Aschley’s passion for dogs began at the young age of thirteen, when her family brought Blackerry “Bear,” a Border Collie, into the family.
Gigi always loved animals. After getting her first dog, a mix breed of Pomeranian and Yorkie, her love of animals turned into a passion of working with dogs.
Good trainers are hard to come by. Ruffgers is fortunate to have found Courtney, joined the our team in April 2019. She moved down to Fort Myers, FL from Naperville, IL to further her education at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is in her last semester of college and will graduate in May 2020 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Christie MendozaTrainer - Bonita Campus
Christie joined our team as many of Ruffgers’ best trainers do; they start as clients. However, Christie came in with a whole lot of love for dogs, and a very strong training background for her two miniature schnauzers. Spending time at Ruffgers only reinforced her love for dogs, and training dogs, and in 2018 she became an AKC Evaluator. Ruffgers was so pleased and excited to have Christie join our team as our head trainer for our Bonita Springs Campus.
Michelle SewellAssistant Manager - Naples Campus
Ruffgers is honored to have Michelle join our management team as our Naples Campus Assistant Manager. Michelle joined us at Ruffgers and Southwest Florida from the “up north”. Continuing Ruffgers tradition of finding experienced and the most loving members for our team, Michelle was an easy choice! Her passion for pets started at a very young age. When she would come across a stray dog, she would take them in and care for them until she was able to locate their owner.
Breanna SellAssistant Manager - Bonita Campus
Breanna Sell joins the Ruffgers-Bonita Management team from Orlando, Florida. Breanna relocated to SW FL to further her education at Florida Gulf Coast University. Breanna is interested in a career in veterinary medicine because she loves animals…especially dogs.
Sue Bonness was a remarkable individual, who dedicated her life to animals, especially dogs.