About Treat Play Love

Meet the Owners

Kelly, Owner of Treat Play Love, moved to Grand Forks in 2003. Her biggest passion in life is animals, especially dogs. She got her first dog when she was three years old and was hooked! Wayne has lived in Grand Forks since 1996. Both grew up in a farm/ranch environment, Kelly in Wibaux, Montana, and Wayne in Rugby, North Dakota, and are true animal lovers at heart. 

Since 2008, we have had the opportunity to help with rescue. We began with IMPS (Internet Miniature Pinscher Service) and have since become foster parents for Circle of Friends Animal Shelter and Journey Home Animal Rescue. Kelly is involved at the Grand Forks Dog Training Club where she is a volunteer instructor and also trains her dogs in agility, rally obedience, and scentwork. She is also active in the community with her therapy dog, Luna.


Learn more about our team below, as well as our beloved pets who are now playing in rainbow bridge. 



Meet Our Team

Becky

Becky has worked at Treat Play Love since March 2019 after being a longtime customer. Becky is an avid supporter of animal rescues. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her pups Oreo and Pepper. Becky enjoys learning about pet nutrition and seeing the difference raw feeding has made in her dogs health. Oreo and Pepper enjoy trying out all the different kinds of treats and chews with their favorite being the marrow bones.

Karen

Karen has worked at Treat Play Love since 2014. She loves letting her dog, Remy, try new foods and treats (the weirder, the better)! Remy is always happy to provide feedback, too. Away from work, if there’s a hockey game on she probably watching it with a big ol’ dog in her lap. Go, Wings!

Erin

Erin has worked at Treat Play Love since 2017. Her passion and knowledge of dogs led her to us. She enjoys doing different activities and sports with her dogs. A 4-mile walk with her dog is a perfect Saturday night. The only bad thing for her about working at Treat Play Love is that her checks cause her to spoil her dogs even more by shopping here!

Samantha

Add Samantha to employees after Erin. Here is her description: Samantha has worked at Treat Play Love since 2020, moving to North Dakota in the summer of 2019. Samantha has a background in Animal Science and enjoys researching different nutritional information. When she's not working, she's either training her dogs, Maggie May and Delta, studying for an exam, or volunteering. She loves to go hiking with spouse and dogs. She also has a cat, Daisy, who thinks she's a dog.

Luna

Luna is a 13-year-old longhaired Dachshund. She is a certified therapy dog and truly loves to visit people and brighten their days. Many people come into the store to “request” a visit with Luna while they are shopping. She has also competed in AKC scentwork and has earned her novice containers title using her sniffer.

Tuscan

Tuscan is a 6-year-old mixed breed who was adopted through Prairie Paws Rescue in Jamestown. Tuscan loves doing anything with his mom, whether it's agility, scentwork or obedience. He also loves showing off his tricks and never met a camera he didn't like.

Tabitha

Tabitha is the "baby" of our family. She came to us with her siblings (litter of 11) who we fostered. She is now 4 years old. Tabitha runs agility with her brother, although she's a little more flighty and not as serious as he is. She has a tendency to wander and get distracted. SQUIRREL! Tabitha enjoys barking at other dogs when they come into the store. Big dogs scare her so she has to tell them off. She loves little dogs and would play with them all day long.

Cosmo

Cosmo is our 6 year old guinea pig. He loves to watch customers come and go and also enjoys watching tv (which we leave on all of the time by his cage for him.) Cosmo adores vegetables and fruits (but loves variety or he will get bored). He also loves for Karen, his favorite person, to make him a wonderful little basket of hay and goodies. Cosmo has all of us trained. He squeaks and we jump to his command.

Kurbi (Playing in Rainbow Bridge)

January 9, 2005 - March 2, 2018
Kurbi was a fuzzy handsome bear of a kitty and was a great charmer. He loved to nudge customers for attention and cuddles. If you had a dog who needed to be introduced to a cat, Kurbi was your man He hadn't met a dog that he was afraid of. Kurbi also loved his lion cut. He got a lot of attention for the haircut and seemed to enjoy being "naked".

Keira (Playing in Rainbow Bridge)

October 31, 1998 - January, 17, 2017
Keira was a very mellow girl. She was always at the store with me and customers never even knew that she was here. She had earned her CGC and was also a therapy dog who visited the elderly and developmentally disabled in the community. Keira was our little angel who never got in trouble.

Ruger (Playing in Rainbow Bridge)

January 1, 2008 - October 15, 2016
Ruger was our 2nd Rottweiler and was a bit of a problem child, but we loved him greatly. He was severely epileptic, but was a very smart boy who earned a rally title and loved to play agility with his mom. Ruger also loved to hang out on our laps as an 85 pound lap dog.

Maya (Playing in Rainbow Bridge)

November 20, 1996 - May 4, 2014
Maya was small, but mighty. She was a huge mama’s girl who was very rarely parted from my side. Maya was afraid of nothing in life and met anything with full force, in true Min Pin fashion.

Odin (Playing in Rainbow Bridge)

?/?/2000 - June 23, 2013
Odin came to us late in his life from a hoarding situation in Texas. He was my special dog who was the closest to a perfect dog that a person could ever get. He passed away very quickly from splenic hemangiosarcoma.

Storm (Playing in Rainbow Bridge)

December 7, 1997 - June 11, 2011
Storm was the definition of a Min Pin. He was an attention hog and a naughty dog, but also was a ton of fun! He passed away from a stroke after a 6-month battle with insulinoma, a form of cancer.

Kaiser (Playing in Rainbow Bridge)

April 24, 2000 - November 30, 2008
Kaiser was our youngest Min Pin who, unfortunately, passed early in life. He never had a health issue in his life and passed instantly of a suspected aneurysm at the age of 8, two days after being anesthetized.

Chase (Playing in Rainbow Bridge)

July 22, 1996 - September 15, 2007
Chase was our first Rottweiler and an absolute angel. He was a country boy for most of his life though so he missed out on the stuff that our dogs do now. He passed of osteosarcoma (bone cancer).

Kermit (Playing in Rainbow Bridge)

February 12, 1979 - 1994
Kermit was my first dog. I got him when I was 3 years old and lost him when I was a senior in high school. He was my constant companion through that entire period of my life and the reason I love dogs like I do!

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