Kate Klausner is excited and overjoyed to be the owner of Snaggle Foot Ann Arbor. The opportunity to combine her over-the-top love of dogs with her entrepreneurial spirit and community involvement is really a dream come true! As a loving mother to two precocious dogs and their human brother Beckett, Kate knows the value of having someone you trust be there when you can’t. She is proud to lead an ever-growing team of trained pet professionals, who are dedicated to bringing high quality care, love, and attention to the animals of Ann Arbor.
In 2009, Kate started out with one sweet, spunky Pomeranian named Spike, and the family has been growing ever since. In 2011 she opened her heart and her home to an older gent who needed some relaxation time, and Guillermo the Chihuahua came to stay until he passed away in 2012. Shortly after that, a wire-haired dachshund mix named Marshall quickly won everyone over! In August 2014, this little Snaggle Family grew even larger when Kate welcomed her son, Beckett, to the world. He’s an endlessly curious charmer with a mischievous grin and a heartwarming laugh. Beckett has quickly developed a fondness for dogs that rivals even his mother’s. Together, Kate and Beckett have spoiled all of her dogs, and she’s excited to spoil your dogs too!
A longtime manager of a specialty toy store, Kate knows the value of good play time; she delights in making creative thinking puzzles for the dogs. Kate has a happy, creative, kind spirit. She lives to repurpose, create and share inspiration with everyone around. Few things make her as happy as an organized space, a sunny day drive, or being in the kitchen with dogs following her every move. As for her business outlook, Kate thanks her friends and family for teaching her to live by the Buddha’s philosophy “Your work is to discover your work, and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it”.
Now that Kate has discovered her “work”, she is giving herself, her heart, and her all to it!
Hello-ha (Aloha + Hello)! This is Elise! I am a caring, experienced dog walker/ cat sitter, who cant help falling in love with every adorable animal I meet! Growing up with family pets in my life, Ive always felt a special bond with the tender hearts of animals, and to be able to care for them as a professional with Snagglefoot, is a joy and an honor I am grateful for every day. It is a such gift to get to know the pets in the comfort of their own home, where they feel safe and secure, and to shower them with love, play and affection while their family is away! Fun facts: As a kid I loved watching Scooby Doo and The AristoCats; I also love drawing animals, and would love to sketch your precious pet, upon request! …Here I am pictured with my beloved dachshund, Snoopy:)