Meet the Staff




Ben is a salesman at Pet Haven. He is from Hobart and has worked at the shop for 5 years. He adores his miniature schnauzer, Molly. His favorite animal that we sell are the ferrets and he enjoys letting them run around. He appreciates Pet Haven's great customer and employee environment. Ben collects rare coins and rocks. 

Maggie works in the Grooming Department and is from Lake Station. She has worked at Pet Haven for 3 years, but also worked here as a teenager. She now has five kids, two dogs, and a bird at home. Her favorite pet is a dog, but the best part of being at work is her coworkers. In her free time, Maggie likes fishing and supporting her kids at all of their sporting events. 

Sylvia is the owner of Pet Haven Pet Shop. Originally from Kansas, she opened Pet Haven in 1976! She's the proud mother of 3 children (including the current manager, Ken) and 7 grandchildren. Sylvia loves grooming dogs and hand-feeding baby cockatiels. She wants them to be as friendly as possible when we sell them. Her favorite part of working at Pet Haven is talking to customers about their pets and helping people with their problems. In her free time, she loves to bake. 

In the basement of Pet Haven, you can always find Ken, Brooke, Carol, and John testing water or chatting with customers about all things aquatic. 

Our lovely staff!

Maggie, Sylvia, Tamie, Haily, and Chris are committed to making sure your dogs have a great grooming experience.

Also, Debbie is now part of the Pet Haven family!  They'll give them the spa treatment and send them home to you looking their best.



Carol works in the Fish Department, otherwise known as the "Down Under." She has worked at Pet Haven for 6 years and her favorite pet at the shop is her beloved coworker, Brooke. Her favorite part of the job is working with her favorite employees. After a long day at work, she loves going home to her hot tub and relaxing with her husband.

Collin is a salesman and animal caretaker at Pet Haven. He lives in Chesterton and has worked here for a year. It is Collin's first job! He is the oldest of three kids. At home, he runs a small zoo. He owns a Savannah Monitor, guinea pig, cat, three dogs, cockatiels, and a tortoise. He appreciates Pet Haven because it's like a second family to him. When he's not tending to his many animals, Collin plays the violin, goes on bike rides, and watches movies.

Ben, Collin, and Max are the faces you see when you walk into the shop. They take care of your future pets and are here to help with your animal and reptile needs. 

Ken is the manager of Pet Haven. He lives in Hobart with his wife, Heidi, his sons, and their beloved dogs. He has worked at Pet Haven since it opened and has an affinity for fish. Ken loves to work out, spend time with his family, and take care of animals. His favorite pet at Pet Haven is his fellow fish aficionado, Brooke. 


Fish Department/ "Down Under"


John works in the Fish Department and is from Hobart. He has worked at Pet Haven for a year. He has five fish tanks of his own at home, and his hobbies include tending to his fish and his Scion tC. His favorite pets at the shop are any of the Cichlids. He also loves his coworkers and how fun it is to be able to work with his hobby.

Tamie is a groomer at Pet Haven. She has worked here for 32 years. Tamie is happily married with a dog, a daughter, and two grandchildren. She loves snakes and grooming dogs. Outside of work, Tamie has fun camping, fishing, and racing cars.


Chris is a dog groomer and salesman. He is from Lake Station and has worked at Pet Haven for 8 years. He has 2 dogs, a cat, and a girlfriend. He loves taking care of the animals at work, especially the dogs. When he is not at work, he enjoys hiking and playing video games.

Max is a kennel worker. He is from Hobart and has worked at Pet Haven for three years. At home, he has two dogs, but his favorite animals at the shop are the ferrets. He loves spending his days at work taking care of the animals and getting to talk to new people. In his free time, he runs and goes to the movies. 

Upstairs Crew


Brooke works in the "Down Under" and is from Westville. She has worked at Pet Haven for one year and is big on fish care. At home, she has a big dog named Karma that she is obsessed with and is the new owner of a baby parakeet. Her favorite pets at Pet Haven are the ferrets and the fish. 

Grooming Department

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