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

Meet our staff

 Vanessa Armstrong:

Vanessa’s professional experience includes forty 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.  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 about dogs and techniques from other trainers and dog behaviorists. "My best teachers by far have been the Dogs themselves"

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 and a lovely rescue dog named Lotus. 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. 

Mrs. Paige:

Paige is a 1996 Wilson College graduate who has spent the last 20+ years in the horse world. She worked at Barrie School for 15 years as their Equestrian director and coach of their equestrian team. Paige is a lifelong owner of both horses and dogs. She has carried her passion for horses over and parlayed it into a passion for caring for your pups! The career change has been a huge blessing and she has loved every minute playing with your fur babies!

Ms. Alexis:

Alexis is an animal lover of all kinds, and has loved animals ever since she was young. She has worked many jobs in the pet industry, and has found her happy place at WGTTD. She loves coming in to work every day and loving all the fur babies like they were her own. She loves every part of her job; from throwing the chuck it ball, to handing out belly rubs and hugs, to bathing the muddy..but very happy pups at the end of the day!

  Ms. Jen
 Assistant Manager

Jen has grown up with animals of all kinds but she has always had a soft spot for dogs. Jen currently owns a pitbull named Stella. Stella had inspired her to start making dog accessories and bandanas, eventually leading to her launching her own business, Pawfect Design Co.  Which ultimately led to her switching her careers from Early Childhood Education to her passion of dogs! Jen loves coming into work and playing with all the lovely pups.   

Ms. Alyssa:
Play Group Supervisor 

Alyssa is a huge animal lover of all kinds. She currently lives with  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!

*We would like to congratulate Ms. Alyssa on following her dreams and pursuing her passion of working in the veterinary industry. Alyssa is now working full time as a veterinary technician,  she is staying with us Part time.                                                                

Ms. Calli
Play Group Supervisor

Calli is currently enrolled at Carroll Community College. She has always loved animals from a young age. It took her 12 years to convince her family to to get a dog. They rescued a border collie/golden retriever named Summer. Sadly cancer got the best of her. They rescued her current fur baby named Foxie last year. Calli loves coming to work to learn all she can about dogs. 


Ms. Elizabeth
Play Group Supervisor

Elizabeth has had a love for animals ever since she was young. Unfortunately she doesn't have  her own dog, but thankfully her puppy-love goes towards all the dogs here on the farm. However, she owns a bearded dragon named Norbert. Elizabeth has recently graduated from Towson University with a major in Biology and Animal Behavior, as well as a psychology minor. 

Mr. Michael
Play Group Supervisor

Michael is currently a veterinary technician student at Penn Foster and has a passion for working with animals. He has owned dogs his entire life, and currently has a husky named Miyagi. Michael loves coming to work to see all the happy dogs each day!

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