RHODE ISLAND TEAM OF CARETAKERS
Amanda, General Manager:
I am the General Manager at Royal Flush Havanese. I have over 15 years of professional customer service and business management experience. I have 20 years experience working with dogs of all breeds and sizes, including working in a doggy daycare/boarding/indoor dog park facility. I volunteer on and off all year long. I have built a home with Habitat for Humanity. I also go into low income communities every tax season to prepare their tax returns for free and educate them on finances. Growing up we always had a German Shepard for training every month of my childhood. There has always been a four-legged family member in my home. We’ve had numerous different breed dogs, to cats, and even a ferret at one time! I’ve been studying animal behavior for as long as I can remember! We currently have our own Havanese puppy at home, Cora. She is the love of our lives! I love my career choice and especially my job at Royal Flush Havanese. Every day, I get to wake up and be a part of something completely amazing. These puppies, your new puppy included, has been born in my hand. Imagine the trust our moms have in me to allow me to sit with them during whelping and hold their babies at birth! Every day is so fulfilling, whether I am grooming, training, taking photos or just sitting and snuggling our pups! My favorite part of working here, is watching the babies grow from birth. Their development is absolutely amazing. They get big and learn so quickly. Finding their forever home is also a favorite of mine. Matching our clients with the perfect puppies is always fun but watching them meet for the first time, is an experience like none other! My greatest day working with Royal Flush was being able to go to the Make A Wish Castle to meet 11 year old twins, Daniel and Elizabeth. There wish was for a Havanese puppy and we were so blessed to be able to provide them with an amazing little pup!
Donna, Supervisor & Canine Caretaker:
I have been an animal person my whole life. My current pack includes Cheese Poof my 16 year old chinchilla, Floyd my 9 year old bearded dragon, Tweet my 5 month old Green Cheek Conure, and the love of my life, Angus my 2 year old Bull Terrier. He is truly my pride and joy. My first real job as a teenager was at a boarding kennel. I went on to work at a grooming salon and then another kennel. At 19, I started working for a cleaning company. After 5 years of cleaning houses I decided it was time for me to find a new job in the field I am most passionate about, animals. I found Royal Flush Havanese and I’ve never been happier to get up every day and go to work. My favorite part about my job is getting to bring precious new life into the world, hand raise them, watch them grow, and see them each go to their perfect forever homes.
Bonnie, Canine Caretaker:
Ever since I was a young girl, I have always loved animals. I have always had a desire to help others (animals & people!). My first job working with animals, as a teenager, was at the animal rescue league of southern RI. I have also worked as a certified nursing assistant and an activities assistant at both home care and in a facility. My family and I currently have 2 free roaming rabbits and a cockatiel. At one point we had 3 cats, 1 dog, 6 fish, and a rabbit. Although all the jobs I have held were rewarding, I have never felt so happy or felt more complete in the work I do at Royal Flush Havanese. I love coming to work every day to see our dogs grow. I can finally say I have my dream job! My love for our parents and puppies go past just “work”. Every day I feel amazed and excited to come to work. On any given day we could be grooming, cleaning, training, playing or helping a mom in labor. I love doing it all. I love watching all the pups grow from birth until they go home. I love watching their personalities develop. The most rewarding part of my job is watching our pups and adults go to their forever homes. We often get asked, “doesn’t it make you sad to say goodbye?” We love being able to watch our dogs interact with their new people and to know they are going to amazing families!
FLORIDA TEAM OF CARETAKERS
Charlotte, RFHF Manager & Canine Caretaker:
Working at Royal Flush has truly been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. I have loved animals since I was a small child and have always wanted to work with them. Growing up, I would always wake up early on Saturday mornings to watch dog shows. I am currently on the pre-veterinary track at Florida Gulf Coast University. This job has provided me with rewarding experience I can use throughout my career and my life. Personally, I have a Pomeranian, a cat and also 2 prairie dogs at home. However, the people (and canines) at Royal Flush Havanese have become like an extended family. My favorite part of this job is seeing the new puppy parents faces light up as they see and hold their new puppy for the first time, and knowing that the puppy will now have a wonderful life with their new family.
Bryna, Canine Caretaker:
I have had and love animals all my life. As a child i have had a small farm of dogs, cats, goats, chickens and horses. I have rode and have shown my horses in horse shows and even won quite a few ribbons and trophies. Today I have 3 dogs, Misty a lab mix, Harley a Pomeranian and Riley a Yorkie. and my 2 cats Tiger and Precious. I worked at a pet hotel before coming here to work at Royal Flush Havanese. Here at Royal Flush, we are a loving and caring family. We shower each dog and puppy with endless amounts of love. It fills my heart with joy knowing each one of our puppies is going to their new forever homes to be loved and cared for by their new parents as much as we do.
Javier, Canine Caretaker:
Hi my name is Javier and I am a caretaker at Royal Flush Havanese. I watch over all the adults and puppies and make sure they are well fed, happy and healthy! My whole life I have been around my family and friend’s pet dogs. Most of my experience have been from my past pets, but I enjoy being able to be working with the havanese and learning more about this amazing breed! I’m so happy to come to work every day and be greeted with plenty of kisses and unconditional love from all the dogs!
Kari, Canine Caretaker:
I love working with animals of any shape or size. I have rescued, fostered, and rehabilitated animals all my life. Currently my fur-babies consist of three Chihuahuas, Gremlin, Cricket, and Lil’ Bit. I have owned or worked with dog breeds ranging from 2lbs Chihuahua, 126 lb Tibetan Mastiff, to a 160 lb Greater Swiss Mountain who’s father was champion puller. I love working for Royal Flush and all the dogs. I get to love on the dogs as much as want, and they give the love right back.