Bob and Joanne Capone
As avid “dog lovers” our family has cared, nurtured, and pampered our dogs for over 25 years. With 3 dogs of our own and 6 dogs through our extended family, our home was always a dog’s home away from home.That is why we decided to start Lucky Dogs Daycare. At our daycare your dog will receive the care, attention and nurturing your dog deserves. It’s the look on their face when you are playing, talking and pampering them that make us smile.We can’t take the place of mom and dad, but we can be the best surrogate for your dog. Our dogs are part of our family and we will treat your dog as one of our own.
Originally from Sarasota, Florida, I have worked with animals for 12 + years. I began working at the Petco Training Camp, where I learned how to handle and take care of small animals (rodents, birds, and exotic pets). I also attended classes at Pet Smart’s Animal Career Center. I studied through Penn State and it’s sister school Penn Foster Career College for Grooming, Animal Psychology, Pet Behavior, Animal Science/Anatomy, Animal Care, and Pet Training. I worked for local grooming shops in Peabody, Massachusetts as an assistant groomer. I also worked at a local dog daycare facility as a Daycare Attendant and Groomer. I am animal CPR certified and a Short Term Animal Paramedic. I currently am Mommy to an Australian Dingo “Colby”, a Schnauzer “Tyson”, and my non-furry children, Thomas and Sara. My goal was to open a dog daycare where every dog was like our own, where we would just be above and beyond all the issues that I had working at previous facilities & I am happy and so ecstatic that we have done exactly that! We have established an awesome customer base since our opening and I am proud to say that many of our regular customers are now some of my very good friends!
General Manager/Finance Department
I have specialized in working with all kinds of animals from cavies to dogs to horses and back around again. I started off helping to raise poultry on a family member’s farm. I then began assisting with two horses who boarded on their property and then moved on to caring for dogs and puppies when they decided to breed Golden Retrievers. For a while I got into beekeeping and upon finding out I was deathly allergic, I got more and more involved with Great Scott’s 4-H Club out of Essex County where I quickly climbed the ladder from being just a member, to vice-president and then president of the club. During this time we began a dog 4-H club and a COMPACT training club where I trained my Golden Retriever and Husky mix the proper skills and etiquette required for them to visit residents of nursing homes and hospitals. During this time we also did a lot of agility training with the dogs in our group. I still volunteer at the Topsfield Fair yearly with the responsibility of health-checking and temperament testing the rabbits and cavies. In addition, we also spend a lot of time educating the public about proper pet care. I have worked at Gimme Chews & Moore in Haverhill, MA where I acquired a lot of my knowledge about canine nutrition from as well as New England Dog Biscuit Company in Salem, MA. Currently I have four fur-children and my baby Lacey! I started at Lucky Dogs a few months after the grand opening and have been here ever since!