Staff

Janene Ferraris - Owner

Janene FerrarisThe Furshire was formed in 1997 and incorporated in 2005. I could not find any kennels, friends or neighbors to give my animals the level of care I felt they deserved while I went away. Guilt would stricken me every time. Thinking about their sad faces looking out of their locked up cages. Ugggg!

I searched high and low for a place that had an owner and staff to care enough about “my kids”. I could not find anything that met my expectations. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and opened The Furshire.

When you leave your pet with us – it’s the behind the scene care you do not see.

1) ATTENTION The snuggling, hugging, one-on-one time your pet receives is crazy awesome and best of all you do not have to pay extra.

2) FREEDOM Each day your pets get to run free inside and outside until they want to stop and rest. They are free to play instead of being locked in a room all day long.

3) FUN! For the water loving dogs they get to swim in the big pool or mess around in the splash park. Or for those who do not fancy the water, they can run and play on our 1 acre.

I have resided in Arizona for 29 years.Janene's dogs
I have no two legged children of my own but I had many years as a foster mom of 101 wonderful children. My pets are my Golden Doodle Apollo, husky mix Katie, my special needs fiddler, and my breeding poodle Gybson.
I play bluegrass fiddle and classical violin and hockey for fun.

My studies include:

  • Dog behavior
  • Pet first aid and CPR Tech
  • Certified with pet care services association
  • Associate degrees in Human Resources and Child Development
  • CDA certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work
  • Master degree in Organizational Management
Nikki

NikkiHi, I am Nikki, the resort manager at the Furshire. I have been loving on all the Furshire dogs and cats here and have been managing this facility for the past 5 1/2 years.
I’ve been married for 14 years to this wonderful man. I have two great children and 3- 4 legged children. I love playing and getting to know all tour clients cats & pups personalities at the Furshire.

 

 

 

 

Briauna

Hello, my name is Briauna and I am part of the management team at The Furshire! I was born and raised in West Virginia, and attribute my love of nature and being outdoors to my upbringing. My interests include psychology, music, forensics and history. When I’m not taking care of your fur-babies, I’m usually taking a hike, camping, relaxing at home, reading a book or watching a movie. I have 3 fur- children of my own; Stevie a year old lab rescue, Luna a year old tabby cat and Engel a 6 year old black cat. Professionally I spent 10 years working in restaurants, seven of those years in leadership positions. I finally decided to ditch working in food service and pursue my passion- working with animals in the pet industry! I cannot express how lucky I feel each day working at The Furshire! I love learning every pet’s personality and making connections with our clients. The Furshire family is large and full of love. I am so blessed to be a part of it!

 

Alana

Hello! My name is Alana and I have been getting to love on and take care of your kiddos here at The Furshire as of June 2019! Pictured here I am snuggling my own fur-baby, Bugs. I am super excited to work in such an awesome environment with this amazing and caring group of people! My main hobby is learning new things and have always had a particular passion for learning more about creatures of all kinds and their well-being. I currently attend Arizona State University and am I pursuing a bachelor of science in Biology with a minor in Applied Ethics. My goals are to continue working in the field with animals by making a difference in animal cruelty and efforts to protect endangered species. My hope is to make the world a better place for both humans and animals. I feel extremely lucky to start this journey here at The Furshire by helping make our furry friend’s stay as comfortable and fun as possible!

Amanda

Hi! My name is Amanda and I am so excited to be apart of the Furshire family! It has always been a huge passion of mine to care for animals and I love being around them 24/7! Having the opportunity to do it each and every day
with some amazing people is a dream come true! I’m born and raised in Arizona and a mom to one amazing Son named Tristan and a beautiful kitty named Dutchess. They both mean everything to me and I could not imagine where I would be in this crazy world without
them! On my down time I enjoy reading a good book,yoga, hiking, watching a good movie, or learning a new hobby. I love pushing myself out of my comfort zone and learning new skills that I can apply to my everyday life. I am so excited and thankful to have the opportunity to build some great relationships with both you and your fur babies. I can’t wait to see where this journey will take me!

Amber

Hello, my name is Amber

 I was born in Ohio and raised in California. I am Married with two sons. I have two English Setters and a black lab mix along with two cats. I’m well educated in all behaviors of dogs and cats. I’ve been the Main groomer at the Furshire for over 6 years now and love all the Fur babies that come through our doors. I have helped the owner Janene and her right hand Girl Nicole in this incredible journey and I’m proud to be a part of the family.
 I’ve been grooming for over 35years and am a Master groomer with National Dog Groomers Association. I specialize in all breeds and am a expert in scissoring and breed specific cuts. 
Daniel

daniel workingI am Daniel Kutach, I am 61 years old. I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1957. I moved to Phoenix, Arizona when I was one year old. Been here ever since. I’ve been around animals my whole life. I have three dogs of my own. A lab mix, a Papillon and a Saint Bernard. I have worked 11+ years with dogs and cats. 

Payton

Hi! My name is Payton and I’ve been a part of the furshire team since May 2019. Loving on and working with animals has always been a passion of mine. I am a certified vet tech and I have spent many hours volunteering at animal shelters. I’ve always had animals growing up including horses, dogs, and lots of different reptiles. My husband and I currently have 4 spoiled dogs- Indigo our male Great Dane, Oakley our female Great Dane, Kinsley our female Catahoula, and our newest addition- Gunner our male pit bull. Growing up in Arizona has given me a love for the outdoors, when I’m not working you can always find me hiking, fishing or just exploring up north! I am so blessed to be able to work with your beloved pets every day and get to know them!

Jennifer
Gabby

Hi everyone! My name is Gabby and I couldn’t be happier that I have the opportunity to love and care for all of your kiddos that come in. Im a Minnesotan born and raised until I moved here around 3 years ago. I was an avid softball player for about 12 years and all through high school but now, while I still enjoy playing when I have the opportunity, I help my little sister grow within the sport as best as I can. I’m currently in my first year of college at Estrella Mountain Community College getting my pre-requisites so I can continue my passion for animals and major in Veterinary Medicine and minor in Animal Chiropractics. I feel so lucky that I have the opportunity to expand my knowledge of animals every shift that I get and learn all about your wonderful kiddos!

Adrianna

Hello! My name is and I am so excited that I have the opportunity to work with your pets! I have two dogs of my own, my little jack russel mix, Jack and huskita, Rocco. I’m currently majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. In addition to being passionate about animals, I love art, music, movies, and dying my hair. I look forward to continuing to care and love on all your pets!

Shelby

Hi, I’m Shelby! I’m happy to be part of The Furshire family and take care of your beloved pets while you’re away. I came to work here because my passion is with animals; I needed a change from retail, and I found fulfillment here! I’ve been around dogs my whole life, and it is a life goal of mine to one day open a non-profit rescue. It is very important to me that all animals are treated with love and respect as they are beloved family to us all.  When I’m not at The Furshire, I am busy as a computer science student, taking care of my plants & freshwater aquarium, and spending time with family. In my free time, I like to hike, try out new foods, and game with friends. I have my own fur-child, Riley, and she’s my pride and joy. She’s my little rescue mix; she’s part Queensland heeler, Border Collie, and Australian Shepard, so she’s a handful as you might imagine. I’m very fortunate to be able to work with what I love here, and I can’t wait to see where it leads me.

Kendra
Hi there! My name is Kendra Heath, and I love working at the Furshire! I was born in Arizona and have lived in several states before moving back to my home state. I am a happy parent to my 2 1/2 year old goof ball Kula. I’ve grown up in the past with three other cats, Rosie, Princess and Meow Meow, as well as a Giant Schnauzer, Tessla. I absolutely love working with animals of all sizes, and am so happy to be given this opportunity to work at the Furshire and take care of your fur babies!
Robyn

Well hey there everyone! I’m Auntie Robyn Swint! I’m the second groomer here at the Furshire!You may see me dancing my way out of the groom room every now and again…probably sneaking off to get some snuggle time from all your fur babies🥰 When I’m not at the Furshire getting all the lovins and kisses from my four legged friends, I am home with My little family. My husband and I have been together since high school…since then we have been married 7 years and share a 6 year old ball of energy…our kiddo without the fur…Mr.Ethan Jayce. He is my pride and joy.If we could bottle up his energy we would be rich! I can always count on him to keep me on my toes. We complete our little family with Ms.Chloe Elizabeth! Our old girl is about 10 years old. Don’t let her fool you though, she’s got the energy of a Spring chicken. She was our first Baby! When she first came into our lives she was skin and bones…you could see every bone in her body..look at her today..you can tell she never misses a meal..and a treat or two…or
five(shhhh don’t tell dad). I have always had a love for all animals! Doesn’t matter what it is, if it’s living and breathing I’m probably trying to find a way to take them home 😂 ..I will LOVE Them…you mine as well call me Dr.Dolittle! One day long ago when the dinosaurs roamed I wanted to become a veterinarian…until the sight of blood and guts made me drop to my knees! I know I know talk about a sissy la la right? I wanted to be able to make a difference with my work…and that’s when I came across dog grooming! 7 years later here I am…I’ve made my way all over the U.S where I have found my home right here at the Furshire 💕! The Furshire and all the puppers and the people who come with it are my family. I love them all like they are my own🐶💗🥰 Well that’s enough about me…I have some puppers to love on! 🖖🏼🐶🥰

Lyndsey

My name is Lyndsey.l have lived in Arizona all of my life. I have a beautiful family. My daughter Sophia is the love of my life. We have a long haired Chihuahua, her name is Penny. We found her (living outside of our apartments underneath an air condition er. Her last owners moved and were unable to take her. So, sadly they left her outside. She was there for two months before we found her. Her and my sisters puppy Vinnie are best friends and we love them more than I could ever put into words. 

 

Lydia
Jordy

Hello fellow fur baby moms and dads! My name is Jordy! I am a proud mommy of a German Shepherd Malamute mix named Kenai and a Calico named Jazzy. 

Since I can remember, I’ve had a passion for animals and the undying love and happiness that they bring to us. Animals have a therapeutic way of bringing warmth and hope into the hearts of all people and I believe that to be something so special and sacred. This has inspired me to venture into the world of animal assisted therapy. It is my philosophy that dogs and cats deserve better than the very best. It is an absolute privilege to be able to wake up every morning and care for all my furry pals at the Furshire. I cannot wait to meet new faces and build unbreakable bonds with regulars who come to play!