Our Staff

Little Paws Pet Resort | Yakima, WA



Shar has a deep passion for animals and loves all of the dogs and cats at Little Paws like as if they are her own. She's also one of our experienced trainers! Shar studied at Catch Canine Trainers Academy where she loved the positive approach to training. Shar has a Boxer named Blayz who she rescued when he was nine months old. She also has two cats.

Little Paws Pet Resort | Yakima, WA


Team Member Since 2007

Julie loves that Little Paws gives her the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people and learn about all kinds of dog breeds. Julie participated in 4-H in high school and worked part-time at a vet clinic. In October of 2013, she adopted a one year old Corgi/Chihuahua mix named Gizmo. After Julie lost her father, Gizmo's companionship helped heal her heart, and they have been glued together ever since.

Little Paws Pet Resort | Yakima, WA


Team Member Since 2014

Lacie is our groomer, and she has continued to develop her pet care skills. She's been working at Little Paws since 2014. She chose to be a groomer because of her love for dogs! Lacie grew up around animals. She has three dogs, two horses and a cat that bring happiness to her life. Her future goal is to continue to build the grooming business within Little Paws Pet Resort.

Little Paws Pet Resort | Yakima, WA


Team Member Since 2016

Ria loves working at Little Paws because every day she gets to interact with some of the friendliest, happiest and most amazing dogs and puppies! She falls in love with a new face every day. Growing up, she was the kid who would feed and care for any strays she found.
Ria is an artist and photographer and you will be seeing some of her artwork go up on the walls in our daycare! She has a Siberian Husky named Inka Harvii, 2 bearded dragons, and 3 cats. You can tell she has a huge passion for animals!