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's Camp K9
1817 Elder Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Phone: 574-256-CAMP (2267)
Tami, General 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!!
CARING CAMP COUNSELORS
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.
Ellie is owned by Rogue, the black Lab. Ellie is a student at IUSB currently studying social work. Ellie's hobbies include reading, yoga, and taking her dog on adventures during her free time. She is a wonderful addition to our camp family and she is always ready to take on the day providing a safe and fun environment for all of our campers.
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.
Paige is owned by Dolce the Boston Terrier Her hobbies include outdoor activities and going to the beach. She found her niche here at Camp K9, and she loves the fact that the dogs get to be dogs and zoom around all day. Paige is a great adition to our camp family and she can't wait to love on all of the campers.
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.
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.
Kelsea is owned by a husky of her own. She is the smiling face you will see in the evenings while picking up your pups from a fun filled day of play.
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.
Elizabeth is owned by Ace the husky, Shiloh the JRT, and Charlotte the Cavachon. She is CPR and first aid certified. Elizabeth has been grooming for six years and spent several of those years working under a professional groomer learning valuable skills. She looks forward to providing the best spa experience for your dog.
Jarred is currently a student at IUSB majoring in computer science. He does not have a dog of his own, but is currently owned by all of our campers here at camp. His hobbies include, video games, skateboarding, and painting. He is a welcome addition to our camp family.
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.