Nikki Laufenberg, lead day care attendant
Armed with a BS in veterinary science from the University of Arizona along with years of hands-on experience working with animals, Nikki Laufenberg uses her skills to be Lead Day Care Attendant at Second Home Pet Resort. From working at a wildlife sanctuary to animal shelters, Nikki has tons of experience.
She oversees all the aspects of doggie day care, from training new staff to performing behavioral assessments on the dogs. She also looks after dogs in daycare and oversees the staff and their daily routine.
Nikki has been with Second Home since it first opened its doors. Her favorite part of the job is "meeting the dogs and getting to know their individual personalities," she said, adding that she likes to watch them grow from puppies to adults.
She says that communication is key in keeping pet parents at ease when leaving their dogs. "We really build a personal relationship not only with the dog but also with the client," she said.
Nikki said the best part of working at Second Home is getting to work with pets all day and building relationships with them. "Everybody who works here just loves the animals, and we're going to do everything in our power to make sure they are happy, safe and well looked after and loved."