Luke and Kerry are complete pet lovers. They both grew up with pets and have enjoyed keeping pets at the heart of their daily lives. They have two of their own dogs, Link and Andre- though both are too big for BLDHTX. They have plenty of experience with little dogs and all types of pets as the owners of Boon Pet Care (booncare.com) where they do in-home pet sitting. Kerry is also the founder of Houston Cares Animal Rescue, a 501c3 animal rescue in Houston (houstoncaresrescue.org). Kerry and Luke became the owners of The Best Little Dog House in Texas in 2015.
Sheena has always had dogs in her life and loves them so much. When her own little scruffy terrier passed, she knew that she wanted to find a job where she could spend time with dogs. She says that her time at BLDHTX is one of the best parts of her day because of how much fun she has with the dogs and how much she loves them. Her dream is to one day open a dog sanctuary. When not at BLDHTX you can find her enjoying painting, music, or reading.
Debra grew up around many dogs and found that she had a natural attachment to them. After home schooling her children and getting to a point in her career where she was ready for a change she returned to her affinity for dogs as her starting place. After finding out more about grooming she became a Petsmart bather for a year and soon after entered the grooming academy. Debra loves working at BLDHTX because she says it is a positive environment where she continues to learn and is always striving to keep high standards. She says that the groomers work well together and that they are a true team. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her Chihuahuas and Rat Terrier, watching movies, and keeping her mind sharp with online apps that work and test her skills.
Cristina grew up with all kinds of animals in her home and when she became a mother herself she made sure to raise her children around animals also. She was a stay at home mom when her kids were young but later looked for part time work. In 2010 her love of animals brought her to Petsmart where she started as a bather in their grooming department- a job that she really liked that eventually turned into full time work and which she did for two years. A year into her work there, she continued to pursue her passion at the next level and went to the grooming academy. At BLDHTX, she loves that the dogs are cage free and happier. She loves making the pet parents happy by grooming the dogs so they go home looking beautiful. When not at work, she is a homebody and enjoys relaxing at home with her kids and dogs.
Joey has experience in customer service and front desk work- at BLDHTX he enjoys combining that with his love for animals. At BLDHTX he enjoys interacting with lots of different types of dogs and seeing their personalities shine through. He says his favorite thing is "seeing their little tails wag when they walk through the door". His love for animals has been life long- growing up he loved both dogs and amphibians. At home, he enjoys spending time with his partner and with their miniature schnauzer mix named Bowser.
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Eric has been with us since April 2016. He has 3 little dogs of his own and loves being at BLDHTX where he gets to spend time with more little ones. In his free time Eric enjoys photography- his dogs and the dogs at BLDHTX are some of his favorite models! Eric is also a foster parent for Houston Cares Animal Rescue because he loves making a difference and loves dogs.
Israel grew up with animals of all kinds and now lives with 3 large dogs. Although he loves the little dogs at BLDHTX, he chooses large dogs when he adopts because he feels that big dogs often have the worst reputations and he likes to stick up for the underdog. Israel is a psychology major and when he’s at BLDHTX he not only enjoys spending time with dogs in a cage free environment but also likes learning a lot from the dogs. He says that he finds it interesting to see the psychology of the dogs as a group verse the individual psychology of one dog. When he’s not at work you would likely find him doing school work, hiking with his dogs, or out on a run. His goal is to become an occupational therapist that integrates dogs into his practice.
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Brandy grew up in a home full of animals- looking back she jokes she was raised in a zoo. Her parents raised golden retrievers and they had up to 15 at one time. Her family also worked in the entertainment industry in Vegas- from pets in their home to their barn they had lots of animals including chickens, peacocks, turtles, rabbits, a LOT of parrots, and an elephant (yes, you read that right). Brandy now lives with her two rescued Chihuahua mixes. She says that what she loves most about working with the dogs at BLDHTX is learning all their individual personalities and becoming their friends. On the front desk she says she loves meeting other dog parents who are like her- obsessed with their dogs! When not at work, Brandy enjoys walking her dogs, cooking, building wigs (there’s that entertainment industry!), and doing needlepoint (even specialty huge pieces that are 3’ x 5’ and take a year to make).
Jeff has lived with rescue dogs his whole life- he was born into a home with a Dachshund and has lived with dogs big and small. He currently doesn’t own a dog but loves taking care of his family’s dogs and knows he’ll own his own rescue dog again in the future. Some of his favorite things about dogs are how excited they are to see people and their never-ending amounts of love. When not at BLDHTX, Jeff enjoys spending time reading and writing.
Sean grew up with animals and is particularly excited to have a new pug puppy at home. Archie just completed his puppy vaccines so Sean brings him to play at BLDHTX! Sean says he likes coming to work each day because of the pure joy and happiness the dogs give him. Sean is in school for Process Technology but when not at work or school you would find him either meditating or being active in nature- rock climbing, skate boarding, camping, or hiking.
More info about Matt coming soon!
Blaira has always loved animals of all kinds. She grew up with rabbits and a lab mix named Shadow. At a young age, she started pet sitting and volunteered at therapeutic horse ranches. She currently lives with two kittens and hopes to have a dog again soon. In the meantime, she enjoys her time with all of the dogs at BLDHTX. She says she loves the Temperament Evaluation days because she loves to see the dogs make new friends (with both the other dogs and the people). When not at BLDHTX she loves to read and watch movies and her favorite genre is fantasy. Her big dream is to one day run an animal rescue.
Jose enjoys his overnights at BLDHTX. He says one of his favorite things is the cage-free environment and "being able to soothe and comfort little dogs that might miss their parents when they are not there". Jose is a pet parent and lives with 2 chihuahuas (Lola and Oreo) and a pitbull/lab mix (Lucky). He also fosters for Westbury CARE so he has a lot of experience with dogs of all types including fearful dogs just adjusting to new situations. When not at BLDHTX, Jose keeps himself busy with other jobs and volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and The Mission Continues. In his free time, Jose enjoys jamming on his guitar, mountain biking, skydiving, or camping!
Mauricio first fell in love with dogs at the early age of 4 when his family got a Rottweiler who quickly became his friend. Throughout his life he’s lived with everything from Chihuahuas to 90 lb German Shepherds and usually both at once! He has volunteered in animal rescue and likes to give back to animals because they bring him so much joy. He loves how the dogs each have unique personalities. When not at BLDHTX you can find him as a referee for soccer, bringing the family dogs to the dog park in one big pack, or spending time with his wife and their young son.