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Meet Our Pet Resort Staff

JODI, Pet Resort, Grooming and Doggie Daycare Manager/Cat Hospital Customer Service Specialist Jodi has been with the Avondale Pet Resort for 16 years.  She is the smiling face that will greet you when your cat comes to visit us at the cat hospital.  She keeps everything in these areas organized and running smoothly.  Her pets include a Rat Terrier, "Sarah" and three cats, "Hoppy", "Ping" and "Kodi".  In her free time Jodi enjoys shopping, spending time with her family and her husband, Brad and son, Bryan.
LIBBY, Assisant Manager   Libby is one of the Animal Caregivers at the Avondale Pet Resort.  She has been with the Pet Resort since the fall of 2011.  Libby has two English Setters named " Gibbs"  and "Zeva", a lab/heeler mix named "Maverick" and three cats, "PJ", " TJ", " OJ"  along with American Giant Homer show pigeons and heritage breeds of chickens.  She enjoys photography, reading, sewing, do-it-yourself projects, baking and canning.  Libby, together with her husband Kelly, loves to garden, raise and show pigeons and iris, and go fishing together.  She also loves to spoil your pets while they stay with us at the resort!!
JO, Animal Caregiver / Shift Leader Jo Heldenbrand is one of the Animal Caregivers at the Avondale Pet Resort.  She has been with the Pet Resort since the spring of 2011.  Jo loves the opportunity to care for and play with all the animals being boarded at the Pet Resort.  She has a Morkie named  "Molly" and a Yorkie named "Rusty."  After living in Key West, Florida, she was glad to return to the Midwest.  In her free time Jo's favorite activities are sewing, painting, gardening and doing anything that's "crafty".  She and her husband, Gene, love spending time with their daughter, Lisa, son, Mike, as well as their four grandchildren.
MEGAN, Animal Caregiver / Shift Leader Megan has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the Spring of 2013.  She loves spending the time in doggie daycare and helping care for all the animals spending time with us at the Pet Resort.  Megan has a Australian Shepherd, "Bubba", a Flat Coated Retriever, "Chief" and  Pitbull mix "Axel".  Megan enjoys hockey, comic books and going to the lake with the dogs in her free time. 
GARRETT, Animal Caregiver   His love of animals prompted Garrett to become an Animal Caregiver at the Avondale Pet Resort.  What others may consider work, Garrett considers an honor to care for, feed, water, exercise and make sure the dogs and cats that are guests at the Pet Resort always have clean, comfortable surroundings.  He has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the Spring of 2015.  He has 3 dogs of his own - "Zoey", a black Lab, "Sky", a golden Lab and "Piper", a Min Pin.  Garrett is active in school and particularly enjoys cross country and hanging out with friends.
CORD, Animal Caregiver Cord is one of the Animal Caregivers at the Avondale Pet Resort.  His duties include care of animals that are guests at the Pet Resort.  This includes making sure they all have the right amount of food and water, that their rooms are clean and odor free and providing exercise and play time for them.  Love of animals is a must in the Pet Resort and Cord certainly has that!  He has a turtle named "Parker" and a Chinchilla named "Chester".  In his free time he is an avid bowler and also enjoys art.
PATRICIA “TRICIA”, Animal Caregiver Tricia has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the summer of 2015.  As an animal caregiver she maintains each area of the Resort so that it has a comfortable "home away from home" for each pet that is our guest.  Animal Caregivers have the opportunity to have interactive play time with the pets as well as making sure they have plenty of water and just the right amount of food.  Tricia loves having the opportunity to care for the dogs and cats that come to the Avondale Pet Resort.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.
CHELSEA, Pet Stylist Chelsea has been one of the pet stylists at the Avondale Pet Resort since the Fall of 2015.  She enjoys grooming all breeds of dogs and loves meeting all of the pet owners.  She has a Bull Terrier, "Reggie", a cat, "Anna" and a rabbit, "Nibblet".  In her free time she enjoys doing arts and crafts and spending time with her pets. 
CANDY, Animal Caregiver   Candy is one of the friendly faces that greet you when you bring your dog to stay with us in one of our themed suites or dormitory rooms, be groomed or be our doggie daycare guest.  You can also recognize her friendly voice on the phone when you call our Pet Resort.  She strives to make sure all of our guests have a positive experience while here. She has a Beagle, "Cooper" and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and children as well as go bowling or spending time with a book.  Candy has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the summer of 2015.
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BREANNA, Animal Caregiver   Breanna began employment with the Avondale Pet Resort the spring of 2016 as an animal caregiver.  Her responsibilities include making sure all our Pet Resort guests are well cared for, comfortable and their rooms are clean with just the right amount of food and water.  She has a Shetland Sheepdog of her own named "Chloe" and in her free time she enjoys drawing, writing, helping friends and pets while occasionally making jewelry out of things she finds. 
JENNY, Pet Stylist Jenny is one of the Pet Stylists at the Avondale Grooming Salon.  She has been with the Avondale Grooming Salon since the fall of 2016.  She loves making our guests feel pampered while they are here and sends them home smelling and looking great!  Jenny has 4 dogs, 2 cats, a bunny and chickens of her own.  When not working she spends her time with her husband and children and wildlife rehabilitation
ALEX, Animal Caregiver   Alex has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the spring of 2016.  Her duties include making sure all of the Pet Resort guests are well cared for and have a clean and inviting room during their stay.  She also enjoys the special play times she has with the dogs and cats that stay with us.  She has two Pitbulls, "Jax" and "Layla" and a Guinea Pig named "Peanut".  In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and family. 
JENIFER, Client Care Specialist Jenifer is one of the friendly faces that will greet you as you enter the Avondale Pet Resort.  She has been employed at the Avondale Pet Resort since the fall of 2010. She has 2 dogs of her own, "Chilly Willy" who is a Border Collie mix and "Maxx" who is an Australian Shepard.  She also has a cat, "Cricket".  In her free time she loves spending time with her husband, Joel, shopping, refinishing furniture, cooking, sewing and home redecorating. 
JENNIFER K., Animal Caregiver   Jennifer has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the spring of 2016.  As part of her Animal Caregiver responsibilities, she makes sure all of our guests are well cared for with plenty of exercise, personal attention, clean and comfortable rooms with just the right amount of food and water. Jennifer has a Labradoodle of her own named "Scooter".  In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her husband and two daughters.
JORDAN, Animal Caregiver Jordan is a college student who is working for the summer at the Avondale Pet Resort as an Animal Caregiver.  She cares for all the animals who are guests at the Pet Resort or are staying in one of the Cat Condos.  She also assists with Doggie Daycare.  Jordan has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the spring of 2016. She has a Miniature Dauschund, "Max"; a Calico Cat, "Cali"; a cat, "Casper" and a mix breed dog, "Charlie".  She enjoys reading playing or watching sports, spending time with her family and friends and playing with her dogs.  Jordan is a Pre-Dental student at the University of Iowa, Health & Human Services Department.
KAITLYN, Animal Caregiver Kaitlyn has been employed by the Avondale Pet Resort since the summer of 2016 as an Animal Caregiver.  She loves spending time with the dogs, cats and exotics that are guests of the Pet Resort.  Kaitlyn makes sure they have just enough food and water and lots of love and attention. She has 2 dogs of her own, "Max" and "Shiloh", one cat, "Oero" and between 12-15 rabbits. In Kaitlyn's free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends and cuddling with her rabbits. 
ANNETTE, Animal Caregiver Annette has been employed by the Avondale Pet Resort as an animal caregiver since the summer of 2016.  In addition to play times with the dogs and snuggling with the cats, Annette, keeps all of our guest rooms clean and odor free.  She makes sure all of the dogs and cats have food and water at just the right times with lots of attention.  She has a Pitbull Mix of her own, "Rosie".  In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family and fishing.
TREY, Animal Caregiver Trey has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the fall of 2016.  His duties include the care of all of our guests staying at the Pet Resort Suites, Dormitory Rooms or in our Cat Condos, play times and walks with the dogs and cuddle time with the cats.  Additionally, he makes sure all of our guests are comfortable with just the right amount of food and water.  Trey's love of animals shows in everything he does.  In his free time he enjoys reading and playing video games. 
SARAH, Animal Caregiver/Client Care Specialist Sarah wears many hats at the Avondale Pet Resort. You may see her smiling face at either the Avondale Pet Resort front desk or the Avondale Cat Hospital front desk, playing with the dogs in Doggie Daycare or helping with the dogs and cats being boarded. She has been with Avondale since 2002. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, going to sporting events or spoiling her Lab mix dog, "Guiness".
HOPE, Animal Caregiver Hope joined the Avondale Pet Resort as an Animal Caregiver the winter of 2017.  Her duties include playing with the dogs during Doggie Daycare times as well as making sure all of our guests are clean and comfortable when staying with us in our Pet Resort Suites, Dormitory Rooms or Cat Condos.  She has 5 dogs and a cat of her own and during her free time enjoys board games, swimming and reading.
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SARAH, Animal Caregiver/ Client Care Specialist Sarah wears many hats at the Avondale Pet Resort. You may see her smiling face at either the Avondale Pet Resort front desk or the Avondale Cat Hospital front desk, playing with the dogs in Doggie Daycare or helping with the dogs and cats being boarded. She has been with Avondale since 2002. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, going to sporting events or spoiling her Lab mix dog, "Guiness".
LIBBY, Assistant Manager   Libby is one of the Animal Caregivers at the Avondale Pet Resort.  She has been with the Pet Resort since the fall of 2011.  Libby has two English Setters named " Gibbs"  and "Zeva", a lab/heeler mix named "Maverick" and three cats, "PJ", " TJ", " OJ"  along with American Giant Homer show pigeons and heritage breeds of chickens.  She enjoys photography, reading, sewing, do-it-yourself projects, baking and canning.  Libby, together with her husband Kelly, loves to garden, raise and show pigeons and iris, and go fishing together.  She also loves to spoil your pets while they stay with us at the resort!!
JO, Animal Caregiver / Shift Leader Jo Heldenbrand is one of the Animal Caregivers at the Avondale Pet Resort.  She has been with the Pet Resort since the spring of 2011.  Jo loves the opportunity to care for and play with all the animals being boarded at the Pet Resort.  She has a Morkie named  "Molly" and a Yorkie named "Rusty."  After living in Key West, Florida, she was glad to return to the Midwest.  In her free time Jo's favorite activities are sewing, painting, gardening and doing anything that's "crafty".  She and her husband, Gene, love spending time with their daughter, Lisa, son, Mike, as well as their four grandchildren.
MEGAN, Animal Caregiver / Shift Leader Megan has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the Spring of 2013.  She loves spending the time in doggie daycare and helping care for all the animals spending time with us at the Pet Resort.  Megan has a Australian Shepherd, "Bubba", a Flat Coated Retriever, "Chief" and  Pitbull mix "Axel".  Megan enjoys hockey, comic books and going to the lake with the dogs in her free time. 
4318 East Army Post Road     Des Moines, IA 50320    Telephone 515-262-7297   Toll Free 800-339-4873
JODI, Pet Resort, Grooming and Doggie Daycare Manager/Cat Hospital Customer Service Specialist Jodi has been with the Avondale Pet Resort for 16 years.  She is the smiling face that will greet you when your cat comes to visit us at the cat hospital.  She keeps everything in these areas organized and running smoothly.  Her pets include a Rat Terrier, "Sarah" and three cats, "Hoppy", "Ping" and "Kodi".  In her free time Jodi enjoys shopping, spending time with her family and her husband, Brad and son, Bryan.
GARRETT, Animal Caregiver   His love of animals prompted Garrett to become an Animal Caregiver at the Avondale Pet Resort.  What others may consider work, Garrett considers an honor to care for, feed, water, exercise and make sure the dogs and cats that are guests at the Pet Resort always have clean, comfortable surroundings.  He has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the Spring of 2015.  He has 3 dogs of his own - "Zoey", a black Lab, "Sky", a golden Lab and "Piper", a Min Pin.  Garrett is active in school and particularly enjoys cross country and hanging out with friends.
CORD, Animal Caregiver Cord is one of the Animal Caregivers at the Avondale Pet Resort.  His duties include care of animals that are guests at the Pet Resort.  This includes making sure they all have the right amount of food and water, that their rooms are clean and odor free and providing exercise and play time for them.  Love of animals is a must in the Pet Resort and Cord certainly has that!  He has a turtle named "Parker" and a Chinchilla named "Chester".  In his free time he is an avid bowler and also enjoys art.
PATRICIA “TRICIA”, Animal Caregiver Tricia has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the summer of 2015.  As an animal caregiver she maintains each area of the Resort so that it has a comfortable "home away from home" for each pet that is our guest.  Animal Caregivers have the opportunity to have interactive play time with the pets as well as making sure they have plenty of water and just the right amount of food.  Tricia loves having the opportunity to care for the dogs and cats that come to the Avondale Pet Resort.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.
CHELSEA, Pet Stylist Chelsea has been one of the pet stylists at the Avondale Pet Resort since the Fall of 2015.  She enjoys grooming all breeds of dogs and loves meeting all of the pet owners.  She has a Bull Terrier, "Reggie", a cat, "Anna" and a rabbit, "Nibblet".  In her free time she enjoys doing arts and crafts and spending time with her pets. 
CANDY, Animal Care Giver   Candy is one of the friendly faces that greet you when you bring your dog to stay with us in one of our themed suites or dormitory rooms, be groomed or be our doggie daycare guest.  You can also recognize her friendly voice on the phone when you call our Pet Resort.  She strives to make sure all of our guests have a positive experience while here. She has a Beagle, "Cooper" and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and children as well as go bowling or spending time with a book.  Candy has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the summer of 2015.
BREANNA, Animal Caregiver   Breanna began employment with the Avondale Pet Resort the spring of 2016 as an animal caregiver.  Her responsibilities include making sure all our Pet Resort guests are well cared for, comfortable and their rooms are clean with just the right amount of food and water.  She has a Shetland Sheepdog of her own named "Chloe" and in her free time she enjoys drawing, writing, helping friends and pets while occasionally making jewelry out of things she finds. 
ALEX, Animal Caregiver   Alex has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the spring of 2016.  Her duties include making sure all of the Pet Resort guests are well cared for and have a clean and inviting room during their stay.  She also enjoys the special play times she has with the dogs and cats that stay with us.  She has two Pitbulls, "Jax" and "Layla" and a Guinea Pig named "Peanut".  In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and family. 
JENIFER, Client Care Specialist Jenifer is one of the friendly faces that will greet you as you enter the Avondale Pet Resort.  She has been employed at the Avondale Pet Resort since the fall of 2010. She has 2 dogs of her own, "Chilly Willy" who is a Border Collie mix and "Maxx" who is an Australian Shepard.  She also has a cat, "Cricket".  In her free time she loves spending time with her husband, Joel, shopping, refinishing furniture, cooking, sewing and home redecorating. 
JENNIFER K., Animal Caregiver   Jennifer has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the spring of 2016.  As part of her Animal Caregiver responsibilities, she makes sure all of our guests are well cared for with plenty of exercise, personal attention, clean and comfortable rooms with just the right amount of food and water. Jennifer has a Labradoodle of her own named "Scooter".  In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her husband and two daughters.
JORDAN, Animal Caregiver Jordan is a college student who is working for the summer at the Avondale Pet Resort as an Animal Caregiver.  She cares for all the animals who are guests at the Pet Resort or are staying in one of the Cat Condos.  She also assists with Doggie Daycare.  Jordan has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the spring of 2016. She has a Miniature Dauschund, "Max"; a Calico Cat, "Cali"; a cat, "Casper" and a mix breed dog, "Charlie".  She enjoys reading playing or watching sports, spending time with her family and friends and playing with her dogs.  Jordan is a Pre-Dental student at the University of Iowa, Health & Human Services Department.
KAITLYN, Animal Caregiver Kaitlyn has been employed by the Avondale Pet Resort since the summer of 2016 as an Animal Caregiver.  She loves spending time with the dogs, cats and exotics that are guests of the Pet Resort.  Kaitlyn makes sure they have just enough food and water and lots of love and attention. She has 2 dogs of her own, "Max" and "Shiloh", one cat, "Oero" and between 12-15 rabbits. In Kaitlyn's free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends and cuddling with her rabbits. 
ANNETTE, Animal Caregiver Annette has been employed by the Avondale Pet Resort as an animal caregiver since the summer of 2016.  In addition to play times with the dogs and snuggling with the cats, Annette, keeps all of our guest rooms clean and odor free.  She makes sure all of the dogs and cats have food and water at just the right times with lots of attention.  She has a Pitbull Mix of her own, "Rosie".  In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family and fishing.
TREY, Animal Caregiver Trey has been with the Avondale Pet Resort since the fall of 2016.  His duties include the care of all of our guests staying at the Pet Resort Suites, Dormitory Rooms or in our Cat Condos, play times and walks with the dogs and cuddle time with the cats.  Additionally, he makes sure all of our guests are comfortable with just the right amount of food and water.  Trey's love of animals shows in everything he does.  In his free time he enjoys reading and playing video games. 
JENNY, Pet Stylist Jenny is one of the Pet Stylists at the Avondale Grooming Salon.  She has been with the Avondale Grooming Salon since the fall of 2016.  She loves making our guests feel pampered while they are here and sends them home smelling and looking great!  Jenny has 4 dogs, 2 cats, a bunny and chickens of her own.  When not working she spends her time with her husband and children and wildlife rehabilitation
HOPE, Animal Caregiver Hope joined the Avondale Pet Resort as an Animal Caregiver the winter of 2017.  Her duties include playing with the dogs during Doggie Daycare times as well as making sure all of our guests are clean and comfortable when staying with us in our Pet Resort Suites, Dormitory Rooms or Cat Condos.  She has 5 dogs and a cat of her own and during her free time enjoys board games, swimming and reading.