Lisa has 2 Brussels Griffons, Boris and Floss aka Flip Flop the Brussels Griffons. Before having toy breeds, Lisa had boxers and a bullmastiff, her first boxer was extremely reactive and is part of the reason why she now works with dogs.
Prior to The Hound Lounge Lisa previously owned a dog walking, home boarding and training business. Lisa set the business up many years ago and gained valuable experience working with a huge variety of dog temperaments and breeds. During this time Lisa became a certified dog trainer and attended/still attends numerous workshops and seminars to continue her learning in the dog world.
She enjoys being covered in dog hair, slob and constantly smelling of dog treats. During her spare time, Lisa enjoys eating chocolate, drinking coffee and sleeping.
Maddie has always been interested in animals, and from a young age was surrounded by pets of all shapes and sizes. As she got older however, she realised that dogs were where her true passion lay!
Before going into business at The Hound Lounge, Maddie was a veterinary nurse at Annandale Animal Hospital. In her 5 years there, she was able to grow and develop her love for dogs and explore her interest in dog behaviour and training. As well as this, she was able to develop many skills to help dogs not only with their physical health, but also their mental wellbeing.
During her time at Annandale Animal Hospital, she was also in charge of teaching and coordinating the puppy preschool classes, which developed and strengthened her love for all dogs.
Maddie currently shares her life with 4 beautiful dogs of her own, Peanut the Spoodle, Pretzel the Whippet, Squid the Greyhound and Toast the American Hairless Terrier, also three Cats, Noodle, Giblet and Oyster. There's a theme here!
Team Leader/Daycare Attendant
Fabi is passionate about everything she does and loves learning new skills every day. Dogs are Fabi’s true love and she tells everyone that she has the most amazing job in the world.
Dogs have been with Fabi throughout some of the most important moments of her life! Her first dog was Cindy the spoodle, and then Polo the Wire hair Fox Terrier and currently Lola the Cocker Spaniel and Biggie the Brussels Griffon.
Fabi is so kind hearted and always makes sure we’ve all had our coffee fix! Her specialty is gate training... she is the master of opening the daycare gates without letting the dogs out 🐾
Nat has had a huge passion for dogs her whole life, from a young age her mother always said that she would work with dogs one day. Nat grew up owning many different kinds of dogs such as Labradors and Shar Pei’s.
Nat currently owns 2 Dachshunds Whittney and Daffney as well as a Beagle x Border Collie called Kobi. Working with Whittney and teaching her so many cool tricks gave Nat the drive and passion to train dogs. Nat was destined to work with animals from a young age and every day she is living her dream teaching and enjoying interactions with all types of dogs.
Nat spends most of her time either with her dog, having a nap. If you google Nat, it will tell you she's a good girl.
Some of you were probably first introduced to Liz as Sally’s mum! Liz has long been a friend of the Hound Lounge, bringing her puppy to daycare with us since we set up shop a few years ago. At the time she was working in human psychology, working with patients living with dementia and other neurological disorders.
Like for so many of our clients, the arrival of Liz’s first dog changed her life in ways she didn’t quite see coming. Liz fell in love not only with Sally but everything that dogs like Sally teach us about ourselves and the relationships we form with the animals in our care. Two years later, with some encouragement from Maddie and Lisa, Liz is currently studying Animal Science and her dog training qualification with the Delta Institute.
When not at work, Liz is probably reading, binge-watching telly with her partner, Billy, or talking about whether to get another dog.
Laura has always had a love for animals and that’s what drove her to complete her Bachelor in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience degree. It was during her degree that she achieved first class honours in an animal behaviour research project, that she could turn her passion for animal behaviour into a career. She aspires to be like her fellow Hound Lounge Ladies and complete the NDTF certificate.
Laura was lucky growing up with a Mum that loves animals as much as she does, she could never say no to the many pets that captured her heart. These included; dogs, cats, mice, chickens, blue tongue lizards, bearded dragons, turtles, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, frogs, scorpions, insects and birds, the loves that are still with her today are her 3 cheeky chickens and her gorgeous beaglier sisters named Millie and Lucy.
Laura loves waking up every day and going to work because dogs make the world a better place.
Kevin has been surrounded by dogs since birth and this is why he has a passion to take care of them. He has lots of fond memories of cuddling and playing with the family Shih tzu's and Labrador.
Kevin now owns an American Staffy named Nala, she is the sassiest and girliest dog he's ever had and she fills his life with love and joy. Kevin studied Cert II Animal Studies to help him gain work with dogs and fulfil his passion. He is a true dog lover and will often be spotted dancing with or cuddling the dogs in his play area.
Kevin also enjoys going to the gym and playing in basketball competitions. In his spare time he's either cuddling his dog and daughter or taking them out to play. Kevin listens to high school musical on our google device everyday.
Sabrina has had a huge passion for animals since stepping into a veterinary clinic for her Year 10 work experience, this led her to study and complete a Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Sabrina's had an extensive employment history in the animal industry, including veterinarian clinics, pet retail stores and dog grooming. Being part of The Hound Lounge family has been her happiest and most rewarding experience to date.
Sabrina's first family dog was her sweet Maltese x Silky called Nikki and now she has her hands full with Ziggy the Miniature Pinscher and two cats Hugo and Coco.
Sabrina loves coming home from work to tell them all about spending her day giving other doggos cuddles and kisses just to make them super jealous.
Kristina has had pets her entire life, there was never a moment in her childhood they didn't have a pet at home.
Kristina moved from the Philippines to Sydney to study for her Masters in Finance, she made it her mission to be surrounded by pets. As well as working at The Lounge and studying, she also pet sits and previously gave grooming a try.
Back in the Philippines, she was an advocate of animal welfare and correct pet care. She was a volunteer in a rescue group where she was a foster parent and even helped with the rehabilitation of rescued pitbulls for 7 years.
And though it may get tiring for Kristina juggling study and work, the opportunities to have snuggles and go on fun adventures with pets relieve her from stress and make it all worthwhile.
Since Vivienne was little she's always LOVED animals. Knowing that she wasn’t allowed pets at home pushed her interest and love for them even more! From then on Vivienne knew her future career path would be within the animal industry.
Vivienne completed her Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at LaTrobe university in Melbourne and was fortunate enough to find a job at a doggy daycare during her last year of study. She worked there for a year before deciding on a change of scenery and moving to Sydney and THL!
Vivienne loves her job, not only because she get to interact with dogs everyday but because she gets to be apart of their life journey and watch them grow up.