Meet Our Staff


The Puppy Palace Doggie Day Care Facility Staff in Bethlehem, PA




Shannon opened The Puppy Palace in March of 2006! She lives in Hanover Township with her daughter and her yellow lab, Sydney. She is the lover of all dogs, but she has a soft spot for Brown dogs, like Bing, Chad, and Buddy. Shannon is certified in Pet CPR and First Aid through the American Red Cross and continues to further her knowledge on all things canine by attending annual Doggie Daycare Conventions.



Canine Experience Manager

Lissa joined the team in August of 2010. She lives in Palmer with her family, her pack of Chihuahuas, cats, chickens, and two Mini Bull Terriers, Nishka and Irwin. Lissa's favorite dogs are Laddie and Dottie. Lissa continues her rescue work with Furry Feet Rescue.



Team Resource Manager

Lindsay joined the team in August of 2013. She lives in Bethlehem with her family and her dog, Bailey the Jack Russel. She hopes to further her education at Northampton Community College in the upcoming semester. Her favorite daycare dog is Xander!



Customer Experience Manager

Zoë joined the team in October of 2013. She lives in Bethlehem with her boyfriend, Jonah, and their two dogs, Winnie the Husky Mix, and Bowser the Pekingese. Zoë's favorite breed of dog is the English Bulldog, and her favorite daycare dog is Chloe! Zoë attends regional seminars to further her knowledge on dogs.



Play Group Leader

Nicole joined the team in January of 2014. She attends Cedar Crest College and majors in Chemistry. She lives in Bethlehem with her family and their dogs, Max & Ella the German Shepherds. She also fosters dogs through Furry Feet Rescue.



Play Group Supervisor 

Kayleigh joined the team in February 2014. She was with us for about five years before exploring her options in the medical field. Missing the furry kids, Kayleigh is back and ready to play!!! She resides in Catasauqua with her little lady, Cleo. We are thrilled to get to spend the day with both of these fine women!



Play Group Supervisor 

Deb joined us in December of 2016. She graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in Criminal Justice Psychology. Deb is enrolled in Graduate School and currently working in a local elementary school. She volunteers her time at Peaceable Kingdom, where she adopted her pups Trixie & Ginger. Deb's favorite daycare dog is Miles the Boxer.



Play Group Leader/Facility Manager

Amber has been on the team since January of 2017. She graduated from Northampton Community College as a Certified Veterinary Nurse. She lives in Bethlehem with her family and their yellow lab, Roxci. She adores all the labs, especially Birdie, Bing, and Maisy! 


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Play Group Supervisor 

Emily has been at The Puppy Palace since the August 2018. She attends Penn State - Abington where she plays Volleyball. We look forward to the summer and school breaks when she can come back to visit. She has two dogs, Frank the Shih Tzu and Grace the Lhasa Apso. She is a Labrador fan and loves Birdie!



Lead Groomer

Marilyn helped us open Puppy Palace Pampering, our Canine Spa, in March 2019! With over 25 years of grooming experience at a local salon, she is well known! With the patience of a saint, Marilyn beautifies the Lehigh Valley’s canine population. She resides in Bethlehem with her husband and three crazy Boston Terriers.



Grooming Assistant 

Jennifer was a package deal with Marilyn! Her right hand! Jennifer joined us up at the Canine Spa in March 2019. In addition to her excellent work grooming canines, Jennifer is a rare find….she grooms cats as well! Her years of experience are quite evident in the work she does.



Play Group Supervisor/Groomer

Kate joined our team in July 2019. She started as a Groomer at our Canine Spa. Kate has since increased her role here by joining us at Day Care. Thanks to the demand for her skills, she is back full time at the Canine Spa. Kate has been grooming for over six years and has ten years of Training experience. Residing in Bethlehem, Kate and her family have one dog.

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Play Group Supervisor

Emily joined the team in November 2019. She lives in Catasauqua with her fiancé. Emily has a background in Herpetology, having worked at Scranton’s Electric City Aquarium and Reptile Den.  She continues to work part time at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. When at Day Care, Emily can be found leading the Brain Game Activities. Her kind demeanor has made her a fan favorite with the crew!  


Play Group Supervisor

Maggie rejoined us in November of 2019, bringing years of experience from other canine facilities. She resides in Allentown with her family. Maggie is a stickler for good behavior and a great cheerleader for those that display it.


Canine Spa Manager

Janet is no stranger around here! She resides in Whitehall with her partner and Zoe the Beagle Mix. Officially joining the team in February 2020, her dog is a total camera hog while in day care! Janet brings a slew of managerial expertise to the Spa. She is the 'Head Elf' and hops in to help out the team.


Play Group Supervisor

Sarah joined the staff at the Canine Spa in June 2020. She then headed north to assist at Doggie Day Care in August 2020. A local high school student, she resides in Bethlehem with her family and fabulous pup Sam! Sarah is now a fan favorite with the kids with her sweet personality.


Grooming Assistant

Madie became a member of the Canine Spa team in August 2020. She resides in Northampton with her gorgeous Golden Retrievers.  We are fortunate that she brought prior bathing and prepping experience with her. Madie is total rock star and an asset to team.


Play Group Supervisor

Kyrah joined the team in March 2021. A Liberty Grad, Kyrah is currently attending Northampton Community College majoring in Biology. She resides in Bethlehem with her family and two pups, Rex and Khloe. Kyrah brings prior day care experience and a love for Bulldogs. 


Play Group Supervisor

Keeana joined us in May 2021 and is also a Certified Veterinary Technician at a local Animal Hospital. We are thrilled for her to share her expertise with us. Keeana lives with her husband, Dak the Lab Mix, and Kora the Peekapoo Princess in Easton. We are thrilled to have her on our team!