Connie Winters

President and Founder

Connie Winters has been synonymous the best in pet care for Indiana and the surrounding areas since 1960. As a child, she boarded dogs on the family farm to earn money to keep a horse. Her passion for dogs, cats and horses continues to this day, as she oversees the growth and development of the area’s premier resort for pets.

With a BS in Biology from IUP, she set about building the first boarding kennel in the county, and she has never given up her goal to offer the best of care for pets. A member of American Boarding Kennels Association, the International Boarding and Pet Services Association, evaluator for AKC Canine Good Citizen programs, and supporter of the local 4-H and humane groups, she has stayed at the forefront in regards to health issues, cleaning protocols, staff training and reducing stress for pets in all aspects of their lives. Connie has had a lifelong passion for horses. Until recently, she owned and managed her large hunter- jumper show barn, Winterfield Farms, and raised thoroughbred horses. She currently has a horse, cat and dog and enjoys helping her great nieces and nephews with their livestock.

JENNIFER CRYTZER

MASTER GROOMER

As a National Certified Master Groomer, Jennifer brings talent, compassion and a true understanding of the grooming process to our Grooming Spa department. She was the director of Romani’s Grooming School for many years. She attends pet trade shows, dog shows with her Aussies and keeps abreast of the latest developments in the grooming industry. She enjoys grooming cats and all breeds of dogs. Jennifer has two children, who share her interest in dogs and horses and showing their animals.

STACY GHIARDI

MANAGER

As manager, Stacy is responsible for overseeing our wonderful team of care givers at the Pet Resort and the day to day operations and care of our furry guests. She brings years of experience in the hospitality, service and customer care fields. She learned her pet care skills as one of our kennel helpers as a teenager and continues to stay abreast of new developments in the animal world. She has four children who help out at the resort and share their mother’s love of animals. Stacy and her children are very actively involved in multiple 4-H clubs and FFA with horses, dogs, goats and pigs. Her children are also active in many sports activities.

AMY BAILEY & MISTY TAKACH

CUSTOMER SERVICE

As the soft, friendly voices on the phone, and our front desk receptionists, their compassion and demeanor put our guests at ease from the moment they arrive and throughout their stay. Amy had several years’ experience with the care of all sorts of rescue animals before joining our team. Misty is a lifelong pet lover and was involved with a child care center prior to coming here.

Learn About Our Dedicated Team

Our high energy, dedicated pet loving team is a mix of mature young people, and some that are just young at heart, who love animals and enjoy spending their days caring for and playing with dogs of all sizes and snuggling with our cat guests. Staff members must complete two courses on dog behavior and dog body language and hours of shadowing a senior staff before being allowed to take over their own group of dogs. Staff members are trained in procedures regarding cleaning, pet handling, health concerns, stress reduction, and dog and cat behaviors and body language. It is our team goal to keep all of our guest’s safe, healthy and having fun.

Our State-Of-The-Art Facility

  • Deluxe homelike large suites deluxe raised Kuranda bed & soft bedding
  • Individual Standard sleeping cabins with raised Kuranda bed
  • Separate sleeping areas for quiet and timid guests
  • Separate rooms for our rowdy party animals
  • Temperature – controlled rooms, heat and air conditioned
  • Daily cleaning, disinfecting and dish washing with stainless dishes
  • 24 Hr. monitoring for fire, smoke and heat
  • Large atrium light filled and K-9 grass footing with playground equipment for dogs
  • Multiple securely fenced grass yards for playing and running
  • Cattery with Penthouses & cabins with elevated lofts and litter cleaned daily
  • Cat sunroom - safe, secure, with windows, soft furniture, toys, bird watching
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Our Activity Programs

  • Current research shows that Dogs and Cats benefit from exercise and human interaction especially when they are not with their family pack.
  • Exercise increases your pet’s health and happiness and encourages a restful night’s sleep.
  • Our activities programs are designed to fit your pet’s normal lifestyle and preferences
  • For our more active dogs: Dog Day Camps, Nature Walks, Pool Time, (Snow) Ball Chases, Frisbee Games and our seasonal parties are available
  • For our more sedentary dogs: Story time, Cuddle and massage sessions or a Country stroll around our grounds are available
  • Our Dog Day Camps and Day Care programs are available Mon. - Sat. (Must pass suitability test prior to boarding)
  • Lodge and Learn training, Jump start Day training, Private or Group Obedience are available for dogs with behavioral or obedience issues
  • For cats: A private sunroom with birds to watch, sunny spots to nap, climbing obstacles, high and low hiding areas. We are here to spoil your cat with games and snuggles.
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Our Healthy Pet Program

  • Current Vaccinations required for Dogs include Bordetella, DHLP-P & Rabies
  • Canine Influenza Virus is very strongly recommended>> Learn more...
  • Current Vaccinations required for Cats include Rabies, Leukemia, CCRP
  • Dogs and cats must be free of fleas, ticks and other parasites
  • Owner must acknowledge all behavioral issues prior to admittance to resort
  • Recommend owner supplied food & treats to avoid stomach upsets

Lodging rates include at least 3 trips to elimination areas for dogs daily charting of pet’s eating, elimination, exercise and general health & well-being checks. We will contact you and your veterinary office if possible or a veterinary emergency service in the event of a true emergency.