Meet the A-Team at The Pet Resorts Dunwoody!
We are the caretakers of your pet at The Pet Resorts Dunwoody! Rest easy, your babies are in good hands.
General Manager, The Pet Resorts Dunwoody
Mike is an Atlanta native born and raised. He graduated from St. Pius before attending Auburn University (War Eagle!) and got a degree in Psychology with a double minor in Social Work and Sociology. He has worked in and around the pet industry for over 15 years now. Prior to joining The Pet Resorts Dunwoody, he helped manage boarding, daycare, and grooming facilities ranging in size from about 105 animals to over 500. Most recently he lived in Brooklyn and was the Assistant GM of the busiest Unleashed by Petco in the country. He has had hands-on experience doing almost everything- training, grooming, walking, minor health issues, boarding, nail trims, various medications, dietary issues, etc. He has been American Boarding & Kennel Association level II certified, along with being nutrition certified.
Born and raised in New York, Ladream ‘Dream’ Taylor relocated to Atlanta in 2014 to attend college. Today, she is an Agnes Scott College Alumnae with a B.S Degree in Biology. Dream has a huge passion for animals as well as a great interest in serving others which inspired her decision to become a professional pet sitter. She has tons of experience both personally and professionally working with animals that extend from animal hospitals to protection style dog training. Her love for the animal career field led her to work at The Pet Resorts Dunwoody which she says is her favorite job of all time. “I truly enjoy providing gentle and loving pet care, so I can’t wait to make new furry friends, I’m sure we’ll have a blast!”
Born and raised in Chamblee, Scott Harris is one of our Master Groomers and brings a wealth of experience The Pet Resorts Dunwoody. Scott has over 12 years experience working with animals as a Kennel Technician, dog bather, and Groomer. He was mentored and learned much of his technique by working alongside professional groomers who taught grooming at prestigious schools in the Atlanta area. Scott is experienced with different coat types and textures as well as the various techniques needed to address these different coat types. With every animal brings a new experience and Scott prides himself on his ability to put them at ease. If conventional grooming doesn’t work for an animal, he changes his strategy for that specific animal. Scott’s pastime and first job was as a clown and magician, a talent he learned from his father at a young age. He enjoys spending his off-time with his two dogs Mausie, a 10 year old Mini Dachshund, and Oakley, a three year old Lab mix.
My name is Kaitlin Graves, and I am a professional dog groomer. For over four years, I have been working with animals and I love it! I have a wide variety of skills, ranging from a simple bath and brush out to the most interesting cuts you can imagine. While I have the ability to groom all breeds of dogs, I enjoy working on poodles the most. You can rest assured that your dog is on good hands when they are brought to The Pet Resorts Dunwoody. I know how to soothe anxious dogs so that they feel comfortable in our shop and be at ease.
I have loved animals of all sorts all my life, and I’ve been in the pet services industry for over 15 years. I started as a kennel technician at the Atlanta Humane Society and worked my way up the chain. I was a Veterinary Technician for a few years, but fell in love with grooming and I’ve been doing it for the past five years. I also enjoy the outdoors, cars, motorcycles, fishing and definitely meeting new people – an all-around fun girl! My fur babies consist of a 12 year old Pit Bull and a 6 month old Miniature Schnauzer, my favorite breed.
After a successful career in sales and management with companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Eclipsys, as well as business development experience in health care information technology start-ups, Malcolm decided it was time to stop being a road warrior and spend more time with his family. He worked with his sister to open Atlanta Dog Trainer Pet Resort a few years back and saw an opportunity to do the same in the Dunwoody area. He has always had a love of animals, especially dogs, having had at least one most of his life. His family is the proud owner of a wild and crazy Morki, a spoiled rotten Coton, a skittish Havanese rescue, and a couple of adopted frogs left with us to care for when our oldest daughter went off to college.
As with any business, the hours are long and there are plenty of challenges to go around, but the rewards are great just in seeing the smile on our customers’ faces when they arrive to pick up their cherished pet, knowing it received loving care by our professionals!