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 Nishka her Mini Bull Terrier. Lissa's favorite dogs are Laddie and Dottie. Lissa continues her education by attending regional seminars and through her 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 the German Shepherd and Cosmo & Marley the Pomeranian Mixes. 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 Bethlehem 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 plans to enroll in Graduate School. She volunteers her time at Peaceable Kingdom, where she recently adopted Trixie the Terrier Mix. 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! 


Play Group Leader

Shirlee joined the team in April 2018. She lives in Saylorsburg with her boyfriend and their four cats. She brought years of experience working at a busy Animal Hospital with her. When she isn't singing in the office, she can be found hanging out with her Shepherd friends! Shirlee's favorite daycare dog is Colt! 

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Play Group Supervisor 

Emily has been at The Puppy Palace since the August 2018. She attends Liberty High School and plays Club Volleyball. She has two dogs, Frank the Shih Tzu and Grace the Lhasa Apso. She is a Labrador fan and loves Birdie!


Play Group Supervisor 

Mackenzie has been a part of the team since January of 2019. She brought with her multiple years of daycare experience and hopes to become an Animal Rehabilitation Therapist. She has two dogs, a Rottweiler named Heinrik and an English Bulldog named Eddie, as well as two cats, a rat, and a bearded dragon! 


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 two 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. Kate has been grooming for over six years and has ten years of Training experience. Residing in Bethlehem, Kate and her family have two dogs, Mato and Jelly.  


Play Group Supervisor

Tori joined the Day Care team in August 2019. She graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Biological Science. Tori brings experience from the Pittsburgh and Lehigh Valley Zoos. Living her in Bethlehem, Tori resides with her wife and two gorgeous pups.

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Play Group Supervisor

Emily joined the team in November 2019. She lives in Bethlehem with her fiancé. Emily has a background in Herpetology, having worked at Scranton’s Electric City Aquarium and Reptile Den.  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, as she helped us roll out our scheduling software.


Grooming Assistant

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. We are fortunate that she brought prior bathing and prepping experience with her. She resides in Northampton with her gorgeous Golden Retrievers.

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