About Us

At Barks and Rec, our main focus is the mental and physical well being of the dogs in our care. We strive to provide the best services available through a strong work ethic and building relationships with the people and dogs we are privileged to serve! We understand that your main concern is the safety and well-being of your pup. Our staff gets to know each pet individually to provide the best care for every unique guest. We’re not dog walkers, we are dog professionals!

Our Team

Here at Barks & Rec, we pride ourselves in our caring and experienced staff.

Jennifer Westrate with Partner
Jennifer Westrate

Owner, Head Trainer

Hannah Matteson and 3 dogs
Hannah Matteson

Trainer/Facility & Media Manager 

Haylee Lechleitner and dog
Haylee Lechleitner

Trainer, Daycare Attendant

Hannah Lechleitner and dog
Hannah Lechleitner

Trainer, Daycare Attendant

Kylee Sauk and dog
Kylee Sauk

Receptionist, Kennel/Daycare Attendant

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Jaylynn Albrecht

Receptionist

Grace Hanko and dog
Grace Hanko

Receptionist, 

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

Shasta Chamberlain and cat
Shasta Chamberlain

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

Sierra Weichert and cat
Sierra Weichert

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

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Melodi Nousiainen-Becher

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

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Annabella Zeman

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

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Nyla Jacobs

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

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Belle Freeberg

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

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Jordan McDonald-Sirek

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

Elizabeth and dog
Elizabeth Bauchle

Littles Attendant

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Ashlyn Jaquish

Kennel/Daycare Attendant

Samson, Nova, and Stihl, 3 dogs
Samson, Nova, Stihl

Quality Control Managers

Kudo and Banner, two dogs
Kudo & Banner

Quality Control Managers

Mercy, dog
Mercy

Quality Control Manager

Kiara and Piper, two dogs
Kiara & Piper

Quality Control Managers

Miles and Parker, two dogs
Miles & Parker

Quality Control Managers