3468 E. 1300 N. Syracuse, IN 46567
Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm EST
Saturday 9am-3pm EST
Here at Teapup
we could not be more thankful for the employees that we have. We
are blessed to have people of all ages who come on a regular basis that are trained in
the duties that keep us moving forward. These
dedicated guys and girls are what help keep our superior standards of
puppy-raising at an ever-increasing high.
Below you will see photos and
short blurbs about each person and their regular responsibilities.
Knowing how difficult it can sometimes be to choose a puppy, we also
understand the difficulties of finding the right breeder. We want you to get to know us and how we care for our dogs and puppies on a daily
basis. We also update our "News" page regularly and share photos
of our puppies out in the community at different events.
Dan and Deb Beer
Dan and Deb Beer began raising dogs in 1989 (that
makes almost 25 years!), and
have attained much knowledge through the years regarding all aspects
of raising dogs and puppies. They love seeing our beautiful puppies
go to great forever homes, and they believe it is a wonderful
blessing to have a part in making a child's dream of puppy ownership
come true! The joy on new puppy owner's faces when taking home their
new addition is simply priceless! Dan is a minister in their church,
and also farms about 700 acres of corn and beans in the area. Both
he and Deb have had the great opportunity, especially during the
past year or two, to spend more time with their family which
consists of four children and 14 grandchildren!
As manager of Teapup, it is Angela’s duty to make
sure every unit at Teapup is flowing smoothly.
Under Dan and Deb’s guidance, she oversees all of Teapup:
creating schedules, delegating tasks, and making sure all is running
perfectly. Angela is
also in charge of paperwork, puppy and adult advertisement, and
customer care. She
is considered the “Coach of the Team”, and she is able to lead us to
many victories! The Teapup Team Members look at Angela for
leadership. She is our
decision maker, and game plan changer.
Crystal splits her time in
half between office work and kennel life.
She is the eyes and ears of the kennel, walking through each
room to check on the dogs, pens, and overall cleanliness.
She is in charge of giving vaccinations, micro-chipping, and
overseeing the pregnant moms. It is Crystal’s duty to
help Angela supervise the other roles at the kennel. At some points,
she takes it upon herself to do some of the grunt work.
On the other side, Crystal continues with office work for
part of the day as well.
She is in charge of designing and updating the website, updating
photos, AKC relations, and booking flights, as well as helping
Photographer and Socialization
Hope uses her many learned skills to photograph
all of our puppies and adults. This is a full time task, and
something that requires a lot of patience. During photo
shoots, Hope gets to spend one on one time with each dog and puppy.
This allows her to see the temperament and personality traits of
each dog. With each one, she relays the good points and things we
could work on to Angela. Hope also makes the bio-sensor lists, so
that other employees can make sure to complete their socialization
process each day.
Blessing's focus is on grooming. After her many years of working
here, she has honed the skills needed to do the job swiftly and
beautifully. She is in charge of giving the younger pups their
puppy cuts, as well as preparing each adult for their photo shoot. With
her know-how, she is able to groom every breed with perfection.
Cleaning and Sanitation Specialist
is a league of her own with her speedy and efficient cleaning skills.
She is in charge of all cleaning duties imaginable. She does
everything, including but not limited to, washing and sanitizing each
pen, exercise area, and all bedding. The overall cleaning duties
may involve several individual tasks.
Since coming to Teapup, Elaine has shown us that
she has a strong leadership level and a heart that is eager work.
Since she has grown, and continues to grow, in her grooming skills,
she has taken on the role as grooming director. Elle’s extra
duties will be to walk the kennels daily.
She is also to ensure that all groomers are staying on task.
Elaine has the authority to let someone know when they are
moving too slow or not getting enough dogs groomed each day.
She also supervises the puppy players to make sure they are staying
on task and dividing their time equally between each litter of
Jack of All Trades
Katie spends the majority of her time grooming,
focusing on the Bichons, Westies and Bolognese. She also plays
the role of assistant and lends a hand in doing vaccinations,
micro-chipping, and breeding. She is a big help in making sure
that, on days when others are not here, their duties are still
getting done. Katie has
one of the trickier roles, as she has had to learn everyone else’s
schedule and tasks.
Sophia joined the Teapup Team as a
young puppy player, and has now earned herself more
responsibilities. Her intrigue medically for our dogs has
allowed her to lend a hand in administering medications, overseeing
whelping, and checking the overall well being of our dogs. Her
main focus is on preparing the puppies for the transfer to their new
Elasah's main focus
here at Teapup is grooming. With few lessons she picked up the
tricks needed to become an 'expert' groomer. Her grooming
savvy truly shines through when it comes to our miniature
schnauzers. She recently has started doing trims on our puppy
schnauzers. Elasah continues to amaze us with her skills.
Joel is in charge of the little, but
necessary, tasks that need done on a daily basis. He focuses
on cleaning up after dogs, feeding, and taking out the trash.
He keeps track of our inventory, and is always available to lend a
hand where needed. He even helps out the groomers by bathing
their dogs before they get their trims.
Dr. Tom Smith
Dr. Tom Smith from Milford
Animal Clinic has been our attending veterinarian for the past
several years. He comes out to our kennel every four weeks with one
of his vet techs to do routine exams on our puppies and adults. We
are so very blessed and privileged to have such a great relationship
with Dr. Smith and all of his staff!
Below are some
photos of our "home" where we spend the majority of our time with