Dog, Cat & Exotic Boarding | All-Breed Dog Grooming | Training for Dog Sports & Manners
One thing that all of us at DogStars have in common is our commitment to and love of animals. Many of came together to create a facility that offered all of us what we wanted and needed for our dogs.
Meet Our Team
Manager of DogStars
Director of Training
Receptionist / Kennel Assistant
Competition Agility Trainer
Nose Work Trainer
After many years as Director of Facilities in health-care and financial organizations, John “retired” and is now busier than ever as Manager of DogStars. He brings with him not only managerial skills but a depth of knowledge in building maintenance.
He is also owned by two dock-diving (YES, dock-diving) English bulldogs: Priscilla and Tulley
He and his wife, Barb Lentz-Gattaglino are the owners of Florida West Coast Air Dogs, which is at DogStars. For more information, please visit floridawestcoastairdogs.com/ or stop by to watch weekly practice sessions. John can be reached at DogStars (941-747-4466) or directly at 941-705-4262.
She has experience working with many different breeds and trains in the following dog sports: obedience, agility, lure coursing, disc, and dock diving. She has put more than 75 titles on her dogs over the years.
She is currently competing with Torque, a Belgian Malinois, and Quest, a Border Collie. She also has many up-and-comers in a variety of breeds, who she is training for many different canine sports.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 941-374-9663
Our new, full time “Girl Friday,” Julie Hartzler, originally hails from the Midwest and, by way of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, relocated her family to Bradenton two years ago.
Julie brings years of experience with animals to DogStars. Her first job at the age of 12 was working at a sheltie breeder’s boarding kennel in Illinois. Along with being a pet owner of dogs, cats, exotics and the occasional farm animal, her additional experience in the hospitality and customer service industries enhances the level of personalized care we can provide to our clients here at DogStars.
Please help us welcome Julie to the DogStar family,
Where we have Warm Hearts for Cold Noses!
- Experience in dog training since 1992
- Obedience Trial participant since 1993
- Earned conformation and obedience titles in AKC, ASCA, WWKC & CKC on her own dogs including HIT
- Earned CGC on her own dogs
Angie has been involved in obedience training since 1992 and obedience trial participation since 1993. She has earned conformation and obedience titles in AKC, ASCA, WWKC & CKC on her own dogs including HIT. Angie traina in Obedience, agility, Flyball, Tracking and Dock Diving with her own dogs.
She is a former member of the Sarasota Search & Rescue Team. She also has Therapy Dogs / CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing), and serves as an obedience consultant.
Bonnie has been involved in agility and obedience training since 1997. She has earned agility championships on her own Australian Shepherd “Blue” in three agility venues—MACH2 (AKC), NATCH (NADAC), and ATCH (ASCA); qualified for ASCA National Agility Finals in 2004 and 2005; qualified for ASCA National Agility Finals in 2004 and 2005; qualified for AKC National Agility Championships 2004, 2005 and 2006; and has earned an obedience UD in AKC with with “Blue”, a CDX in ASCA and is now working on her UD in ASCA
With her Aussie “Si,” Bpnnie earned AKC MX and MXJ; earned the Excellent Agility Championship (UACHX) in UKC; and was named #1 Merit Open Gamble dog in ASCA for 2005; and earned obedience CDX’s with “Si” in AKC and ASCA.
Be sure to make an appointment by calling 941-747-4466.