Kelsey is the owner of Ace's K-9 Care. Kelsey has always had a profound love for animals while growing up around horses, dogs, and cats. Kelsey grew up with family dogs and also shown an interest in surrounding herself with animals, gaining the nicknames "Weird horse girl" and "Crazy dog lady." Kelsey lives up to these nicknames proudly, and has horseshoe and dog paw tattoos behind her ears to prove it. In 2015 at age 19 Kelsey bought her first dog, Ace. Ace is the reason and dream behind "Ace's K-9 Care." Ace is Kelsey's beloved Rottweiler who inspired Kelsey to pursue her dreams in owning and operating a dog kennel here in Prince George, as she wanted to spend everyday working alongside her best friend. Kelsey has been working with dogs since 2014. In 2015 Kelsey went down to Canada West Canine Centre to become a certified dog trainer, and to and to become certified in kennel management. Kelsey came back to Prince George and began dog training right away while attending the University of Northern British Columbia and the College of New Caledonia to continue her Business Management schooling. In May 2017 Kelsey graduated with a Business Management Diploma from the College of New Caledonia, while opening Ace's in May 2017 as well. Since opening Kelsey has grown her dog training career with researching and training through other dog trainers in BC such as The Dog Guru in Kamloops, BC. Kelsey has also become certified in Pet First Aid and has continued to learn and grow with dog behaviour in her over 5 years of experience with working with dogs. Kelsey will continue to develop in her workplace of kennel management and dog training by going down to Vancouver, BC to learn from Intraining K9 for hands on work in summer 2020, with her new German Shepherd puppy named Kip. Kelsey's world revolves around her dogs, and in her spare time enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, taking her dogs to the lake, and overall being outside.
Ace's K-9 Care is owned by Kelsey Schwing and Dawn Videgain. Kelsey and Dawn established Ace's K-9 Care in May 2016 with the purchase of an old school in Prince George, BC. After one year of renovations and planning, Ace's opened it's doors to the public in May 8th 2017.
Ace's offers boarding and daycare with four different suites available to suit every dog's needs.
Mckayla has worked in the dog industry for the past 8 years. She started with training at a young age of 10 when she bought her very first dog, Lincoln. Since then Mckayla has worked at several kennels across B.C, educated herself through training seminars, and went to school at Canada West Canine Centre to become certified in Basic and Advanced obedience, Kennel Management, tracking, and scent work. Mckayla has been a part of Ace's since May 2018 when she moved back to Prince George. She knew she always wanted to work with dogs, but she wanted the chance to also be her own entrepreneur. Within Ace's she has started Ace's Adventures, offering shuttle service with off-leash hikes. Mckayla is assisted by her three dogs, Mugs, Lincoln, and Wren.
Sarah has a strong love for dogs and a passion for ensuring their best interest and needs are met. Sarah has been working in the dog care industry since 2015, and has previous managerial experience at a former kennel. Sarah joined our team in June 2019 and since then has moved her way up into our manager position, beginning as assistant manager. After coming into this field of work, she knew this is what she wanted to do for life! Sarah has spent the last five years working with dogs, and is eager to keep doing so and to learn much more about dogs. Sarah is a dedicated team member alongside her dog Benji.
Michaela began as a client here at Ace's with her dog Nova back in 2018 and was a dedicated client bringing Nova almost everyday. Once word got out that we were hiring in summer 2019, she new that she belonged with our team here at Ace's. Michaela started in September 2019 and has since made a career with our team moving up into our assistant manager position, and gaining another husky to add to her pack, Ava.
Haley is an animal lover of all kinds, and has been working in the kennel industry since 2015. Haley enjoys travelling with dreams to see the world. Haley has two partners in crime, Duck and Pekoe, who help complete her little family. Haley began working for Ace's in September 2019 and has since become a dedicated member of the team, devoting her time and energy in the care of our dogs at the facility.
Brooklyn is pursuing a career to one day become a teacher. In the meantime, Brooklyn has been working at Ace's since we opened our doors in 2017. She was our very first employee and has grown along with the company significantly. Brooklyn has put Ace's first in many aspects of her life, and although she is getting closer to having her full time career and leaving us here at Ace's she still continues to hold on to any bit of the company while she still can, as she just can't bring herself to say goodbye to all the dogs completely. Brooklyn has her own dog Mia who is her everything.