Our Core Team

No one in the country can match our qualifications.

Laraine Zivich, Owner

  • Involved in pet care since 1984
  • Regional Director American Boarding Kennels Association 2005-2008
  • Breeder and owner of first Airedale Terrier to achieve a Rally Advanced Excellent title
  • Breeder and owner 2008 Westminster Kennel Club qualifying Airedale Terrier
  • Former medical technologist and many local hospitals

George Zivich, Owner

  • Involved in pet care since 1990
  • MBA from Baldwin Wallace College 1983

Marj Green-Beyer, Manager/Head Groomer

  • Involved in pet care since 1985
  • Summer internship for professional dog handlers 1985
  • Welsh Terrier Club of America Jal-Mar Award Recipient 1986
  • Best Groomed Dog Award winner (HH Backer trade show Division B) 2006
  • Difficulty Award Winner (Groom Expo East, Terrier group Division B) 2007
  • Certified Kennel Operator by the Pet Care Services Association
  • Certified Professional Animal Care Operator by the Professional Animal Care Certification Council – the FIRST in Ohio
  • S.A.F.E. Groomer Certification by the American Kennel Club – the FIRST in Lake County
  • Infectious Disease Management course completion by VetFolio
  • Pet First Aid and CPR course completion by Udemy
  • AKC Breeder of Merit of Airedale Terriers

Sydney Green, Assistant Manager

  • Involved in pet care in 2007
  • Summer internships at multiple Northeast Ohio veterinary clinics
  • Knowing Dogs 101 Certified by Dog Guru’s
  • Pet First Aid and CPR course completion by Udemy
  • Advanced Pet Care Technician by the Pet Care Services Association

Jennifer Durst, Groomer/Pet Services Specialist

  • Involved in pet care since 1990
  • Has obtained over 35 obedience titles on multiple dogs
  • Trained the FIRST Rally Advanced Excellent Airedale Terrier in history
  • Founding member of AJ’s Search and Rescue all-breed rescue organization
  • Pet Care Technician by the Pet Care Services Association

Mary Sherwood, Pet Services Specialist

  • Involved in pet care since 1991
  • Emergency Veterinary Technician 1999-2000
  • Veterinary Technician since 1991

Geoanna Hutzler, Pet Services Specialist

  • Involved in pet care since 2012
  • Professional Pet Photographer
  • Service Dog training since 2017

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