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About Us

 

 

 

 

MEET THE TEAM:

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member One

SUSIE:

Susie has grown up with animals her entire life. Her passion and love for taking care of animals is what gave her the inspiration to open up a Chilliwack dog kennel in 1994. Starting off with taking care of just a handful of dogs and cats, her compassion and dedication to them made her reputation grow into what Black Walnut Kennel is today.

JULIANNE:

Julianne has been with Black Walnut Kennel since the beginning. While growing up she would spend countless hours at the Kennel just sitting and getting to know the animals. Still over 25 years later she gets the same enjoyment from her time spent working in the kennel.  We are proud to have her as our General Manager and know that she always puts her heart and soul into her work.

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Two
Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Five

KARLEE:

Karlee has been with us since 2010. She says that it is such a rewarding job to work at Black Walnut Kennel because each day she grows a stronger bond with not only the people but their pets as well. Working often with such a large variety of breeds and personalities, it has expanded her joy and love for animals!

KARA:

This is Kara. In her words, she has worked at her dream job; Black Walnut Kennel, since 2008. She loves all animals and is the proud owner of 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 bunnies, a hedgehog, and a fish. Kara will go above and beyond to ensure your pets stay with us is enjoyable! 

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Four
Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Three

CAROLYN:

Carolyn has been an employee for over 18 years, taking a few years off in between while raising her children! She will always greet you with a great big smile and is eager to learn you and your pets story!

KARYSSA:

Karyssa has been working for us for the past 6 years. She loves being outside, especially going for hikes with her Golden Retriever Tuck! A favourite part of her job is that she gets to spend time cuddling with the animals.

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Six
Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Six

MACKENZIE:

Mackenzie came to us as a volunteer in 2014, now as an employee, her love for dogs and the close attention she pays to each pet makes her a wonderful addition to our team!

KATERRA:

Katerra enjoys nature walks with her dogs and competing in rodeos with her horse. She has three dogs of her own named Reba, Kai and Tuck (in photo) and dozens that she calls her “at work dogs”! She has worked at Black Walnut Kennel since 2015 and one day dreams of opening her own. She LOVES  to introduce dogs to socialization and playgroup fun and to help them gain confidence! Her calm and gentle demeanor allows the more shy dogs to bond with her and when they come back for another visit, their tails always tell us how happy they are to see Katerra!

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Eight
Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Six

JASMINE:

Jasmine has been with us since 2016, One day she wants to have LOADS of large and small dogs and take them all hiking in the mountains (including the chihuahuas in a backpack lol) She is always smiling and will find the good in any situation and in every animal that comes to stay at Black Walnut Kennel’s! Her dream is to become a Biology teacher and to run a triathlon one day.

MEET THE TEAM:

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member One

SUSIE:

Susie has grown up with animals her entire life. Her passion and love for taking care of animals is what gave her the inspiration to open up a Chilliwack dog kennel in 1994. Starting off with taking care of just a handful of dogs and cats, her compassion and dedication to them made her reputation grow into what Black Walnut Kennel is today.

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Two

JULIANNE:

Julianne has been with Black Walnut Kennel since the beginning. While growing up she would spend countless hours at the Kennel just sitting and getting to know the animals. Still over 25 years later she gets the same enjoyment from her time spent working in the kennel.  We are proud to have her as our General Manager and know that she always puts her heart and soul into her work.

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Five

KARLEE:

Karlee has been with us since 2010. She says that it is such a rewarding job to work at Black Walnut Kennel because each day she grows a stronger bond with not only the people but their pets as well. Working often with such a large variety of breeds and personalities, it has expanded her joy and love for animals!

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Four

KARA:

This is Kara. In her words, she has worked at her dream job; Black Walnut Kennel, since 2008. She loves all animals and is the proud owner of 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 bunnies, a hedgehog, and a fish. Kara will go above and beyond to ensure your pets stay with us is enjoyable!

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Three

CAROLYN:

Carolyn has been an employee for over 18 years, taking a few years off in between while raising her children! She will always greet you with a great big smile and is eager to learn you and your pet’s story!

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Six

KARYSSA:

Karyssa has been working for us for the past 6 years. She loves being outside, especially going for hikes with her Golden Retriever Tuck! A favourite part of her job is that she gets to spend time cuddling with the animals.

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Six

Mackenzie:

Mackenzie came to us as a volunteer in 2014, now as an employee, her love for dogs and the close attention she pays to each pet makes her a wonderful addition to our team!

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Seven

Katerra:

Katerra enjoys nature walks with her dogs and competing in rodeos with her horse. She has three dogs of her own named Reba, Kai and Tuck (in photo) and dozens that she calls her “at work dogs”! She has worked at Black Walnut Kennel since 2015 and one day dreams of opening her own. She LOVES  to introduce dogs to socialization and playgroup fun and to help them gain confidence! Her calm and gentle demeanor allows the more shy dogs to bond with her and when they come back for another visit, their tails always tell us how happy they are to see Katerra!

Black Walnut Kennel Team Member Eight

Jasmine:

Jasmine has been with us since 2016, One day she wants to have LOADS of large and small dogs and take them all hiking in the mountains (including the chihuahuas in a backpack lol) She is always smiling and will find the good in any situation and in every animal that comes to stay at Black Walnut Kennel’s! Her dream is to become a Biology teacher and to run a triathlon one day.