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 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.
She is 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 – Operations 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 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 eight(!) years, and Opportunity Barks has become her home away from home. Ayla is so thrilled to have an office that is always filled with dogs! What could be better 🙂
Jackie Powell – Play Group Leader
A native of Pleasant Hill, Jackie went to study art in San Francisco before returning to the scenic Oregon views she grew up around. She lives with her husband and two cats, and puts her clicker-training skills to use on all three of them–just kidding, her husband graduated basic manners class a long time ago and no longer needs training! (But seriously, her cat comes when called on command, it’s pretty impressive….) In her free time, Jackie pursues her passion for art, gleaning inspiration from animals and nature, and how humans interact with each of those elements. Until she can start showing in galleries, Jackie is very content to make sure everyone’s dogs go home happy and tuckered out from a fun day of play!
Sarah Pruett – Play Group Leader
Sarah is originally from Virginia and moved to Eugene with her family as a child. After high school, she went on to study to be a Vet Tech. After completing her degree, she realized the medical aspect of dog care was not the ideal way to indulge her love of animals (while vet tech work is very rewarding, it also can really take its toll!). Her desire to move away from vet work while also staying within the dog industry led her to Opportunity Barks, where she’s spent the last two years playing with all of your amazing dogs. Her ultimate dream is to work in a zoo, but she feels so lucky to have a job where she gets to be surrounded by dogs all day!
Kaitlin Wilson – Play Group LeaderKaitlin is a native of Pleasant Hill and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School. Afterwards, she studied Horticulture in Albany, where she worked on an apple orchard on days off from class. After college, she missed home, so she returned to Pleasant Hill with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and cooking with fresh herbs from her garden. Her ultimate goal is to start a lavender farm in Oregon, and until then, she’s loving the time she gets to spend outdoors with all of the adorable OB pups!
Laura Vetsch – Play Group Leader
Laura has loved animals all of her life and hopes to eventually study animal psychology. After graduating from the University of New Mexico in 2015, she traveled the country and eventually settled down in Eugene. Her dream would be to rescue all of the animals in all of the shelters, but until then she has one little rescue pup named Shakey. She enjoys spending her days playing and cuddling with all your fur babies!