Team

Team

Meet Prairie Dog’s talented team!

Kelly Norton

Owner

My husband and I, along with our two young boys and 2 Hairless Chinese Cresteds, Extra Large Blue and White PitBull and Cairn Terrier are in love with dogs! It was my dream to work with dogs all day. I was a Dental Assistant for 14 years and dreamt of someday operating my own business with dogs. I am so proud to get up every morning for the last 4 years and rush to Prairie Dog. I am enthusiastic to pet and care for the dogs in Prairie Dog’s care. Our experienced staff are enthusiastic about dogs at all times.  We know every breed and get to know each family well. The dogs can not wait to come for daycare, doggy hotel time and grooming! Do not be too surprised if they do not want to leave, we care a lot about your dog and they know it!

For Play and Groom you can drop off at 7 am and pick up by 7 pm and your dog will get walks, belly rubs, treats, frozen Peanut Butter Kongs, lap time, fetch time and movie time along with the selected music of the day all while supervised by dog loving trained staff; this is all included in the $7+ charge for Play and Groom. One stop doggy shop!

I have gotten to know each one of your dogs and they are all so special to me! I have to give each one special attention and a hug/kiss.

If your dog will be new here, I assure you we will know each other for sure in two days.

Thank you for letting me “borrow” your fur child, I am going spoil the lil baby till you come get them to bring home so you can continue where we left off!

I would love to personally give you a free tour and talk about any concerns you may have.

Janna Mangin

Dog Groomer

What kind of dogs do you enjoy grooming the best?

I enjoy grooming Terrier, Springers, & Shih Tzu’s.

Do you have any pets of your own?

I have 3 dogs of my own named Freyja (Great Dane), Ludo (Pug) and Pip (Shih Tzu mix), and 2 cats named, Aesop and Roxy.

Where are you from?

I was born in Germany. Moved to the U.S. at 11 years old and resided in Mayville, ND until the age of 19. I now live in Fargo, ND.

How long have you been working with dogs?

I grew up with dogs and started walking and sitting dogs at the age of 8. I have 2 years of experience as a dog handler.

What is your favorite dog breed?

Pug and Great Dane

Kendra Baumann

Dog Groomer

What kind of dogs do you enjoy grooming the best?

I enjoy working with larger dogs such as Golden Doodles, Springer Spaniels, etc. I like to do field cuts for hunting dogs.

Do you have any pets of your own?

I have 3 dogs named Grizzley (American Staffordshire/greyhound), Cosmo (American Staffordshire/Fox Hound), & Triton (American Pitbull Terrier). I have 2 cats named Spanky & Jax.

Where are you from?

Ulen, MN

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have been working with animals for 5+ years; dogs, cats, & horses.

What is your favorite dog breed?

Pitbull & Greyhounds

Sierra L

Dog Groomer

What kind of dogs do you enjoy grooming the best?

Pomeranians, Yorkies, Shelties, Poodles, Cairn Terriers, Long and Wirehaired Dachshunds, Australian Shepherds and Pekingese.

Do you have any pets of your own?

I have an English Bulldog named Gretchen, a Siberian Forest cat mix named Eddie and a Bearded Dragon who I call Desi.

Where are you from?

I was born in California and lived in Montana and South Carolina when I was very young. I have lived in the Sacramento, CA area from first grade up until September of 2016.

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have 9.5 years of grooming experience and before I was a groomer I had about 6 months of bathing experience for a total of 10 years in the grooming industry.

What is your favorite dog breed?

I love all dogs so it is hard to narrow it down to just one breed. If I had to pick, my top five, I would say Pomeranians, English Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers, Bull Mastiffs and Shetland Sheepdogs.