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.
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.
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.
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.
Joey is a major league dog lover. He has a pug/bichon frise mix, and he loves taking him to parks and hiking with him through forestry trails. He loves being around plants! His experience working with dogs in the past has revealed to him his calling in life – to provide the best care possible for your beloved pets. Each dog deserves individual attention, and our team will surely give your precious pup the love and attention they deserve.
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!
Yuki was born and raised in Japan and immigrated to Canada in 2014. She has always been an avid animal lover and has two dogs of her own- her Pitbull Lydia and her Jack Russell cross Kassey. Yuki decided to become a certified dog groomer because "what could be better than working with dogs all day long?" She has a natural artistic ability when it comes to grooming and always ensures she understands what the client wants before she starts a service on their furbaby. Yuki is known for her soft and calm approach with the dogs while grooming, even the most anxious of dogs succumb to her soothing singing. It is a talent most of only dream of- she is truly a dog whisperer!