Team

Team

Meet Prairie Dog’s talented team!

Kelly Norton

Owner

I am so excited you found Prairie Dog Boarding Grooming and Canine Daycare.  I personally have Streaker, a Hairless Chinese Crested, Pongo, a deaf Dalmatian, and Nebula, a blue Pit Mix! 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. And for the last 7 years, we have been doing just that!

My team is enthusiastic to care for the dogs in our facility.  We love to get to know each family and their dog(s). 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 daycare and boarding, your dog will get to play, belly rubs, treats, lap time, fetch time, daycare or one on one games, basic command training, enrichment and movie time along with the selected music of the day all while supervised by dog loving trained staff. Grooming dogs will receive belly runs, treats, music, and come home smelling and looking fresh. One stop doggy shop!

I want the whole community to know about our $10 nail trim, 9000 square feet facility, four inside play areas, and five outside play areas!

Meet just some of my awesome team!

Janna Mangin

Dog Groomer

What kind of dogs do you enjoy grooming the best?

I love grooming Shih-Tzu’s but I really love all dogs! It’s a joy to watch them transform and feel good!

Do you have any pets of your own?

I have three dogs and two cats! My dogs are Freyja (Great Dane), Ludo (Pug), and Pip (Shih-Tzu Mix). My cats are Aesop (Domestic Longhair) and Roxie (Domestic Shorthair).

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Germany, but I grew up in Mayville, ND. I currently reside in Fargo.

How long have you been working with dogs?

I’ve been working with dogs for many years starting by being a dog walker in my youth. I was a kennel attendant for two years before starting my grooming career. I have four years grooming experience.

What is your favorite dog breed?

It’s hard to decide! I’ve always loved Pugs and Great Danes but honestly I love all dogs!

Sierra L

Dog Groomer

What kind of dogs do you enjoy grooming the best?

I love grooming Pomeranians, Yorkies and Poodles. I also enjoy doing breed cuts on terriers as well.

Do you have any pets of your own?

Yes, I have a bulldog named Peaches, a Siberian forest cat named Eddie, a Mexican red knee tarantula named Chalupa, a ball python named Hades and a ball python named Matilda.

Where are you from?

Sacramento, CA but I have been in Fargo since September of 2016.

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have been grooming since July of 2007.

What is your favorite dog breed?

It’s hard to pick just one, but if I had to, I would have to say English bulldogs. They are the squishiest most loveable babies in the world, and I could not imagine my life without one.

Colleen

General Manager

What kind of dogs do you enjoy working with the most?

I love working with dogs that make you work at earning their trust a little more than others. It’s so rewarding to see them finally put their guard down and work on building a trusting relationship with them.

Do you have any pets of your own?

Yes, I have three! Pablo, a 2 year old French Bulldog and two Domestic Shorthair cats, Lewis (7) & Clark (8).

Where are you from?

I was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Sauk Centre, MN in 2006. I moved to Fargo in 2013 to attend college at NDSU and have been here ever since!

How long have you been working with dogs?

I’ve been working with dogs for about 6 years. Before staring at Prairie Dog, I hadn’t had much experience working with dogs. I’ve learned so much along the way and look forward to growing even more!

What is your favorite dog breed?

I have quite a few favorite breeds! I love Afghan Hounds, Ibizan Hounds, German Wirehaired Pointers, Golden Retrievers, Irish Setters, Great Danes, Poodles, Rottweilers, Pugs, Pekingese, and Bull Terriers. However, my heart breed is definitely French Bulldogs. I love their goofy personalities, drive, energy level, and affection.

Anna

Assistant Manager

What kind of dogs do you enjoy working with the most?

I really enjoy getting to work with all dogs! Each day we see a wide range of dogs here and it is so much fun to be around each one’s different personalities!

Do you have any pets of your own?

I have two dogs and two cats! My dogs are Nova (Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and Howard (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)! My cats are Nala and Bandit (Ragamuffins)

Where are you from?

West Fargo, ND, born and raised!

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have been with Prairie Dog since January 2019!

What is your favorite dog breed?

That is a hard question! I love just about every dog I meet, but my favorite breed is Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers & Corgis- good thing, since I own them!

Avery

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

What kind of dogs do you enjoy working with the most?

I LOVE the big dogs! I am also a sucker for all of the baby puppies that come in!

Do you have any pets of your own?

Yes! Magnolia is a British Lab who is “dark” chocolate. She is the love of my life! <3

Where are you from?

I am from Horace, ND!

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have been dog sitting since I was 12, but have worked at Prairie Dog since February 2022.

What is your favorite dog breed?

I would have to say labradors. Although anything big and fluffy I am instantly in love with!

Briana

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

What kind of dogs do you enjoy working with the most?

I really love the shy and nervous dogs that need a little extra love and patience. I also have a special place in my heart for senior dogs.

Do you have any pets of your own?

Yes, I do! I have a catahoula named Haven, 2 cats- Briggs & Mya, & a bearded dragon named Waffles!

Where are you from?

I actually moved around a lot growing up, but I graduated from & call Rothsay, MN my hometown!

How long have you been working with dogs?

For as long as I can remember! I grew up raising and showing dogs with my grandparents. Dogs are my passion forsure.

What is your favorite dog breed?

My favorite dog breed is a catahoula and it had always been a dream of mine to own one. Tying for a close second is dobermans or pitbulls!

Ellie

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

What kind of dogs do you enjoy working with the most?

I love the extremely intelligent dogs and dogs with quirky smiles, aka Australian Cattle Dogs!

Do you have any pets of your own?

Yes! I have a German Shepherd Mix named Carrie, we call her Caren for short and a black Labrador named Moxie!

Where are you from?

I am from a small town in the center of Wisconsin, called Mosinne.

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have been working with dogs since April of 2019.

What is your favorite dog breed?

Cattle dogs! I plan on getting one of my own once I am done with school.

Katie

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

What kind of dogs do you enjoy working with the most?

I really enjoy working with the shy dogs and getting them to open up!

Do you have any pets of your own?

Yes!I have two calico cats, Peaches & Penny and a Heeler Mix named Hazel!

Where are you from?

I am from Fargo, ND!

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have been working with dogs for 5+ years!

What is your favorite dog breed?

I LOVE bull terriers and dachshunds!

Skylar

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

What kind of dogs do you enjoy working with the most?

I really enjoy all of the dogs!

Do you have any pets of your own?

I don’t have any of my own pets

Where are you from?

Grand Forks, ND

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have been volunteering with dogs for 4 years, but I have been with Prairie Dog since August 2021.

What is your favorite dog breed?

Pitbulls and Pit Mixes!

Sydney

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

What kind of dogs do you enjoy working with the most?

I love working with dogs that enjoy playing with toys and being held and cuddled.

Do you have any pets of your own?

Yes! I have a dog and a rabbit. Jasper is a 14 year old Cockapoo and Rex is a 3 year old Rex Rabbit.

Where are you from?

Argusville, ND

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have had a dog since I was 4 years old and have been working at Prairie Dog for 2 years.

What is your favorite dog breed?

My top three favorites are Dobermans, Doodles, and Pomeranians!

Sydney

Dog Trainer

What kind of dogs do you enjoy working with the most?

I love working and training with all kinds of dogs! But, I would say I love working with puppies the most as it’s fun to watch them grow and learn.

Do you have any pets of your own?

Yes, I have a rescue dog from Turtle Mountain! Liebe is a good, old fashioned mutt, mostly husky/lab. She loves to run, hunt, and do rally obedience.

Where are you from?

I am from Minot, ND

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have been around dogs my entire life. As a career, I have worked with dogs since 2018. I’ve worked with various groomers and trainers in that time. Over the years, I have found a passion for obedience training.

What is your favorite dog breed?

It is very hard to pick just one, but I would have to say huskies and beagles. I had one of each growing up and they hold a very special place in my heart.

Tianna

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

What kind of dogs do you enjoy working with the most?

I love to work with the more nervous dogs, to help them feel more comfortable. I also really love the big, giant dogs!

Do you have any pets of your own?

Yes! I have two domestic shorthair cats (Frankie & Twilight) and a Blue Heeler/Australian Shepherd mix, named Ethel!

Where are you from?

I am from here. (Fargo, ND!)

How long have you been working with dogs?

I have been working with dogs since 2019.

What is your favorite dog breed?

I LOVE Anatolian Shepherds!.