Puptown Girls Dog Lounge & Spa is a family-owned business operated by three dog owners and animal lovers. We’re experienced and knowledgeable, and can take care of your dogs as if they are our own. Bring your dog in today for daycare & grooming. Call us!
Meet the Owners – One Big Happy Italian Fur-mily!
Milena became a “crazy dog mom” when she met and fell in love with Theodore- a sweet mini golden doodle. She recently adopted a rescue mixed poodle from Mexico named Dolce. Initially Milena was only supposed to foster Dolce until she found her furever home, however that changed as soon as Dolce moved in with Milena and Theodore! There was no way she was going anywhere and Dolce is now in her furever home. Milena along with her business partners (and family) sister Sabrina and cousin Juanita, is happy to contribute to a local business. Our dogs are part of our family, and we wanted to make sure all dogs could return to this location and feel safe and comfortable with the staff they know and love.
Owner & Certified Groomer
Juanita is a lover of all animals. Walking dogs and yoga are her two favourite pastimes. Juanita has owned huskies over the years and is passionate about supporting the cause of rescuing abused dogs. She also owns two crazy cats and would live on a farm with dozens of animals if she could. Juanita is an owner of another Burnaby business and feels privileged to be a Puptown girl because it combines her love of dogs with her love of connecting with people.
Juanita has combined her true passion for dogs and her artistic eye to drive her to be an exeptional groomer. She has mastered the patience in dealing with nervous or difficult dogs with a soothing energy to bring calmness to the overall grooming experience for your pup. She takes pride in what she does and makes sure that she fully understands what every client expects from their pup's grooming experience. She will always work with dog owners to advise them on how to care for their pup's coat after their grooming service to ensure that they get the maximum benefit from the experience.
Sabrina has been a dog owner and lover all her life. She is currently the master of a large and in-charge Bouvier named Rocco. As the owner of another business in Burnaby, Sabrina knows how important client satisfaction is to the success of a business. Sabrina is happily joining this venture with her sister Milena and cousin Juanita.
Alex has over 10 years of dog experience. During her free time, she offers private training classes and pet sitting. She also has worked as a groomer's assistant in the past. She has a special hand with dogs who suffer from fear-based anxiety. Last year, she adopted her own dog who also suffers from anxiety issues and is working hard to rehabilitate her. She spent many years managing another dog daycare, and knows first-hand what a great place it can be for dogs to gain confidence, and of course have fun! Big and small, she loves them all.
Matteo has loved animals his whole life, he has a Shitzu Maltese Poodle and enjoys taking him on hikes, rain or shine! Matteo prides himself in making the pup's visit enjoyable and memorable! Matteo has avery soft approach with the dogs at Puptown which makes him a very popular attendant! They all love to cuddle up with him on the couch or follow him around all day. It’s a testament to his good nature and ability to calm and soothe the room when they are in a howling, wild mood.
Vanessa is a student and a foodie, but probably most importantly, she’s a dog lover! She was a passionate BCSPCA volunteer through high school and has been working with dogs hands-on for over two years. Vanessa has formed a special bond with many dogs over the years at the daycare and they are as happy to see her as they are their own family. She makes them feel as if Puptown is their home and it takes a special person to do that. Vanessa can’t have a dog of her own at the moment, she feels she really hit the jackpot with this job!
Laara has been working with animals for over ten years. She started out by providing dog walking, pet sitting, and in-home boarding services before joining the staff of the former Woof Dog Lounge. She is happy to now be a Puptown girl. She has been dubbed the resident "dog whisperer" because of her natural ability to calm any dog with her soothing nature. In her spare time, she draws dog portraits and cuddles with her two cats and her pug Mushu.
Jenna has been an animal lover her entire life. Whether it be feeding the ducks at the lake or walking dogs, she has always felt her best around animals. In 2018, Jenna went vegan as a further step for her love of all animals and hopes to continue this for the rest of her life. She has grown up with big dogs (German Shepherds) but loves furbabies of all sizes! She is also very fascinated by rescue dogs and loves to hear their different stories. Her favourite part about working with dogs is learning all their different quirks and personalities and she is very passionate about making sure all the dogs are happy and having a great time at daycare!
Kassandra has three small dogs: Tinsel, who is a bichon mix, and Honey and Joy, who are chihuahua mixes. She has always been very passionate about animals, especially dogs, and has worked with dogs of all sizes. She hopes to work her way into a veterinarian technician career and help strays and owners who can’t afford vet help!
Chloe has one dog of her own and he’s a shepherd mix named Duke. He is her grooming assistant who likes to lay under her table while she grooms dogs. She is an animal lover and Has grown up with all kinds of different animals such as Horses, dogs, cats, pigs, bunnies, and cows. She used to be in 4H and has worked with miniature horses bunnies and even with dogs and was in a competition with her dog at the time. Dogs have always been her true passion. She one day hopes to run her own business of rescuing dogs and finding there future homes. Grooming has become a love of hers to take the time of getting to know each dog and putting her artistic hands to work. She takes pride in her work and makes sure to fully meet what the customer wants and needs out of their puppies groom. She along with Juanita will work with the dog owners and advise them on how to take care of their dogs for coat after their grooming service to ensure they get the max benefit of their experience.
Candice is a university student. She loves going on adventures such as hiking and international travelling. She has had 5 dogs or more in over the course of her life as she grew up going to her grandmas and uncles farms where they had many dogs. She loves all dogs but her favourite breed are Boerbulls. She has two years of experience with dogs and she was a volunteer at the SPCA in Namibia.
Ever since she was six years old Jordyn has been an animal lover. She has volunteered her free time working with different animals and breeds. The first job that Jordyn had was working on a farm where she was walking and house sitting dogs, caring for cats and training for horses when she was only 11 years old. She enjoys working with all animals but her main focus has always been om rescue animals because she wants to gain their love and trust. She has rescued multiple animals with the goal to provide them with safer, healthier environments than they were in. Jordyn has over seven years of experience working with dogs and plans to own her own farm one day dedicated to rescue animals in need of love. Jordyn plans to work with the Puptown team for as long as she can to gain more experience before following her own path.
Brianna grew up always loving animals and has had many pets over the years. She is currently the proud pawrent of two cats and two dogs - a Pomeranian cross and Rottweiler. She so loves all breeds and sizes of dogs equally. Animals are usually drawn to her and love her energy. Brianna got into dog grooming because of her deep love for animals and was looking to find a career that she truly loves.