We have a true passion for dogs.
Our goal is to improve the lives of dogs and their owners in all situations. When you see in a customer’s eyes the look they get when they really understand that we care about their pets just the way they do - when they really know that it’s true - well that’s a feeling that’s hard to describe. It’s the combination of immense trust and honorable service that makes us so proud of what we do.
Owner of Unleashed Boarding
Laurie has been walking dogs off-leash since 2007. She opened the doors to Unleashed Dog Camp in 2012. She built this business on the belief that our customers’ dogs are family members and so we should view them as deserving of respect and loving care. She is a graduate of Seattle School of K9 Studies with a focus on animal learning theory and positive training techniques. Laurie has two dogs, Ripley and Walter. Ripley is a sweet ol’ girl who doesn’t roam with the group anymore, but she still has her favorite old time friends who have been coming to camp for years. Walter is a spicy chiweenie with lots of personality who loves every dog he meets!
Staff Manager, Animal Enrichment
Reese is a native to The Rocky Mountains. He has spent the better part of a decade working with wild packs of family dogs in CO, MT, WY, and WA. He has a college education from the University of Montana with focus on evolutionary theory and social behavior in terrestrial mammals. He is also a skilled mandolin player and toured throughout the Midwest with a band called “The Whiskey Hooves.” He also enjoys the visual arts, travel, language, and photography. His 4-year-old dog Mavis is a big fan of smooth jazz and tropical fish.
Office Manager, Animal Enrichment
Davis has worked for Unleashed for three and a half years and this is his very first job. He loves working at Unleashed to connect with the dogs and treat them like they were a part of his own family. He runs the front desk in the morning and knows every single dog that comes in by name. He’s played soccer his entire life and currently attending University of Washington working on a degree in Marine Biology. He also has a dog named Goose, who you may see jumping any fence here because he doesn’t like to be separated from Davis—and nothing can contain his superdog powers.
Maple Valley Pack Lead
Adam is a native to the Puget Sound and a professionally trained French chef with a specialty in Patisserie & Baking from Western Culinary Institute. Adam has a passion for working with special needs and handicapped animals, with expertise in cats with Cerebellar Hypoplasia. Adam’s favorite thing about working at Unleashed is his Tri-pawed pup, Sophie, gets to come to work with him and play all day. Sophie loves jumping through the snow, curling up next to the fire, and eating green beans fresh from the garden.
West Seattle Pack Lead
Emily is new to the Unleashed team, but has two years of dog daycare experience and a lifetime of dog ownership! When she's not working, Emily can be found writing novels and eating vegan junk food. She has two dogs of her own, a nervous pittie-mix named Jess and a goofy Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Sodapop.
South Seattle Pack Lead
Emily has been working professionally with dogs for three years and is new to our Unleashed team. She loves being in an outdoor space with kennel-free dogs, (in contrast to her previous experience with indoor-only facilities). She’s great at taking adorable dog pictures and loves hiking, camping, as well as reading fiction and adventure books. Fred, her fun-loving chow, is never afraid to speak up for what he wants and will talk loudly and beg for attention.
Renton Pack Lead
Josh is one of the employees who has been here the longest, so he knows just about every dog who has come to camp! He prefers a life surrounded by dogs. In addition to loving the dogs, his favorite thing about working at Unleashed is that he loves the human team here and can always count on his coworkers.
Morning Shift Lead, Animal Enrichment
Heather is the momma of the pack. Mother of seven humans, two K9’s, one feline and a rabbit, when not working with all the fur babies that come to daycare. She has 20+ years of nurturing, training and caring for the dog world, and working for Unleashed since August of 2018. Her hobbies include belly dancing for Jeweled Scarab Dance Company, a traveling entertainment group, all that comes with raising kids, and being a really good cook!