Meet our team
Thirty years as a psychotherapist has given Jessica Grahm a great understanding of behavior, both human and canine. She has always loved and respected the wisdom of dogs which led her to a career in which they are the center of her life. As the owner of the Inn, Jessica tends to every detail, knowing every dog by name and particular needs. She has a sixth sense, always attuned to anything that may not seem “right.” You can rest assured she will care for each guest at the Inn as if part of her own pack. Jessica relishes in the role as 'grandma' to her little charges, engaging in conversations, songs, or sharing a bench in the warm sun.
All staff members employed at Laughing Dog Inn are carefully chosen, having to demonstrate both a knowledge of and a love for dogs. An eye for detail, a warm sunny personality and common sense are necessary attributes along with prior experience with dogs. Training is intense and covers safety, dog body language, dog behavior and both common and uncommon physical illness. While we rarely have emergencies, everyone is fully trained to handle any emergency quickly and effectively. Every day, for all of us, is a learning experience.....the dogs are our greatest teachers and for that we are grateful!
And unlike many dog boarding facilities, we have a minimum of 1 staff member for every 8 dogs. Which means that every dogs gets its individual needs met....more than a number, your dog is special to us!
We are very lucky to have Dr. Bradley Patterson as our on-call veterinarian. His clinic, located five minutes from the Inn, makes Dr. Patterson readily available to tend to our guests. His willingness to be on hand has provided us with an invaluable peace of mind.. In the event of an emergency or even for the simplest of questions Dr. Patterson is always there for us.