Our Team

Hi! I’m Raeann, CO owner at Bark Lodge. 

I’ve been a dog owner for over 13 years and a volunteer with CAARE Rescue Winnipeg for 4 years, fostering hundreds of dogs and cats.

My pack is currently up to four dogs, Bruno, Annabelle, Gucci & Misty, as well as our cats, Oliver & Simon. 

I am an avid traveller, gardener, and enjoy searching flea markets for treasures in my spare time. 

Amanda and I met through our many hours volunteering together with CAARE, coordinating foster homes, vet appointments and rescue missions. We developed an instant friendship and knew we could run a business together. Our common love for dogs and entrepreneurship minds is what got us here!


Hi! I’m Amanda, one of the owners of Bark Lodge. My passion for animals started at a very young age and has followed me through to adulthood. Outside of Bark Lodge I am a mother to 4 human boys and a wife. We live in the country on 70 acres. We have 2 dogs; Mounty a Great Pyrenees and Squallie a chihuahua. I also have 2 cats, Tuna and Katniss, 4 chickens, 6 guinea fowl, a guinea pig AND 3 fish! I am the volunteer provincial coordinator for CAARE rescue Winnipeg and have rescued + fostered many dogs, puppies and kittens over the years. 

Hello! I’m Liz, a proud dog mom of three adorable pups; Zara is a three-legged terrier mix, Moc is a shepherd mix and Peanut is a lab mix. When I’m not spending time with all the doggies at Bark Lodge or with my own dogs, I’m at the University of Manitoba studying to become a registered nurse. Throughout the years, I have always felt the desire to work with animals- from working at a pet store to becoming a veterinary assistant, and now being apart of the Bark Lodge team! It brings me so much joy to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of humans and dogs

Hello, I’m Rachel and my whole life has been involved in some way with people and  animals.  I have been a doggy foster parent for CAARE in the past and am currently the proud mom of a handsome cat named boots and god mom to the cutest pug terrier named Gus. My partner and I live in transcona and we have five kids that keep us busy.  I’ve been looking into going back to school to get my dog grooming certification and seeing about specializing in beautifying your amazing pups! You can find me bunking overnight with your dogs and the occasional daycare shift!  I am so looking forward to meeting all the amazing dogs that call bark lodge their home away from home!

Hello I am Zarah, I have just moved back to Winnipeg after four years of studying and playing soccer in America. I’m a dog mom of two Vizsla’s, Milo and Kalea. As well as being an animal lover, I am a huge traveller and shark enthusiast. When I am not at Bark Lodge you can catch a reading a good book or enjoying time with my pups. After caring for dogs and working at a pet store I feel honoured to be taking care of the dogs that come to Bark Lodge and making them feel at home. It’s always great coming into work with smiling faces and wagging tails.


Hello! I’m michelle, I’ve just recently moved to Winnipeg from Thompson Manitoba. I’m a dog mama to 2 chihuahuas pipsqueak and squirt. I’ve always been around animals growing up and had also worked at the pet rescue (NNPIN) in Thompson for 4+ years. When I’m not at work I’m spending time with my furbabys and exploring my new city. I am so happy to be apart of such an amazing team and I’m looking forward to meeting all of you! 

Hello! I’m Averie, the newest employee at Bark Lodge. I’m a dog mom to Meghy the Westi Highlander and my new addition to the family, Harlow the St. Bernard X Lab. I have always been a huge animal person even as a child, I’ve fostered and raised many pups within my family and now on my own. If i’m not working one of my two jobs or volunteering you can find me at my Cabin or exploring all that Manitoba has to offer like Folk Fest or Summer Of Sound. I love travelling and learning new cultures around the world, I’ve travelled all of Scandinavia and parts of America. Sports and the gym are also a big part of my life including snowboarding and rugby. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work with dogs and to have a fun work environment to walk into everyday.

Hey! It’s Hayley, A full-time professional pet groomer with 5+ years of experience. Member of the Professional Pet Groomers Association of Manitoba and CPPS level one certified. I believe in continuing to always educate myself and keep up with the latest grooming trends, techniques, equipment and products that help make your fur family looking and feeling great! 

I have always loved working and being around animals. Before becoming a groomer I have worked for Winnipeg Animal Services, a veterinary clinic and a local pet store. 

Fur mama to Mowgli (AKA MOMO) a miniature Australian Shepherd. Horseback rider, tortoise lover and small business owner. 

Momo Dog Grooming & Momo Collar Co

Hi I'm Ashley! I teach Grade 3/4 at an elementary school here in the city. I have two dogs of my own. Nova is a 3.5 year old English Labrador and Hemi is a 4.5 year old rescue mutt! In my spare time I love to hang out with my dogs, read and go to the gym! In summer you can always find my dogs and I outside at a beach (dog friendly of course!) When I was younger I worked at pet stores and volunteered at the Humane Society. When the opportunity at Bark Lodge arrived I jumped at the chance to get back into volunteering and spending time with the dogs. I love coming in to see all the new puppy faces (and it temporarily satisfies my need for a new dog!)


Maureen is a retired nurse and always had dogs. Now that she is retired, she lives in Belize in the winter which means owning a dog is not possible, so she and her husband babysit dogs in the spring, summer and fall here in Winnipeg. They also work with the Humane Society in Belize walking dogs everyday.  She felt like she won the lottery when she got the opportunity to volunteer in the puppy room at Bark Lodge!