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, Susan 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.

 

Ginny Hemerick

 

Ginny has over 20 years experience as a dog sitter, caring for other people's dogs in their home as well as in her own house. She has owned many dogs over her lifetime. She is a member of the Greater Minneapolis St. Paul Basset Hound Club and was on the board for many years. She co-owned her last basset with the breeder and has shown the champion dog many times.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

Cowboy

 

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 really enjoys his "job" and he works for 'kibble'!