Staff

Playful Pups Retreat Staff

Playful Pups Retreat is owned and operated by Laurie Yost. Laurie always loved dogs and had a dog or two as part of her life since she was a child. When she lived in California, she saw many wonderful pet care facilities. Central Pennsylvania lacked upscale pet care, and the vision formed to someday create a high-quality facility. She dreamed of creating a "canine utopia" in the local area and providing peace of mind to pet parents and top-notch care for furry guests and that dream has been a reality since 2010. Laurie opened the Playful Pups Retreat Daycare & Training Center on Hershey Road in 2019 and always strives to provide the highest level of care at both locations.

"I love what we offer and the exceptional care we provide at Playful Pups Retreat. Most importantly, I love watching dogs have fun, get love and have enriching experiences thanks to our amazing team. Our business will continue to evolve and get better because we are committed to expanding our knowledge about pet care and maintaining the very highest of standards for our team members and our facilities."

- Laurie Yost, proud owner of Playful Pups Retreat

Laurie also is the founder of a local non-profit dog rescue called Pitties Love Peace. When she is not working on the growth and development of Playful Pups or Pitties Love Peace she is spending time with a houseful of dogs and her husband, Dan, at home.

Laurie Yost, Owner Playful Pups Pet Retreat

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Our employees include Certified Pet Care Technicians, and all of our staff members are thoroughly trained in canine first aid and CPR. All of the staff at Playful Pups Retreat are dog lovers and owners themselves. Staff members are selected based on their dog behavior knowledge, dependability, and their passion for dogs.

Each employee receives in-depth training in all areas of dog behavior, dog handling, and care. We’re all dedicated to the health and well-being of each pet who plays or stays with us. The combination of our loving, trained staff, level of activity, and pack socialization all contribute to a fun and happy stay at Playful Pups Retreat.