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. 


Sara, is our Manager she has been working at The Dog Zone since 2004 before joining The Dog Zone staff she  worked as a dog trainer and a Vet Assistant. Sara is certified in K-9 CPR, and has a dog named Coach that spends all his time with Sara at The Dog Zone.


Staci is the Assistant 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 8 year old cat named Jazz and a 4 year old English Bulldog named Blanche. Staci is also K-9 CPR certified


Emily graduated from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture as a Vet Tech after graduating she was employed by All Pets Vet Clinic. She joined The Dog Zone in 2010, and has 2 cats Hummer and Bentley


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!