At The Paw Zone, your dog will be a member of the pack. Learn more
about our pack leaders!
Diane is the founder and owner of The Paw
Zone. She has more than 19 years experience in the pet-care industry,
from veterinary and retail pet store management to training racehorses.
She is very hands-on and you will usually find her out working with
the pack or checking in a client. Her passion for dogs led to the
development of The Paw Zone.
Steve is the first face you see when you walk
into The Paw Zone. Steve will help you sign in, fill out paperwork,
and direct your dog to the play area. He has more than 10 years
of customer service experience and is here to answer any questions.
Maureen makes sure that all of our pack members
stay clean, safe and happy. She is our "cleaning machine"
and takes great pride in making sure The Paw Zone stays immaculate.
Maureen has eight years of experience in the pet-care industry and
really enjoys working hands on with the dogs.
Sarah enjoys working with our more timid dogs
and helping them come out of their shell. She loves watching a shy
dog come into our pack and become more confident during their stay.
Her calm energy radiates throughout The Paw Zone. Sarah has had
more than 12 years experience in the pet-care industry.
Jamie is just entering the world of dog behavior! She is progressing
well in her area of expertise and is even spending Saturdays with
our trainer to learn canine body language and behavior.
Jackie brings experience from across the animal spectrum after growing
up on a 700-acre farm! She has experience showing dogs and breeding
Welcome Waggin’ "Group Play" Organizer
When you enter The Paw Zone, a giant, goofy
Doberman pinchsher might welcome you to our facility. Don’t
worry, this is just Simon, our beloved mascot (and Diane’s
dog)! You can find him in the play area or greeting clients. His
favorite time of the day is when new kids come to The Paw Zone.
He loves to help with chores and will always be the first in on
Simon is a 2 1/2-year-old Doberman Pinscher who loves being the
center of attention. Simon is a happy guy who is on his way to becoming
a certified Search and Rescue K-9. He is incredibly talented and
takes his job seriously. When he isn’t finding missing people,
he loves to swim, do weight pull (up to 320 pounds!), go to parks,
and chase geese from our pond.
is an 8-month-old Doberman Pinscher who loves to have fun! Summer
is more reserved. She likes to visit people, but doesn’t have
to be the focal point. She is a typical puppy and loves to play,
play, play. Summer is well on her way to becoming a top-certified
Search and Rescue Human Remains Detection Dog (HRD). Such talent
for such a young lady! She displays the type of talent a K-9 handler
only dreams of. When she isn’t busy working, Summer enjoys
chasing Simon, running on our 240 acres, chasing geese from our
pond, and chewing up toys.
Sunni and Lexi are 11 years, 9 years and 7 years old. They are Miniature
Pinschers who enjoy the nice, easygoing lives of our home. They
come to the Zone once or twice a week because they enjoy socializing
but enjoy their beds even more! They love running on the farm on
our walks, and Emmi loves to swim. They love going to spend the
week at Grandmom’s house! The girls enjoy going for car rides
— it doesn’t matter where, just as long as we hit the