Meet the staff
and our pups
The owner and manager of Blue Collar doggie daycare are Debbie and Jim Miller. The four-legged bosses are Khala and Shiva, our Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
We have owned, run and worked in family businesses for many years. We are also lovers of all animals, well except that Jim loathes snakes. Once Khala and Shiva came into our lives it became clear that our hearts belonged to the canines and so it wasn't a hard decision for us to open our own doggie daycare. It is a dream come true, and here we are living the dream.
The daycare Supervisor is Melissa O'Hare and her four-legged boss is Dana. Melissa has been a manager and supervisor for not only a dog daycare facility but also retail stores. Melissa is thrilled to be back working with dogs again. To say that she loves dogs is a gross understatement!
Our goal is to provide a safe, fun, loving environment. To offer guidance and encourage your dog to socialize with other dogs so that he goes home tired, mentally stimulated and happy.
All play areas are staffed at all times and monitored for any signs of aggression, behavior changes, negative interactions or health concerns. This is an active environment, and dogs can sustain scratches and small cuts while playing with each other.
We will communicate any issues that arise during the day with you. We welcome and appreciate any questions or concerns you have and we want them brought to our attention.
We know there are other dog daycare facilities in Syracuse that you could trust your pet to and we thank you for choosing Blue Collar doggie daycare! Where we treat your dog like one of the family.