I’m a military brat who moved to Savannah from Germany and am currently studying at SCAD. I work behind the scenes a lot, making sure the dogs are comfortable and happy during their stay at The Hipster Hound. And nothing beats being able to spend time in the yards with all the dogs!
Before I came to The Hipster Hound, I worked at an animal shelter in El Paso, TX. A lot of my love for this job originated from working closely with animals in need and fostering dogs who were waiting for their forever homes. Equally so, I love giving extra time and affection to the Renegade Paws foster dogs who get to stay with us from time to time. I look forward to every day that I get to spend with the wonderful pups at The Hipster Hound!
Alexis (Lexie)Yard Attendant
My name is Alexis, but I also go by Lexie. I am from Upstate New York, and I moved to Georgia at the end of July 2020. Since I can remember, I always had a dog or two, and now, I have a Peek-A-Poo named Benson. My childhood dream was to work with animals, and that dream has finally come true because I’m working at The Hipster Hound!
I am currently a yard attendant at The Hipster Hound but training to be a handler. I was born in Charleston but raised in Guyton, GA. My mother handed down her passion for animals to me! If we didn’t have at least two cats and two dogs in the house at one time, it just wouldn’t have felt right. When I was five years old, I moved to Georgia to live with my aunt and uncle, where my cousin and I had two horses named Tiny Boy and Fred! Later we added two cockatiels to our home, and somehow, I talked my aunt and uncle into letting me get three parakeets! During my pre-teens, I would spend most Saturdays at a store that hand fed baby birds, and it was the highlight of my week!
Since the age of 18, I’ve been living on my own in beautiful downtown Savannah with my amazing three dogs! I have worked at a corporate grooming salon, and although I have a passion for making animals feel and look their best (and I’m good at it), I wanted a different interaction with animals that I couldn’t get by grooming six dogs in a short day. I then managed to find the most amazing rescue to be a part of: Renegade Paws Rescue. I started off as just a foster parent with them, and now I have many other roles! So far, I have helped find forever homes for at least 30 puppies! I am so happy I get to spend my days being part of making dogs happy, and I can’t believe a place like The Hipster Hound exists, not only for the dogs, but for me!
Most of my Hipster Hound family knows me as Kida’s mom, my blue Doberman. Born and raised in Savannah, I’ve always had a pet, whether it be a snail, rabbit, hamster, dog, or even a goat! I love animals of all sorts, but my love for animals never had a place in my career until I found my spot at The Hipster Hound!
On my very first day at work here, I knew this was what I was meant to do. I started as a yard attendant, and as time passed, I took on other responsibilities behind the scenes. Now, I am up at the front where I can greet our guests with their fur babies as they arrive or send them home to their humans after a fun day at daycare! What makes it even better is that The Hipster Hound is locally owned and operated. I now have a career that I love and have made a small, extended family here! I can’t wait to see you and your fur babies soon at The Hipster Hound!
I’m from Woodward, OK, but I moved to Savannah as soon as I graduated high school. I guess you could say it was a calling and the best decision I could have made. In 2020, my girlfriend and I became involved with Renegade Paws Rescue. It has been such a rewarding experience to save dogs’ lives every day by volunteering, fostering, and participating in community outreach.
I met Tonya, the owner of The Hipster Hound, when we were avidly planning Wag-O-Ween, and that’s how I became interested in working here. I enjoy my job so much! I spent quite a few years working in the service industry, and I have to say, working with dogs has been such a joy! Basically, my life revolves around dogs, but I couldn’t be happier!
I am from Effingham County, GA, but I currently live in Savannah. I study radiation therapy at Georgia Southern University. I was brought to The Hipster Hound because my cousin, Rachael, is a Yard Attendant. I wanted to work here because of my love for animals, specifically dogs. My hobbies include running, hiking, kayaking, and gardening. I have a Labrador/Pitbull mix named Sophia, and I rescued her from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.
I'm originally from Nebraska, and I grew up with dogs my entire life. I've been working at The Hipster Hound since around 2017. I have also volunteered at a local Savannah rescue group called Coastal Pet Rescue. In my free time, I like to play video games.
BrittanyYard Attendant/Bus Driver
I’m a yard attendant and a bus driver at The Hipster Hound, one of my favorite places! How many people are lucky to say that they see wagging tails when they go to work!? I have two dogs of my own, Apollo, the GSD, and Melody, the GSD mix. They are both the light of my life, and they love going to work just as much as I do.
I’m not really seen when I’m working in the yards, but you can find me downtown driving my favorite pups home on the “Waggin’ Wagon” after a whole day of play! Don’t be shy to say, “Hi!” if you ever spot us! I look forward to seeing you and your pups soon.
I was born in Norfolk, VA, but I have lived in multiple states due to being in a military family. I enjoy reading, being outdoors, watching True Crime, anything animal related (especially zoos), and hanging out with my family. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in animal studies from Eastern Kentucky University in 2016. My animal adventures began with shadowing at Advanced Animal Care Clinic in Richmond, KY and at Hampton Cove Animal Hospital in Owens Crossroads, AL.
After college, I worked with a wide variety of animals as a Temporary Animal Keeper and Sea Turtle Technician through GSU and as a Veterinary Technician at St. Catherine’s Island Foundation. I also currently work at Case Veterinary Hospital as an Animal Care Assistant. I have enjoyed being a handler at The Hipster Hound because I love working with dogs and getting experience at a doggie daycare and boarding facility. I am so thankful to continue my animal journey with The Hipster Hound and am very thankful for the opportunity to work here!
KaitlynYard Attendant/Retail Associate
I’m a military brat from Destin, FL, but I moved constantly and could never have a dog of my own growing up, which only made me love them even more! My grandpa loved dogs as much as me, so he always had a new puppy for me to love on wheneverI visited.
I’m a big fan of rescues, but I love just about every breed, size, and age of a dog. But I love cats, too. Working at the Hipster Hound has allowed me to work with all the animals I love and make new friends every day!
I am from Boston, MA, but I live in Savannah to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design to study film and television. Unfortunately, I don't have my own dog at the moment, but I would love to rescue one sometime in the future!
Being a yard attendant is a dream job. I have so much fun meeting all the different kinds of dogs! They always make me smile and brighten my day. Working at The Hipster Hound is amazing because it’s like a family. As a yard attendant, I love being able to make sure your dogs have an amazing day. They especially love when I fill the pools for them!
I'm a yard attendant at The Hipster Hound, and I haven't found a dog that I don't love to pieces! My favorite part of working at The Hipster Hound is being able to love on the dogs while also keeping their play yard clean and safe for all the fun we have!
I am originally from New York but moved to beautiful Georgia when I got married. We've been here for many years now and still love it! I have a 6-year-old and 5-year-old twins. Collectively, we also have four pet additions: our dog, a cat, and two ball pythons!
I’ve been working at The Hipster Hound since August of 2020. Initially, my job was “temporary” to help catch up on some office work, but after a few months, Tonya and Nick invited me to stay! My dog, Lily, gets to come play to work with me. I’m usually in the side office when all the dogs arrive in the morning, and I love to greet them as they come in.
I spend my days at The Hipster Hound making sure things run as smoothly as possible. There’s a lot to do behind the scenes to ensure all of our dogs (and their humans) are happy. I like to call myself “support staff” because I pretty much help where I’m needed, whether it’s booking appointments, updating vaccination records, working on the website, or helping organize the weekly bus schedule. I absolutely LOVE making personal connections with our clients. Occasionally, I’ll pop into one of the play yards to spend some time with the dogs. I call it my “puppy fix.”
I grew up in Spartanburg, SC and studied piano at Anderson University. I am married with two beautiful children: Sarah (20 years old) and Sam (17 years old). We are blessed to live on the Isle of Hope, and we attend St. Thomas Episcopal Church, where I love helping with the youth and playing the guitar. I’ve been a music volunteer at Hospice Savannah since 2011, playing the piano or guitar. It is such an honor to work with an amazing organization and engage with families during such a tough transition.
Kelly AnnYard Attendant/Handler
I have lived in Savannah since around 2011 after moving around the world before my dad retired from the Army. I enjoy all things outdoors, spending time with my three kitty cats, and am so lucky to have rescued the most snuggly pittie from the Humane Society!
Working at The Hipster Hound is hands down my favorite job that I’ve ever had! I have learned so much about dogs, and what’s even better is getting to know the pups that come to play and stay with us! Thank you for bringing your babies to hang out with us!
I was born and raised in Savannah and will attend the University of Kentucky to study equine science and management after riding for several years. I started working at The Hipster Hound in 2018 to pay for my horse shows and have loved being a part of the team here! I’ve primarily been a yard attendant up until last January.
However, due to an injury, I was out of work for several months, but I came back during quarantine as a retail associate and baker. I’ve loved getting to work with our furry clients and their parents!
LucindaYard Attendant/Retail Associate
I’m originally from England but moved to Savannah in January 2019. I trained as a nurse in the UK, but I couldn’t transfer my license easily, so I decided that looking after dogs would be the next best thing! I started working at The Hipster Hound in June 2019 and have loved working as a Retail Associate and Yard Attendant ever since. I even get to take my dog, Ned, to work with me! He loves meeting all of the customers, getting lots of pets, and playing in the yard.
I love being able to build relationships with customers, look after all the pups, and give them lots of love. They are the best and make every day brighter! Thank you for trusting me with your fur babies. I know how special they all are.
MacaylaRetail Associate/Yard Attendant
I was born in Savannah but raised in Birmingham, AL. I found out about this job from friends who also work at The Hipster Hound, and I have made even more friends with the amazing staff here! My love of animals comes from my need to help and educate their humans so that everyone can have a better life, whether that is through pet nutrition or dog training.
I also love superheroes. Ask my dog, Kara, who is named after Supergirl! I split my time at The Hipster Hound as a yard attendant and a retail associate. I get the pleasure of getting to know our amazing Hipster Hounds and their two legged humans!
Growing up in Savannah, I had three family dogs that lived to their mid- to late teen years! One day, I would like to become a veterinarian, but I like working at The Hipster Hound as a yard attendant in the meantime because it allows me to be around dogs in a stage of life where it is difficult for me to own one. I also enjoy being an Eagle Scout and being part of my church’s hand bell choir.
I was born and raised in Savannah and heard about The Hipster Hound from my aunt and uncle, who told me that they were hiring yard attendants. My focus is to make sure the dogs are happy and safe while they play. My job is fun and rewarding, and it’s a blast to meet new dogs every day! What more could I ask for?
I am also in the Army National Guard, repairing wheeled vehicles including Humvees and large trucks. I love to read to the dogs before putting them to bed when they are boarding. All of the dogs love “milk and cookies” and hearing “A Christmas Story” before bedtime on Christmas Eve. Parker is definitely an asset to The Hipster Hound!
I’ve grown up in Savannah my whole life and graduated from Savannah Country Day School. My household has always been full of pets, including my 6-year-old Border Collie, Raven.
I’m currently a student at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, but I am helping out as a yard attendant at The Hipster Hound for the summer. I’m very excited to meet and get to know all the dogs and the customers!
I heard from a family member that The Hipster Hound was the perfect place to work for dog lovers. I really love working here, and I love playing with and interacting with the dogs on a daily basis.
I have three cats at home named Mille, Mimzy, and Max. I also have a Labrador-American Bulldog mix named Samson. Thank you for letting me be a part of your dog’s day!
I grew up in Delaware, and we always had a family dog. My first was a Border Collie named Molly, the second was a mix named Jake, and now we have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Xena. My siblings also have dogs, who I love playing with. My other pets have consisted of horses, goats, ducks, parakeets, cats, and more. When I moved to Savannah to study film and TV at SCAD, it was a huge change for me to be away from my animals. It was the first time I didn’t have access to any dogs, and I struggled to get used to it. Luckily, I still get to be around horses because I ride as part of an equestrian team here.
Since I started working at The Hipster Hound in November 2020, I now get all of the four-legged cuddles that I want, and I’ve gotten to know so many dogs who come frequently enough that I really understand their unique personalities. I even took one of the dogs home with me who was in need of a foster family! The best part of the job is making sure every dog gets their tail wag on!
I was born in Atlanta, but I was raised in Savannah. I attended Savannah Arts Academy for high school and then went to the Art Institute of Chicago. I joined The Hipster Hound because I felt it was a great opportunity to care for and look out for the family members we love so much.
As a yard attendant, I spend a lot of time with your little ones, but I will be training to become a handler soon, so I’ll be working more behind the scenes and taking on more responsibilities. I have one dog named Patch, and he’s a Schnoodle! Thanks for trusting me with your little ones! It makes my day to make theirs the best it can be!
SusieRetail Associate/Yard Attendant
I’m originally from Columbus, OH, but I’ve been living in Savannah since 2011. I’ve been working at The Hipster Hound since October of 2018. I started as a pet sitter, and when we expanded and opened the Diamond Causeway location, I started working there.
I have one dog named Lucy, a Chiweenie. In my free time, I love to lift weights, travel, go for walks, and spend time at the beach. Thank you for letting me take care of your fur babies!