Owners Michael & Dionne Roeder

Michael is a native Hoosier, growing up in Indianapolis and graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville. His first job at 16 years old was at a dog rescue shelter in Indianapolis. He is a 25 year professional firefighter with IFD, and a 3-time Ironman. He enjoys his morning runs with his running partners, Indy, their border collie, and Tank, their husky. Mike served 4 years in the US Coast Guard as a deep sea and rescue diver.

After the Coast Guard, he had his own pool service/maintenance business in California. Back home in Indiana, he owned several small businesses that he operated on his days off from the fire department, including coaching and training their 2 sons in their various sports and running careers.

Mike holds several certifications; including Advanced Dog Socialization, Dog Behavioral Certification, Daycare Management Certification, Pet CPR and First Aid.

Dionne is a born and bred southern Californian, worked 10 years for the Social Security Administration and was a bookkeeper for multiple small businesses. She was self-employed as a franchised Jazzercise instructor for 20 years before opening her private personal training business which she ran out of their Fishers home for 18 years.

Dionne enjoys hiking the state parks trails with the dogs and gardening any time she can! In August of 2014, Mike and Dionne purchased the business of Happy Dogs (formerly Happy, Clean and Smart). They came to experience the business after their own dogs had played and stayed there, in addition to utilizing the grooming and self-bathing.

A message from the owners: We value the trust that you have given us in allowing us to care for your pets. We take that very seriously and our utmost goal is the health and happiness of each and every dog that walks through these doors. We look forward to many happy years with you and your dogs.

The Team

Alison

Store Manager

My name is Alison Lutz. I graduated from Ball State University in 2008 and worked in the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office and County Court System for about seven years. However, I decided to follow my love and passion for dogs. I truly enjoy every day that I am at work. Interacting, training, and playing with the dogs is a great joy! I treat and care for each dog as if they were my own. I currently have five dogs of my own but I can’t have enough!

Jenn

Lead Groomer

My name is Jenn Morgan and I am a professional pet groomer. I have lived in Muncie most of my life and attended high school and college here as well. I started grooming in 2002 but have always loved dogs. I began working at Happy Clean and Smart in 2006 and have enjoyed getting to know the clients, both human and canine alike, over the years.

Katie

Director of Customer Relations

Hi, my name is Katie and I started working at Happy Dogs in September of 2017. I have always had a passion for animals, but after starting to work for the Muncie animal shelter in 2016, I knew that working with animals was something I wanted to continue to do. I have two dogs, my 4 year old Yorkie, Charlie, and my 2 year old spaniel mix I rescued from the shelter. Without dogs, life would be so boring.

Stephanie

Groomer

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie Hiatt! I was born and raised right here in Muncie, IN. I attended Muncie Southside High School, then later continued on to study Elementary Education at Ball State University before pursuing my true passion with animals in the Spring of 2012. I began my journey grooming four years ago with PetSmart and just recently made a move to Happy Dogs! Needless to say I could not be happier with my with my decision to move! Aside from all of our friendly staff, we have an amazing daycare program and multiple opportunities for your dogs to feel right at home! In my spare time I love being outside and thoroughly enjoy kayaking the river in the summer time. Most of all I love to spoil all three of my fur babies, Daisy the Beagle, Roxie the Terrier and Anna the Husky! Animals have always held a special place in my heart, therefore I consider myself extremely blessed to be able to do what I love!

Shelly

Groom Assistant

My name is Shelly Hall and I assist the groomers with bathing the dogs. I love them all. They are so different and funny in their own way. I used to work for a vet when I lived in Illinois. I have always had a pet and I wouldn’t be without one. The dogs are the reason I come to work each day, They make me laugh every day. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Kenzie

Groomer

My name is Kenzie. I grew up in Anderson and I have two dogs; a chorkie named Diamond and a border collie German shepherd mix named Piper. I like to spend my free time walking at the park and taking pictures of my dogs. I have always loved dogs and I am lucky enough to have done different things with them such as grooming, rescue, helping in a vet clinic, and I am now exploring daycare.

Anne

Daycare Attendant, Front Desk/Customer Service

My name is Anne Crowley and I was born and raised here in Muncie. I am currently attending Ball State to obtain a degree in Biology, and later hope to go onto Veterinary school. I have always loved working and interacting with animals and my position here at Happy Dogs makes that possible everyday! Having the opportunity to not only work with dogs everyday but with other individuals who love them just as much as I do has been amazing! While I have a small fur family of my own, including two Labrador retrievers, Howie and Dozer, and two cats, Gus and Lou; I like to consider all of the loving pups here at Happy Dogs part of my family too!

Kirsten

Front Desk/Customer Service/Daycare Attendant

My name is Kirsten and I recently graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Telecommunications. As a Muncie native, I grew up going to ARF and the Muncie Animal Shelter to visit all of the dogs, wishing I could bring them all home with me. That love of dogs has only grown, and I am happy to find myself at Happy Dogs where I can put that love to good use. While I do not have dogs of my own yet, I am looking forward to when I do. When not working at Happy Dogs, you can find me playing with my cat and my parents dogs, reading a book, or having a good laugh with friends.

Kaycie

Daycare Attendant

My name is Kaycie and I have worked at Happy Dogs since March of 2019.

I have volunteered at animal shelters most of my life and have two rescue dogs and five (!) cats of my own. I was the type of kid to bring home stray animals! It's my passion in life to help animals of all kinds and I really enjoy working your dogs.

Myra

Front Desk/Customer Service

My name is Myra Carleton and I’m originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m currently attending Ball State working towards a degree in Theatre with focuses in Theatre Management and Playwriting. Growing up, I have always loved animals, and specifically dogs! Living on a college campus without my beloved Labrador Roux is hard. However, having the opportunity to spend my days working with your dogs makes it all worth it! When not at work, you can find me studying hard, writing, or hanging out with my friends.

Gianna

Front Desk/Customer Service

Brooke

Front Desk/Customer Service/Daycare Attendant

My name is Brooke Jenkins and I am originally from Indianapolis but currently in Muncie attending school at Ball State University. I am now a senior at Ball State pursing a degree in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary. I have always been passionate about working with animals and can't wait to start a career based around them! Being able to come to work and be surrounded by dogs each day is always something I look forward to. In my spare time I like to be around my friends and family, and of course, my 4 dogs Calvin the Morkie, Cricket the Yorkie Poo, and Puppy and Phillie the Jack Russell Terriers!

Hanna

Daycare Attendant/Front Desk/Customer Service

Tyler

Daycare Attendant

Elizabeth

Groom Assistant

Joey

Daycare Attendant

Brittany

Front Desk/Customer Service/Groom Assistant/Daycare Attendant

Hi, my name is Brittany and I’m from Daleville. After graduating from high school I knew I wanted to work with animals and this place gives me many amazing opportunities to see all kinds of dogs. I have a Shih-Tzu of my own named Tiny, and she’s always had a special place in my heart. I can’t wait to continue getting to know everyone and their amazing pets!