The Doggie Den

14 Blake Street, Northboro, MA 01532

Phone: 508-393-6970

The Doggie Den Staff

Susan LaDue, Owner

Prior to opening The Doggie Den, Susan was a Human Resource Manager at a Fortune 500 computer company. Before that she was a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Finally, in 1998 she decided to do what she loves best: devote her waking hours to dogs! She is certified by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council as a "Certified Canine Specialist", and has her American Red Cross certification in Pet First Aid. Susan lives in Northboro with her beloved Sheltie, Shuki and her Cocker Spaniel, Benny.

Check out Susan's Kristen Maroney Mysteries starring Buster the Labrador!

 

 

Vicky Wujcik, Groomer and Store Manager

When our wonderful Nicole went off to North Carolina to get married and have a beautiful baby Coralie Rae, we wondered if our grooming customers would be concerned.  We needn't have worried!  Coming from 6 years at Petsmart, Vicky had all the skills and the super friendly personality to fill the shoes.  She continues to build on Nicole's good work and is often booked up ahead.  Customers love her custom scissoring and clipper work.  When Susan isn't around, Vicky is in charge of The Doggie Den; it is she who updates the daycare schedule every week.

 

 

 

 

Tim Beausoleil, Daycare Attendant

Tim is our early bird: he opens the store at 7 am and takes charge of the intake of the daycare dogs. When the dogs see him, they wag their tails off, knowing they’re in for another day of partying. Tim has a way with all of our guests; he loves to snuggle them and they also listen when he gives orders! Every two hours Tim calls, “Okay, big dogs, everybody outside!” and one pack at a time, the pups race for the door to our fenced in yard. Tim is also an awesome fix-it guy – he keeps The Doggie Den in good repair. Tim lives in Grafton with his partner and their two dogs.

 

 

 

Cheryl Berg, Daycare Attendant

Cheryl came to The Doggie Den from Leicester Animal Clinic where she was a seasoned receptionist and kennel vet tech. She’s an afternoon daycare attendant, and is funny and patient with our guests. She can be heard laughing, even at their least convenient antics. She lives in Worcester with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rey Weyler, Daycare Attendant

We asked Rey to join us because she has worked with farm animals, pet dogs and horses for years and sure enough, she jumped in as though she’d worked here for months! Rey assists Tim with the morning intake and then supervises the pups until the afternoon shift takes over. The dogs love her confident, affectionate energy. Rey lives in Shrewbury with her family and their dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Roy, Cleaner

A student at Algonquin Regional High School, Vanessa comes in after class to clean and to help Cheryl give the dogs to their moms and dads at quitting time. Always cheerful, she often has little anecdotes to tell our owners about their dog’s play day. She lives in Northborough with her family and their two cats.