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1525 Anton Stade Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471



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J-Canine Pet Resort 
is a premier state-of-the-art facility in southwestern Fort Bend County.  Situated on almost twenty acres, we strive to be your full-service pet care establishment, providing spacious dog and cat boarding, luxurious professional all-breed grooming, and a variety of training programs.  All of our custom designed luxury suites, cattery, and the indoor portion of the kennel are climate controlled with central air-conditioning and heating. Our popular indoor/outdoor luxury suites and lodges provide even more room and activity.  We also have the best staff around, with most of our employees having been here for years!  Meet everyone below - we would love to meet you and your pets!

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J-Canine Pet Resort is owned and managed by president, Joni Huff, who has over 30 years of experience in the pet care industry, having been involved in training and caring for animals for much of her life.  During this time, she earned numerous AKC dog obedience titles on different breeds.  As well as having trained and competed with her own dogs, she has instructed private and group obedience lessons, trained dogs for clients, managed a boarding facility, and groomed various breeds.  Joni has also been actively involved with rescue for the past 20 years.  She has fostered many homeless pets in her home for many different breed, all breed, and cat rescue  organizations.  Joni lives with quite a few critters, including her horses, Dobermans, and Heelers.  She also loves her orange kitties!

Liz is a manager at J-Canine Pet Resort and has worked with Joni since before we opened.  She works primarily at the front desk, but you'll find her working closely with the dogs, too.  She grew up in Rosenberg and went to school at Sam Houston and the University of Houston.  Liz actively competes in agility with her Australian Shepherds, Bert & Hop and serves as the secretary for over a dozen agility trials a year throughout the country.  She also has a 16 year old son who enjoys animals as much as she does and who also loves working at J-Canine!

Melinda is our other manager and has been with J-Canine since June of 2008.  Before then, she went to college at Texas Tech in Lubbock and worked at a different kennel before discovering J-Canine.  In addition to working the front desk, you will also find her in the back playing kennel technician.  She loves her large breed dogs, and currently has a Mastiff and a black lab.  In her spare time, she enjoys leatherworking, shooting sporting clays and skeet and anything that involves being outdoors.
Martine Kopka, CPDT-KA is the Training Coordinator at J-Canine and enjoys helping people better understand their pets by teaching modern, positive-based reinforcement training techniques.  Her lifelong interest in animal behavior & training became a passion when she adopted Henry, a deaf and vision-impaired Catahoula Leopard Dog in 2004 and began teaching him sign language. Her own pets became the driving force for her to join J-Canine’s program in 2007 where she currently teaches Puppy Head Start Class, Basic Pet Obedience, foundation classes for Performance dogs, as well as Intermediate and Advanced Agility classes.  Learn more about her, her dogs, and our programs on our Agility page.
Yoselin has worked at J-Canine since 2011, when she started right after high school.  A friend who was working here told her it was the best job around and she hasn't looked back!  In 2017, she attending grooming school and has been our full-time groomer ever since!   Yoselin is a writer and loves reading and creating stories.  She also loves to exercise so she enjoys the pace here at J-Canine!  She has three dogs (Gordo, Copper, and Julie) and three black cats at home.
Emely started working at J-Canine in July of 2014.  Her friend Kristi had worked here for years and always talked about how great her job was, so Emely decided to join the team!  She's currently going to Sam Houston State University to earn her degree in Theatre Education and volunteering with the SHSU Lions Club, but works at J-Canine as often as she can.  We love having her for weekends, holidays, and summertime!  Emely has three small dogs and two cats of her own and loves getting to help people by taking great, loving care of their pets while they're at J-Canine.
Victor started at J-Canine in 2015, after applying because on the recommendation of a couple of friends.  He graduated from just around the corner at Brazos High School.  Victor has three Chihuahua mixes and enjoys bouldering and indoor rock climbing.  Victor loves the positive environment at J-Canine - both with the people & the pets!!
Kristi started working for J-Canine in 2011, being a great part of the team through high school & college.  She took a brief hiatus and worked at a pool company and local daycare center, but recently returned to us (and the dogs!).  Kristi has an associate's degree from WCJC and is applying to the nursing program.  She is a vegan, a twin, and her hobbies include horseback riding, painting, drawing, and wood burning.  She's an amazing artist!  Kristi is loved by her dogs Izzie, Mia, and Boots.    
     Brian joined the J-Canine team in November of 2015.  He lives with his family near us in East Bernard and has grown up with an assortment of spoiled rescue dogs and cats and even a feisty little Quaker Parrot!  Before working here, Brian worked at a local convenience store, played bass for a band named Civeta Dei, and hung out with his godsister Rayne.  In his spare time, Brian likes listening to and reviewing music online, as well as making his own (including writing songs for his dog!).  He also plays video games and loves reading and writing short fiction.  In addition to all that, he owns too many instruments to list and taught himself how to play bass, guitar, banjo, ukulele, drums, piano, and mandolin.  Brian is also a twin!  We are so glad to have him here!
April is our morning receptionist (among other hats she wears) and has been with J-Canine since October 2017.  She worked as a groomer and kennel technician before becoming a correctional officer for 3 years.  The animals called her back, though and she's been with J-Canine ever since!  April has a daughter and a son and a little terrier mix.  They also enjoy their chickens and cattle.  April loves to spend time with her kids and be outside, hunting and fishing.   
  Melissa jointed the J-Canine team in May of 2018.  She brings lots of experience working with animals - she started volunteering at the animal shelter when she turned 18 and has worked at pet facilities ever since.  She currently has 5 dogs, including German Shepherd Dante (pictured) and has always had dogs, cats, birds and even pet ducks!  All of her dogs are very lucky rescues! In her spare time, Melissa likes to go to the movies and spend time with her dogs - either at the park or cuddling at home!
Julie is one of our newest team members.  Our afternoon receptionist, who brings 30 years of experience in purchasing in the manufacturing industry.  She was ready for a change and family member, Martine, sent her our way!  Julie is married and has two grown sons. 2 grandchildren, a lab mix, and a new Doberman puppy!  She loves spending time with her family & pets and we are very glad to have her as a part of our team!      
Yatzari is a high school student in East Bernard who started working at J-Canine in August of 2018.  We are her first job and she loves it!  Yatzi is a big sister and has 3 dogs - 2 catahoulas and a chihuahua.  In her spare time she loves being outside or sleeping in!  
Madison is a high school student at Brazos High School who also takes online college courses.  She started working for us in 2018.  Before J-Canine, she worked at American Eagle Outfitters as a sales associate.  She and her family have two dogs and four cats.  In Maddy's spare time, she enjoys being with friends & family, watching her favorite TV shows, and listening to music.   
In Memory: Gilbert spent 11 years with us - taking care of the horses, the landscaping, and every person in this building.  He had the biggest heart and we were lucky to have known him for so long.  Gilbert lost his battle with cancer in March of 2019, but his spirit is still here with all of us - we have no doubt that he's still watching out for all of us!


1525 Anton Stade Road

Rosenberg, TX 77471