Meet the Team:
Milan Jackson (Owner) is passionate about animals. She has worked in animal boarding facilities and stables for over ten years. She is a certified professional dog trainer as well as certified in Dogsafe Canine First Aid. Milan’s father owned and operated a boarding facility, and much of her childhood was spent in the company of dogs, cats and horses. She is an avid equestrian and has been in the saddle since she was five years old. The joy of bonding with animals inspires her every day.
Will Jackson (Owner) is a serious animal lover. His love for animals began with his childhood pet and best friend, Radar. He has spent the last 15 years caring for dogs. He worked for many years in boarding facilities and has a special interest in the social dynamics of dog packs. Will is certified in Dogsafe Canine First Aid. Will enjoys the outdoors and likes to keep busy on the ranch, where he can usually be found playing with the dogs.
Marguerite (Pet Care Assistant) has cared for cats and dogs her entire life. She has plenty of experience working at veterinary clinics, but has recently shifted her focus to boarding facilities. It's her passion to provide a safe and healthy environment for all the animals that come to Dogworx. She loves getting to know all the four-legged clients personally, and the highlight of her day is play and exercise time with them in the big fenced yard.
Jennifer (Pet Care Assistant)'s fascination with animals--no matter the species--began at a young age. She'd play with garter snakes, watch the swans fly overhead or spot orcas surfacing in the ocean. She started working at a local boarding facility at the age of 12. She went on to manage a shelter and worked as a vet tech. Her love of animals is not limited to furry friends; in addition to her pet cat, she also has three reptiles at home. She looks forward to meeting you and playing with your beloved pets.
Rachel (Pet Care Assistant) has attended the Veterinary Medical Assistant program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. She has worked in various pet facilities and has had cats, dogs, and a horse over the years. Rachel recently moved to Powell River and is looking forward to caring for and playing with your four legged household members.
Lori (Pet Care Assistant) grew up on a turkey farm and has had pets and farm animals her entire life. She and her husband raised their family on a hobby farm here in Powell River and have been residents for 33 years, making her a true local. Lori brings fantastic experience to the team including, Canine Search and Rescue Training and 15 years experience working as a Veterinary Assistant, here in town. She is excited to be part of the Dogworx team and loves caring for your furry friends and taking the time to ensure their stay is a positive and fun experience.
Bump (Playground Superviser) is a eight-year-old Border Collie Catahoula Cross. He has extensive experience when it comes to leading recess in the yard. He makes sure all dogs large and small are having fun and playing safe together. Bump spends all of his waking hours on the job around the ranch. He loves to play ball, eat cookies, play ball, eat cookies. Oh, and did we mention find that ball?
Griffin (Director of Fun) is a eight-year-old Husky Greyhound Cross. He spends his day making sure every guest is having a blast. Griffin is our resident social director, and he makes sure every dog feels comfortable meeting and joining the pack. He loves to get cuddles, eat cookies, get pats, eat cookies. Oh, and did we mention get more cuddles?
Heineken & Sapporo (Retired Athletes) are eleven-year-old Alaskan Racing Huskies. They are retired sled dogs. Heineken and Sapporo enjoy spending their days as they please. These two brothers are attached at the hip. Their favourite daily activities are leading pack walks, hunting squirrels and nap times. Heineken and Sapporo love exploring, snuggles, cookies. Oh, and did we mention exploring?
Willow (Head of Ranch Security) is a 14-year-old Calico. She spends her day napping. Willow does as she pleases and feels good doing so. Her office (cozy bed) near the window in the cattery allows her a view of all potential intruders. She takes her job very seriously (not). Willow loves to get cuddles, get treats, eat, nap. Oh, and did we mention more cuddles?
Pancake (Ranch Security Manager) is a six-year-old Tortoise Shell. Pancake takes her job slightly more seriously than her department head, Willow. She makes sure to do a minimum of two ground patrols daily. Although she can often be found in her office (cozy bed) beside her sister’s. She enjoys playing, catnip, hunting, snuggles. Oh, and did we mention catnip?