Our Staff

Tara Robertson

My name is Tara. I have been working in the animal care field for over 12 years. Half of my experience consists of assisting veterinarians, and the other half managing kennels and my own pet care business. I have a passion for animals of all kinds. I take pride in what I do and the services I provide. With an array of animal knowledge from many angles I aim to cater to each individual pet to make sure they get the care they need.

Jon'nae Hartley

My name is Jon'nae and I started out as a volunteer because I wanted to be able to care for animals while accumulating my service learning hours required to graduate. I found my start at PupStars and it has been a wonderful ride. I have learned a lot about dogs from how to read a dogs body language to how to properly bathe them. I love my job and hope to continue to grow with this wonderful family oriented facility.

Jabre Washington

Jabree Washington is a student attending Northern Illionois University studying biological sciences, and aspiring to become an exotic or wildlife animal veterinarian.

I am the owner of a lovely Maine Coon cat. When I am not working at the facility I love to re ad do volunteer work, shop, hang out with family and friends, and explore the city of Chicago.

Passionate, loving, and caring, I believe there is always time to do whatever it is you want to do as long as you're happy.


Hi, my name is Rachelle! I've worked with dogs since I was little because I have always had a big space in my heart for them. I would volunteer at Cicero Animal shelter to help dogs find a home. I worked at two doggie daycares bathing them and caring for them. I honestly don't find this job hard for me because I love what I do and treat them as if they are my own! This a career for me and would love to have a doggie daycare of my own one day!

Emily Jacob

Hi my name is Emily Jacob I'm attending an online school to become a vet technician. I've always had a passion for animals since I was young. I have 5 dogs at home 1 including my Pomeranian Australian Shepard mix puppy. I worked at a Rover's place daycare and learned a lot about body language and behavior from the dogs. I hope to learn more here at Pupstars Pet Care.

Jorge Luis Gallardo

Jorge Luis Gallardo, is a positive trainer with over 8 years of experience working with dogs in the US as well as in Mexico. His training style is cognitive/motivational based focusing on bond/communication building between dogs and their human companions. He has taught both group class as well as private instruction. He also has volunteered much time to helping dogs in shelters, particularly during his time in Mexico where he successfully helped many dogs with problems to live in homes with their adoptive families. For his work in communities and knowledge of dog behavior, Jorge Luis was a frequent guest on Radio and TV during his time in Mexico City. Jorge Luis is a graduate from Loyola University where he studied Psychology with a particular interest in Behavior Modification, and from where he also holds his MBA. He is a certified trainer by Animal Behavior College and is certified by the Red Cross for Canine First Aide. He is also dog groomer, massage therapist and Pet Photographer.

Clarence Browley

I am a dog lover and have been dog walking going on 3 years. I am an all around relaxed guy who is a performer with a music background.

Nicholas Zych

I am a child of the Lord, and a friend to the animals. Animals have been a part of my life since the 3rd grade.
I have been caring for cats over 50 years and have been caring for dogs (German Shepherd and Scottish Terrier) over 14 yrs.

Edgar Ricardo

My name is Edgar and I have been a dog lover my whole life! Working with dogs is my passion. I am a dog groomer that loves to make sure your pup is always looking his or her best. I want to thank PupStars for letting me be a part of the team.


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635 N. Western Chicago IL 60612
Phone: (773) 322-3160
With any questions or concerns, we will be more than happy to assist you.