At The Dog Zone our staff has the experience and love for your dog that you will not find anywhere else, caring for dogs is our passion. Our staff is also involved with Cedar Valley Humane Society, Marion K9 Fun Run and Walk and The Dog Zone Tree Of Giving. Check out the staff bio's below. 


Staci is the  Manager and joined The Dog Zone in April of 2006 over the years she has fostered many dogs and has a lifelong love for all animals. She has a  cat named Jazz and a English Bulldog named Blanche. Staci is also K-9 CPR certified


Brianna has 2 dogs named Max and Roxi that love spending time at the Dog Zone. She enjoys being active spending time outdoors.

"Working with dogs is something I have always wanted to do and The Dog Zone is a perfect fit for me." 


Alisa has been working at The Dog Zone since 2014. I love being a mom to 4, I also own a New Foundland dog named Izzabella.

Alisa loves gardening, scrap booking and spending time with friends and family.






Hi, my name is Hannah I am from Jefferson, Iowa and graduated High School in 2016. I am currently enrolled in the Vet Tech program at Kirkwood Community College. I hope to move up North some day to Montana or Colorado.

Along with dogs I really enjoy working with cattle and other large animals and hope to own a Cattle Ranch someday.


Blake and Jane are the owners of The Dog Zone and also Echo Hill Kennel in Cedar Rapids, we have always had a love for dogs, raising, training and breeding dogs for the last 23 years. In the last eleven years we have trained dogs to achieve the highest level possible in the AKC Walking Hunt Test obtaining the top title given as “AKC Master Hunters”. We have also tested puppies up to 16 months in age in the NAVHDA organization obtaining the top score possible of 112 points and Prize One Titles. During the hunting season Blake is a professional upland guide for other groups of hunters from various states across the nation. The guided hunts have been featured in various outdoor publications and on outdoor television networks. We are also involved with the Aiming For A Cure Foundation. Our love and passion for dogs run very deep we look forward to getting know each of you and caring for your 4 legged companions. Thank You for your trust in our Staff!