About Us




Opportunity Barks takes great pride in the quality of service and care we offer all our guests. At Opportunity Barks, we treat your dog like canine royalty. Our years of experience, qualification and education offer the highest-quality of dog care services available.


Carol and Walker

Carol Rozek, Owner

Carol Rozek is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior, a graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Behavior Education Network and Animal Legal Defense Fund, a certified Pet Care Technician, and is certified in Dog and Cat First Aid.

Committed to providing the most effective, convenient solutions to her clients’ dog training needs, Carol avidly pursues ongoing continuing education and professional development by attending several seminars and teleclasses per year and keeping current on industry literature. Her most recent accomplishment is earning the Certificate of Excellence for completing Dr. Susan Friedman’s “Living and Learning with Animals” 8-week telecourse. Carol has also trained and competed with her own dogs in CDSP Competitive Obedience and APDT Rally Obedience. Opportunity Barks puts clients first and is well respected and referred to by local veterinarians.


Ayla Martin – Office Manager

Ayla is a city girl from Los Angeles and, through a series of twists and turns, took an unexpected –but welcome!– detour to Eugene. She is crazy about dogs (obviously!) and is a fervent experimenter in the kitchen (lentil brownies, anyone?).  Her Border Collie, Luna Jean, has been a regular daycare member here for the better part of five years, and Opportunity Barks has become her home away from home. One day Ayla hopes to be a fancy shmancy magazine writer, but until then she is loving every minute of her days spent cuddling with everyone’s furry children!




Lindsay McKenzie – Play Group Leader (Bio Coming Soon!)



Jackie Powell – Play Group Leader (Bio Coming Soon!)


Kate Tallman – Play Group Leader

When she was younger, Kate lived on a farm where her family took in dogs and raised countless other animals. She moved to Eugene about ten years ago and fell in love with the area immediately. After working for three years at an office on the UO campus, and completing her Bachelor’s degree, Kate joined the team at Opportunity Barks where she loves playing with all of the dogs and making sure they have a great time at their home away from home. She spends her free time sitting with a cup of tea and a good book (she was an English major after all!), rock climbing in Eastern Oregon, and kicking up her feet at home with her dachshund, Bucky, and feisty cat, Ginger.

Comments are closed.