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~
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, Staff Trainer
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. Kayla was promoted to our Staff Trainer in July of 2017 for all three locations! Her knowledge and expertise at DogServices are a perfect match for this new position! 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.
Kristen Bright, Manager
Kristen Bright joined DogServices in July of 2016 and was promoted to Assistant Manager in January 2017. She has most recently been promoted once again to be our new Manager as of June 2017. Kristen has many great ideas and is eager to accomplish them in the upcoming year!
Madeline Blackmore, Assistant Manager
Madeline Blackmore joined DogServices as the Assistant Manager at our Thalbro Street location in June 2017. She learned most of dog knowledge from working with her father, who was a canine handler and dog trainer. Madeline is also a member of the National Guard. Her military work ethic and attention to detail is a great contribute to our team!
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.
Jacqueline Crawley, Manager at DogServices West
Jacqueline “Jacq” Crawley joined DogServices in July 2017 as our new Manager. Jacq has worked in the veterinary field since 2007. She has many years of customer relations experience within the pet care industry. She has knowledge of animal health and behavior. Jacq obtained her Masters in Fine Arts from VCU. Jacq lives in Richmond with her sweet giant mastiff mix, Jefferson.