school to become a nurse. He lives in Downs with his family and dogs, Lilly (dachshunds), Sophie, Lucy & Penny (German shepherds).

Dani

Dani

(Manager) 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 four dogs, Cora (Newfoundland), Samantha (German Short Hair Pointer) Theo (German shepherd), and Maya (mastiff).  In his free time he enjoys hiking at Starved Rock and playing

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.

Carlyn

Carlyn

(Kennel Tech) works in the back caring for dogs. She has been with us since April of 2017. Carlyn recently graduated for Normal Community and is going to become a Vet Tech. She lives with her dogs Libby (shih tzu / poodle), Oakley (St. Poodle) and Domino (Rottweiler/ Shepherd). In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends, going on adventures, taking care of her friends dogs and going fishing with her brother, Cale.