JENNIFER opened Dog E. Woggy’s in October of 2010 and hasn’t looked back to her real estate paralegal days. Dog E. Woggy is the name of her favorite stuffed animal and the idea behind this business started when she was about 7. Currently she owns Frankie, Baby Girl (both rescued American Pit Bull terriers), Jenny (a rescued beagle-pit) and Violet (a rescued Ninny Muggins from Louisiana). Jenn resides in Webster with Jamie and her 12 year old daughter Talia. Trained for Red Cross, Pet First Aid/CPR.
JACK (Joaquin) has been with Dog E. Woggy’s over 4 years now working mainly in the afternoons, some weekends, some mornings, some late nights. Jack also helps with the office work, cleaning, cooking, and jack also does laundry and windows. Chloe (golden and chow mix) is his baby dog and you will see and hear her at DEW’s most days! Aside from being the JACK of all trades here, Jack manages to find time to take Chloe on therapy readings, loves to watch hockey, play fantasy football, take UN-educated guesses in his Nascar league and hang out with friends. Almost forgot to mention Jack is a PhD student at The U of R dangerously close to finishing his thesis on Nanotechnology to finish his degree in Chemistry. Trained for Red Cross, Pet First Aid/CPR.
KATIE is the new Operations Manager at Dog E. Woggy’s West. Here is what she wants you to know about her: Even as a little girl I have been drawn to animals and their unconditional love. At the age of 13 I started working on a horse farm and by 15 I had my own horse. By age 20 I was managing a horse barn and teaching lessons on training horses for a therapy riding program. For about 8 years I pursued a career in the health industry. I was successful but never happy so at age 30 I received my Dog Training Certification. Shortly after, I started working at the Rochester Animal Shelter while training on the side. Three and a half years at the shelter taught me invaluable lessons about animal behavior, handling and basic vet care. It also opened my heart to the rescue world in which I am very active. To date I have fostered and found forever homes for over 30 dogs. For the last year I worked under two amazing trainers dealing with aggression issues.
DEBBIE enjoys the evening shift here at DEW. She lives in Irondequoit with her fur babies Jake, Dewey, Mozzie and kitties Nella and Opie. She loves doting on her grandson Liam and her daughter Kelly as well. Deb has a passion for riding Harleys and living life. Trained for Red Cross, Pet First Aid/CPR.
LARINA is back! Larina is the type of girl that has a fire fueled passion deep inside her that most people spend a lifetime looking for. She loves the dogs, believes in them and lives for them with her entire heart. When she isn’t working she is volunteering at Rochester Animal Services / Verona Street Animal Society or spending time with her dog Jax. Her love of dogs started when she was just two years old. Larina also loves pork roast and doughnuts. True story.
DARLENE has 3 dogs of her own, spends her summers on the lake and winters on a ski slope. Her veins have coffee flowing through them, she likes to refinish furniture and paint in her free time. She lives in Fairport. Life if good for Darlene!
SAM spends most of her time working at a credit union. When she is not cashing checks and helping people with their banking, she is with her dogs Remi and Anna. She love to walk, play, and train them. If she’s not with her dogs she is often found spending time with her friends and family. Sam also loves to travel, spend time outside, and loves shopping with her mom.
KAITLYN is a college student at St. John Fisher College for business management. She loves spending some of her summer at her cottage in the thousand islands. She loves boating and country concerts, and has a raggamuffin cat named Gatsby. She loves to travel – ask her about her trips to Spain, France, and Africa.
FAITH is part of our Dog E Woggy’s West crew. She has over 15 years experience working in either a veterinary hospital, dog daycare or training facility. She has also raised 11 dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and competed in dog obedience, agility and flyball. She doesn’t just love dogs though, as she actively participates in the sport of distance riding with her horses. In her "spare" time she enjoys hiking, reading, scrapbooking and watching the Yankees play. (Good thing she works at the West location right Betty Jean!?!?)
ALEXIS grew up and lives in Spencerport. She works at the Dog E. Woggy’s West location. She currently has two dogs, Simba and Laney, and four cats, Gizmo, Simone, Sadie and Mercy! She’s had a passion for all animals her entire life. She enjoys working out, nature, traveling and spending time with family and friends, and her fur babies, of course!
LAUREN grew up and lives in Spencerport, NY with her fiancé, Joe, and their five fur babies – two dogs, Maximus and Ange, and three cats, Jimmy, Sasha, and Nala. She works at a law firm for a commercial real estate attorney and loves to be around animals when she’s not working because they offer stress relief from the corporate world – they just want love and attention from a person which is so simple and wonderful. She loves to snuggle with her fur babies, Nicholas Sparks books, anything pink, and a great glass of wine.
YESLYANN (Jess-lee-ann) is currently a music major at MCC and an aspiring music therapist. She loves dogs more than anything in the world and has an adorable doodle named Leo. Summer is her favorite season and in her free time she likes to have bonfires, sing and play guitar, hang out with friends, travel, watch Scrubs on repeat, and go on walks with her pup.
RACHEL has her own fur babies Sir Copper Bottoms and Tod Underpants, and Kai and Jackson (cats), but also fosters puppies for K9 Orphans. She is the proud owner of Copper’s Cookies, which sells homemade doggy treats. From Rachel: My favorite quote ever is when my 3-year-old nephew, Nathan, who has no pets and is clearly confused as to why I bring Copper everywhere with me said, “Aunt Rachel, is Copper your friend?” and it made me laugh so hard and reply “Yeah buddy, he’s my best friend.” When he nodded like ‘that makes sense,’ it melted my heart.
ZOE has been a part time worker at Dog E. Woggy’s since July 2016. She is a graduate of Wilson Magnet HS and SUNY Oswego. She loves Dog E. Woggy’s almost as much as her dog, Cosmo, who loves coming with her so he can play with all of his friends!
SANDY works for one of the local human service agencies here in Rochester as a case manager. When she’s not working she is with her fur babies Gracie, Hope, baby girl (cat) and we can’t forget her husband. She loves to travel, spend time with her nieces, and coach cheerleaders.
This is THE DONALD. DON is the morning greeter (without the red vest) on Mondays and some Tuesdays and some other misfit days. Usually cheerful yet especially so on golf days, he comes in early to make sure the morning girls have coffee and he leaves me (Jennifer) notes to tell me what I should do differently or what I am doing wrong (according to the world of Don). I always look forward to these notes. Aside from greeting and coffee making, he cleans, fixes things, hangs flowers, calls me at horribly early normal work hours to make sure I’m awake and is there for just about anything I need him for. However, he will NOT foster a dog so don’t bother asking! In Don’s off time he and my Mom Judy travel and dine out often, he golfs, is a gardening fool, and always has a smile for you. Usually.