Meet The Team
After a couple of months remodeling the old Rock Veterinary Clinic where Charlie Blackbourn DVM practiced, his wife Lynn Blackbourn went with a dream she had and opened a Pet Motel.
Lynn began her dog career in 1972 when she began showing dogs. Lynn became an AKC Professional Dog Handler soon there after. After meeting Charlie they became very active in Field Trials competing with their German Shorthaired Pointers, one of which was a National Champion. Charlie also served as President of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America. Lynn and Charlie have 2 granddaughters Lindsey and Bayly who were extremely involved in the dog world. They both started showing in AKC Conformation at the age of 5 , winning group placements, Best Junior Handler, and Top Junior Handler. Being involved in dog shows taught them about dog grooming, how to handle many different breeds and how to handle dogs in general. Along with dog shows, they spent many days on Lynn and Charlies farm, helping clean stalls, getting horses outside, feeding dogs, or getting their dogs prepared for their next show. Lindsey and Bayly's snow days, no school days and summer weekends were spent at Badger Suites helping grandma.
The summer of 1999 Badger Suites opened its doors. For many years Lynn worked aside a partner but around 2004 she was a sole owner/manager. Lynn worked day in and day out, grooming, and managing Badger Suites. She opened Badger Suites with the purpose to stand out and be different from everyone else. Suites with couches and TVs, not just cinder block kennels, she really wanted it to be JUST like home. Her goal was always to provide a safe, calm environment for dogs to enjoy their time away from home. In 2011 Lynn officially "hired" her granddaughter Lindsey. Lindsey was a junior in high school and worked part time as kennel help. This was no change of pace, as she running up and down the halls with dogs since she was 8 years old. As time went on, Lindsey got more and more involved with more of the business aspect and in 2015 Lindsey was running the office! Her and Lynn working beside each other every day. In November of 2016 Lynn was diagnosed with cancer. After a year long battle, Lynn passed away Friday December 15th 2017. Lindsey has taken over Badger Suites, which is now The Suites! Lindsey is set on following her grandmothers expectations - honesty, compassion, giving back to the community and hard work. Lindsey is also so proud to have her sister Bayly as her Office Manager. Bayly has been an office assistant and kennel attendant on and off for the last 6 years, but is now the full time Office Manager.
Lynn treasured each and every one of Badger Suites' customers, she will be and has been truly missed.
We have a small staff of 4, all of which have been with us for 2+ years. Our groomer has been with us for 3.
More Than Just Veterinarian Recommended!
We just went on vacation and Lindsey was so amazing!! We boarded our dog and our cat is very difficult to get out of the house. She came and fed, cleaned the kitties mess, and played with him. He was a happy cat! We ♥️ The Suites!! 🐶🐱
Always outstanding... they know their stuff and it shows.
The staff at The Suites is ABSOLUTELY amazing. They go above and beyond to make sure my dog is comfortable and happy every time she visits. It’s so nice to be able to leave my girl with someone I trust! I wouldn’t take her anywhere else! Bonus points for the fact that she always leaves smelling amazing after her grooming appointments. 😊💕