ABOUT US

Alysha Riel CVT, CCMT, CCKTP
Owner

A true local, Alysha was born and raised in the Prior Lake / Savage area graduating from Prior Lake High School in 2003. Growing up Alysha always wanted to work with animals one day. At the age of 7, her family adopted a special little Lhasa Apso named Mags. Although she had many other wonderful pets throughout the years, it was Alysha's special inseparable bond with Mags that lead to her decision to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. Mags continued guiding Alysha's journey until 2011 when she peacefully crossed the rainbow bridge.

 

After graduating with her Veterinary Technology degree in 2008 , she then spent some time volunteering with animal shelters and working with local veterinarians in Prior Lake and through the Animal Humane Society. She has also used her veterinary training to assist international spay and neuter efforts in the Caribbean to locals in need. In 2022, she went for training in canine massage and kinesiology taping. She currently owns Kinetic K9, assisting dogs wherever she gets the opportunity!

Alysha is currently a member and volunteer Puppy Instructor at the Bloomington Obedience Training Club (BOTC), a Barn Hunt dog sport training instructor at For The Love of Dogs & The Dog Tank. Alysha is also an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, an AKC Temperament Test Evaluator, AKC Fit Dog Instructor and a Rat Games Apprentice Judge.

A proud member of the MN Professional Pet Sitters Network and the Savage Chamber of Commerce. Alysha currently serves as Board Chair on the board of directors for the Savage Chamber of Commerce as well as on BOTC's board of directors as Secretary. Alysha is the Administrator for the popular Pets of Prior Lake & Savage Facebook group.

 

Alysha lives with her husband Scott in Savage with Echo the sassy kitty, Olive (pictured on right) and Rocky Horror (pictured left) their French Bulldogs, an American Staffordshire Terrier named Zero, a Boston Terrier named Ouija and a chicken coop. Alysha enjoys competing with her dogs in the sports Agility, Barn Hunting, Dock Diving, Obedience, Rally, Lure Coursing, Trick Dog and Flyball. She and her dogs compete in the organizations NAFA (North American Flyball Association), AKC (American Kennel Club), NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council), BHA (Barn Hunt Association) and NADD (North American Diving Dogs) dog sports. Their dogs are Canine Good Citizens as well. When not operating the business, Alysha and Scott enjoy traveling, backpacking, skiing, and camping... and most activities you can bring your dogs too!

Fun Fact: Alysha's dog Olive is a TWO TIME National Champion in Dock Diving! She recently made National Distance Champion in 2018, placed 4th in 2019, made National Air Retrieve Champion in 2021 at the AKC North American Dock Diving Championships. Cheer them on as they're returning to Nationals in winter of 2022!

Alysha Riel, Local Pet Care Professional in Savage and Prior Lake
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Our Sitters

LeeAnna

Office Manager

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Hi I'm LeeAnna. I love animals and music. I’m saving up money for vet tech school right now. I wish to one day be like my role model Steve Irwin and travel the world teaching people about animals.  I’ve owned many cats and dogs in my life. I’ve also owned hamsters, guinea pigs , rabbits, reptiles, birds and fish. Right now I’m loving life with my cat, leopard gecko and my fish.

 

LeeAnna is a MN Zoo volunteer and is Pet First and CPR Certified with the Pet Health Academy