Meet the Staff in Golden, CO

Laura has owned and lived at Sage Valley Pet Center since 1996. Her extensive experience in the animal care industry began with boarding and showing horses for 18 years. She then changed her focus to the dog world where she gained extensive knowledge in obedience training and the show ring. In 1995 Laura founded Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies. The group places hundreds of Goldens every year. Their membership has grown to such an extent that they now own their own acreage and facility. Laura was also instrumental in the founding of Safe Harbor Lab Rescue and Colorado Pom and Peke Rescue. Sage Valley Pet Center continues to be an advocate of all breeds of dog rescue organizations.

Tom became the Co-Owner of Sage Valley Pet Center after a diversified career in corporate America in all sizes of business. He claims that running a business that is all about loving and caring for dogs is the best job ever! Tom furthered his knowledge of canine care by becoming a practicing professional in all facets of nutrition for dogs in traditional and eastern modalities. He brings the provision of exceptional dog care for our furry guests to a new level.

We are so lucky to have Ed at Sage Valley Pet Center! He keeps our kennel spotless, manicures the landscape to perfection – and has an uncanny way with dogs as well. Some of us call him the dog whisperer because of his many successes with problem dogs. He can help a fearful dog get over his insecurities, calm an aggressive dog or reassure an abused one. We’ve had many dogs that can’t wait to get here – just to see Ed!

Katie brings amazing skills to her position at Sage Valley Pet Center. She has a degree in Zookeeping Technology, is a certified dog trainer and has been a kennel technician and assistant groomer. The dogs can sense the level of her caring and knowledge and immediately feel safe with her. Just meeting Katie will brighten your day as well!