Premiere St. Louis Pet Lodging, Doggie Daycare, Grooming and Training Resort

Meet the Staff of Petropolis Pet Center

Dr. Paul Schifano

Dr Paul Schifano Owner PetropolisPaul (Dr. Schifano) has been working with animals since the age of 15. Growing up in Michigan, Paul knew early on that he wanted to be a Veterinarian. He worked at area kennels to gain experience. At the age of 16 his family purchased the nation’s longest running pet center called Silver Maple Farm which brought them to the St. Louis area. In 1988, the dream of Petropolis became a reality. Paul currently owns and operates both facilities. You may not see Paul very often because he spends most of his time working with the Petropolis team to improve our facility and the service we provide our guests. He is always around though and you are always welcome to ask him to come downstairs to say hello. In his free time you will find Paul hanging with his 4 boys or on the ski slopes. He is known to sneak away from time to time when the weather is nice for a round of golf.

Job title: Owner
Birthplace: Detroit Michigan
Home: Town and Country
Favorite music: Michael Buble
Favorite television show: House
Favorite movie: Taken
Who should play me in a movie: Chevy Chase
Guilty pleasure: Buddy’s Pizza (Anybody ever visited Detroit and tried it?)
Favorite snack: Watermelon
Coolest job: Sitting back watching the Petropolis team at work.
Favorite animal: Picabo. Have you ever seen a Dandie Dinmont Terrier? If not Picabo is always with Paul and he loves showing her off.


Rob Schenberg Head Training Instructor Petropolis AcademyRob, the “Dr. Phil” of Petropolis, has had an extensive career in the pet care field as a Professional Trainer, behavior modification educator, and conductor of drug search and police department training services. Golf and fishing are Rob’s favorite pastimes, but don’t ask when he’s had time for either one! But the clubs and fishing rod remain in his van, just in case…! Take a moment to speak with Rob and you will be struck by his charm, engaging sense of humor and caring nature.

Job Title: Director of Training
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Home: St. Louis, MO
Favorite Music: Classical
Favorite Television Show: M.A.S.H
Favorite Movie: Scarface
Who Should Play Me In A Movie: Grizzly Adams
Guilty Pleasure: Golf and Fishing
Favorite Snack: Ice Cream
Coolest Job: Petropolis – Training Pet Owners
Favorite Animal: Hippo


Roxanne Sullivan Director of Admissions Petropolis Academy…And out of the training corner weighing in at 127 pounds, standing 5ft 5 1/2 inches tall manager of training and admissions coordinator. She is the current, reigning, and defending training champion. Training out of Petropolis Pet Center: Roxanne…the training Goddess…Sullivan!! Roxanne has been working with dogs and studying their behavior for 20 years. In 2006 she graduated from the Petropolis training academy, and since then has been training dogs professionally. After becoming the training manager she has taken on the roll as coordinator of our training/grooming academy. She loves giving tours of the facility and welcoming new students in to the Petropolis family.

Job Title: Training Manager/Director of Admissions
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home: Chesterfield, MO
Favorite Music: All of It
Favorite Television Show: Real Housewives of Any County
Favorite Movie: It’s Complicated
Who Should Play Me In A Movie: Sandra Bullock
Guilty Pleasure: Girls Nights
Favorite Snack: Wine and Cheese
Coolest Job: Petropolis
Favorite Animal: Oliver


Lorrie C CaricatureLorrie has been working with dogs all her life; rescuing, raising and training them. She joined Petropolis after graduating from their academy and enjoys every day she gets to go to work and train dogs. She spent many years in the education system as a teacher, but now spends her time teaching dogs and their owners. She says it’s like teaching kids, only dogs don’t talk back as much.

Job Title: Head Trainer
Birthplace: Auburn, NE
Home: St. Louis, MO
Favorite Music: Classic Rock
Favorite Television Show: The Walking Dead
Favorite Movie: Beetlejuice
Who Should Play Me In A Movie: Kathy Bates
Guilty Pleasure: Carrot Cake
Favorite Snack: Ice Cream
Coolest Job: Dog Training
Favorite Animal: Dogs


Jan Starns Petropolis Grooming DepartmentIf a trip to the groomer is your pet’s least favorite thing to do, you pet hasn’t met Jan. Jan has gained the trust of so many pets with her patience, calm, and relaxed nature. She gives a great hair cut too. Jan has been with Petropolis since 2001. Jan is a Pet stylist and Academy Instructor.

Job title: Pet Stylist & Academy Instructor
Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo
Home: St. Louis, Mo
Favorite music: Jazz & Blues
Favorite television show: Two and a Half Men
Favorite movie: Comedies
Who should play me in a movie: Brett Butler
Guilty pleasure: Haagen – Dazz Vanilla Swiss Almond
Favorite snack: Pistachio nuts
Coolest job: Petropolis
Favorite animal: Polar Bear


Bradi Carter Petropolis Pet Grooming SalonSmall town girl transplanted to the big city, Bradi was born and raised with the corn and cows. After deciding she wanted something more to life than chickens and pigs, she sought out Petropolis’ grooming school. Without quitting her job of teaching tap, jazz and ballet in the small city, Bradi would drive back and forth from Iowa to St. Louis to learn to groom dogs and cats. Although she was learning on dogs and cats, she would practice poodle trims on sheep and lion trims on the farm cats at home.
Bradi is our resident chef and the expert on Terrier trims. Not a mean bone in her body, Bradi has been tapping her way into our clients hearts since 2003.

Job Title: Salon stylist/instructor
Birthplace: Iowa
Home: Maryland Heights, MO
Favorite Music: Dance/Hip Hop
Fav TV show: The Closer
Fav Movie: Moulin Rouge
Play Me in a Movie: Kirstie Alley
Guilty Pleasure: White Chocolate
Favorite Snack: White Cheddar Popcorn
Coolest Job: Petropolis!
Favorite Animal: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier


Sheila Johnson Groomer at Petropolis Pet CenterSheila joined Petropolis in 2009 after graduating from our Academy. She truly enjoys working with all animals but prefers big dogs, the bigger the better, and the more slobbers the better! Sheila’s day is not complete without being drooled on.

Job title: Pet Stylist and Academy Instructor
Birthplace: California
Home: Lonedell
Favorite Music: Classic Rock
Favorite Tv Show: American Idol
Who should play me in a movie: Catherine O’Hara
Guilty Pleasure: Shopping
Favorite Snack: Ice Cream
Coolest Job: Petropolis
Favorite Animals: Any BIG dog


Mandy Groomer Petropolis Pet CenterMandy is our cat and small animal grooming expert. She has been working with animals since 2001, and just knew grooming was for her. After attending the grooming school, Mandy decided to join our happy Petropolis family. Mandy is a Pet Stylist and Academy Instructor.

Job title: Pet Stylist and Academy Instructor
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Home: Manchester, MO
Favorite Music: Whatever is on
Favorite Tv Show: Scrubs
Who should play me in a movie: Sophia Bush
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate Meltdown from Applebee’s
Favorite Snack: Slim Jims
Coolest Job: Petropolis
Favorite Animals: Frogs


Stacy Doggie Daycare at Petropolis Pet CenterStacy is dedicated, hardworking and lots of fun to be around. If you could ask the dogs in camp, they would all agree. Stacy is in charge of camp at Petropolis where fun and making friends is what it is all about for the dogs, and Stacy’s mission is to ensure that happens for all the dogs in her care. She will love your dog as if it were her own, and your dogs will leave feeling like they a part of her family. Mean or aggressive dogs don’t bother, Stacy won’t allow the behaviors on her watch! Bring your dog in for the day and he/she will not be disappointed.

Job Title: Boarding Associate
Birthplace: Hannibal, MO
Home: St. Peters, MO
Favorite Music: Oldies, Rap or anything but country
Favorite TV Show: Simpsons
Favorite Movie: All comedies
Play you in a movie: Holly Hunter
Guilty Pleasure: Cooking
Favorite Snack: Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Coolest Job: Petropolis
Favorite Animal: Dogs- Boxers

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