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Jenny (she/they)

Manager

"Hi! I'm Jenny and I'm so excited to be at Happy Hounds! I have been an animal lover for my whole life; I'm vegan and have a pitbull at home named Hugh, as well as a flock of chickens and ducks. I have been lucky enough to work with adults with disabilities for the last 6 years and am so excited to see that overlap with my love of animal friends!! I believe both folks with disabilities AND animals have a lot to teach us about care, friendship, responsibility, and learning together. I'm passionate about radical acceptance and making space for EVERYONE in our community, and I love learning together so we can all do better."

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Damon (he/him)

Assistant Manager

Hello, my name is Damon and I’m the assistant manager here at Happy Hounds. I am married, have one daughter and two 4-legged furry kids, boxers Jax & Bella. My past employment has been with a home medical and mobility equipment company and in the manufacturing field. Due to a life changing accident in 2017, I decided to change my career path to something more enjoyable which includes helping people and working with animals. Here at Happy Hounds I have the opportunity to do both. With a unique facility that empowers young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities through meaningful employment opportunities and vocational training. As a father with a daughter who is blind, I know the importance of employment opportunities in our community for these young adults.

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Katelyn (they/them)

Morning Attendant 

Hello everyone! Katelynn  loves all dogs and would like to train service animals! I like meeting all the new dogs that come to Happy Hounds.

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Molly (she/her)

Afternoon Attendant

Molly has always loved animals, wanting to work with them since childhood.  To this end, she graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in biology.  If she had to choose a favorite dog breed, she might have to admit she is a little partial to Shelties.  She looks forward to meeting and taking extra special care of your pups!

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Audrey (she/her)

Afternoon Attendant

Hi I’m Audrey Heaton, I’m a junior at Southport Highschool. I play soccer and have many pets I love animals and people and am excited for this opportunity! I am so excited to meet your pets at Happy Hounds!

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Shayrehah (she/her)

Team Member Coordinator

I have 3 kids and 2 pups, Olaf and joy. I worked in a pharmacy for 4 years before working for The Foundation. I have a son with autism so working with adults with disabilities was something I've always wanted to do. I started at The Hope Gallery in January of 2021 and moved to Happy Hounds in June. Animals have always been my passion and I can't imagine ever being anywhere else. Watching the adults and the dogs work together so perfectly is just amazing to me.

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Phyllis (she/her)

Team Member

Phyllis started at Happy Happy Hounds in early 2022 and is one of the all star closing team members! She likes meeting new friends and getting to know all the animals here. She says working at Happy Hounds has helped her get out of her comfort zone and helped with anxiety and depression. She’s awesome at keeping the dogs out of trouble and is amazing at tours and helping with volunteer groups! She can get along with just about anybody. She loves Reese here at Happy Hounds because she reminds Phyllis of her Great Pyrenees at home!