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ABOUT US

Alysha Riel CVT, CCMT, CARM, 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. 

 

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 and volunteered with elephants at a sanctuary in Thailand. She is also a canine massage therapist, as well as a kinesiology taping and reiki healing practitioner for dogs. She currently owns Kinetic K9, assisting dogs wherever she gets the opportunity!

Alysha is currently a member and volunteer Instructor at the Bloomington Obedience Training Club (BOTC) and 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 on the board of directors for the Savage Chamber of Commerce. In 2023 she was awarded the 'Community Builder of the Year' Award for the Savage Chamber. Also stretching her administrator skills for the popular Pets of Prior Lake & Savage Facebook group. Alysha annually assists with Savage's Doggie Palooza too! 

 

Alysha lives with her husband Scott in Savage with Olive and Rocky Horror (French Bulldogs), an American Staffordshire Terrier named Zero, a Boston Terrier named Ouija and a chicken coop. Alysha enjoys competition with her dogs and is nationally recognized for her accomplishments. She and her dogs Olive and Zero share three NADD National Championship wins in Dock Diving and has placed in the top ten six years running! In 2023 She and Ouija were invited to the AKC National Obedience Invitationals. All four dogs compete in Dock Diving, Flyball, Agility, Barn Hunt, Scentwork, Lure Coursing & FASTcats. Each of her dogs are Canine Good Citizens. When not operating the business, Alysha and Scott enjoy traveling, backpacking, skiing, and camping... and most activities you can bring your dogs too!

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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

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