Urban Dog Retreat

About Us

Meet the crew!

Ali Green: Ali was born in Asheville, North Carolina. She is currently a student at A&T State University where she is working towards her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She would love to own a business of her own someday. She has two dogs of her own that she loves. She has a two yorkie poodles named Maddox and Zooey. Outside of work, Ali is involved in her school work and is a part of Pre-Vet club, she also volunteers at animal shelters.

Andrew Dehart: Andrew is a native to Asheville, North Carolina. In the past he has taken business classes at A.B. Tech. He has also volunteered at Brother Wolf with the sweet shelter animals. Andrew aspires to have his own animal business someday. Andrew has two dogs that he dearly loves, a beagle named Cookie and a blue heeler/pointer mix named Zora. Outside of work, Andrew likes to play with his dogs and play video games.
Ariel Edington:  Ariel was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. She is currently studying at Western Carolina University and hopes to graduate soon with her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She wants to be a orthopedic surgeon someday. She loves dogs and had a Rottweiler growing up named Rocky. In her free time Ariel likes shopping but she is usually catching up on her school work.

Curry Rollow: Curry was born in Northern Ohio and enjoyed the Great Lakes growing up. Curry had several foster dogs growing up and remembers a Great Dane/Chow mix named Warf fondly. Over the years Curry has done a wide variety of jobs including property management, teaching martial arts to youth and substitute teaching. In the future Curry would like to be able to be able to be a Reki practitioner and massage therapist for dogs. In her free time Curry likes to garden, read, hangout with her kids and family, and enjoys the live music that Asheville offers.

DJ Hardway: DJ was born in Ohio but grew up in several states in the south. He has been living in Asheville for the past 2-3 years. DJ previously has worked several jobs in customer service industry. He has three dogs of his own, a mini pincher named Sha$ha, pitbull lab mix named Hudson and a Shepherd heeler mix named Banksy. In his freetime DJ likes to hangout with his friends.


Jordan Whitmire: Jordan was born not too far away from Asheville in Horseshoe, North Carolina but spent his childhood in Raleigh, North Carolina. He would like to be a business owner someday and has taken classes at AB Tech. Jordan has two dogs that he loves. He has a Lab/Newfoundland mix dog named Tyrion and a Lab/Huskey mix named Ghost. Outside of work, Jordan likes to play music and hangout with his friends.


Kiera Leslie: Kiera grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. She has previously worked as a dog bather, worked at canine superior and canine social club. She has a shitzu of her own named Shiitake, In the future Kiera would love have a career doing wildlife rehabilitation, she was inspired by her Dad who worked at a zoo while she was growing up. In her time she likes to hike swim, listen to live music, and hangout with her friends and family.

Sarah Barham: Sarah grew up in Binghamton, New York but has been in Asheville for the past 8 years. She has previously worked in food service industry and has spent a lot of her time volunteering for a vet clinic. In the future, Sarah would like to be a vet and continue working with animals. She has a dog of her own named Peanut who is a chihuahua. Outside of work Sarah likes to hangout with Peanut, go to movies, play video games and spend time with her friends and family.

MEET our Groomer!

Shannon Hauck: Shannon grew up in Toms River, New Jersey. She has fourteen years experience as a groomer. She trained for a year by a master groomer and is also certified in Canine Massage Therapy. She aspires to continue to grow Touch of Grace Pet Spa to its fullest potential. When Shannon is not making the dogs look great she is hanging out with two of her own dogs, Prudence a pitbull and Chance a redbone hound mix. Shannon in her free time likes to go hiking and swimming with her daughter Grace and her dogs. She also likes to spend time with her friends and family.
To make grooming appointments at our 
Biltmore Forrest location
 Contact Shannon at: 828.242.1582
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