Meet Our Team

A family owned and operated boarding and grooming facility, Circle Kennels is located on a beautiful 21-acre estate in Woodbine, MD. We have provided a loving and secure boarding and daycare experience for pets from Columbia, Ellicott City, Mt. Airy, and all throughout Howard County, MD since 1997. In addition to our family, the senior support staff below helps manage the day-to-day of the facility, as well as 10 other team members.

Senior Support Staff

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Shelby Alderton

Shelby Alderton has worked at Circle Kennels since November of 2016. However, she's been passionate about dogs her whole life. Shelby has had many dogs of her own all coming from shelters and rescues and even spends her spare time volunteering at the Maryland SPCA. Every dog she meets is loved and cared for as if it were her own.

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Emma FitzGibbon

Hi, I'm Emma FitzGibbon! I am a senior at Glenelg High School, and also the former President of a dog based 4H club, Happy Hounds. I train dogs each month through the club. I have two border collies of my own, Maggie and Max. I've been working at Circle Kennels since the beginning of summer 2018 and love playing and walking the various dogs that come to stay.

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Jenna Shaughness

Hi! My name is Jenna Shaughness, and I have been an employee at Circle Kennels for the past three years. I am currently a senior at Glenelg High School and am a member of their dance team. I love animals of all kinds, and in my free time, I love to dance and am involved in the theatre productions at Glenelg. Next year I hope to study nursing in college, wherever that may be!

Hours Daily Check-in & Check-Out 7am – 9am & 5pm – 7pm
Location 15432 Woodbine Morgan Road Woodbine, MD 21797 Directions