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About Us

Fusion Pet Retreat | Founded 2016

Our goal is to make Fusion Pet Retreat your pet’s favorite retreat when away from home! Fusion staff gets to know clients and animals on a personal level in order to provide the highest quality, individualized care possible. We believe in small play groups, frequent rest breaks, and enriching playtime. Each pet receives compassionate care according to our strict guidelines, allowing us to provide a safe and enriching environment for all pets in our facility, including any special needs pets you may have in your home.

Let Fusion Pet Retreat keep your dog happy and comfortable while you are away!

Our Philosophy

A Philosophy of Well-being focused Pet Care

The Fusion Pet Retreat philosophy is present in every service that we offer and is evident in every retreat stay. At Fusion Pet Retreat every single animal in our care receives the utmost attention and comfort. We strive for excellence in detail and providing specialized care for pets of all breeds, ages, sizes, and temperaments. Dogs, cats, and critters are welcome here at Fusion Pet Retreat. Our goal is to make Fusion your pet’s favorite retreat when away from home!

Fusion staff gets to know clients and animals on a personal level in order to provide the highest quality, individualized care possible. Every staff member is passionate about providing the highest quality of care. We train staff members to read dog, cat, and critter body language so that they can focus on animal well-being.

Each fusion pet is treated with compassionate care according to our strict guidelines. We believe in small play groups, frequent rest breaks, and enriching playtime. Each pet receives compassionate care according to our strict guidelines, allowing us to provide a safe and enriching environment for all pets in our facility including any special needs pets you may have in your home.

Our dedication to wellness carries through to our selection of retail products, available for sale when you pick up or drop off your pet — we offer leading brands, including FROMM®, Farmina®, and Treat Me Right® Dog Treats!

All Dogs, Cats, and Critters

Care designed with your pet in mind.

Wellness

Passionate about wellness and focused on the physical and emotional well-being of every pet.

Innovation

Innovation in animal care, with custom training for all of our staff and custom care programs for our guests.

Professional

Qualified Professionals with training from a certified behaviorist.

Transparency

We work with clients to create a specialized care plan for pets’ individual needs. We communicate with our clients through every part of this process.

Exceptional care

Exceptional Care provided by staff who care and are specially trained.

Education

Focused on education, working with the community to strive for progress in our care and to educate clients outside of the facility.

Take a Tour

Want to learn more about Fusion Pet Retreat?

Our staff would love a chance to show you around and answer all of your questions.

Due to Covid-19, we prefer not to do in-person tours right now. Please view our virtual tour and call us with questions.

Outside Playroom

Training room

Inside Playroom

Non-Social Boarding Rooms

Small Dog Standard Boarding

Medium to Large Dog Boarding

Deluxe Boarding Suite

Luxury Boarding Suite

Our Team

Fusion’s passionate team of professionals are trained by a certified behaviorist and take continuing education seriously.

Mike McKinley

Owner

Bio coming soon!

Elizabeth White

General Manager &
Agility Instructor

As an owner of “special needs” dogs, I believe strongly in providing a safe place for all dogs, while accommodating their individual needs. I try to bring my experience with a reactive dog to my work at Fusion by creating ideals of positivity, patience, and compassion. I also compete in agility with my two border collies.

Chelsey O’Connor

Pet Care Manager & FUNgility instructor

I LOVE dogs and other animals. This job lets me play with other dogs without turning into an animal hoarder at home! I’m also fascinated by dog behavior so this job is a great place to learn.

Allie Holmdahl

Front Desk Manager/Agility Instructor

I have one Doberman named Winston. He and I compete in agility. If I were a dog, I would be a Springer Spaniel. Fun fact — my birthday is on Valentine’s Day!

Megan Janning – CPDT-KA

Training Director

Animal behavior and training has been both my passion and my career for over a decade. I’ve had the opportunity to work professionally with a variety of species and breeds on a significant range of complex behavior issues and training. With my own dogs- I enjoy competing in Conformation,  LGRA (straight racing), ASFA (lure coursing) and NOTRA(oval racing) and taking Nosework and Agility classes.

Brittany Bookwalter

Assistant Training Director
& Agility Instructor

I have 3 dogs – Yoda (Black Lab), Tatl (Sheltie), and Solaire (Border Collie). I also have 2 cats named Ozzie and Wilbur. I love working with our “special needs” dogs that don’t know how to play. In my freetime, I compete in agility with my dogs.

Erin Teter

Front Desk/Pet Care Supervisor

I have 2 Guinea Pigs named Dot and Oat, a Russian Tortoise named Harold and a goldfish named Frank. If I were a dog, I’d be a Great Dane. I love that here at Fusion I get to work with so many different types of dogs!

Jean Mensinger

Office Manager

If I were a dog, I’d be a mutt. I’m the youngest of 10 children. I’m originally from Wisconsin, so I am a HUGE Packers and Badgers fan! I love everything at Fusion — great staff, great clients, and amazing furry friends!

Lucy Graham

Front Desk

I’m currently going to school for a degree in Advertising/Public Relations. I have two dogs named Beau and Clooney. I love working at Fusion because of the amazing clients – both human and canine!

Jake Berglove

Pet Care Supervisor/Obedience Instructor

I have a Australian Shepherd named Hazelnut. I enjoy working at Fusion because I love meeting and making friends with so many incredible dogs! If I was a dog I’d be a Shiba Inu.

Madeline Weibel

Pet Care supervisor

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. I have a 7 year old Shiba/Chihuahua mix named Nya. I enjoy making jewelry as a hobby.

Annika Larson

Pet Care supervisor

I love to spend time outdoors. I have a Flat Coated Retriever mix named Hershey. My goal is to someday live in an off the grid home.

Brandon Jung-Plank

Pet Care supervisor

Bio coming soon!

Josie Borchardt

Pet Care supervisor

Bio coming soon!

Ryan Matuzak

Pet Care

I have a beagle named Ginny and a cat named Pita. I love spending time with all the animals that come in and getting to know them. In my freetime, you will probably find me playing with Ginny or playing video games. 

Sydney Dixon

Pet Care

I have one American Staffordshire dog named Murphy and one cat named Honey. In my freetime you will find me cuddling my cat and binge watching Friends.

Julia Kimlinger

Pet Care

I have one Australian Shepherd named Sky and a cat named Milo. I played hockey for 16 years. I will be attending Kansas University next year to major in nursing. I am going to start EMT classes this summer to learn more about the medical field and practice patient care.

Abigail Boatright Adas

Pet Care

I have two dogs – a German Shepherd named Oakley and a Great Dane named Grimm. I also have two snakes- Abbadon and Denwen. My favorite part of my job is getting to work with people who have similar interest and hobbies as myself. In my time off I enjoy showing Great Danes in conformation, watching movies and spending time with my son.

Holly Williams

Pet Care/Front Desk Specialist

I have 3 pets – an Australian Shepherds named Gideon,  a cat named Nala, and a cranky parrot named Polly. I love training in agility and barn hunt with them. I also enjoy quilting and knitting in my freetime. I spent 30+ years running an in home childcare. I love teaching children how to interact with animals in a positive way.

Amanda Hammer

Pet Care

Bio coming soon!

Olivia Kaplan

Pet Care

Bio coming soon!

Liel Huppert

Cat Specialist

My best friends in life are feline. I have three cats of my own – Meiko, Kit Kat, and Meiko. Other people call me the “cat whisperer.” I love sushi, My Hero Academia, and reading in my spare time. I dream of going to Japan someday.

Becky Koeger

Conformation Instructor

I have been competing in dog sports since 2000 and I believe in having a well rounded dog.  My Border Collies compete in agility, obedience, rally, herding and conformation.
I have put numerous titles and championships on my dogs and have competed in multiple national events.  I love to teach and see the progression with handlers and their dogs, it’s a rewarding experience when a team comes together.

Beth Hostetter

Agility Instructor

As a Certified OneMind Dogs Instructor, I love using and teaching the OneMind Dogs method to help my students better understand their dogs. It is a joy to see these teams come together and grow. Clear communication, that is natural to the dog, increases both speed and confidence, while allowing the handler to work calmer and at greater distance.  My classes focus on the handler understanding their dog, team building, and growing confidence in dogs and handlers alike.

Brooke Knotek Benjamin

Agility Instructor

I love seeing the “light-bulb” moment when teaching a new dog and handler team a new skill. Outside of dog training I work as a certified veterinary technician (CVT) and as a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner (CCRP).

Christina Wessels

Agility Instructor

Christina took her tentative first step into the sport of agility with her first Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Nikko, back in 2012. She was immediately hooked by the strong bond formed with the dog and the intellectual challenge of training skills and strategizing courses. Christina, now with two more Tollers (Sole and Presto), competes in both AKC and UKI and has earned her way into Finals at multiple national competitions. She has been an agility instructor since 2016 and particularly enjoys working with young dogs and new handlers just discovering the joy of agility for themselves.

Claire Bailey

Puppy, Obedience & Therapy Dog Instructor

Working with animals has always been my greatest passion. I enjoy helping you build a strong, lasting relationship with your pet, working to ensure you have a companion you truly enjoy. I leverage years of experience and a masters degree in clinical animal behavior to ensure each unique family is set up for success. I share my home with two dogs and a cat, plus my husband and his explosive detection dog. In my spare time I enjoy training and hiking with my dogs, crafting, and learning new things.

Danielle Wagner

Agility Instructor

I have been training and showing dogs since I was three. Agility is my first passion, which has grown over the years. During this time, I have trained several breeds, providing me with a diverse skill set that enables me to train my dogs to the highest level possible. It is my passion to help people with their dogs, by helping them to build a connection, a working relationship, and skills to help them achieve their goals. Watching the partnership succeed is one of the best things about teaching.

Darci Wagner

Agility Instructor

I have been training and competing with my dogs my whole life.  I grew up showing in conformation and obedience but my true love is Agility.  I have also dabbled in dock diving and herding.  Over the years I have owned many different breeds from small to tall which gives a great perspective for when it comes to teaching agility classes. I definitely think there is not a one size fits all approach to teaching agility.

Dawn Plekkenpol

Agility Instructor

Bio coming soon!

Gretchen Olson

Conformation Instructor

My adventures in AKC sports began over 20 years ago, showing my two Golden Retrievers in agility. After cheering on friends in the conformation ring for many years, I got an opportunity in 2010 to join the fun with a beautiful Golden named Suri. In a entry of 300 puppies, she won BOSS in puppy sweeps at our National Specialty. She went on to earn her Bronze Grand Championship. Her son Sterling has also achieved Bronze Grand Champion, with group placements along the way. He has also won multiple Owner Handler Best in Show’s! I would love to help other owner-handlers achieve their dreams!

Kayla Salsberg

Puppy and Obedience Instructor

I love watching puppies and adult dogs grow into the well-mannered dogs we know they can be. I’m happy to work with each owner to accommodate their dog’s specific needs and abilities, as each dog learns differently. Let me get to know you and your dog and show you how fun and rewarding training can be!

Kelsey Germscheid

Agility Instructor

I’ve been around the agility world since being a junior handler, and have also trained in Obedience and Scentwork. I love using training to teach a better relationship between dogs and their people, and my favorite thing is seeing that relationship bloom while our dogs learn new skills. When not teaching or training my own Sheltie, Renly, I love to do anything outdoors whether that be hiking, camping, skiing; along with practicing photography on the side.

Leanne Wortman

Agility Instructor

I have been active in the sport of agility since 2007.  Learning new things and striving to be a better trainer and handler for my dogs is a major part of what I love about the sport.  I have been fortunate enough to train with some amazing instructors from near and far, as well as compete locally, regionally, and nationally.  I enjoy helping teams add skills to their toolbox and learning from both my human and canine students.

Lisa Hennen

Agility Instructor

Bio coming soon!

Timera Cyr

Puppy and Obedience Instructor

 Science, animal behavior and training have been my passions since childhood.  I love helping people develop deeper connections with their dogs through better communication and understanding. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats named Adenine, Cytosine, Thymine and Guanine. They are named after the DNA base pairs.

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