Meet the Staff...
Emily Shift Supervisor
Emily has always shared her life with animals and she currently lives on a large farm with horses, cattle, and chickens. Of course along with her farm animals she also has a farmhand, her boxer Boomer. Emily has been with ABC for about 2 years and has been a great asset to our team!
Leah Russell has been a part of the ABC family since early 2014. Leah’s genuine love of animals, energetic work ethic and desire to keep the dogs happy and active makes her the perfect addition to our staff. Leah will play fetch with the dogs for hours and you will often see her cuddling the dogs or helping them build their confidence by teaching them to climb the play equipment. Leah also assists with grooming and training classes. When she is not at ABC, Leah works as the assistant Animal Control Officer of Old Lyme. She is certified in Pet CPR and Disaster Response, and has attended numerous conferences taught by esteemed trainers such as Pia Silvani, Sue Sternberg and Michael Shikashio. We are proud to have her as a part of the team at ABC, and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for her here!
Allison joined the All Bright pack during the fall of 2019 after moving to Connecticut. She is motivated to create productive and meaningful bonds with the entire facility! She came to us with 4 years of doggy daycare and obedience training experience. She works with all of our dogs in the yard and helps them build their confidence! One of Allison's favorite things about ABC is helping our dogs learn to swim so she cant wait for the summer to begin!
Leah (Lo) has had a love for dogs starting at a young age. Being raised around dogs her entire life, it took the recent passing of her rescue Mia to make her realize she needed to pursue a career working with them. Being in the serving industry for the last 14 years she decided to leave and pursue her passion of dogs. She is eager to learn everything ABC has to offer. When not at ABC you can find Leah working with her new puppy Kanelo, kayaking with her family and tending to her garden and compost.
Tiffany has had a career working with animals and shares her home with 5 bully breed mixes. She was a dog trainer at Petco for four years and went onto being a groomers assistant. She brings her knowledge of canine behavior and training to our daycare yard as well as our training classes.
Briney join us in 2020 as a greeter/receptionist. Brittney was born and raised in Norwich, CT where she still resides. Throughout her entire life she was surround by beloved pets whom she adored and nurtured. She graduated from Norwich Free Academy and went on to Cosmetology school where
she graduated and began a career as a licensed Esthetician. While in school she supported herself by
working for a local Veterinarian as her love for animals was something she had always been drawn to.
After several years as an Esthetician her desire to be among our furry friends remained a draw to her.
She joined a Nation Pet store chain and move rapidly up the ranks, however, her desire to be more in
touch with the clientele was calling her. Now you can see Brittney’s smiling face as she greets you and
your beloved companion when you arrive. She cares for them as if they were her own, taking them for
swims, feeding them, walking, and running with each and now has begun to work on our grooming
team. Be comfortable that when with Brittney your best friend will get the love and attention they
Brianna has grown up with a passion for animals and science. She has received her Bachelors of Science in Lab Animals, her Associates degree in Animal Care, and an Associates in Environmental Science from Becker College. While she was in school earning these degrees she also worked at the veterinary clinic specifically working with greyhounds and beagles. Brianna is certified in canine CPR. The dogs love her here at ABC and she is a great team member!
Abbey is an Ohio native who recently moved to Connecticut to attend graduate school at Uconn. She has been an animal person all her life, majoring in Zoology and training service dogs in college, which is why she loves working at All Bright Canines. She is mom to an Olde English Bulldog mix named Baker.