How it Started
Dana and Shannen met each other through participating in dog sports. Their mutual dog nerdiness led them on many fun adventures and through the years a seed was planted of working and building something together. In 2019, they started making their dream a reality with the founding of Flourish Canine Services for training, dog sports, and rehabilitation (physical therapy for dogs).
It was serendipitous that when Jenni Lott (founder of CPC) was looking to transition on to the next facet of her life, Dana and Shannen became part of the conversation for the next phase of CPC and the reality of acquiring the 5+ acre property, 10,000sq ft training facility and 8,000 sqft boarding facility started coming to fruition.
Shannen, Dana, and Jenni share a common ethos regarding dog welfare: enriching the relationships between humans and their canine partner(s) through science-based training and compassionate methods of care. They are honored to be able to continue Jenni’s vision for dogs and our community, and look forward to growing the service options available, staying connected to the community, and continuing to enhance and enrich the relationships between animals and their owners!
All About Us
Cascade Pet Camp is the Columbia River Gorge’s premier facility for dogs and cats. We offer personalized Training, Rehabilitation, pet boarding, dog day care, and dog grooming at our world-class facility. Locally owned and operated, Cascade Pet Camp is only 10 minutes south of Hood River, Oregon near the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Meet the Owners
Shannen has been in the animal and veterinary industry since her teens, and brings 32 years of dog sport, training, and veterinary clinic experience to Cascade Pet Camp. From Search & Rescue to Dock Diving, Conformation Shows to playing in nature with her canine partners, Shannen has done it, and she is ready to help make sure you can too!
Shannen currently shares her home with 4 Belgian Malinois and a Berger Picard. She currently competes in conformation and nose work.
Outside of dogs Shannen is an avid skier and mountain biker and has a small hobby farm with chickens and sheep and a few ‘pet’ skunks.
Dana Reid, DPT, CCRT
After 15+ years as a veterinary technician from small private clinics to university teaching hospitals, Dana decided to return to school to pursue a doctorate in Physical Therapy. Always having a desire to return to the animal world, Dana did her graduate school thesis on canine cruciate ligament rehabilitation. In 2021, she went on to complete her Canine Rehabilitation Certification through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute; this unique and specialized certification is only awarded to Physical Therapists or Veterinarians. She is passionate about creating meaningful partnerships between people and their animals, and helping your dog live a comfortable and active life you both can enjoy for many years!
Dana currently shares her home with a Kelpie, a Jack Russel Terrier Mix, and a Swedish Vallhund. With her Vallhund, Aster, she competes in multiple dog sports and is training with the local K9 SAR team.
Outside of dogs Dana participates in triathlons, marathons and tending to her small farm.