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 of The Dog Zone and started working here in April of 2006.

Over the years she has fostered many dogs and has a lifelong love for all animals. She has a English Bulldog named Blanche. Staci is also K-9 CPR certified.


Brianna is the Assistant Manger and has 2 dogs named Max and Arlo 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." 


Hi ! my name is Jennifer I have 2 dogs Diesel and Red my boys do everything with me. I am very active I love to go hunting, camping, boating, hiking, and work out at the gym.

I have always had a passion for working with animals and The Dog Zone fits perfect for me. I love working with the Staff and the dogs

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Hi, my name is Kelsey and I have been working working with dogs since 2014. I have a sheltie mix names Piper that I rescued from animal care control in 2014. She enjoys coming to work with me on occasion to play with her fur pals!

When I am not working at The Dog Zone or obsessing over animals, I enjoy spending time with family, playing video games, and being on the computer. I absolutely love getting to know all of the pups who come to The Dog Zone and feel fortunate to be able to spend time with so many wonderful dogs!


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.


My name is David and I have over 3 years of experience working with dogs. I have a three legged German Shepard/ Great Dane mix, his name is Bear and is my second shadow! I love animals, especially dogs and I enjoy every minute working with them!


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!