• Lafayette Team

    • Paul Whitehurst Owner and Founder of Pooch Palace Resort Pooch Palace Resort was founded in 2017 for other pet parents like myself who want only the best for their dog.   I have always been passionate about dogs and it has been a dream of mine to work with them.  My best friend of 13 years, a German Shepard named Zoey, passed away in June of 2016.  Soon after this loss, I decided that rather replace Zoey with another dog, why not replace her with hundreds of dogs and care for each of these dogs as I would my own.  Welcome to Pooch Palace Resort.  Your dog’s home away from home!

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    • Brittany Miller - General Manager (oversees both locations) Hi, my name is Brittany! I graduated from Purdue and have worked in social work and with children for 7 years. I currently decided to change careers, fulfill a lifelong dream and work with animals. I started at Pooch Palace in November 2019 while getting my Veterinary Technician degree.

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    • Chelsea Miller - Assistant Manager Hi I am Chelsea! I’ve been working at Pooch Palace resort for about a year now while I go to school, and I love it! Nothing is more exciting and stress relieving than playing with fur babies all day!

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    • Grace Van Orman Marketing Coordinator I am a senior at Purdue University majoring in Public Relations and Strategic Communication with the Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In the fall of 2019, Pooch Palace Resort was my client for my Entrepreneurship Consulting Capstone. While working with Paul throughout the semester, his passion for Pooch Palace Resort became contagious as I learned about the level of care and the attention to detail Pooch Palace Resort provides to each one of its guests.

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  • Lafayette Groomers

    • Missy Venters I've worked at Pooch Palace for almost 1 year now,  I have 5 dogs: Odin and Freya are Great Danes,, Enzo is a German Shepard, Titan, and Thor are Snorkies.   I have had dogs my whole life and started as a bather 21 years ago and loved it so I decided to become a groomer. I dont have a favorite Pet product because I like different products for different reasons.      

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    • Hannah Leveridge {Groomer} "Hey, I’m Hannah! I graduated from Purdue in 2017 and recently moved back to the Lafayette area. I’ve always loved animals and wanted to pursue a career focusing on them. I hope to work with marine animals one day! I’ve got three pit bulls and a lab at home, and I love taking them on adventures!

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    • Stephanie Tjalsma - Groomer I started at Pooch Palace in September of 2017.  In May of 2018 I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences with a concentration in Behavior and Well-Being.  I have loved animals ever since I was a little kid.  When I first saw Pooch Palace I was so excited about what Paul was doing and the amazing services provided here.  As a groomer I am looking forward to taking care of everyone’s pups and making them look and feel great! I have 2 cats and a sheepadoodle named Oberon, so, I know how important care of our fur children is.  I can’t wait to meet you and all of your pups!

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