Linda Candler, Top Dog

Owned by several dogs, all my animals were rescued from a shelter or private home. My love for animals started when I was young with several cats and dogs. I always wanted a horse and my sister stated that I am trying to make up the weight of that horse I never got with my animals. I'm not even close.


Many of the animals you see on this site are animals that I rescued from my Humane Society days. A strong friendship still remains with many of those adopted animals and their owners. I see people daily that I adopted an animal too. What a great feeling.


I am certified in Pet First Aid for dogs and cats, and I feel privileged to be able to care for your beloved companions and look forward to making great new friends.

Please contact me any time you have a question or need assistance.
Linda Candler
Linda's Camp K9
1817 Elder Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Phone: 574-256-CAMP (2267)

Tami, Manager

Tami says, "Not many people can say they are working at their dream job, but I absolutely can! I am owned by a few dogs of my own, Lennon, Mazey, Rizzo and Montreal who also get to enjoy all of the wonderful experiences Camp K9 has to offer. Interacting and playing with the dogs, watching them grow socially in a safe and fun-loving environment, and sending them home to mom and dad "dog tired"  are just a few things I love about Camp K9. Caring for our campers, and watching fosters thrive until they find their forever homes is a very rewarding and humbling experience. I can't wait to see what tomorrow at Camp K9 will bring. WOOF!!




Allie started grooming with a chain store, which was a great learning opportunity, but she was looking for a change of scenery and joined our grooming team at Camp K9.  Getting to see all of the adorable pups come and go throughout the day is a perk to working her dream job!  Allie looks forward to meeting your fur kids and is owned by three cats, Stormy, Tubbs, and Penne.



Haley has had a love for animals from a very young age.  She is a caring person and treats all of our campers and their owners as if they were part of her own family.  Haley enjoys drawing, reading, and writing.  She is owned by five lovable and energetic dogs, who keep her on her toes 24/7.



Kesha is happily married and has a three year old daughter, Marley. She is owned by her dogs Remi, Dexter, and Macy the cat.  Kesha grew up in Central Michigan and loves gardening, the great outdoors, animals, and family trips.  Kesha's upbeat personality and positive attitude is always a big hit with our campers and their parents.



Shanda takes on a special role here at Camp K9.  She is responsible for keeping our facility clean and sanitized.  In addition to cleaning, she is great with our smaller dogs and great with helping out or filling in where ever needed. Shanda has been a volunteer at Pet Refuge for approximately 5 years and her hobbies include, dogs, reading, basketball and bowling.  Shanda is owned by her cat, Tigger.



Bradi loves all animals, but dogs have stolen her heart.  Bradi is a great addition to camp.  She has a positive attitude and is happy to greet our happy campers as they walk through the door.



Hannah is very active with 4H, the American Rabbit Breeders Association, and the American English Spot Club.  She travels the country showing her rabbits.  At home she cares for all of the animals on the farm.  She is owned by Joker and Guppy, two Border Collies, who assist her with the chores around the farm.



After working for several Vets and doing other odd jobs I knew I wanted a rewarding career working with animals, and grooming seemed like a fun and creative way to spend my time. I started 5 years ago as a groomer's assistant learning the ins and outs and spent a lot of that time learning on show Chow Chows and other large long haired breeds. I then obtained my certification. After grooming for a corporate chain for a while I decided that was not where I wanted to be. I applied at Camp K-9 where I fell in love with the people and the dogs and I plan to be here for a long time.

Lindsey is owned be Sparti, Hermes and Cletus.



Emily loves working with dogs and her favorite hobbies include soccer and kayaking.  She is always smiling and the dogs always love play and cuddle time with Emily.  Emily is owned by three dogs of her own.



Julie has been a part of our camp family since 2011.  She is a wonderful caregiver to all of our campers and loves them as if they were her very own.  She enjoys taking her dog for walks and exposing her to new things.  She also enjoys gardening.  Julie is owned by her German Shepherd, Shiloh.



Payton is owned by her dogs, Brady and Bella, and her cats Shadow and Duncan.  She loves all dogs, but is partial to the German shepherds and Huskys.  Her hobbies include enoying time with friends and family.  Payton is always willing to learn and is excited to provide the best care to our campers.


Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Saturday: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

1817 Elder Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545, USA

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