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Meet Our Team!

Lily Stevenson

Owner/Professional Pet Groomer

I had the opportunity to attend for 5 years in my native country Colombia to the National University of Palmira, where I received in 1993 the degree of Zootecnia an equivalent in the USA of Bachelor degree in Animal Science with a major in Animal Handling. Acquiring knowledge in Animal Production and Management, Animal Nutrition, Animal Reproduction, Animal Health, Microbiology and Parasitology Animal, Economy, Statistics among others. 

Ashley Harfst

Animal Care Attendant 

I have been working at Top Dog for 9 years. I have lived and grew up in the country of Saunemin. I have grown up on a farm and have worked with animals my whole life. I grew up with dogs and currently have 3 dogs, and knew this is what I wanted to do for a job. This job has given me many experiences learning about animal care, ho to groom, and social interaction skills. My job is to provide care to your animal, but my goal is to make your animal's stay a happy and fun time. I am happy to have this opportunity to care for your animal and I will be looking forward to seeing you here soon!

Kaitlin Byrne

Professional Pet Groomer

Hi, my name is Kaitlin and I just recently joined the Top Dog family. I grew up in Fairbury and I ’ve been a groomer for 3 1/2 years. Growing up I was always surrounded by animals and knew that I wanted my career to be with animals. I currently have an Australian Cattle Dog named Gunner and two cats. In high school I worked at a vets office and the animal control. I went to school at Parkland College and graduated with a Business Management degree in hopes to open my own business one day.

Julianna Meir

Animal Care Attendant

I am a veterinary student at Lake Land College and University of Illinois and I work at a companion animal clinic while school is in session. I got my start at Top Dog in 2016 and I still come back to work on breaks from school. Animals have always been my passion, and I plan to become a veterinarian for exotic animals. I hope to open a shelter within the next 2-3 years as well. I currently have two dogs, Sandy and Moose, and two chinchillas, Chili con Queso and Dexter, along with volunteer experience with just about every animal, so I can't wait to meet your fur baby!

Kathryn Cromie

Assistant Manager

I have been working for Top Dog since 2018. I was raised in Saunemin, but now I currently reside in Pontiac. I have always had a huge heart for all animals. It brightens my day to see animals being well taken care of. I come from a strong background in the healthcare field. Being a care taker for animals and people has been very rewarding to me. I am excited to work with your animal and make them feel at home during their stay. I look forward to meeting you and your pet soon!

Abby Muir

Animal Care Attendant

I have been working at Top Dog since the summer of 2014. I am from Pontiac, and I just graduated last year at Illinois State University with a Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation. I still work at Top Dog over the summers when I am home. I absolutely love my job and have been an animal-lover my whole life. My dream career is to work for a non-profit like National Geographic or the World Wildlife Fund, which both focus on the well-being of all kinds of animal species. I have a collie mix named Mowgli who I love to death. I strive to take care of your pets as well as I would take care of my own! I hope to give your pets lots of love very soon!

Faith Mcinerney

I have been working at Top Dog for 1 1/2 year. I grew up and I live on Dwigth.

I always love animals and I have to dogs Roxie a Belgian Shepard and Helga a German Shepard . I strive to take care of your pets like I would want mine to be and cant wait to see you and your pets!

Animal Care Attendant 

Maddi Weber

I have been working at Top Dog for a little over a year now and I love it! I grew up and still live in Pontiac. Top Dog has been such a great learning experience for me and I love taking care of your dogs. 

Animal Care Attendant 

Maddi Stark

I have been working at Top Dog for about 3 years. I grew up right outside of Saunemin and have always loved animals. I have 2 dogs of my own and I strive to treat your dogs just as well as I would treat my dogs. I hope to see you and your furry friend soon!

Animal Care Attendant 

Ashley Branz

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Emma Trichel

I fell in love with animals ever since I was little. I did not care what the animal was, I just wanted to pet it or play with it. I now work here at Top Dog and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The people here are great people and we will all take care of your animals like they were our own. I am wanting to get an education in a veterinary science field to learn more about the things I love.

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Jamie King

I am a new member of the Top Dog Family! I am an animal lover from Belgium who has been traveling all over for the past few years, which recently brought me to Illinois. I have a background in Animal Science and have been working in the animal care field for a little while now. I also have been a caregiver for all kinds of animals and facilities, ranging for domestic pets in shelters to exotic animals in wildlife sanctuaries.

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