• 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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    • Stephanie Tjalsma - Beck Lane Manager

      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.  I am honored to get to take care of everyone’s amazing pups and hope to do whatever I can to make leaving your dog the best experience possible.

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    • Emily Barrick - Beck Lane Assistant Manager

      Hi there! My name is Emily Barrick. I am the new administrative assistant. I was born and raised right here in Lafayette, Indiana. I’m working towards my degree in Human Services, but I have always had a huge love for animals, dogs especially! I have always grown up with Labradors and currently have a Chocolate lab named Ozzie.

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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

    • 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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    • Whitney McGregor

      {Groomer}

      "I started at Pooch Palace in January of 2019 as a dog groomer.  Dogs have always been my favorite animal. Growing up, the dogs in my family have always been treated as our kids.  I have amazing husband who supports me in any thing and have two amazing kids. 

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