Janet purchased Carden Kennels in 2010, and Uncommon Dog in 2023. Janet loves leading the team, focusing on education and training for staff, and keeping up with the facilities in ways like building a low stress cat boarding area, updating the comfort of the lodgings at Holden, and acquiring an AKC certification for safety in the salon. As well as offering new and unique services for enrichment opportunities to provide more than just physical exercise but mental stimulation, quality rest and healthy treats. Janet is certified in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid, has a Heros for Healthy Pets Infectious Disease Management Certificate, completed a certificate course in Pet Care Professional Infection control, Vaccines 101, Safe Handling, and Managing group play from the PPBC. Pack Pro group management and several others. Janet and her husband Chris live at Carden with their dogs and a rabbit

Libbi is our Co-Manager.

She has been passionate about animals since childhood and knew from a young age that she would eventually work with them. In her free time you'll find her at home with her dog Ellie and cat Maja.

Cheyenne joined us in May and has swiftly become a valued member of our team.

She loves animals and has always loved to rescue pets ever since she was a kid. She current 3 rescues are a dog Sammy, a cat Milo, and a hedgehog named Ellie.

Hi, I'm Shawna!

I have lived in Maine my whole life and I love animals and all things nature. Animals, especially dogs and cats, have always been my passion for as long as I can remember and I have dedicated my life to their care. I love learning about them in all fields and am always looking for ways to impove the lives of the pets in my care. I currently share my home with 13 rescue animals. 8 dogs, 3 cats and 2 chinchillas and my world absolutely revolves around them. I have worked in the dog daycare field for over 10 years so far with another 5 years specializing in dog and cat nutrition, and have earned several certifications in both fields. I look forward to continuing growing my knowledge and experience in the animal care field and enriching the lives of as many animals as I can along the way.

My name is Courtney, and some of you will remember me when I worked at Renaissance a few years ago.

I am excited to be coming back and can't wait to help Uncommon Dog grow to what I know it can be. For those who don't know me, I have worked in the animal field for 8+ years. Most of those years were in the daycare setting, while the rest has been in animal nutrition. As for my own crew, we currently have two dogs (Raven and Phoenix), one chinchilla (Tobin), one bearded dragon (Smeagol), and two snakes (Ekans and Asmodeus). I look forward to meeting and caring for your fur babies.


Miriam (she/her) has worked with dogs professionally for over a decade, and has loved every minute of it. She's a co-manager at Uncommon Dog and has a blast organizing special events and holidays for the dogs. She's currently in school for liberal studies, and lives with her rescue dog Meshugga.