Barks & Recreation – Get To Know Us!

Alex: Daycare Attendant

Continuing our series of staff introductions we wanted to sit down with Alex, one of our Daycare Attendants! Alex does a great job keeping the pups that come to us happy and entertained!  Just like every one of our other employees, Alex has been trained in Pet CPR & First Aid and even brings her own fur-baby to play at our daycare as well!

Q: Where did you grow up? Tell us a little about it!

A: I grew up here in St. Petersburg and in Dade City! My grandma owns a farm in Dade City and I would always help her out.


Q: What did you want to be growing up?

A: I wanted to be a Veterinarian or travel the world to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need.


Q: Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.

A: I come from a vegan family!


Q: What is something that’s on your bucket list?

A: I’ve always wanted to go to the Maldives and see the “Sea of Stars”. The reefs there are bio-luminescent and makes the water look like it’s glowing!


Q: What’s your favorite tv-show, movie, or book?

A: My favorite show is “Grey’s Anatomy” and my favorite books are the “Shatter Me” series.

Q: If you could go anywhere for vacation where would you go and what would you do there?

A: Besides the Maldives, I would like to go to Tennessee to see the Ruby Falls!


Q: Do you have any interesting hobbies?

A: I love reading, fishing, and hanging out with my friends.

Q: Do you have any pets? Tell us about them!

A: I have a a Rottweiler named Lexi and a baby Pit Bull named Easton that I bring with me to Barks.


Q: What made you decide to work with animals?

A: I grew up around animals and I especially love dogs!


Q: What is your favorite thing about working with dogs?

A: The dogs that come here are like Family! Every day we have regulars that come to us (some more than others) and it’s like they’ve become a part of our lives.


Q: Do you have any cute or funny stories about a dog at Barks & Rec?

A: One time Bruce and Olivia were playing and Bruce came running up behind me and ran into me, making my knees give out and falling over! It was pretty funny but it sure did hurt too.


Q: What are three words you would use to describe Barks & Rec?

A: Crazy, Understanding, and Trustworthy