Meet the wonderful humans behind the Quarry Dog walls!
Rikki Garson (Silvester) Rikki has worked in the animal industry for over 10 years and she always knew that’s where her life would take her. In the third grade, she wrote a report on being a veterinarian when she grew up and how much animals meant to her. When she was 15 years old, she got her very first job in a grooming salon working as a receptionist. Throughout her high school career, she volunteered at animal shelters, learned how to properly interact with dogs and cats and how to care for them, found the quirkiest ways to make money that revolved around animals, learned how to professional wash/bathe dogs and cats and pet sat for multiple families. She then went on to complete her degree in Small Animal Care at the University of New Hampshire, moved home, managed multiple retail pet stores to further her knowledge and worked endless hours at a corporate kennel to make sure she gathered all information she needed to then open her very own business. Now, in 2020, she is two years in to owning Quarry Dog Daycare, co-owning and running Outrider Dogs, a rescue that focuses on transporting dogs from harsh beginnings/conditions, fostering and adopting for a much needed second chance at life. Rikki resides in Simsbury with her husband and their pack of 5 dogs. She looks forward to years of learning and growing and making her business into exactly what she dreams of.