Mary Mark, UW-AAB, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA 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
Volunteer: Homeward Pet
Ashley – Day Care Specialist
I worked at Petco for 3 years prior to working at BowWow Fun Towne. I wanted to work actively with dogs so I thought BowWow Fun Towne would be a good fit. My favorite part is coming to work! I love to interact with the dogs, getting to know each of their unique personalities and meeting their owners. When I am not at work, I like to spend time in nature and seeing lots of concert! My roommate’s dogs, Angel and Jack, have taught me unconditional love and that life is too short to not live in the movement. My goal is to have my own dogs that I can take on her nature adventures.
Haddyn – Day Care Specialist
I currently live with 2 dogs, Hazel, Austrian Shepherd, I had since I was 10 and Frank which I adopted in Jan of 2023. Prior to working at BowWow, I haven’t worked with dogs in a professional setting but having dogs in my entire life gave me a very good foundations for understanding dog behavior and how to effectively work with them. My favorite part of working at BowWow it’s the obvious answer: the dogs! I love being able to create bonds and build relations with them over time. I am also eternally grateful that the people I work with are amazing people that love animals as much as I do. When I’m not working, I like listening to music, playing video games, drawing or reading. I have always been interested in all forms of art, music, painting, writings culture as well as being endlessly fascinated by human behavior. I also enjoy ornithology – the study of bird and observing the ones in my area. As a young child, my dogs taught me compassion, empathy and unconditional love. As I’ve gotten older and especially once I adopted Frank, I’ve learned the extent of patience, responsibility and what it truly means to care for another living being. My goal is to find a job I love, ideally in the field of animal care.
Lucy – Day Care Specialist
I currently have a dog and a cat. I have live with dogs most of my life. Before working at BowWow, I had no professional experience working with dogs but I have always connected with animals. I have learned a lot about dog behavior. I enjoy spending time your dogs and the company of my coworkers. My dog and other animals have taught me to be patient and calm. I treat people and animals with kindness and I want to set good example with that kindness. When I am not at work, I enjoy playing games, writing and sharing stories with other people. My goals is to be important to the world somehow. To bring something useful to the table and make the work a better place.
Michael – Day Care Specialist
Currently, I have a German Shepherd name Scarlett. I adopted Scarlett early 2020 and training her has been exciting and challenging. As a young child, I grew up with our family Labradors, Max and Moose. I have also dog sat many time for family and friends. My dogs have taught me that life is short so you should live it well. I have worked since Aug 2018 and my favorite part of about working at BowWow Fun Towne is all the cute dogs. I get to meet and spend my day with them. During my spare time, I watch Netflix, play video games and programming. Since computer science and programming is my interest, my goal is to be a programmer for a video game company.
Ranae – Overnight Attendant
I have grown up with various animals. I’ve raised horse, rode them in shows and trails. I currently have a chocolate Lab name Diesel. My experience with dogs is owning many breads, all who have and had a special place in my heart. I have dog sat for many of my housecleaning clients for over 20 years. I trained Diesel to be a hunter and he is very successful bird dog. My favorite part about working at BowWow Fun Towne is the special time with the overnight fur babies and the love that we share. I’m an outdoor girl so when I’m not at work, I go fishing, hunting, camping and I also love to crochet and do craft projects. Dogs have given me unconditional love, live in the present, enjoy each moment as it comes and let go of the bad and remember the joy. My goal to have a cabin in the woods to spend all my love and time with my partner, 2 sons, daughter-in-law and my 4 grandchildren.
Tom – Day Care Specialist
I was blessed to share my childhood with a few dogs, a few cats, a couple lovebirds, a dozen chickens, and an adorable king snake. I’m currently living with roommates and their two cats and corgi. My experience working with dogs was when I was a child. I trained my own dogs and helped train my friends’ dogs. I wanted to be a zoologist well into my early teens and was always findings reasons to spend time with animals of any kind. Thankfully I grew up in San Diego, not far from some incredible ranches. My favorite part about working at BowWow Fun Towne is the dogs, of course. Watching them gain confidence, play, and learn new things every day is incredibly heartwarming. I love hiking, foraging, and cooking with fresh ingredients. I’m also a bit of a musician. I enjoy learning new instruments, writing music, and singing. I’m a geek for languages, math, and fantasy. Goldie, Mini and Harry have taught me many things. Goldie saved me from child protective services and she taught me how kind and loving animals can be. Mini died as a puppy but was revived and lived on to be an incredible escape artist. She showed me the magic in life. Despite being the most placid dog to have ever existed, Harry was a real challenge in his own way. I found mindfulness seeing the world through his eyes. I studied linguistics & computer science at UCLA and I’ve been a software engineer, web designer, and game developer. Now I’m using those skills to invent tools for people I care about. I hope to make a real difference in their lives and the lives of people like them.