Kennel Staff

Dan Benner

Kennel Manager Dan Benner has been with Roaring Brook Kennels since November of 2011 and spends each day exploring how to provide the best care for our clients and their pets. “I want to ensure the highest standards of care and do my best to promote excellent client and patient service,” Dan said.

A graduate of Bates College with a degree in psychology, Dan said what he most enjoys about Roaring Brook is the “company of our caring staff, the interaction with the wonderful animals and to find new ways to expand services and pamper our guests.”

Dan has a small menagerie at home, including four dogs, two bunnies, a red footed tortoise, chickens and a Caique – which is a parrot. He spends his free time cooking, biking, gardening and hiking.

Gina Bruno

Gina Bruno is the grooming manager at Roaring Brook Kennels. She joined our staff as an attendant in 1994; a year later, Gina went through a thorough, year-long all-breed grooming training program under the supervision of another well-respected pet stylist. Gina has traveled to numerous trade shows and seminars in order to keep up with the latest styles and trends in pet grooming.

Gina offers an extensive array of grooming services, including all-breed clipping and styling, cat grooming, specialty shampoos, conditioning treatments and dental maintenance. She is experienced with all pets, from Poodles and Persians to Terriers and tomcats.

No matter what your pet's individual needs, Gina provides all grooming clients with one-on-one personal attention and treats them like a beloved family member. While many pets enjoy the grooming process, some do not. In cases where a pet is scared, has special needs or just doesn't want to be there, Gina takes extra time to ensure the grooming process is as comfortable as possible. She takes pride in dealing with "challenging" cases and successfully grooming animals that have been deemed "ungroomable".

Gina feels lucky to be able to work with animals and loves knowing she'll get more dog kisses and kitty purrs each day than she can handle. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach and reading. She especially likes to spend time with her two cats, Dert and Grimm, and her dog Ralphie (a.k.a. Piggy).