I started on 7/6/15 but with my mom running the kennel I grew up here like she did. I am a full time student at Brockport college.
My favorite part about working at Lakewind is getting to take care of all the different breeds of dogs that come in for boarding and spending individual time with the dogs that get playtimes while boarding because you end up creating a bond with them in the short time that they're there.
Shelby has seven years of experience with dogs in kennel and daycare environments, five of which included pet sitting for dogs and cats as well dog walking. In addition to her role at Lakewind Kennels, she works at Rochester Dog Walkers and volunteers as a foster for Brindle Posse Rescue helping homeless pets find their furever homes. She has two dogs and a cat of her own.
Hello! My name is Christina and I started at Lakewind in September 2015. I had just started grad school when I began working here part-time; now I work full-time at a local College, but I couldn't bring myself to give up my weekends here at the kennel - I love it too much.
Other than Ashley's smiling face, my favorite thing about working at Lakewind is simply spending time with the dogs. They don't care what I look like or how terrible my singing is - they just want to be loved and cared for, or for us to respect their space.
I often say that working with the dogs is like a therapy for me. I get my dog-fix in without having to bring them all home since they already have loving homes.
There aren't many establishments where you can say that the staff and the regular customers are like extended familymembers, but that is the case here at Lakewind. Every weekend I look forward to seeing the familiar faces and spending time with my best girl, D J
The owner, Becky, is like a mother to all of us - giving the staff constructive criticism as well as celebrating our accomplishments. She's fiercely loyal and protective of all of our furry friends, ensuring their well-being each and every day,which she instills in all of us working here. If you haven't been to Lakewind Kennels yet - book an appointment for grooming, make a reservation for boarding, or just stop in to say hello with your four-legged family members! We promise to shower your dogs (and cats) with love, kisses, and plenty of butt scratches.
Hi I'm Ashley I have been with Lakewind for about 11 years now! I love my job and the pets I get to care for everyday!! Most days I wouldn't want to be anywhere else! It's very satisfying to know that people trust us with their family members, and that the dogs that board with us really do love us! I've made great friends that I consider my family with my co-workers, boss, and some of the regular clients!! Lakewind was one of my first jobs and I'm so happy to have found what I love to do at such a young age. Most of our clients recognize me as the tattoo girl, which makes me laugh, if they only knew I actually have a tattoo that says if lost please return to Lakewind Kennels. It is my hope to some day take over this incredible business that I love!!
Hi my name is Joelle. I have been grooming since 1997. I started out learning to groom from my Aunt and loved it. I pursued further education from the Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming in October of 1997, and graduated with my grooming certificate in February 1998. I have been working for Lakewind Kennels since April 2, 2006. I have two dogs of my own a Chihuahua named Gia and an English Mastiff the baby of our family named Hercules. I love working for Becky and the rest of my co-workers. It is a warm,loving and caring place to be. We treat every four legged friend like family!♥
Hi I'm Stephanie I started at Lakewind April 1st 2013 and I love snugglin' with the pups. I started while I was starting college and now I'm almost done with my schooling. On stressful days of school going to the kennel to care for the dogs on the weekends we're a lot of times the highlight of my week!!
Hi I'm Becky I have been at Lakewind since the late 80s. I learned how to groom in 1993. I started running Lakewind Kennels in September of 2004. My family and I have 8 dogs and 1 very large rescue bunny. Our dogs include 4 Puerto Rican rescues which are, 3 chihuahuas, and a terrier mix. Then we have 2 bulldogs, an olde English bulldog, and a Pomeranian mix. Lakewind is my passion it brings me great joy, my employees are amazing, I can truly count on them and trust them to help me keep all of the day to day running smoothly. I very lucky to get up every morning and go to the place I love with the people and pets that make me the happiest!!