Tracy was born in Florida on a wild game farm where both her parents were zookeepers. It's obvious to see why her love for animals runs so deep. She met her husband, Jim in college while getting her degree in clinical psychology. From there, she pursued an associates degree as a veterinary technician and is licensed in the state of Michigan. Her passion is animal health and behavior. "My goal is to help dogs and cats feel the love and compassion I have for them. When I can take a pup that has had a previous bad experience with humans and help them learn and trust again, then I know I've done God's work. My promise to all who enter Stonington's doors whether human or animal is that I will treat them with honesty, compassion, and serve them to the best of my ability." Tracy also finds passion in grooming, and specializes in geriatric and special needs pets.
Jim has always had a huge heart for animals! His first dog was a Keeshond and they have been his favorite breed ever since. He and Tracy own a farm, and he spends his time with the daily upkeep. They have 6 dogs, Max, Turbo, Lily, Odin, Brazil and Gryf, a cat named Dino, a horse named Patton, a goat named Penny and a flock of chickens. Jim plays an important role at Stonington, spending his time making sure your pet's environment is safe and secure as he is always helping make new additions, and repairs. Jim enjoys spending his time with his family and working on cars.
Kaytie has dedicated the last 12 years to working with animals. She started her career in veterinary medicine and has worked with several groomers and kennels. In 2016, she began working in dog training and it has been her passion ever since. She loves educating owners in proper dog communication and instilling confidence in the dogs. Owning a fear reactive dog herself, she understands what is needed to manage this life-long commitment. She spends her free time hiking, reading, and spending time with her pets. She has 2 dogs, Mozi and Brandy, 3 Cats, Leela, Darkness and Salvatore, 3 goats named Guido, Astro and Comet and a bunny named Daffodil.
Adrienne has been grooming professionally for over 30 years. She grew up on a farm and found a love for animals there. As a child, she was involved in dog agility. She currently lives on a farm and spends her free time raising all kinds of animals including pigs, chickens, cows, and rabbits. Adrienne's hobbies include crochet, arts and crafts, and spending time with her grand children.
Danni has been a professional pet groomer for over 10 years. She grew up in the grooming industry, with her Mom (Adrienne) being a groomer, she was raised in grooming salons. As a child, she showed pigs, chickens and horses in 4-H. Danni is still involved in 4-H with her son, who shows pigs. She has a terrier mix named Rifle and a cat named Pickle.
Elizabeth has been involved with 4-H for the last 9 years. She particularly finds enjoyment in raising pigs and chickens. She has spent the last 3 summers as a bather for Stonington, and is now bathing for us all year round and learning to be a groomer. In her free time, she is an artist and enjoys photography. Although she has many pigs and chickens, her favorite rooster is named Candy.
Kaitlyn is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Macomb Community College in 2014. She has 5 years experience in emergency medicine and 2 years in specialty practice. Other than animals, her passions include cooking and baking. She has two dogs, Oakley and Annie and two cats named Tomato and Basil.
Kelsey's love for animals started at an early age. Her family owned many personal dogs and she became involved with 4-H showing rabbits, goats, and sheep. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology with a minor in psychology. In her free time, she loves to go hiking, camping and spending time with her family and animals. She has a Brittany Spaniel named Ammo, two Coonhounds named Remington and Ranger, a cat named Hershey and a Scottish Highlander Steer named Ficus.
Mallorys love for animals started in 4-H where she showed cattle, pigs and rabbits as a child. She plans to continue her education by going to school to become a veterinary technician. In her free time, she loves to paint and draw, as well as trying new foods with friends. She has a black lab named Casey Lou.
Kari's career working with animals started 12 years ago when she worked for an Alaskan Malamute breeder. Since then, she has worked in several kennels and veterinary hospitals. In 2020, through her passion for animals, she created a non profit cat rescue, Sour Patch Kitties. When she is not caring for her rescue cats, in her free time she enjoys being outdoors, stand up comedy and shopping. She owns 3 dogs, Joey, Dutchess and Bobby as well as 9 cats with all unique names!