Jen Fee

My name is Jen Fee and I started with the Pooch Palace in September 2017. I’m originally from Kokomo and transferred to Lafayette 15 years ago. I’m married and have a stepdaughter that just started at Purdue. I have a black lab -Mr Bear-who is 7 yrs old. He was a farm puppy we picked up 7 years ago.

Within the first year we quickly realized he has terrible anxiety- mostly a sensitivity to noise. I worried constantly when we had to board him. 

I attended the grand opening at the Pooch Palace and immediately fell in love with the facility and the people. I decided to board Mr. Bear for the 4th of July weekend in 2017. I watched him constantly on the webcam and for the first time in his life-he was able to relax while fireworks were going off that weekend-because he couldn’t hear them. He was safe and sleeping and I was grateful. 

I was so impressed by the care he received that I wanted to be a part of what I had witnessed that weekend. I work in the corporate world and that job comes with a ton of stress. To say working at the Pooch Palace is a stress reliever would be an understatement. I have learned so much about dogs -things I never expected to learn. Because of my own dogs issues-I am especially sensitive to the dogs who are scared or anxious. There’s no better feeling than snuggling with a dog who misses their owner, or throwing a ball to a dog who has tons of energy, or just sitting with an older dog who has no desire to play but will happily take an extra treat. “Your dogs home away from home” is the best way to describe the experience your dog will have with us!