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Growing up Jan worked at her family’s 3 generation business, Ralph’s Heating and Air Conditioning.  Eventually Jan ventured out onto her own into the Advertising world working at companies such as McConnaughy Stein Schmidt Brown, DDB Needham, Chicago and Jovon Broadcasting as a Broadcast Business Coordinator and Traffic Manager.


Jan, a life long lover of dogs, realized after boarding her own dogs when on business and vacations knew exactly what was missing as a client.  She began researching and exploring the world of boarding, training and daycare.  Jan has researched and attended many seminars such as handling shy/fearful dogs, infectious diseases in the kennel, handling aggressive dogs, vaccination protocol, safe animal handling, sanitation and disinfecting and pre-entry evaluations. In addition, Jan has completed Pet Tech First Aid & CPR.   She believes this industry is always evolving and truly enjoys and believes you can always continue to learn from others in the industry by communicating, sharing ideas and attending educational seminars and webinars. 

A few exciting awards such as being a finalist for Pet Industry Women of the Year, Voted Best Boarding Facility and Favorite Boarding Facility of the year by Chicagoland Tails Magazine Readers Choice Awards and 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Southwest Choice awards for favorite boarding facility by 22nd Century Media is very exciting to her!


Jan works along side with carefully chosen team members and notes “you can have all the book work and credentials in the world about animal behavior, although it takes a special person to truly have the ability to read, feel and understand each individual dog, not everyone has that natural ability and life long passion and commitment.”

On a personal note, Jan has helped and worked with many rescues including American Belgian Malinois Rescue, Dutch Shepherd Rescue, PAWS and National Animal Welfare Society.  Jan has 2 Belgian Malinois "Ryker & Lucia",  a 16 year old Border Collie Mix "Trixie", a Boxer/Pitty mix "Josie" and two cats named "Ben & Watson".  All 6 of Jan's animals are  from shelters/rescues (PAWS, NAWS and Belgian Malinois Rescue).

Jan’s personal hobbies...yes believe it or not outside of work involves.....dogs! She loves to train and spend time with her personal dogs as well as hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.  Jan always includes her son as he shares her passion, love of dogs, the outdoors and life.