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Michelle and her husband Shawn opened Escape Canine Retreat & Spa (formerly Escape the Crate) in 2007 with a dream and two friendly boxers (Bailey & Jameson). Their dedication and love of dogs is one of the reasons Escape has been so successful. It’s also because they only hire people who genuinely love dogs and who want to give them lots of love and attention. They really are dog people!


About Michelle

I’m always looking for ways to enhance my dog skills, taking classes whenever I can in anything dog related. I recently went through a dog training course and apprenticed with an amazing California dog trainer. My manager and I graduated as instructors for pet CPR and first aid from Pet Tech. Pet Tech is the first international training center dedicated to pet CPR and 1st Aid. 

As I continue to grow as a pet professional my goal will always be the same; and that is to have an amazing place for pets and their people.