LIZ YORK - OWNER
Liz started York Bark and Play in November of 2011. She needed a job that her dog, Moe, could go to work with her due to his separation anxiety. After working at multiple horse barns and another dog daycare, she decided to take the plunge and open her own place. Her love for her dog, and dogs in general, has made York Bark and Play what it is today.
Vanessa Sharp - Manager
Vanessa started working at York Bark and Play in April 2015 and began managing in March 2016. She attended UMO and graduated with a BS in Wildlife Ecology in 2008. While attending school Vanessa worked seasonally at York's Wild Kingdom and then became a full time senior keeper upon graduation continuing to work there over 6 years. She decided to change gears and focus on domestic animal care choosing to apply her animal care experience at several horse stables and dog daycares. During her time off she enjoys traveling abroad with her husband and enjoying the outdoors with her dogs Buck, Kira, and Vesper.
Lindsay mcLean - Assistant Manager
Lindsay grew up in Maine with a variety of family pets. She grew up with her family dog Max, and now has four other family dogs, Dallas, Duke, Bella, and Sasha. She has worked with horses for 6 years and owned a horse as well. She got to touch on veterinary medicine while in college and started working at York Bark and Pay in April 2017. She has learned many different approaches to handling dogs and has loved every minute of it. Her goal is to become proficient in obedience training while working with dogs.
Kim Melo - Office and Kennel staff
Kim graduated high school in June of 2017 and is currently pursuing nursing in college. She started working at York Bark and Play at the start of Summer in 2016. She owns two dogs, Cody and Bella, and two cats, Mia and Astro. She has been around many other dogs and puppies throughout her life as well. While working here she has learned to read body language and use those skills to keep her playgroup fun and safe!
Jenna Dailey - summer Office and Kennel Staff
Jenna grew up in Maine with black labs throughout her childhood. She started working at York Bark and Play in January of 2016. She’s currently studying Equine Business and Management at Cazenovia College. While in college, she works for us on her time home from school. Her passion is for horses and she has been riding since she was 10 years old. Currently she has three sweet pups of her own- Zeke, Lucy and Cali. Her goal is to enhance her experience with dog behavior and training.
Amanda hamilton - Summer office and kennel staff
Amanda was born and raised in New Hampshire and Maine with many different pets. Currently she has a Boxer named Taz. She has worked at York Bark and Play since May of 2014. During that time, she has expanded her knowledge of dog behavior, training techniques, and has become certified in Dog and Cat CPR. She graduated high school, joined the United States Army, and started attending college at the University of Rhode Island with a Pre-Med track. While in college, she works for us on her time home from school. Her goal is to continue working with dogs through volunteering her time in rescues and shelte