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 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!
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!
Play Group Supervisor
Alexis is a new addition to the farm, and couldn't be happier! She has loved animals all her life and would always bring home strays. After working at different jobs in the pet industry, she has found her happy place at WGTTD. She loves coming in to work and having fun with all the dogs and handing out belly rubs!
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!
We've Gone To The Dogs
1219 Old Taneytown Rd
Westminster, MD 21158