MEET THE TEAM
If you've been to Stone Dog Inn, chances are you've seen Nikki Ribeiro! Nikki started SDI back in 2008 and we are SO glad that she did. Nikki is almost always on site and is constantly creating new ways to make SDI your dogs home away from home. When Nikki isn't at SDI, she can be found snuggling up at home with her own fur babies - Whaler, Tucker, & Sedona.
Emma graduated from Bristol County Agricultural High School in the Large Animal Science Program. She will be attending Unity College this fall studying conservation law enforcement with hopes of becoming a game warden. Emma is always spending time outside with the stone dogs and her two dogs as well. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and horseback riding. Emma has worked at SDI for over a year now and plans to continue working with dogs when she returns from college.
Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am a recent graduate of the University of New England with a degree in Animal Behavior. I am so excited to be a part of the Stone Dog Inn pack and making sure all of your pups are having fun!
Maggie graduated from UMass Boston in 2013 and was fortunate enough to spend the following years with an assortment of wonderful travel experiences and small city apartments. Ultimately, she found that there's no place like home and back to MA she came. After nearly a decade in the food service industry, she found her true passion was working with pups, and when she found SDI, she knew it was meant to be. When Maggie isn't at SDI making furever friends, you can find her hanging with her cats, driving all over the country, adventuring with her husband, or eating half a dozen donuts at a time--PVDonuts or bust!
Start your day with a smile and meet Jules! Since childhood, Jules was raised around all breeds of dogs and that’s where her passion started. Prior to joining our family, Jules worked retail jobs while maintaining school work, but she knew something was still missing. After her freshman year at UMass Dartmouth she decided to apply to Stone Dog and the rest is history! Outside of work you can find Julia going to school full time at UMD and hanging out with her fur-babies Bandit and Cali!
Lisa spent 17 years after high school working for the U.S. Postal Service. During her time there, she found that the highlight of her day was seeing the dogs out on route, and knew it was time to make a change. She started training to be a stylist in 2013 and has been loving it ever since! Lisa also works with a Veterinary Hospital and now shares her time with Stone Dog Inn. Lisa really enjoys the fun and pawsitive environment that SDI provides! In her off time, you'll find her out hiking with her Husband Sean, and her three dogs, Tucker, Jimmy, and Georgia.
With a passion for art and for animals, especially dogs, what better way to combine these two loves than by becoming a dog groomer? Growing up I always knew I wanted to work with dogs, and I started that journey by volunteering at my local animal shelter when I turned 16. Soon enough I was convincing my parents to allow me to foster dogs. Every lost rescue that came into our home, I would bathe and groom even before I had training in that expertise. It was something that came naturally to me, I simply wanted that pet to be comfortable and know they were cared for. In 2013 I began working at PetSmart where I apprenticed under skilled and experienced groomers. The more I groomed, the more I enjoyed it and I developed my own technique and style. It is important to me to be adaptive when grooming. To me this means adapting to the dog. Every dog is different and it is my priority to ensure they feel safe. Gentle handling and a positive, calm environment are the ingredients for a happy pet and a good haircut. Many dogs fear being groomed for one reason or another, but its my goal to make it a positive experience for each and every dog.