Meet Our Staff
I’m Greg, the owner of Top of the Bay Pet Lodge. In 1989 I flew from upstate NY, where I was raised, to look at purchasing what was then Belle Kennels. I fell in love with the area and followed through with the purchase. I am a professional show dog handler and have traveled throughout the country exhibiting show dogs for our clients. We attend approximately 140 shows each year and travel with an average of 10 to 20 dogs. Over the decades it’s been an honor to service our local public with all their pet care needs. I have had the privilege to meet and work with some of the best dog parents and their amazing dogs. My staff and I take pride in providing the “Ultimate Pet Care” for all our 4-legged guests. That’s what makes my job so easy and not feel like work at all!
Hi, my name is Annie. I am from South Korea, and am working as a show assistance for Greg Strong, the owner of the Top of the Bay Pet Lodge. Since 2018 I've been one of the top AKC Registered Professional Handler. My family always had dogs so I basically grew up with them and cannot live without one. When I was in college I fell in love with Alaskan Malamutes and started to show and breed them. My talent for showing dogs was soon recognized, and I was hired to show dogs for other people. That gave me a lot of experience and opportunities to get to know many different breeds. Long story short, all those experiences made me who I am now and allowed me the opportunity to use my skills here at Top of the Bay. I am blessed to work in a pet-priority facility surrounded by wonderful co-workers who are dedicated to their work caring for all the animals at at Top of the Bay Pet Lodge. You might not see me very often at the kennel as I am often at dogs shows taking care of our show clients dogs and assisting Greg Strong. Now I am a proud AKC Registered Handler Apprentice, as well as a caretaker for all the dogs at Top of the Bay Pet Lodge and occasional pet groomer. Thank you for entrusting us to take care of your precious furry family! We do a lot of “hands-on” work with them so they feel like here is their second home.
Hi, I’m Arvin. I started work at Top of the Bay Pet Lodge in November 2013. I am a kennel manager, property manager, whelping service manager and a dog trainer. My journey with dogs began at a young age when my family adopted our first dog. In 2001, I moved to the United States of America from the Philippines to work for a breeder of Field Spaniels and took care of 30 Field Spaniels and helped whelping and raising puppies. When the breeder passed away, I was blessed to have a great opportunity to use my skills at the Top of the Bay Pet Lodge, which has been more than 6 years now. I have 20 years of dog care and management experiences, including 15 years of whelping and raising puppies. It’s been almost 7 years working as a dog trainer here at Top of the Bay and I love my work. We all take care of the dogs as if they were family members.
Hello, my name is Kelley R. I’m one of the groomers here at Top of the Bay Pet Lodge. I have been in the grooming industry for about ten years and have been expanding my skill set to best meet everyone’s personal needs. I really enjoy my job as dog groomer and find it very rewarding to both help the dogs and their owners. It brings me much joy to see the dog feeling and looking good. Seeing the happy reaction on the owners’ face is more than enough satisfaction. I enjoy working at Top of the Bay as it is a nice atmosphere, fast paced, and I’m always learning. I hope that I’m blessed to provide many more clients exceptional grooming for their dogs over the years to come.
Hi I’m Kelita Bennett. I’m originally from Washington D.C, where I had a chance to work alongside of and take care of the Navy yard K-9 unit in Washington D.C. Throughout my life I’ve always been brought up around dogs and have always had a love for their loyalty and unconditional love. I thought there was nothing else to learn about dogs until I came to the wonderful Top of The Bay Pet Lodge. Here I’ve experienced breeds that I have never heard of or seen before. Breeds ranging from a great big Briard to the very little Lowchen that is fierce but sweet. I’ve learned while on the road at dog shows the effort, patience and elegance it takes to prepare a dog for a show. Everyday I’m always learning something new and it’s been amazing! Fun Fact: “you can make a dog poop instantly by inserting a paper match in their butt” (not lit of course!)
Hi, my name is Crystal. I have 4 kids and 2 dogs of my own. I was raised around dogs my whole life, as my mother bred and raised Dobermans and German Shepherds. I knew as a child I wanted a career working with dogs. I attended Del Tech to become a LVT but quickly realized that I wanted to do more. What better place than Top of The Bay Pet Lodge, where I can work with Show dogs, puppies and pets all day long!