THIS IS who AND what MAKES BUSTER'S

OUR TEAM

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IT ALL STARTED WITH...

Buster’s was born out of a desire to help the mountain community, a love for animals and Buster himself - the dog who made the perfect business partner.  A Lab/Golden Retriever mix with a healthy obsession for both food and toys (according to all who knew him). Buster set the tone at the store based on what was most important to him: playing, eating, and yes, eating again. Owner Nancy Crivello sets her tone for the store based on what is most important to her: a holistic approach to living in a happy, fun environment. Together, Nancy and Buster created the perfect business.

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Nancy’s business philosophy has always been to treat people how you would like to be treated. “I like to keep it simple. It’s kind of an old-fashioned mindset, but our clientele has been built on compassion for animals and care and concern for our customers,” she says. “People like to come in and talk. We want them to have a good feeling when they come in.” Buster’s focuses on animal wellness by advocating whole food nutritional guidance, with the intended goal of optimal health and disease prevention. They offer high-quality all natural pet foods, including raw diets and a wide range of pet products and accessories.

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BUSTER -loving memory-

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JORDAN

Jordan is a sales associate at Buster’s as well as a Saturday groomer! She graduated grooming school and has has several years of working experience.

BUSTER -loving memory-

Birthday: November 23
Hobbies: Playing Ball, Hiking, Frisbee, Playing in the Snow,
Tag Line: “What’s for dinner?”
Music: The Chipmunks
Fun Fact: Ran for President 08 – beat by Obama

NANCY

“Change the way you look at things and the way you look at things will change.” -Wayne Dyer

Birthday:  November 13
Hobbies:  Cycling…many things, too many to list
Pets: 2 dogs, Cooper and Izzy
Music: Everything as long as it is not destructive
What animal would you be? A free bird

RUTH

“Be here now.”

Birthday: January 21
Hobbies: I love art, music and philosophy
Pets: 2 Cats, MC Bat Cat and Lil’ Oaty
Music: Blues, Motown, anything with SOUL
What animal would you be? A calico cat

INDIA (indie) -loving memory-

Birthday: July 4
Hobbies: Bossing around other animals
Tag Line: I’d rather be outside
Music: New Age with natural sounds
Fun Fact: I like getting up and sleeping on the couch… even though I have a really nice bed that is just for me…

KATHLEEN

“Live well, love much, laugh often.”

Birthday: October 19
Hobbies: Harley Davidson, Golf
Pets: 2 dogs, cane corso (Nevada) and neo mastiff (Canyon)
Music: Willie Nelson, Ricki Lee Jones, Lyle Lovett 
What animal would you be?  A Great Swiss Mountain Dog

AMIGITA -loving memory-

Birthday: Oct. 31
Hobbies: Chasing squirrels
Tag Line: Catch me if you can
Music: Salsa and the Gypsy Kings
Fun Fact: I pretend I don’t really want my Mom to hug and kiss me all the time…but I really do…

SARAH

“You can’t achieve until you dream.”

Birthday: April 17
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, swimming
Pets: Cat named Tayla
Music: Everything
What animal would you be? An Ostrich

COOPER

WINTER

“When everybody is out to get you, paranoia is just good thinking.”

Birthday: Summertime
Hobbies: Hiking, appreciation of conceptual aspects of creative endeavors
Pets: Lucas, Beagle mix
Music: Symphonic metal, classic rock, various rock
What animal would you be? A Golden Eagle

IZZY

CANYON

Birthday: February 25
Hobbies: Chewing sticks
Music: All dog band, “The Howling Gang”
Fun fact: I can hold a gallon of water in my jowls!

HEIDI

www.backtobalancedogservices.com


Method:  I teach how to communicate and relate to your dog from a canine point of view, how to be the leader to your dog and provide your dog with its physical and psychological needs to achieve happiness and balance in your relationship.
Tag line: “Dogs help bring out the best in us if we let them.”
Birthday: March 26
Hobbies: Dogs – of course! Also health & fitness, anything active outdoors, sports, spending time with family and friends, self-improvement, and the Spanish language.
What animal would she be? A cheetah…who wouldn’t want to be the fastest land animal! I’ve always been fasinated with them.
Pets: Tank my Staffordshire bull terrier and best friend!
Education: Self-taught dog behaviorist with hands-on learning and experience, served a year and a half mission for my church learning Spanish and many things about life and people, and completed two year internship with Love’s Enterprises LLC for Business Management.
Work Experience: Worked professionally with dogs for 8+ years currently, volunteer at Intermountain Humane Society, owner of Back to Balance Dog Services.

ALLISON

www.caninesolutionsusa.com


Method: Specializing in humane dog obedience and canine behavior modification. The classes are fun and informative for the entire family. Allison uses the dogs’ natural instinct and drive to train them or in many cases, retrain them. She has dealt with almost every behavioral and training issue throughout her years and has had very good success rectifying the problem(s). She has been helping families of Denver, Colorado through her business, Canine Solutions since 1999.
Since 1988 Allison’s been training family dogs, search and rescue dogs, service dogs, high level obedience dogs, dual purpose police dogs (narcotics and patrol),schutzhund dogs (tracking, obedience and protection) and animal assisted therapy dogs.
Tag line: “If you treat your dog like a human, he has the right to treat you like a dog.”
Birthday: March 29
Hobbies: dog training/competitions (love it!), riding horses, fishing, hiking, camping, skiing – almost anything outdoors.
Pets: 1 young Dutch Shepherd named Nike. Nike is currently in training to compete at the highest levels of the dog sport, Schutzhund. She also has been started as a search and rescue human remains dog (cadaver dog).
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from Colorado State University and Level I Peace Officer, police academy – Arapahoe Community College.
Work Experience: Includes Denver Dumb Friends League (Quebec shelter) – kennel manager, American Humane – animal emergency services coordinator, International Hearing Dog – kennel manager, Boulder Animal Control – Supervisor, Boulder Police Department – police officer, Park County Animal Evacuation Team – board member and team leader, Colorado Task Force I (FEMA) – canine urban search and rescue training assistant, recognized court expert in canine behavior– Denver, Jefferson, Clear Creek and Boulder counties, Delta Society – Animal assisted therapy dog handler, 4H dog obedience guest instructor – Jefferson and Park County and dog behavior evaluator/advisor/foster – Intermountain Humane Society, Evergreen Animal Protective League and Clear Creek Animal Rescue.

 

JORDAN

“When you think about quitting, think about why you started.”

Birthday: March 20
Hobbies: Dog grooming
Pets: 2 Portuguese water dogs, Bearded dragon back in IL
Music: Alternative
What animal would you be? An elephant because you know how wise they are!

KATIE

Birthday: April 15
Hobbies: Hiking, hula hooping, singing, camping, and fishing
Pets: 1 dog (pointer), 1 cat (sphynx)
Music: Oldies and bluegrass
What animal would you be? Hmmm… dolphin or fish
Grooming Experience: 8 years’ experience. I groom all breeds, and especially like terriers and other wire coated dogs. Great with poodles and doodles, too!

DIANE

 “Success is liking what you do, and loving how you’re doing it!”

Birthday: August 27
Hobbies: Dancing, reading, hiking, concerts at Red Rocks!
Pets: Lab mix named Maggie and 2 frogs
Music: Love all kinds except rap – Led Zeppelin is a fav!
What animal would you be? Horse or a border collie…
Experience: Over 2 years’ experience, trained under a master groomer. I especially enjoy grooming doodles, goldens, maltese – any well behaved dog! 

AUDREY

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NEVADA

Birthday: June 27
Hobbies: Running free
Tag line: “Life is a box of bones.”
Fun fact: I’m a wiggle butt