Many Paws Kennel & K-9 Social Club

Meet Our Friendly Staff

Many Paws Kennel Owner

I was a nurse for 28 years, but deep inside I always wanted to be with dogs. When the kennel came up for sale, I knew this was what I was meant for. My partner then, who since passed and I purchased the kennels and then added daycare a year later. We wanted dogs to have fun, be loved, happy and well cared for just as we would want for our dogs. We wanted to interact with them and get to to know them. I grew up with dogs and in 1981 I got my first Golden- Denver. I did training with him and he earned his CDX title and I was hooked, not only on goldens but training and the bond it gave us. Since Denver I have had 10 other Goldens and now have 6 little dogs. I was foster coordinator for Golden bond Rescue and also fostered dogs. Since having the kennel, we helped approximately 30 goldens that needed placement immediately until a foster home could be found for them. This is what I placed on this earth to do and so thankful to meet such wonderful dogs and their owners. 

I have worked at Many Paws for 6 years and am assistant manager for daycare. I have a strong passion for animals and enjoy taking care of them and providing for them and their families. I have three children and 6 furry ones. I received my vet assistance degree in 2008 and am currently going to school to be a groomer.

I grew up in southern California and grew up with dogs or animals of some sort. At one time we had cows,pigs and even turtles. I have two children a son named Christopher who is a marine stationed in North Carolina. A daughter named Hannah who is a 7th grader. We own a rescue pointer mix named Beedo and recently adopted a lab mix named Jinx. I love living in Oregon and have called it home for the last 12 years. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, road biking, reading and kayaking and taking care of the dogs at Many Paws.

Working at Many Paws for the past 2 years has been exciting! I have had the pleasure of working with a great team of people who love animals as much as I do. We have a friendly working place and our dogs really seem happy to visit here. I hope to continue meeting all of your special friends and having fun with them.

I currently live with my Miniature Schnauzer, Wolfie and my son Travis in Milwaukie.  I love animals and use to own two rabbits and a cat. I have lived in Oregon for 40 years and am originally from Chicago. In my spare time I like to read, hike with Wolfie, cook and play guitar. 

My Name is Nikki, I Love My Pets Zaius 12 yr old Lab pit mix and 5 month old polydactyl cat Mona, I Have also worked with animals In Veterinary clinics and Animal ruscues, My Hobbies include Hiking, Stain glass Art, yoga, concerts, hanging with the animals. 

I was raised on a dairy farm and absolutely adore all the dogs that come to Many Paws! I have a BS degree in Human Development and currently live with my daughter and two rescue cats. We enjoy the outdoors, meeting new people and going on healthy adventures. 

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