Co-owner, co-founder, Kaki graduated from Castleton State College with a BS in marketing. She is certified by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA), and is also an AKC registered dog handler. Kaki has been involved in dogs for her lifetime. Her family owned and operated a boarding/show kennel, as well as a satellite grooming facility, both located in New Jersey. Kaki breeds champion Labrador Retrievers under the “Frakari” registered kennel prefix. Her labs have titles in Conformation, Agility, Rally, and Obedience. Her interests include hiking/walking her dogs and going to dog shows with her husband.
Ann Gavett MS, CPDT-KA, CPCFT
Co-owner, co-founder, Ann is a graduate of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (BS) and Penn State University (MS) with degrees in Forest Zoology and Wildlife Management. Ann has been training dogs and teaching pet dog obedience classes for 30 years. She is certified by the the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA) and is a Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer (CPCFT). Ann lives with 2 cats and one Australian Cattle Dog and in her spare time she enjoys hiking, photography, and spending time at her camp in the Adirondacks.
Kristin started working at Pets Etc. as a student intern in her sophomore year of high school. She is a dedicated fund raiser for animal shelters, raising money by selling homemade headbands called Headbands for Hope. She loves horseback riding, music, and is interested in fashion.
Melinda is the newest member of our staff here at Pets Etc. She enjoys assisting customers and sharing her knowledge about dogs whenever she can. Melinda says she is continually learning from the other staff as each one brings a wealth of knowledge to their position. Melinda is an avid gardener and reading is a favorite pastime. She loves spending time exploring the National Forest with her two labs, Orson & Tater.
Penny is a Manchester, VT native and has been with us since 1999 in the grooming shop as well as in the store. She is very active in the Manchester community and is currently the acting president of the Manchester Lions Club and chairperson for the Sight and Hearing program with the club. She has one daughter, two yellow labs, and is an avid gardener.
Darlene has been teaching pet dog obedience classes at Pets Etc. since 2000. She is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and is currently working towards her certification by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She lives with one German Shorthaired Pointer, one Collie, one Shih Tzu, and two cats. Her principle employment is at the Granville Animal Hospital in NY State.
Upon graduation from grooming school in Connecticut, Darci joined our team at Pets Etc. and never looked back. She has two Corgis and many Guinea Pigs as well as an adopted kitty. Keeping your fur babies looking their best is her passion.
Amy Spencer AAS
Amy has a degree in Equine Science from Cazenovia College (AAS) and began working at Pets Etc. in 2001 as our store manager. She lives on a small farm where she raises chickens and grows her own vegetables. Amy fosters horses for the Dorset Equine Rescue and has two black Labs and a Chihuahua.
Danila joins our team with 16 years of merchandising, product development and buying experience and 4 years of retail management. In addition to working at Pets Etc. she does print and design consulting with sleepwear and bedding manufacturers. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, her Jack Russell Terrier and black Lab, and is an avid reader of mysteries.