Suzanne is CEO of Freedmanne LLC, which owns Tanner's Canine Resort in Waldwick, NJ. She manages all aspects of running the business, including sales, marketing, finance, HR, IT & customer relations. She's always wanted to own a business, and along with Tracey Manne, has created a perfect dog care facility in Bergen County. She is on the board of directors at the Mahwah Museum & enjoys spending time with friends & family. She lives in Mahwah with her 2 sons and Carmella, her rescue pup.
Tracey is co-owner and President of Freedmanne, LLAfter losing her beloved golden retriever Tanner to cancer in 2012, Tracey Manne started boarding dogs in her home handling up to 10 dogs at a time. Caring for many different dogs made her realize her passion was dog obedience training. Tracey studied dog training at Animal Behavior College, earning her certification in July 2016, and has been training dogs and their owners since. Tracey believes dog training should be fun for both dog and human.
Christine has always felt a deep connection to animals & it is this connection that inspired her to make animals her life's work. She is a certified dog trainer who cherishes opening the lines of communication between pet parents and their dogs. Prior to Tanner's, she worked for a veterinarian and ran a successful dog walking/sitting business. When she is not training dogs, she enjoys spending time with her own fur baby, Bobby, and volunteering at The Unbridled Heros, a local mustang rescue.
Linda graduated from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy in 2016 and became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed in 2018. She has been a volunteer at Bergen County Animal Shelter for over 15 years and loves helping the dogs there find their forever homes and become wonderful family members. Linda and her husband Rich love their two rescue dogs Abby and Koda.
Elaine has a love for dogs' innocence and loyalty, and values the connection between humans and their 4-legged companions. Being a dog trainer for 30+ years with a B.A. in psychology and Minor in Art, Elaine completed her training under Auger's K-9 Kollege. Elaine has experience with group classes, agility, dock diving, rescue groups, CGC and Therapy dogs. Elaine is a sub school teacher, enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with her husband, 2 kids, and black lab, Chloe.
Lisa has always had a passion for working with dogs and comes to us with 20+ years of experience working in local shelters and with various rescue groups while striving to develop her skills. She is a CATCH certified dog trainer, a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and the Co-Founder of Real Dog Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit dog rescue. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys time spent outdoors hiking, traveling and with her canine fur kids, Izzi and Henry.
Alex Skelley has been a dog daycare supervisor here at Tanners Canine Resort since August 2020. There are two things that Alex loves in this world -- dogs and playing with them! He doesn't have a dog at home, but what makes working here so special is that each dog is like his own. He gets to love and play with each and every dog while being able to send them home at the end of the day --sort of like a doggie Grandparent!
Yvonne Nelson has been passionate about dog care for over 10 years. Prior to working at Tanners she was a kennel assistant at Bark Ave in Cresskill for 5 1/2 years. She also has a dog walking business and has been boarding dogs in her home for many years. She currently lives in Dumont with her daughter Angelina. People who know her gave her the nickname “dog whisperer “because she is amazing with dogs.
Chloe Balcom is 19 years old and a biology major at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She fell in love with dogs when she raised her Labrador-Beagle mix, Pocahontas. She loves animals and is grateful to be able watch each and every one of the dogs at Tanners grow, learn, and of course play all day.
Emily Morra is a senior at Mahwah High School. She plays softball for the school and also runs winter track. Although she doesn't currently own a dog, she absolutely loves working at Tanner's and spending the day with all the pups. Emily definitely plans on getting a dog of her own in the future!
Ava Damiani is a senior at Northern Highlands High School and joined Tanner’s for an internship program. Ava has worked in her family’s business Steve’s Sizzling Steaks in Carlstadt as a hostess and is now getting experience at Tanner’s as a dog daycare supervisor. Ava spends her free time with her friends, family, and of course her dog Leo.
Brittnee lives in Midland Park with her two children and two dogs. She has never gone without a dog in her house. In her spare time she enjoys going to her horse farm, where she currently has four horses.
Amanda is a senior at Montclair State University studying International Relations and Arabic. She grew up surrounded by animals and currently has 2 dogs and 5 cats and will be raising a Seeing Eye Dog puppy soon. She hopes to one day open her own animal sanctuary, but for now, Tanner’s is her favorite place to be.
Leah is a sophomore at Rowan University, studying psychology and human services. She has 2 dogs and 5 cats at home. Leah played golf throughout high school, and she continues to play in her free time. She loves being around animals, and she's grateful she gets to spend her days playing with dogs.
Sarah is currently a senior at Indian Hills High School but will be a freshman at University of Kansas in the fall, majoring in music therapy. She is the loving owner of 2 cats and 1 dog. Working at Tanners is a dream job for her, as she has been wanting to work with dogs since she was 5 years old!
Jaclyn is currently a senior at Ramapo High School and about to be a freshman at UConn majoring in animal science. Based on that major you can tell that she definitely loves animals especially dogs. This love for dogs started with her first dog, Kayla, and grew after her family adopted mutts, Kaden and Roo. She always throws her dogs puppy parties and says that working at Tanner's is one constant puppy party.
Haiden is a senior at Pascack Hills High School and will be studying at Ramapo College Of New Jersey in the fall. She previously worked at Skyzone Trampoline Park and had her own dog babysitting business when she was younger. Haiden spends her free time with her friends, family, and loves spending time with animals!
Sean is a junior at Stevens Institute of Technology studying Music and Technology. He’s spent past summers delivering pizzas and working for a tree service and is excited to have now moved into dog care. Sean spends his free time playing guitar and hanging with his dog and cat.
Tanner's is completely booked for summer 2021 boarding. If you would like to be placed on our wait list, see SUMMER 2021 tab for instructions.
We are also at full capacity for DAYCARE at this time. If you are looking for daycare please click below and ask to be placed on our wait list.