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

Sue & Cowboy
Sue & Cowboy

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 had her own dog grooming business for many years. 


The kennel was designed by Sue's late husband, Andy, and opened in May of 2011.  Since that time, 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 12+ years.
  • Dog Groomer
  • Raised/trained 10 puppies to completion for Can Do Canines Service Dogs, and fostered over 15 puppies for them 'short term'. 

The Engelsman household is home to eight 'animal kids'  - Cowboy, a mixed breed; Janie, a little beagle/terrier mix, Jodi, a doberman, Vinnie, a collie;  Annabelle, a chihuahua terrier mix; and Willow, a true 'mutt'!  : )   Our beautiful German shepherd, Knight,  passed away in May of 2019, and a new German shepherd puppy, Robbie, was added to the family in the fall of 2021.    Last but not least, there is "Meany" the cat, who enjoys having the house to himself during the day when everyone else is at 'work'.

Ann Sheehan


Ann has been on staff with Just Like Home since the fall of 2014.  She has been a great asset for us with her dog/animal knowledge.  Ann lives in Big Lake and is the proud mom to over a dozen dogs, 5 horses, 2 mini donkeys, 2 goats, 2 sheep, and 1 pot bellied pig!  Whew!  In the past, Ann and her horses have volunteered their time working with kids preparing for the Special Olympics. 

Trina Ulven


Trina has been with our staff since the fall of 2019.  She lives in Big Lake with her husband, her 2 girls, her dog Mocha (pictured) and her cat. She is a real dog lover and has owned many dogs including 4 shelties, a beagle, an American Eskimo, a pekingese, a collie, and her current mini Aussie.  Trina says she feels a real connection with dogs and believes they are very therapeutic and calming.  She has had previous kennel experience working at a facility in Sabin, MN.  When not spending time with your dogs, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.  

Britt Mattson


Britt comes to us with a lot of animal experience.  She is a former vet tech who worked primarily with small animals and birds.  She is currently a volunteer at Ruff Start Rescue as a cat caretaker and occasionally as a member of the vetting team helping with Texas transports.  She is a participant in the Animal Humane Society Barn Cats program where she adopted 4 out of 7 of her cats.  Britt also has 3 dogs, a Senegal parrot, an African ringneck parrot, and a flock of chickens!  She lives in Milaca with her husband and likes to garden in her spare time.




Abby Mullen


Abby joined our team in July 2021.  Her enthusiasm, cheerful spirit, and love of dogs is very evident.  She lives in Princeton with her family, her two rescue dogs, and two rescue cats.  Her family has been fostering dogs through Ruff Start Rescue for about 4 years and has helped over 30 dogs find their 'furever' home.  They have had dogs of every size and personality in their home and Abby enjoys seeing each one of them flourish as they gain confidence and learn to trust people.  She says it gets a bit crazy at times but she wouldn't trade it for the world.


Although Abby is now in college, she comes back to Just Like Home to help us out in the summer and over the holidays.  



Jenna Findell


Jenna has been with our staff since September 2021.  She is very kind, outgoing, and responsible.  Her love for animals is very present when she comes to work with a smile every shift.  She lives in Zimmerman with her family, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.  Jenna grew up in a home that owned many different dog breeds, including a German shorthair pointer, Lhasa apso, Mini Schaunzer, and a few mixed breeds.  She is a Varsity Soccer Manager, class officer, a member of the student council, and yearbook club - along working with your dogs part time.  She says there is never a day where she dreads coming to work.  She has been a great asset to our staff!