Abby Pagliai

Abby is a Des Moines native certified in K9 first aid, dog language, and off leash group play. She is a dog mom to her male miniature Australian Shepherd, Aspen. Abby spends her free time camping with family and the Hardcore Campers, kayaking with Aspen and her boyfriend, and at her parents land in Ankeny around the bon fire! Owning and operating a doggy daycare has been a dream of hers since graduating high school, it wasn’t until she adopted her ‘soul dog’ that she knew she was going to make it a reality.

Megan Rude

Megan is the heart of the company, when Megan graduated from Ankeny High school her and her now husband Mitchell got their first fur baby Barrett a Blue Heeler, two years later they adopted a Pit/Rot mix named Weston who loves to cuddle all day! If Megan is not at the daycare she spends her time with her daughter Reagan and taking her boys swimming and doing zoomies at Chichaqua Wild Life Area. With out Megan this company couldn’t be possible with all the hoops Abby and Megan had to jump through Megan stayed positive and calm knowing it was meant to be. She is also certified in K9 First Aid, dog language, and off leash group play.

Anna Christiansen

Anna is an experienced dog handler. Her credentials regarding K9 interaction is extensive including certifications in dog language and off leash dog play. When Megan and Abby started working towards their dream they knew it was imperative to have Anna by their side. In her free time she enjoys quite walks with her German Shepherd, Axle, she is consistently finding new ways to grow her relationship with Axle by teaching him new tricks and cues.