Meet the Sam & Danni’s Team
My name is Ariel, and I am very happy to be here at Sam and Danni’s! My favorite aspect of the job is coming in to all the wagging tails and happy faces!
I reside in Sauk Rapids, MN with my Alaskan Husky Echo and, my cat Frankie. I am currently a student at St. Cloud State University, and am obtaining my degree in Medical Laboratory Science. In my free time I enjoy playing with my husky in the snow, long walks with Echo in the sub-zero Minnesota weather and snuggling with my pets while watching Game of Thrones!
Hi, my name is Beka. I have been working at Sam and Danni’s since 2014. I couldn’t be any luckier than to have my job as I love coming in each time and, growing a wonderful bond with all the pets that come in for our care. I have had a passion for animals ever since I was a toddler. My passion for animals has only grown with time. At home I currently have three dogs, two cats and, one human child. Two of my dogs enjoy their days as I can bring them with me to work each day. I always look forward to loving and caring for all the pets that come in each day.
My name is Brittni. My favorite part about working here is, that I get to spend my days meeting and caring for all the dogs throughout each day. I have a 2-year-old German Shepherd named Maya who I get to bring to work with me every day which is definitely a plus too! Outside of work I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.
Hi, my name is Corrie and I have been working at Sam & Danni’s for about five years now.
My favorite thing about working here is getting to love so many different pets and being able to treat them as they are my own for their stay!
I have a big ol’ baby named Theda. She is a five-year-old, harlequin Great Dane and we spend about 85% of our time together!
While I am not at work, I enjoy hiking with my dog and, spending time with my family.
Hello, I am Dave, the manager here at Sam and Danni’s. I absolutely love working here. I like to think that it’s our job to make your pet as happy as possible so that you always know that your pet is in the best hands. I take the position that “good enough” is never good enough. We are always looking for ways to improve the services that we provide to you and, your pet. I really enjoy ensuring that each and every pet gets the best care possible. Our clients, the pets, range from the youngest of pups to the very elderly. I work every day to ensure that each and every one of them are treated as if they were mine.
My name is Dimanche, around here I go by Dee. Being around animals brings me more happiness than almost anything in the world, so working here doesn’t usually feel like work. I love all the wagging tails, free kisses and, puppy breath. When I’m not at work, I spend most of my time outdoors hiking, fishing and, picking agates almost always in the company of best friends, four legged of course.
Hello, my name is Kaylie. I am the groomer at Sam and Danni’s. I have always loved being around animals of all kinds. I have been grooming for the past ten years and still love it. My best friend is my five-year-old Brussels Griffon named Wicket. He goes everyplace with me. I love being able to bring him to work with me every day. I look forward to meeting your best friend and, treating them to a wonderful, relaxing spa day.
Hello, I am Laura, I have two cats named Dagger and Rain. What I like about working at Sam & Danni’s is getting to know all the dogs and cats who come in and watching them grow. Outside of work, I enjoy reading novels and macramé knot work.
Hi, my name is Mariah. My favorite thing about working here is getting to love and care for these animals while their families are away.
At home my fur-babies consist of two Rottweilers named Maeve, and Toothless, and a terrier mix named Jazzy. My family also has six cats named Cali, Smokey, Oreo, Panda, Stuart, and Pete.
I am the mother of a 5-year-old little boy. In my spare time, I enjoy playing outside with him, watching his favorite cartoons and, listening to his imaginative stories. I also have a great appreciation for the sport of volleyball.
Hi! My name is Megan. I have grown to love my kennel assistant job and, help with grooming when needed. Not only do I love working with dogs and cats here, I have my own furry family at home which consists of 5 dogs and 6 cats. I also stay busy with my non-furry family of 4 children and a husband. I look forward to meeting and working with all your furry loves.
Hello! My name is Natalie. I’ve lived in the St Cloud area my whole life. I’ve always wanted a job in the animal field and, here I am 2.5 years later at Sam and Danni’s! I love coming to work and being greeted by wagging tails and sloppy kisses from the pups (and the occasional cats), that I love as if they were my own. My mom and I recently had to put our 2 springer spaniels down in September of 2017. They were sisters from the same litter, so they got to live every minute they had together. I now only have my two cats who I love dearly. When I’m not at work, you can find me at home watching my favorite shows on Netflix and relaxing with my cats.
Troy Decker is the owner and head trainer at Sam & Danni’s Pet Resort and Spa since the spring of 2000, when he opened the facility.
Troy has been training all types of dogs for over 30 years. Troy believes there is no such thing as “a bad dog”, as a trainer it is my job to help owners and dogs to enjoy their time together.
Mon-Fri 7 AM - 6 PM | Sat 8 AM - 12 PM
Sun 10 AM-12 PM & 6-7 PM
*Holidays 5-6 PM only*
All drop offs Mon-Sat should be here 1 hour before close. Pick up anytime during regular hours but by 11am for no charge. Ask about our after-hours pick up for daycare!!!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"We boarded our lab and husky there and much to our surprise when we went to get them, they DID NOT want to leave.. Sam and Danni's is AWESOME!!!!"
- Teresa Ondarko
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