Kindred Spirit Pet Care
65228 85th Pl
DIRECTIONS on website
Bend, 1641 97701
Martina Muller was born in Germany about 50 years ago. After teaching high school and raising a son here in Bend, she started taking classes in animal behavior, massage, and first aid. Wanting to expand the limited choices of quality boarding here in central Oregon, she decided to found her own cage free company. Martina started Kindred Spirit in 2006 and moved it to our current 3 acre paradise for dogs in 2012. Her 3 rescued dogs Pablo, Sparky and Kashi ably assist her in running the company.Martina lives at the ranch full time and shares her house with all the little dogs who come to Kindred Spirit as well as those who need special TLC because they are shy or old. She is in charge of all scheduling, dog assessment, finances and staff development.Her assistant managers Desiree and Cherie are in charge of the " big dogs " here at the ranch .
Our ASSISTANT MANAGER Desiree Humphreys has grown up in a pack of dogs of all sizes and ages and still has 5 rescued dogs of her own at home:-)
She has a degree from the NW Animal Behavior Institute, is the mother of a 10 year old, the Master Cleaner here at the Ranch and also our Artist- in Residence ( You will find her doodles and homemade signs decorate our walls everywhere) She has worked for a groomer and is happy to give your dog simple and practical haircuts for a donation . Your dogs could not be in any more capable and friendly hands than the ones of "Desi" . Martina thanks her lucky stars daily to have an employee like her :-)
Cherie Speight shares the Assistant Manager Position with Desi and delights us daily with her posiitive and friendly attitude . She is currently finishing a B.S. in Psychology at OSU Her little Rescue Dog Sawyer taught her that she loves dogs perhaps even more than people, so : when she saw that we were looking to hire , she decided to follow her passion and learn as much about dogs as she can . A native of Arizona she enjoys all the opportunities to swim and hike here in Central Oregon.
Debra Walker, our personal assistant to Martina and the little dogs, is a native Oregonian, mother of 4 children and grandmother of 8! She has grown up on a farm, worked in the grocery business, and raised a litter of 10 bulldog puppies. At 45, she made her dream of going to beauty school a reality and now works as a free-lance hair stylist as well as helping at the ranch 5 mornings a week. Her big love of dogs led her to the Kindred Spirit ranch where she delights us with her cheerful spirit and strong work ethic.
Riley Makena Rudd is our newest dog handler and handyman extra ordinaire. He moved here recently from Hawaii, where her worked as a Martial Arts Instructor , Landscaper and Line Cook . His sense of humor, his love for our dogs and his willingness to tackle whatever is needed to be done are a great asset to our team and we are so glad to have him .