Laura, Managing Partner
Laura has been an animal lover since she was a small child and has 20 years of experience in the dog daycare industry. While in high school, Laura began working for a large dog daycare and boarding facility in Atlanta and immediately fell in love with the concept. She worked all positions and eventually was promoted to store manager and went on to help open and manage a second location. In 2013, Laura began working with Puppy Haven and helped open and manage our first location in Brookhaven, second location in Roswell in 2015, and third location in Chastain in 2018. As Part Owner and General Manager of Puppy Haven, Laura oversees the day to day operations of all Puppy Haven locations. Laura graduated from The Lovett School in 2000 and the University of Alabama in 2004 . She lives in Brookhaven with her husband Brooks, her son, daughter and two doggies. Laura is devoted to creating a safe and healthy environment for dogs where they are always treated as family and committed to providing exceptional service for our customers. She is passionate about the Puppy Haven experience and loves nothing more than making tails wag for a living!
Christina, District Manager
Christina started with Puppy Haven soon after the Brookhaven location opened in 2013. While working full-time in marketing, she was looking for a way to also work with animals. After a year of part-time work, it was obvious that her true passion was working with dogs and she left the “corporate world” behind. Christina was eventually promoted to manager of the Brookhaven store and successfully oversaw the opening of Puppy Haven's newest location in Chastain (Sandy Springs). Christina is a University of Georgia Graduate and lives in the Chastain area with her lab mix named Livi.
Sophie, Project Manager
While attending college, Sophie came home for the Summer of 2013 and helped open the Brookhaven store. After graduating in 2014, She moved back to Atlanta and began working the front desk while trying to decide her next step. Sophie quickly fell in love with all things Puppy Haven! After working as the Assistant Manager in Brookhaven, she was quickly promoted to Manager of the Roswell location. In February 2020, Sophie transitioned into a new role as Special Projects Manager. She will focus on special events, marketing, operations and training. Sophie is also in charge of organizing Puppy Haven’s Annual Fundraiser “Party for the Paws” which has raised thousands of dollars for local rescue groups. Sophie is a College of Charleston graduate and lives in Brookhaven with her boyfriend and two dogs, Heidi and Folly.
Puppy Haven Brookhaven Management Team
Bonnie, Store Manager
Bonnie relocated from Massachusetts to Atlanta in 2015 and began working the front desk at the Brookhaven location. She was promoted to Manager at Brookhaven in 2018 and relocated to Downtown Roswell to open the new location in 2020. With a background in teaching mathematics, she loves to learn and take on new challenges. In her spare time, Bonnie likes to play softball and do jigsaw puzzles. Bonnie has her Masters degree in Educational Psychology from Boston College and lives in Lilburn with her husband James, son Logan, and daughter Noa. They have four dogs: two chihuahua mixes named Austin and Phil, a lab mix named Gavin, and a cattle mix named Gladys.
Puppy Haven East Roswell Management Team
Ashley, Store Manager
Ashley has lived in Atlanta her entire life. Ashley found Puppy Haven and discovered a new dream in the summer of 2013. She started as a K9 Attendant, supervising the pups, then grew to working the front desk then to becoming Assistant Manager, and in February 2020 she was promoted to Manager of our Roswell location. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys creating beautiful pieces of jewelry and has her own online boutique. Ashley also enjoys working with kids, singing, watching scary movies while eating Hibachi, and is a freelance photographer. Ashley lives in the Sandy Springs area with her best friend and their four dogs. They have two chihuahua mixes, named Phoebe and Paige, and two Dachshund mixes, named Elena and Aria.
Puppy Haven Chastain Management Team
Augustina, Store Manager
Born in a military family in Tennessee, Augustina moved around a lot as a child until finally settling down in Georgia. Always having pets around the house, she developed a love and passion for animals, which led her to her current position at Puppy Haven. Augustina has a determinated and hardworking attitude and loves being around dogs all day. While she is away from work, Augustina enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, and pursuing her future goal of being a Physician Assistant.
Puppy Haven Downtown Roswell Management Team
Haley, Store Manager
Haley was born in south Florida and moved throughout her school years to Georgia. She has always had a passion for animals and grew up with dogs by her side. Haley started at our Roswell location working the front desk in 2019 and has been a wonderful asset to our team. Haley’s enthusiasm, dedication and desire to learn are just a few of the reasons she was quickly promoted to Assistant Manager in 2020. She helped with the opening of our Downtown Roswell location in which she was promoted to store manager in 2021. When not at Puppy Haven, Haley loves spending time with her husband, son and her two dogs Indiana and Deckard.
Puppy Haven Johns Creek Management Team
Mitzi, Store Manager
Mitzi has lived in the Atlanta area her whole life and has always had a passion for animals. After working a multitude of retail jobs, she decided to try working more directly with animals and she became obsessed. Her priority is making a connection with each animal and getting to know each one on a personal level. This gives her the ability to form relationships with the owners based on the detailed knowledge she has of their beloved pets. In her free time, she enjoys a variety of crafts, adventures involving spontaneous traveling, knowing where the international space station is at all times, and spending time with her dogs, Moose and Baby, and her cat, Trai.