Our Canine Care Staff
Teresa Jurgensen, Owner
Teresa Jurgensen, founder of Eastside Dog Services, LLC, grew up in Webster, NY and graduated from SUNY Geneseo. While growing up, her family had dogs and variety of other animals, but it wasn't until after after college that Teresa realized her passion for working with animals. Upon graduation she needed a job and took the first one she could find, as a receptionist at a dog groomer. That was just the beginning! She went on to manage the grooming salon and also worked in a boarding facility with both healthy and post-surgical dogs. In 2014, Teresa wanted to make a change and accomplish her goal of owning her own business, so she decided to strike out on her own, starting Eastside Dog Services to provide top quality care to dogs and peace of mind to their busy parents. The business continues to expand, with more canine caregivers joining the team as well as the new Dogs ROC online retail boutique!
Stu started with Eastside in the Summer of 2015. He left the teaching world after 17 years to follow his passion for working with animals. He has lived with dogs all his life and currently has 3 pooches of his own. Stu is one of our pack leader,s; he runs groups of dogs off leash in safe environments. Stu also serves as our Training Manager, helping families develop the best relationships with their K9 companions.
Emma is a dog lover through and through! After graduating from Nazareth College with a Fine Arts degree, she focused on her artwork, selling at local festivals and shows; but she wanted do something more. Emma has always had a passion for working with animals, and was so excited when Eastside asked her to join the team so she could start working with dogs professionally. Emma has two dogs of her own, and loves spending time with them playing outdoors and snuggling indoors!