Mary Mark, UW-AAB, KPA-CTP, owner/professional dog trainer/professional groomer
Mary is the owner of BowWow Fun Towne. After retiring from United States Navy with 20 years, she decided to follow her passion and love for animals. Since she has been in the Pacific Northwest since 1996, this was her home. Mary started her own pet sitting business called Walkin’ The Dogs & Pet Services in May 2006. She wanted to continue her passion so she took over ownership of BowWow Fun Towne in February 2008. She wanted a facility that provided all of your pet’s needs under one roof. In order to fulfill this desire, she went to grooming school and received her certificate as a professional pet groomer. Mary’s family consists of a daughter, husband and a dog.
Special Qualification: Certified Pet First Aid and Human CPR
Angel– Day Care Specialist
Currently I do not own any dogs but I had English Bulldogs, Sid, and French Bulldog, Mikey. To fulfil my passion and love for dogs, I have worked 7 years at 2 other dog day care/boarding facility. I wanted to work at BowWow Fun Towne, to allow me to grow in canine behavior using positive reinforcement. My favorite part about working at BowWow Fun Towne is how excited and happy the owners are when their pup is returned to them at the end of the day. When I am not working, I am interested in Martial Arts. I’ve been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the past 5 years. My dogs have taught me to be understanding, be patience and give everyone a chance. My goal is to return to school be become an Animal Behaviorist.
Ashika– Day Care Specialist/Overnight Attendant
I was a proud parent of a goldfish until 2013. My life change when I got my first dog, Yonah. He is a Lab/German Shepherd X who is 5 years old. I got my second dog in 2017 and Pixel is Chihuahua/Shih Tzu. I have been caring and walking dogs for couple of years. My favorite part about working at BWFT is that I can interact with all the dogs. I really like to see the dogs swim and love helping and teaching dogs to swim. When I am not working, I like to play video games and watch anime. To relax, I love to paint and draw. My dogs have taught me to be more patience and they depend on you for companionship, love and attention. They live such short lives that there’s no excuse to not give them all the love that they deserve in the world so make every moment count with your pet. I have lived in Washington since I was 5 and one of my goal is to explore and travel to Oregon or California. My other goal is to continue my education to receive a Bachelors in Community Psychology and open an animal therapy clinic or an animal sanctuary.
Brandon – Day Care Specialist/Overnight Attendant
I currently own 2 dogs. One of them is Lab/Blue Heeler, German Shepherd/ Wolf X and other one is Chocolate Lab/Pit mix. Even though this is my first professional job in canine world, I have dogs in my home for my entire life so, and this type of environment is nothing new to me. My favorite part about working at BowWow Fun Towne is there interaction with the dogs. I love that I’ve been able to grow connections with the dogs in day care to the point that they recognize and trust me. I also like building a relationship with the newcomer. I am a drummer at heart but I’m still working on how to turn my passion into a profession without winning the lottery of being in a successful band. My dogs have taught be patience, trust and the value of unconditional love. I can honestly say that I have healthier friendships with my dogs than I have with some of my human friends. My goal is to be a professional drummer while being financial and economically secured.
Cassie – Morning Supervisor
Hi there, my name is Cassie! I grew up in Edmonds and after graduating High School at Meadowdale. I took a few years off before going to cosmetology school. But afterward I decided working with animals was actually what I wanted to do and I found myself at BowWow Fun Towne in January of 2012. I worked here until May 2013 when I left to have a baby! (I am so glad to be back now that he is older.) I currently have 2 great Danes, 3 cats, 2 snakes, and a turtle. I have (and currently do) foster for Dane Outreach, a great dane rescue since May of 2010, which is how I came to adopt my 2 babies. Delilah, who was born October of 2010, is completely deaf and partially blind. And Sampson, who was born May of 2013, is partially deaf. I spend all of my spare time with my son and my boyfriend, my family, and my dogs. I love the Seahawks, all things Harry Potter, and Netflix marathons. I can’t wait to meet and play with your fur babies!
Special Qualification: Certified Pet First Aid
Hannah – Day Care Specialist
I started working at BowWow Fun Towne to further my knowledge in dog behavior. I currently have a one year old Rat Terrier named Beans. He is my 7th pet I’ve owned others were childhood pets who have now crossed the Rainbow Bridge. My pets have taught me how to be patient, show compassion and pursue a career in working with animals. The best part about working at BowWow is learning about positive reinforcement with training dogs. My goals are to become a veterinary technician in which I am going to school full time.
Riley – Trainer/Day Care Specialist
I currently own 2 dog dogs. Jiraiya is a 2 ½ year old Shiloh Shepherd and Korra is a 1 year old Taiwanese Mountain Dog. I have loved dogs my whole life, I have dedicated my life in the canine field. My professional experience includes working at a dog day care in Corvallis, working in a pet store and in a manufacturing environment. I received a minor in Animal Science at Oregon State University. I am currently working on my dog training program through Karen Pryor Academy. My favorite part about working at BowWow Fun Towne is the meeting all of the dogs and their unique personalities plus conducting puppy social on Sundays. My dogs have taught me how to control my anxiety better, be patience, and enjoy the little achievements and not take them for granted. When I am not working, I love boxing, hiking, crafting and watch Netflix. My goal is to own my own day care and training facility. I love to talk about dogs so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Ryan– Day Care Specialist
I love dogs. Only experience I had with dogs was when I trained my dog, Misty. But since my employment, I have learned a lot. Petting dogs and smothered them with love is my favorite part about working at BowWow Fun Towne. My dog, Misty, has showed me that their love is truly unconditional. She is always there when I’m sad to cheer me and she is there to play when I’m happy. She helped me understand why dogs are considered man’s best friend. When I am not working, I like to read DC comic books and watch horror movies. One day I want to finish my college education to be a Politician or a History teacher.
Sam – Day Care Specialist
I have an Australian Kelpie who is currently lives back home in California with my parents. I moved to Seattle from San Francisco in January. My professional experience working with dogs started when I worked at a chain dog hotel “Wag” for a year in San Francisco. My favorite part about working at BowWow is building relationship with each and every dog. I also enjoy giving baths, making sure they are clean prior to going home. My hobbies include hiking, going to the beach and eating. My interests are nursing and war correspondents. My dog has taught me to enjoy nature and has help me to understand dogs better at work. My goal here is to learn each dog’s personality and do what it takes to make your furry family member have a blast.
Sophie – Day Care Specialist
My family always had cat. In 2006, we got our first Cattle dog. Currently I live with Kitty, 11 year old cat, and Ziggy, 2 ½ year old Cattle dog. Prior to working at BowWow Fun Towne, I’ve trained and competed in agility with my dog, Ziggy. I have done day care and overnights for my friends and family. The best part working at BowWow is getting to know all the different dog’s personality. My dog has taught me to be patience with others, working to achieve goals (such as training and agility) and the importance of socializing with other dogs. Working with your pup has highlighted how important patience and persistence are. In my spare time, I like making jewelry and making road trips. My goal is to have 4 dogs under one roof.
Sophie – Day Care Specialist
I have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my life except for a 4 years while I was serving in the United States Navy. I was fortune enough to be station in Japan and experience Japanese culture. My experience with dogs started when I was 12 for family and friends. Working at BowWow Fun Towne is my first professional experience but my favorite part is that I love all of the different dog’s personalities and behavior. It’s never dull and there is something to do all the time. I currently have a Japanese Spitz name Zero. Zero is 2 years old and never socialized so coming to day care has taught her how to interact with other dogs. She has taught me patience and how to stay calm doing unpredictable situations. I love to read, play video games and travel in my spare time. My goal is to finish college to become a child Speech Therapist.