Position: Kennel Attendant
Current Home: Charlestown, RI
Date of Hire: June 7, 2021
Growing up Ashton was always been surrounded by animals. From chickens, birds, and rabbits, to fish, dogs, and ferrets. Ever since she can remember, she’s always had a love for animals. Alongside her sister, she learned the responsibility of taking care of a dog through volunteer work around their neighborhood.
The two siblings would do “good deeds” in the neighborhood – things such as dog walking and pet sitting. This helped to teach them how to care for a dog responsibly and prepared them for their first dog Posey, which came to them when Ashton was in 3rd grade.
Posey, who was a seriously independent dog, ended up being a great family pet and Ashton’s first experience of what it entails to be a responsible dog owner.
Ashton joined our team in the summer of 2021 as a new Kennel Attendant and she works hard every day to learn as much as she can about canine behavior and how she can help dogs in need!