Canine caregivers at Ernie Boudreaux's Doggie Dude Ranch have demonstrated a careful, familiar approach with dogs, and have a true patience and love for animals. They have the training and ability to know a dog's temperament by how he interacts with people first, and other dogs next. The routine at DDR varies only in that each day's weather report will NOT stop our people from coming out to walk and run and play with your dog for a total of 5-6 hours/day. In bad weather we get creative with indoor diversions, but mostly we take in the beautiful Ozark scenery and smells as we let your dog experience the outdoors. Indoor dogs stay in our bunkhouse during the day but have their walks with everyone morning and afternoon. Take a moment to get to know our handlers in the section below.
Sheena Livingston loves dogs with a firmness and fondness that makes mornings fun. She has worked at DDR for 2 years, has experience caring for dogs at Canine Connection before now. Sheena will walk your dog faithfully at just the right pace and care for them carefully. Sheena has a 3 year old daughter, and 17 year old son, a min pin, lab mix,and a dog named Ducky. She loves to read in her spare time.
Destiny Mitchell is a farm girl with lots of experience caring for animals, all kinds of animals and is a great dog handler. She is good energy for the dogs that love her gentle nature. Destiny is a new mother and wife, and is now a CNA at a nursing facility. She is a fill in at the ranch. We always look forward to her funny jokes, her super sensitive nose that keeps the bunkhouse clean and free of "gross smells"
Curtis Moneymaker is who you'll often see here in the afternoons and on weekends. Starting to work for us as a sophomore, he has graduated from Elkins High School with plans to attend U of A in electrical engineering. Curtis has worked with the dogs here at DDR for since 2011 and has a calm nature, which helps him make friends with timid dogs, and get rowdy dogs to settle down. Curtis is an avid musician and a good student who plans to continue to care for the dogs while he's at the university.
Julie Holland and Ernie Boudreaux
Julie answers the phone and lives at the ranch. She and Ernie Boudreaux (one of over a dozen dogs that have lived long lives here at the ranch) decided to get Bob to fence off the ranch area, and build a bunkhouse for boarding after they couldn't continue to train Ernie B in Search and Rescue. He was heartbroken, Ernie needed a job. So here he is CEO of his own dog hospitality facility, Doggie Dude Ranch. If you have problems or need anything, Julie and Ernie are here to serve you. We've been doing this gig since August 2007. And thank you for your confidence in all of us.
Reagan Moneymaker is our veteran handler at DDR. He is a business student at U of A and started working for DDR as a high school junior. Reagan is a man of few words but has a way of really understanding what is going on with the dogs he cares for. Reagan is an Eagle Scout and has recently landed his first accounting job. He will fill in for us in busy times. Thanks for always being so dependable Reagan.