Our home is just like your home.

Just Like Home is conveniently located 1 mile east of Hwy 169 on 257th Ave N.  and just two miles out of downtown Zimmerman.
Just Like Home is conveniently located 1 mile east of Hwy 169 on 257th Ave N. and just two miles out of downtown Zimmerman.

Just Like Home Staff

About the Top Dog


Susan Engelsman

Owner of Just Like Home Canine Bed & Breakfast Inc. has been a dog lover and owner all of her life. She has trained dogs and was a dog groomer for many years.


Officially opening in May of 2011, Sue has been hard at work making her canine bed and breakfast the best it can be for the dogs in your life.


Experience Counts

  • Business Owner
  • Dog Trainer for 9+ years.
  • Dog Groomer
  • Raised 10 puppies to completion for Can Do Canines Service Dogs, and fostered many puppies for them 'short term'. 

Sue and her husband, Andy, currently have three dogs of their own - Cowboy, a mixed breed;  Knight, a black german shepherd, and Janie - the newest addition - a little beagle mix.   All three dogs were adopted from a local rescue group.  They also are proud "parents" to Meany, the cat!

Nicole Ahner


Nicole has lived in Zimmerman for the past 20 years and is a graduate from the Minnesota School of Business.  She is a certified vet tech and is the proud owner of two cats and a boxer named Nala. Nicole and her husband, Richie, have one son.  Besides working part time at Just Like Home, Nicole  has her own business as a Pure Romance consultant.


Susan Lehr


Susan and her family live in Princeton, Minnesota where she spends her free time working with kids in 4-H.  She helps them train their own dogs in showmanship, agility, and ralley obedience to prepare them for participation in county and state fairs.  She has shown her own Great Danes in showmanship at many dog shows. Susan has several pets of her own, to mention just a few - ferrets, goats, dogs, cats, a snake, and a guinea pig.  Susan loves spending time with all the dogs here at Just Like Home, making sure they get all the love and attention they deserve to make them feel at "home" and insure they have a great experience while here.




Sara Donnelly


Sara is one of the newest additions to our staff.  She and her husband, Pete, have lived in Princeton for the last 10 years with their 13 year old son, 2 very active dogs, and one lazy cat!  She has always loved "anything dog" and really enjoys caring for and playing with the dogs here at Just Like Home.  In her free time she enjoys walking, fishing, snowboarding, 4-wheel riding and anything outdoors! 

Ann Sheehan


Ann joined our staff in the fall of 2014.  Her knowledge and love of dogs is a great asset to us.  She is the proud owner of 6 dogs, 6 horses, and 1 potbelly pig!  In the summer, she donates one evening a week of her time where she and her horses work with kids in the special olympics.  In her spare time, Ann enjoys basket weaving and knitting and playing practical jokes on her friends.  : )




Cowboy has been on "staff" since October 2011.  He came to Just Like Home as a rescue dog with MARS (Midwest Animal Rescue), waiting to go into a foster home.  After a month of waiting and no one stepping up to foster him, Sue and Andy adopted him.  Cowboy helps all the doggy guests feel at home here.  He loves to play with all the dogs, big and small, and returning dog guests are always happy to see at least one familiar face. He enjoys his "job" and is happy to work for 'kibble'!