Kelsey Dorzab, Lead Counselor
Tell me something most people don’t know or suspect about you.
My favorite color is grey.
Tell me something that anyone who knows you would say about you.
I have a big heart when it comes to animals.
What’s your favorite food? Movie? Sport? Hobby?
Cheesecake, Secretariat, dock diving, and grooming.
What’s the No. 1 item on your bucket list?
To visit Bora Bora
If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
I would be a raven, because they are smart and beautiful creatures.
What’s your favorite possession and why?
The halter of a special horse of mine. I had him for over ten years, and he has been my inspiration for just about everything.
Tell me about your own animals.
Bade a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever.
What’s something cute, funny or weird about them?
Bade has befriended Helen, the current rescue dog at CPC, and we all make a joke about her being his girlfriend.
Tell me about your training and experience in animal care.
Growing up, my family always had animals. We had a wide variety too. Anything from livestock to exotic. You name it, we had it. During my younger years I participated in 4-H and FFA. In high school I completed an Animal Science and Veterinary Science program. Further on, I studied through the AKC Canine College and received my Breeding Basics certification. When hired on at Cascade Pet Camp I gained my Knowing Dogs 101: Dog Language, Knowing Dogs 201: Group Play, and Canine First Aid and CPR certifications. After attending the Northwest Grooming Expo of the Hotel Murano in 2019 I obtained my AKC S.A.F.E Groomer certification, and my Barkleigh Productions Brusher/Bather and Salon Sanitation certifications. My next goal is to further my education in canine massage therapy and in canine training.
When did you start working for Cascade Pet Camp, and what are your work responsibilities?
I started working for Cascade Pet Camp in May of 2017 as a Camp Tech. Now I am currently a Lead Counselor. My job responsibilities include: ensure smooth daily operations, oversee efficiency and completion of tasks, provide direction to staff, coach and train staff, assist with administrative tasks, instruct clients, communicate with clients over the phone and in person, assign dogs to appropriate playgroups, medicate and feed dogs according to verbal and written instructions, monitor dogs’ wellbeing, provide first aid and CPR if needed, make appropriate decisions about seeking veterinary care, provide daily exercise activities and potty breaks to campers, ensure standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the facility, perform routine housekeeping tasks, assist with the upkeep of facility grounds, report mechanical issues to management, perform grooming tasks, participate in special events, and attend all staff meetings and educational seminars.