Meet our staff
Owner/ Animal Lover
Vanessa’s professional experience includes thirty years as a trainer and show handler, showing and breeding Akitas. She is skilled in dog obedience training, puppy training and behavior modification techniques for troubled dogs. Most recently Vanessa owned and operated a horse stable business in Howard County Maryland. She offered boarding and training for over twenty horses, horseback riding lessons and summer camp for children aged seven to fourteen. Vanessa has developed her training philosophies from a life lived with dogs and a love of learning. she has spent years gathering information and techniques from other trainers and dog behaviorists.
Sarah is a McDaniel College graduate with a BA in Exercise Science and Physical Education. She started at We've Gone To The Dogs in February 2015 and loves the work she does here. She has grown up with dogs her entire life and is currently the proud mom to a kitty named Mac. Sarah loves all kinds of animals, but has a very special place in her heart for dogs. Sarah's hard work and dedication makes her a very important asset to our team. She has also taken up grooming!
Alyssa is a huge animal lover of all kinds. She currently lives with her boyfriend and two dogs Nala and Rocky. Nala is a Black Lab and Rocky is a Pitbull. She is currently working toward an associates degree at CCC. Alyssa currently commutes from Pennsylvania, but doesn't mind the drive at all because of how much she truly enjoys being here! Alyssa is also a trainer!
Christy has recently joined our We've Gone To The Dogs family! She is a huge animal lover, especially when it comes to dogs! She has two dogs of her own, Daisy and Shila Blue. Christy absolutely loves being greeted by all of the dogs and their smiling faces when she comes in for her shifts. She couldn't enjoy being a part of our team more than she already does! Christy brings such a positive attitude to our facility and we are so grateful to have her with us!
We've Gone To The Dogs
1219 Old Taneytown Rd
Westminster, MD 21158