*update in progress – 8/14/18
Julien Pearl, Owner
Ryan Moore, Canine Manager
Canine Behavior Certified, Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Ryan spent his younger years split between Marin and Southern California, skateboarding and paint balling in whatever free time he had outside of school (which he stilldoes to this day!). Even as a teenager, he knew that working with dogs was what he wanted to do, and started off working with a local veterinarian at the early age of 15.
In 2011, Ryan joined the AlphaDog team and began meshing with the dogs in the yard right away. Anyone who saw his calm, loving interactions with the dogs knew that this was his calling. As Canine manager, he gets to personally know every dog and their personalities–and that’s a lot of dogs! He also manages a team of dog caregivers and shares with them the special behavior of different breeds and individual dogs as a whole.
Ashley Ramos, General Manager
Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Alexis Price, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Manager
Tobias-Sebastian Finnian, Lead Yard Staff and Social Media Coordinator
Canine Behavior Certified
Madison Lewis, Lead Yard Staff
Canine Behavior Certified
Samantha McCabe, Yard Staff and Overnight Staff
Canine Behavior Certified
Sam is a local girl, who was born in Greenbrae but spent most of her time in Novato where she currently resides. She loves hiking with her “Pocket Pitt” Diamond around Marin County–so if you see them around say hi!
Tracy Mejia, Yard Staff and Overnight Staff
Tracy comes from a hard working, Latin American family–her mom is from Mexico and her father from El Salvador (he served in the military there too!). She has always had an interest in medicine since she was young–especially veterinary medicine–and had the amazing opportunity to join the Kaiser Summer Teen Program for 3 months. A lot of that time was spent in the Emergency Room and Critical Care facilities learning how to care for people, some of which even helps out around here!
Tracy has been with us for about five months now, and was drawn to adopt her own puppy Taco after spending time with all the lovely pups we have here. He’s lucky to have found such a perfect home!
Caroline Brennan, Front Desk Staff and Yard Staff
Caroline was born and raised in Marin County, but ventured from home to attend university in New Orleans. She earned her bachelors in Foreign Language, but soon decided to make her passion her future career and attended school for Architecture and Design. Before jumping into a very demanding field, she desperately wanted to do one last thing — work with animals. Caroline grew up with 2 cats, 2 beagles, a dachshund, a love bird, countless fish, and…like…20 frogs (weird hobby, long story). She is now Mama to a beautiful rescue papihuahua, Birdie, and slave to her tuxedo cat, Snoopy. A few final fun facts about Caroline… she is a “tiny dog whisperer” and loves calming little nervous nellies, she thinks it’s hilarious to name your animals after other animals (*see above), and she is not an animal lover — she is animal obsessed.
Having now been at AlphaDog for over two years, Caroline is a seasoned team member who’s had her hand in many pots. You may only see her occasionally, as she is primarily working for a local interior designer and, coincidentally, an AlphaDog client!
Nicklause Wetherell, Yard Staff and Overnight Staff
Nick is an aspiring scientist with a special love for chemistry. When not studying to further his passion, he’s here at AlphaDog providing goofy jokes and an overabundance of chocolate milk (the staff fridge is full of it!). His off-time is also spent roller skating and ice skating–sometimes of which he will even skate to the rink itself! At home, his Pomeranian mix Peter waits patiently for him.
Kasandra Elliot, Yard Staff
Litzy Braga, Groomer, Yard Staff, and Overnight Staff
Mira Soto-Nelson, Yard Staff
The entire AlphaDog Lodging team loves and cares for your dogs every day. Along with their years of experience, compassion, and responsible character, they are also certified by the International Boarding and Pet Services Association.
Ewan. 3 years. Irish Wolfhound. Official AlphaDog mascot and unofficially voted most unique howl, Ewan is a Main Yard dog and super easy to spot–as he’s the largest dog here!
Owner: Julien & Martha
Rocco. 4 years old. Rottweiler. His heart is as big as he is! Rocco is a Main Yard dog, and is never too far behind his papa.
Huckleberry Finn. 1 year old. A mutt but mainly Chihuahua, Pomeranian, and Shih Tzu. He’s a rescue with PTSD and has come a very long way! Catch him on the Small Dog Yard or Main Yard.
Rosie. 3 years old. Pomeranian. She’s a trained ESA and is absolutely in love with people, and goes back and forth between Main Yard and Small Dog Yard.
Nikko. 13 years old. Miniature Dachshund. Doesn’t think he’s as old as he is, even if his joints would beg to differ! He hangs out on Old Dog Yard, Small Dog Yard, and Main Yard.
Owners: Tobias & Madi
Diamond. 2 years old. Jack Russel/Pit Bull mix (“Pocket Pitt”). She prefers to hang by herself or with calmer groups; her bet bud is Rocco!
Taco. 8 months old. Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix. He’s a shy sweetheart that mainly hangs with the smaller kids on our Small Dog Yard.