Suzi Burk + her husband are lifelong animal lovers.
One year, before their vacation, they looked for a decent, affordable boarding kennel that could accommodate their six dogs. It was difficult, but they selected the kennel with the best reputation, left the dogs, and started the journey. About 10 minutes later, a call from a member of the kennel’s staff told us one of our pups had a meltdown, growled at employees, and refused to go with our other dogs. An emergency trip to the veterinarian meant that our dog was drugged with a potent tranquilizer and given pills for anxiety and nausea to get her through the week.
A week later, the kennel’s bill was twice the cost of airfare and hotel combined, and all six dogs were a mess! They were stressed out, smelly, and hoarse from non-stop barking.
Suzi is the former owner of Camp Bow Wow®, a premiere dog boarding franchise and doggie daycare facility. She has extensive, first-hand experience running a first class boarding facility. After her dogs had this bad experience, Suzi decided they would never go to a kennel again. She believed that if she’d rather let her dogs stay in the comfort of their home environment surrounded by familiar sights, sounds, and smells and cared for by a pet sitter, other people would too. It was a matter of peace of mind.
Suzi’s lifelong passion and love for animals inspired her to create Homeward Hounds Pet Sitting in 2008.
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Suzi is a lifelong animal lover who is extremely passionate about her work and the wonderful business she has created! A native New Yorker, she obtained a B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and attended graduate school at New York University where she studied nutrition and early childhood education.
Jason is Suzi’s husband, best friend, business partner, and an animal lover. Dogs and cats have always been a big part of his life. During the day Jason works as a partner at an Atlanta law firm, and is also a law professor. At night, on weekends, and holidays he proudly assists Suzi with the joys of pet sitting! Suzi and Jason have four dogs and four grown children.
Denise has a lifelong love of animals and has had pets since the day she was born. Now a wife, and mother to two sons, Denise’s motto is: “Any amount of time spent with precious animals equals a happy heart!” She is dependable, trustworthy, and reliable and works for Homeward Hounds to fill in for Suzi and Jason when necessary.