We feel we have one of the best pet care staffs in the area with a wonderful and vast range of experience
Rhonda and David Melton have been working with animals in one capacity or another for since 1979. From showing Chow Chows and Shiba Inus to grooming to providing boarding services to your pets they have been at the forefront of the Boarding and Grooming industry. Additionally Rhonda has studied nutritional requirements for both cats and dogs and provides an excellent consult for those considering a change in their pet's diet.
"Handle every situation like a dog: if you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away."
OR "I work hard so my dog can have a better life."
She has 2 Bachelor Degrees: one in Animal Science/Equine Minor, one in Biology/Chemistry Minor. She grew up on a farm and has been involved in the animal industry most of her life, through veterinary experience, large and small animal experience, and learning as much as possible about the animal industry through volunteering, life experiences and school.
In her spare time she loves reading, hunting, fishing, training her dogs and Green Bay Packers football (for sure you can find her there on Sundays).
Her family includes two dogs: Rain (the mutt) and River (the Toy Australian Shepherd)...also included is her fiance, Mykel.
Her favorite part of her job is getting to know everyone and relate with people about things they have in common. Best of all is snuggling the dogs and getting to know each of their personalities. When they come through the door and run up to her happy to be at the kennel, that's the best part. Making that connection with owner's pets and making this a fun environment for them is what makes the job so incredible!
"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went" - Will Rogers
After retiring from 35 years in the corporate world, her last position in Information Technology, a friend told her of an opening at All Seasons Pet Care for a kennel tech/receptionist. That was almost 9 years ago and it has been a labor of love! She works mostly at night and spends more time with the pets than with people (just the way she likes it!!!!!). Her favorite part about the job is spending quiet time with the pets, especially the shy or scared ones. While they’re here, she thinks of them as her own and wants them to have a super and fun experience.
Additionally she found her way to Sturgis from San Diego because of the Rally and now gets the roads to herself and her Harley (except during Rally)!
She has 3 cats, having started working here with just 2 (Willie -- RIP -- and Waylon) and somehow found herself adopting a couple more: Bo and Chloe.
David makes sure all systems function smoothly in the kennels and grooming areas and provides expertise and guidance at the Black Hawk/Rapid City location. Additionally David supervises our Maintenance and Landscaping crew.
"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle" - Marilyn Monroe