Meet Our Team
What an amazing journey this has been since we opened in 2014, and we are truly proud of what we are offering to our clientele!
With over 25 years of experience working with dogs in various environments, Justin provides a wealth of knowledge. He has managed dog daycare centers across the country, specialized in behavior evaluations for animal shelters and rescue groups, provided animal advocacy and rescue for animal control, has done training for mold detection scent work, and obedience and behavior training for all levels and needs using a Positive Reinforcement approach. With his experience and passion for dogs, it was long overdue for him to own his own facility!
Carrie is a practicing Medical Social Worker at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she has worked for the last 24 years, and she has a background in business management. Her canine experience includes obedience training, canine fostering, and breeding. Acting as Justin’s training assistant for the past 9 years has allowed her to expand her knowledge and skills in obedience training.
Together, we have four dogs that are the center of our life. After the sudden and devastating loss of our 8 year old Husky, Shane, we brought in two new Husky puppies, Kato and Nakoo, who are now 5 years old. We also have Grady, our 13 year old Golden Retriever/Lab mix, and Hailey, our 13 year old Coonhound mix.
We sincerely appreciate everyone who chooses Canine Campus! It has truly been a joy getting to know all of our clients, and loving on each pup every day. Trusting someone to care for your furbaby is a big task, and we are confident that we will provide both you and your dog a positive experience in all areas of our expertise.
Justin & Carrie
Demaree joined our Canine Campus team in 2018, after relocating to the CNY area from KY. She has worked in the dog daycare and grooming field for over 8 years, and with her background as a Groomer's Assistant, was promoted to head Groomer here with us! She has been providing the best quality care to our clients with all coat types! Demaree has a rescue pup of her own, Mabel, and also enjoys, painting, gaming, anime, and all things Disney!
Danielle, Team Lead
Danielle has been a part of the Canine Campus team since we opened in 2014. As a Team Lead, she works closely with clients and managing the daily needs of the team and pups in our care. She graduated from the University of Buffalo with a BA degree in Communications. She began working in a dog daycare setting at the age of 16 years and has continued this passion! She has a rescue pup of her own, Grimm, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading.
Dan, Animal Care Attendant
Dan joined the Canine Campus team in June of 2017. Working with dogs has been a life long passion of his, and he began working in the field at the age of 16 years old. He continued this passion while attending the University of Buffalo, until he began with us. Dan has been apprenticing with Justin as a trainer and has been applying this skill set in both group classes and the daycare setting. He has two rescue pups of his own, Gigi and Hadley. In his free time, Dan enjoys hiking, gaming and cooking.
Sarah, Animal Care Attendant
Sarah joined our Canine Campus team in February of 2019. She has worked in several dog daycare and animal shelters throughout her career. She has a true passion for all creatures! At home, she has a variety of pets, including her pups Sheik and Rubin, several cats, a disabled Amazon Parrot, and several tanks of fish. Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors and is an avid gardener.
Casey, Animal Care Attendant
Casey joined the Canine Campus team in December of 2019. Animals have always been a part of her life, and she currently has a cat of her own. Casey worked for several years as a vet assistant before starting with us. She enjoys spending her days with all of the dogs in our care!
Jill, Shift Lead
Jill joined the Canine Campus team in March 2022. She graduated from Lemoyne in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. While she does not have a dog of her own (yet!), she loves spending her free time with her sister’s dogs! Jill's hobbies include running and reading. She has always had a passion to work with animals, and has been beyond excited to have the opportunity to work with all of the wonderful pups here at Canine Campus!
Hailey, Animal Care Attendant
Hailey joined the Canine Campus team in May 2022. Before she joined the team, she worked as a dog bather and daycare/boarding attendant. She has worked with and lived with all different kinds of animals throughout her life, and she is very passionate about her work! Hailey has a sweet cat, Bean, who she rescued as a 1 week old kitten. As an animal lover, she feels it is an honor to be trusted with all of your fur babies and she loves each of them with the same love she gives to her own.
Taylor, Animal Care Attendant
Taylor joined our Canine Campus in March 2023. She has always wanted to work with animals and is excited for this opportunity! Her rescue dog, Klaus, is her joy and passion in life. When she isn't spoiling him rotten, she enjoys drawing and painting and watching horror movies. She looks forward to working with all of the pups at Canine Campus!
Al, Animal Care Attendant
Al joined the Canine Campus team in April 2023 after recently relocating to Syracuse from south New Jersey. He started working with dogs at a daycare and boarding facility at the age of 16 and stayed for 3 years until he left for college in Florida. He has 2 rescue pups, Fizz and Stevie, and a cat, Arlo. Working with dogs has always been his passion and goal and he is so excited to help create a safe and fun environment for yours!