195 Skylane Road, St. Simons Island

195 Skylane Road, St. Simons Island

912-268-4725

Our Team

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Tina Sportschuetz, Esq.

Owner

Tina opened Saint Simon's first dog daycare in 2012. A native of Germany, Tina moved to the United States in 1998 and now makes Saint Simons Island her home. Tina's love for animals led her away from a career as an attorney. She remains licensed to practice law in the State of Florida. Tina owns a Rottweiler named Iza, and two horses, Zorro and Noble. She is happily married to an Army Officer.

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Colleen Sosa

Operations Manager

Colleen joined Puppy Paradise in March 2020, shortly after moving to Georgia from O’ahu, Hawai’i. She shares her home with her five rescue dogs, all regulars at Puppy Paradise. Prior to accept her position as operations manager, Colleen was a sailor in the United States Navy as a Master-at-Arms (Military Police) where she worked and trained with Military Working Dogs. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Criminalistics from Saint Leo University. Colleen and her active duty husband adopted Military Working Dog (Ret.) Hopski after his third and final deployment beside her husband in Afghanistan. 
Colleen is certified in: Vaccines 101 Safe Pet Handling Pet Care Infection Control  Safe Group Play 

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Kirsten Ryals

General Manager

Kirsten was born and raised in Brunswick, GA. She started her career at Puppy Paradise as a dog attendant in 2018 and is now our general manager. Kirsten is currently working on her degree in Psychology at College of Coastal Georgia. Kirsten has rescued over 15 dogs and countless wildlife critters. Currently, Kirsten has 4 personal dogs. In her spare time, Kirsten enjoys volunteering at several local animal shelters. 

Dog Daycare & Boarding Staff

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AprilKennel Supervisor

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Julianne

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Lizzy

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Taylor

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Caroline

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Lauren

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Jayden

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Morgan

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Emmalee

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DeniseVolunteer Extraordinaire

Trainers & Groomers

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Jordan StudstillCertified Trainer / Kennel Supervisor

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Kathy ThriftCertified Trainer

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Roy ScarboroughCertified Trainer

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Ashley BarreraGroomer