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We are extremely proud of our staff and would like to introduce each of them (and their personal dogs) to you.  Now you can put a face with a name and know who is taking care of your dog while he/she is staying at UNLEASHED and lovin' it!

All of our professional photos were taken By Jennifer Bates at
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Laurie Kelley - Owner
Pictured with Finnigan & Gia

     All my life I have loved and wanted to work with animals.  After graduating from Onsted High School I went off to Oakland University to study Zoology.  I quickly found that was not what I wanted to do.  My next step was to study Veterinary Technology at Stautzenberger College in Toledo, OH.  While attending my first year at SC I worked at the Animal Emergency Clinic in Toledo.  By  my second year I left the emergency clinic and started working at the Manchester Veterinary Clinic for Drs. Art & Libby Beaudoin. 
After graduating from SC I moved to Manassas, Virginia to work at yet another Animal Emergency Clinic. 
     After 6 months in Virginia I knew it was not what I wanted.  My mom also wanted me to come home.  I still wanted to work with animals but I didn’t want to work on them.  So, I started researching Dog Daycare.  I soon realized this was what I was supposed to do.  Run my own business, my own Dog Care Facility.  I moved home in October of 2005.  We obtained our loan and land by May of 2006.  Started construction in August of 2006 and opened UNLEASHED and lovin’ it! on January 15, 2007.

Kathy Kelley - Owner
Pictured with Avie

     I graduated from Columbia Central High School in 1972.  I married Charles Kelley in 1973. I worked different office positions until we decided to have children, and I stayed home to raise my two boys and daughter for the next 6 years.  Since all my kids were in school I decided to become a school bus driver for the next 14 years.  I also was the President of the Support Staff Union at the school for several years.

When my daughter graduated from High School, I decided to look for an office position, and I was hired as an Office Administrator for a local Real Estate Office.  I worked in the Real Estate field for 7 years, learning a lot about computers and public relations.

Laurie moved to Virginia for a Vet Tech position in 2005 and while she was living there she became interested in Dog Day Care.  She decided to put together a business plan and moved back home so that we could start a business.  We decided that Jackson was the best place to open this type of business and so here we are.

Chuck Kelley - Owner
Pictured with Avie

I was born and raised in Lenawee County, MI.  After graduating from Onsted High School I worked at Tecumseh Products and construction at MIS.  In 1969 I was drafted into the Army.  When I left the army I began working at Ford Motor Co. in Saline until I retired in 2001. Having been an avid outdoorsman all my life, particularly raising and training coonhounds, I had experience with handing dogs.  So, when we decided to open UNLEASHED, I knew we could handle it.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Became Part of The UNLEASHED Family - Nov. 21, 2007

Jill Warfield
Pictured with Digby & Nietzche

     I am a Jackson Native.  I went to Western High School and received my GED from Tomlinson High School.  I have 3 children -Allen, Sydney and Charlie.
    I have always been a huge animal lover.  I worked at Arbor Hills Vet Clinic with Dr. Schrauben for 2 years, Jackson County Animal Control, the Cascades Humane Society and with show dogs. 
    I love my job at UNLEASHED and working here is the best career move I have made.  UNLEASHED provides the best environment for the dogs and I am so happy to be part of it.  Most times I would rather be at work than at home, not many people can say that.

Became Part of The UNLEASHED Family - April 22, 2008

Christy Ely - Manager
Pictured withTipper & Jasmine

     I was born in Michigan but moved to North Carolina when I was 2 years old.  I will always consider myself a southern girl even though my home has been here in Michigan since I was 16.
     I graduated from James Madison High School with Honors in 1999.  I attended JACC to pursue my health care training a little while after that.  My employment has been diverse with responsibilities that include caring for the elderly, caring for animals and clerical work.  My life as taken me in multiple directions since then and I wouldn't change any of it for the world. 
     I am engaged to Bruce Craig and I am the proud mother of one son, Kendal, whom I should say has kept me on my toes since the day he was born!
     I have been with UNLEASHED and lovin' it! since April of 2008 and I am proud to be a part of everything that goes on here.  I am proud of my contributions to UNLEASHED which have helped to make it a wonderful environment for that special member of your family.

Became Part of The UNLEASHED Family - February 03, 2014

Emily Fundaugh - Assistant Manager
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Became Part of The UNLEASHED Family - December 31, 2015 Tiffany Snuggs
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Became Part of The UNLEASHED Family - June 01, 2016 Kaleigh Mills
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Became Part of The UNLEASHED Family - July 24, 2016 Roni Martin
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Became Part of The UNLEASHED Family - July 25, 2016 Kylee Isham
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Became Part of The UNLEASHED Family - August 22, 2016 Brittani Morrison
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Became Part of The UNLEASHED Family - January 02, 2017 Mitch Robinson
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Became Part of The UNLEASHED Family - April 07, 2017 Linzi Thompson
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Normal Business Hours
Monday thru Friday 6:30am-7:00pm • Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm • Sunday 8:00am-10:00am & 6:00pm-7:00pm
We will be closed from 11:30am-1:00pm the second Friday of each month for Staff Training
Click Here for Holiday Hours

Pick-up and Drop-off Times for Daycare & Boarding
 • Monday thru Friday 6:30am-11:00am & 1:30pm-6:30pm • Saturday 8:00am-11:00am & 1:30pm-5:30 pm • Sunday 8:00am-10:00am & 6:00pm-7:00pm •

 • No Pick-Up, Drop-off or Toe Nail Trims between 11:00am-1:30pm

• 3104 Page Avenue • Jackson, MI 49203 • phone 517.817.0177 • fax 517.817.0172 • info@unleashedandlovinit.com

• © Copyright 2007-2017 UNLEASHED and lovin' it!, LLC • All Rights Reserved • No portion of this web site may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from UNLEASHED and lovin' it! & Laurie K Kelley •