We really get to know your pet so they have a great Sleepydog experience!
Jennifer Fredette, Owner
Inspiration for Sleepydog Kennel was born in the pages of the book, “Eat, Pray, Love”.* I didn’t even like the book, but at one point the author asks herself, while in Italy, “I can do anything I want today- what will make me happy?”. She chose wine, cheese, and a good book under an Olive tree by the river. That appeals to me too, but when I thought about what really brought me joy, I pictured watching my beloved beagle and my foster rescue dogs cavorting down a path in the woods. Watching them play brought warmth to my heart and a smile to my face. Within a year, I left a challenging corporate job (which I DID love for a long time), uprooted my family (bless them!) to the other end of town, and started on a new adventure called Sleepydog Kennel. What a joy it has been! I am so grateful to my team and my customers! ~ Jennifer Fredette * I just discovered that Elizabeth Gilbert has since penned a follow up book called “Eat, Pray, Love Made Me Do It- life journeys inspired by the best selling memoir” so apparently I am not alone!
Kris, Closing Manager
Our closing manager Kris makes sure everyone is fed and tucked in tight before lights outs. He’s thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the Sleepydog pack these past few months. When he’s not at the kennel he enjoys running and cycling and curling up with his dog Daisy (pictured).
Kasey, Administrative Manager
I came to work for SDK in 2021 after 22 years in the health care field. When I am not playing with pups at SDK, I am playing with the ponies on my sister's horse farm.
James Fredette, Operations Manager
After traveling and dabbling in some other fields, I decided it was time to come back into the family fold and business. It is not an easy job, and it pushes me to grow professionally every day. However, there is nothing more rewarding than taking care of my pack, my pack leaders, and my customers.
Crow, Kennel Attendant
I'm Crow. I started working at SDK in April 2023. I've worked with animals my entire career, including vet and shelter work. I'm a freelance artist & enjoy both drawing & spending time with animals of all kinds.
Jayden, Kennel Attendant
I'm Jayden. I started working at SDK in 2022. Working with dogs has been both enjoyable & rewarding. In my free time, you might catch me at car meets/shows or walking with my own pup!
Hanna, Dog in charge
While I know that mom misses Steez, the sleepydog OG, we love each other very much. I love to supervise sleepy dogs coming and going from my kitchen window. I also like to just soak up the sun in the driveway. If I am in your way, just beep, I won't be offended. And while I love dogs and people, I can be a little bossy sometimes. If your dog is bossy too, you can tell me to stay away from you and I will.
Vali cat, The one really in charge
I'm in charge. I am here to make sure that all is right with our world. If I am in your way, just honk or yell and I will move. I am adventurous so, if you leave your car door open, make sure I have not attempted to hitch a ride!
Wee cat, No, really, I'M in charge
I am here to make sure that all is right with our world. If I am in your way, just honk or yell and I will move. I am adventurous so, if you leave your car door open, make sure I have not attempted to hitch a ride!
The girls, Groundskeepers
We are just a bunch of old broads living out our twilight days. We love dogs but we don't like them to eat us, so please don't let them eat us. If we are in your way, honk or yell and we will vamoose!
Chaunce, Kennel Attendent
Chaunce was born in Key West Florida, recently moved up to Vermont from Washington D.C., and has been working with dogs for years. He enjoys the outdoors, motorcycle, and pineapples. In his spare time, he works as a graphic designer/illustrator.