Luc Bergeron, CAPCT, has
been operating this business since June of 2005, when it
was still known as "Paw Prince Bed & Biscuit," but
has been active with animals for a long time. He's
been a cat and bird caretaker since childhood, dog daddy
since 1997, and has been through obedience classes with his
own dogs. He has also been a foster dad for Maine Cocker
He has been trained in animal First Aid and CPR, and has also gone through Levels 1 and 2 of the Pet Care Services Association's certification program, thus earning the title "Certified Advanced Pet Care Technician." Due to his experiences as a dad, foster dad, and Head Kounselor here, he has lots of experience with companion animals from the very young and healthy to the elderly, and those with special medical needs.
He is also a musician; having played drums professionally for many years, and attended college with a music major, he recently acquired a Chapman Stick, and is enjoying the learning process. He's very experienced in public speaking and in creative writing, which comes in handy when composing the Kamp K9 monthly newsletters (see The Straight Poop page on this site).
Bergeron, CPCT, Luc's wife, has always had an affinity for animals, and always had pets in her family, starting from an early age. She grew up with dogs, and has always had cats, no matter where life has taken her. Her pet experience also includes hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs. Besides having pets, Jen has also had some experiences with animals that most people haven't. When still a teenager, she had the opportunity to help care for a litter of Collie puppies, and a couple of years later ended up caring for an abandoned litter of kittens, feeding them formula and teaching them things that a mother cat would teach her babies. She has been trained in animal First Aid and CPR, and has completed Level 1 of the PCSA's certification program, earning her the title "Certified Pet Care Technician."
Aside from Kamp duties, Jen currently works
IDEXX Laboratories (an international company in the veterinary
diagnostics field), and from working there has learned many
fascinating things about companion and farm animals.
Jen, better known as ‘Auntie Jen’ by
her pet friends, has taken all of Kamp K9's clients into
her generous heart and has no problem sharing her living quarters
Cottle, CPG,has been Kamp K9's groomer since 2010. Sue combines her grooming skills with truly caring for all her clients. Her gentle way makes for a low-stress grooming experience. She was thrilled when the opportunity arose in 2011 to expand her role and become a permanent part of the staff, and since then has been involved with the care of our daycare and boarding clients.
Kimberley Tessier joined the Kamp K9 staff in November of 2012, having worked with animals in the past at the state wildlife park in Gray. Her genuine affection for our four-legged clients is combined with a calm manner with all of them. She has always wanted to work with animals, and is absolutely thriving in this animal care field.
Auntie Jen, Uncle Luc, and their three Junior Kounselors: Spencer, Gracie, and Snoopy (L-R)