McKinley Flinders

Hi, I’m McKinley Flinders and I have been a member of the Pooch Palace team since September 2019! I am currently studying Animal Production at Purdue, with a focus on cattle management and agricultural hospitality—but am from Portsmouth, Ohio, where I was an avid 4-H member and livestock showman.

I have worked with animals of all shapes and sizes, and appreciate that I can continue doing what I love while working toward my degree. 

I live with my my cat, Vada, in West Lafayette and intend to pursue an MS degree in Animal Production following graduation! My favorite thing about working at Pooch Palace has been getting to know each dog on an individual level, recognizing them as more than just “Fido” or “Sparky.” They all have their own personalities and quirks!