We've Gone To The Dogs - Dog Day Care and Boarding

Meet our staff

 Vanessa Armstrong:
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.

Ms. Sarah:

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!

Ms. Alyssa:
Assistant Manager/Trainer

Alyssa is a huge animal lover of all kinds. She currently lives with her boyfriend and two dogs Nala and Rockie. Nala is a Black Lab and Rockie is a Pitbull. 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!

Ms. Christy:
Play Group Supervisor

Christy is a huge animal lover, especially when it comes to dogs! She has two dogs of her own, Daisy May 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!

Ms. Kristina:
Play Group Supervisor

Kristina is a newer member of our We've Gone To The Dogs family and is loving every minute of it! She is an animal lover of all kinds and dogs are no exception. She does not currently have any dogs of her own but loves every one of them as if they were! She is always more than happy to come into work and see all of the smiling faces and wagging tails. To say the days are always enjoyable here at We've Gone To The Dogs would be an understatement!

Play Group Supervisor

Mickala has always had a passion for working with dogs. She has three dogs of her own: Bentley a long haired chihuahua, Sybella a Bernese Mountain Dog, and Holliday a Bernese Mountain Dog. She has been training and showing dogs professionally for four years. She works as a trainer at Dog Owners Training Club and volunteers as a trainer for Carroll county 4-H dog club. She has experience working with a variety of dogs of every shape, size, and breed. She is now getting into breeding her Bernese Mountain Dog.

Ms. Autumn:
Play Group Supervisor
Autumn is a 2016 Francis Scott key graduate and has attended Frostburg State University. She plans to continue her education at Carroll Community College before transferring to a school where she can become a Veterinary Technician. Her love for animals came from growing up on the family farm and 4H projects involving dairy cows, dairy goats, and horses. She has also been active in FFA at school and is serving as the 2017-2018 Maryland FFA State President. She is the aunt of two Australian Shepherds named Diesel and Levi.


We've Gone To The Dogs
1219 Old Taneytown Rd
Westminster, MD 21158
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