Meet our Owners!
Their dreams have finally come true!! Colleen, formally known as Groomed by Colleen, has teamed up with her husband and daughter to open Camp K9.
Colleen and Silesia are a mother/daughter duo that own and operate this stress and anxiety free facility.
Colleen has been grooming dogs for 33 years. She has had many small breed dogs growing up. Colleen and her husband, Jeff, have an 8 year old Yellow Lab named Sage. Colleen has always wanted a white Standard Poodle so she could use creative grooming to turn it into a zebra! Her favorite thing about Camp K9, besides spending time with her doggy friends, is being able to see the sunrise out the front windows!
Colleen is the Main Groomer at Camp K9.
Growing up with a dog-grooming mom, Silesia had no other option than to follow in her mom's foot steps. Lucky, Silesia has it in her blood to care for and love animals. She is a certified professional dog trainer with IACP.
Silesia has a Dalmatian puppy that she will be training to bird hunt. Her favorite thing about Camp K9 is meeting new clients and seeing how happy the dogs are when their parents come to pick them up at the end of the day!
Silesia is the Trainer at Camp K9.
Meet our Manager!
Paige is our new manager at Camp K9. She studied business at MSUM, then her life long love for animals has led her to veterinary medicine, where she studied veterinary technology at Globe University and was working as an assistant at a vet clinic. She holds a special place in her heart for bully mixes and has her own American Bulldog mix. Paige's favorite thing about working at Camp K9 is the amazing staff and getting to know each of the dogs that come in.
Meet our Groomers!
Liz is our grooming manager and has been with Camp K9 since November 2019! She grew up with a black lab/retriever mix (which is now her favorite breed!) and rescued 3 stray dogs and over 28 cats! Liz's favorite things to do during her free time is spending time with her children and playing video games with a good storyline. Her favorite thing about working at Camp K9 is the look on the customer's faces when they see their dog after a groom and how excited the dog is when their owner comes to pick them up. "I get to see the love and bond between pet and owner. And that is something really special."
Kolesa been with Camp K9 since August, 2020. She went to NDSU and is currently an LVT! She previously work at a local vet clinic for 7 years and is how trying her hand in dog grooming and is doing an amazing job! Kolesa's favorite part about working at Camp K9 is snuggling up with the pups and seeing the grooming transformations!
Erica has been with us since 2021, and her favorite thing about working at Camp K9 is hearing owners tell their pet how beautiful they look after a groom. Her favorite breed is an Australian Shepherd, and when she is not at work she is spending time with her boyfriend, and dog. She also loves to get crafty and crochet. Erica also loves going to concerts and Harry Styles even liked one of her tweets!
Meet our Kennel Staff/Front Desk!
Quinn joined Camp K9 at the beginning of 2022 and is a jack of all trades by working the front desk, supervising our dog friends, and even bathes dogs before their grooms! Her favorite breeds are St. Bernards and Miniature Schnauzers. When she is not working she loves spending time with her son. Fun fact about Quinn is that she has a degree in massage therapy.
Kaylee started at Camp K9 towards the end of 2022 and loves meeting our regular clients! "It's like seeing your friends". Her favorite dog breeds are Miniature Schnauzer, Bedlington, and Standard Poodles! When she is not at work she loves spending time with her fiancé and shopping at Sephora. A fun fact about Kaylee is that she laughs at everything.
Kelly has recently joined Camp K9 in early 2023 as a receptionist and loves to see each dogs' personality shine. Her favorite breed is French Bulldogs and when she's not at work she is hiking with her dog, painting, and reading a good book! A fun fact about Kelly is that she had 5 cats growing up because her mom couldn't stop her from bringing home strays.