Meet Our Staff

Jeanne Labonte – Owner (Canine CPR Certified)


Through my interest in animals I have always wanted to start my own business and in 2001 I opened Paw-zn-Around Doggy Daycare. Prior to starting the daycare I got involved with Search and Rescue with canines in which I am still a present member of the” Maine Wilderness K-9″. Also, in my home town a new program had developed called Project Impact in which I became a member for “Animals in Disaster”. I have received my certification in Animal Behavior from Cornell University. I have a lifelong interest in animals and nature, I currently own three dogs of my own and two horses. I feel like I was put on this earth to help people have a better understanding of their pets. That’s why I decided to offer different events such as obedience classes and rally classes. I want people to know that there are many activities out there that can be enjoyed with their pets. One thing I hope to accomplish is to put the word out – dogs are pack animals – why leave them alone? I love my daycare dogs!

Rebecca Lewis – Office Admin/Bather (Canine CPR Certified)

RebeccaI have been at PawZ since 2010 minus a few months in-between. I came back because I couldn’t stay away! I have been working with dogs since I was 13, it has always been my passion. I started off in a kennel but really wanted more interaction amongst the dogs, and then I found PawZ! I have learned so much about dogs since I have been here and continue learning each day. Every day is a new day here and I couldn’t ask for a better job. The staff is like family and so are the dogs and who wouldn’t want that!



Kimberly Perkins – Dog Handler (Canine CPR Certified)


Working with dogs has always been my dream. When I was 14 I started dog sitting and walking, I never imagined that 8 years later I would have my dream job. Most of the time it doesn’t even feel like work because I’m doing something that I truly enjoy and am passionate about. I love getting to know each individual dog and learning about what makes each one of them unique and special. I am grateful for this opportunity to work with them on a daily basis and am excited to continue learning about the amazing animals!




Cody Brackett – Dog Handler (Canine CPR Certified)

 Taylor Carroll – Dog Handler