We’re one big family.
Get to know the team who have dedicated their lives to taking the absolute best care of your pet.
Esterleane’s favorite thing about working at Firehouse is being able to help clients with their pets’ needs. She is driven by her passion for assisting animals and educating clients. She treats pets like her own family, collaborating with owners to ensure that each pet is receiving the best care. Clients appreciate that she takes a patient, individualized approach to greeting pets. Esterleane will always give pets the time, space, and support they need to adjust to their visit.
She is excited for the Pet Resort to offer additional support for clients and pets. Esterleane joined the Firehouse family in 2018 as a Veterinary Technician. She uses her Fear Free training and experience with pets to ensure that all visitors at the resort feel comfortable and safe. Her favorite thing about the Pet Resort is the playrooms, especially the front one because clients can watch their pets play through the windows.
Esterleane received a Bachelor of Agriculture in Animal Science from Texas State University. To continue to grow in the field, she loves to study new techniques to help pets and owners with home care, attend training seminars, and read leadership books. Her heart belongs to her two dogs: Oreo, a laidback Heeler/Lab mix, and Molly, a tiny but fiery Maltese. She also loves plants. When not helping pets at the resort, she loves to go fishing, play games with her family, watch movies, and dance.
Ashley’s passion for pet care helps make every client and pet feel welcome as soon as they enter the resort. She knows that boarding can be stressful for clients and pets, so she lets clients know what to expect and how their pets did. Ashley is patient with all pets, giving fearful animals grace and space to adjust to the resort. She works hard to earn and keep clients’ and pets’ trust. She is always happy to cuddle with willing pets (especially cats!).
Ashley’s heart belongs to her Boston Terrier, Jango. Currently, she is studying Pre-Med at Austin Community College. Her goal is to get into medical school and study anesthesiology. When not working, she loves to work out, take walks with Jango, draw, or spend time with friends.
Grace forms strong, lasting bonds with clients and pets who come to the resort. Her favorite thing about work is seeing the regulars, as well as meeting new pets. Clients appreciate that she is transparent and keeps them informed about their pets’ stay at the resort. She wants to make sure clients and pets are comfortable during the pet’s stay.
Grace knows that each pet has unique needs, so she adjusts her care accordingly. She helps them feel safe by using a patient approach and offering gentle pets. She also takes notes about what toys pets like and how they did in their playgroups, to help them at future visits.
Grace grew up on a farm, so she loves all animals, especially cows, chickens, and rabbits. However, she is a self-proclaimed cat lady. In fact, her two cats: Senzu (a Bombay), and Pumpkin (a mostly white Calico) completely own her heart. Grace studied Education and Communication at Texas State University. When not working, she loves hiking, or sitting on her balcony with her cats, sipping coffee, and painting.