DogServices is dedicated to providing the finest dog boarding and dog daycare facilities in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia. Founded in 1990 by local dog trainer Donna Crumpler, the business began when clients started asking her to care for their pets during vacations. In 2007, after 18 successful years, Donna handed over the leash to Executive Manager, Yvonne McDaniel, and a group of investors who were (and remain) loyal clients. Since then, DogServices has added a Short Pump location and focused on attracting, developing, and retaining a high-caliber staff of dedicated dog professionals. DogServices focuses every day on safety, cleanliness, client-communication, and tail-wagging dog happiness. Our care is distinguished by 24-hour on-site staffing, dog-behavior evaluations, a 3-point safety check system and more. Visit one of our three locations to find out how DogServices’ experience and expertise can make the difference for you and you dog.
Meet Our Team
Our employees are certified by the American Red Cross in Pet First Aid and each is professionally trained to provide top-notch care, kindness, and safety. We’re tuned-in to animal behavior, attentive to dogs’ physical and emotional needs, and we understand how to make our guests–and their owners–feel right at home.
Yvonne McDaniel, Executive Manager & CCO
Yvonne realized that dogs were her passion while working at the Richmond SPCA, first as a volunteer and later as a staff member. She began at DogServices as a trainer in 2004 and rose to Executive Manager by 2007. Yvonne is committed to improving and growing the company while continuing to provide the personal attention our customers have come to love and expect. Before joining DogServices, Yvonne worked in retail (13 years) and banking (7 years). Yvonne volunteers with Rural Shelter Transports, United States Equine Rescue League, and is on the Board of Directors of Friends of Richmond K9. She lives in Manakin Sabot with her two dogs, Piper and Kip.
Kayla Maynard, Manager at DogServices
Kayla Maynard joined Little DogServices in January of 2011 as an overnight attendant. In 2012 she was promoted to Animal Coach. She was then given the opportunity to move to DogServices as Assistant Manager in December of 2013 where she was quickly promoted to Manager in April of 2014. Before joining the DogServices family, Kayla attended nursing school at Jefferson College of Health Sciences and worked in the Oncology Unit at Roanoke Memorial Hospital as a Clinical Associate from March 2008 until December 2011. Kayla now uses her healthcare skills and compassion to ensure the dogs at DogServices are well cared for. Kayla lives in Richmond with her two lovable labs Miles and Stella.
Phyllis Harris, Manager at Little DogServices
Phyllis Harris joined the DogServices team in August 2013 as an overnight attendant and was promoted to Manager of Little DogServices in April 2014. Joining DogServices with 14 years of customer service & animal care experience, Phyllis is very knowledgeable in animal behavior and training. In her spare time she volunteers as an Assistant Girl Scout Troop Leader, is an avid camper, and loves NASCAR and Football. Phyllis lives in Chesterfield County with her husband, two children and two fur babies Miley & Charlotte.
Liz McAfee, Manager at DogServices West
Liz McAfee joined DogServices in 2015 as a Kennel Attendant. She exhibited leadership skills in that position and was promoted to Assistant Manager of our Thalbro location in February of 2016. In November of 2016, she was promoted to Manager of DogServices West. Prior to her employment with DogServices, she worked in the veterinary field as a Veterinary Assistant where she gained knowledge in animal health and behavior. Liz uses this knowledge daily in the care of our guests at DogServices West. Liz lives in Richmond with her husky named Swepea.