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About Us

Meet the Team

Meet the wonderful folks who will be taking care of your furry family member during their visit to Country K9 Kennels!



Owner, Master Trainer, Groomer

I’m Kathy Kaufman, I've been through an intense three year dog training program becoming a master dog trainer, learning many vet tech duties, and proficiently running a kennel of 50 plus dogs. I've been in the industry for over 10 years, am a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America , the international Boarding & Pet Services Association, the American Pet Professionals, and the International Association of Canine Professionals

I’m married to my best friend Ron who is my biggest fan, whom I would not be able to run a business with out his support. We have 5 kids, 4 bonus kids and 30 grandkids! All who love animals as I do!

I thoroughly love animals, especially dogs, there is no other on earth that loves you more than they love themselves! Who would have thought after 30 years of being an accountant in the corporate world , that my true love is dog training!



Kennel Assistant

My name is Trisha Averesch and I live in Ottawa. I am married with a daughter and one on the way. I grew up with animals and always loved working with them. I am grateful that I can do what I love and be trusted with your fur babies.



Kennel Assistant

My name is Dez Halker. I am 18 years old. Graduated from Pandora-Gilboa High school, and am currently studying to be a Vet Tech at Rhodes State College! I love working with animals, especially dogs!



Kennel Assistant

Hi my names Mal I'm 23 years old I own 2 big goobers "dogs" of my own. Dogs really are the best creatures on this earth that's why I love working and spending all day with all of our furry clients!