Our staff-to-dog ratio is the highest of all North Shore daycares. Our caring team is well organized, extensively educated, and highly dedicated.  All are certified in Animal CPR and First Aid. Dog play and socialization are important; however, basic manners and activities produce a calm friendly environment where dogs don't just come to play — they come to learn.

Kathy Lichtenstein – Owner

Rex’s Place started in 2010 from a personal need. The recession had taken over and I needed a job. I decided to do what I had done in my career and start something. I found there was a need for another daycare in the area and the rest is history. We opened on March 1, 2010.

It is an honor to care for so many dogs and provide dog owners a place to call home.   Our staff is exceptional and each of them is committed to our business because of their love of dogs. Everything we do puts the welfare of the dog first. We treat each and every dog as if they were our own. As a small business, our profits are invested back into the facility and employees continually improve and grow to enhance their working experience.

Rodolfo Serno – Supervisor

Rodolfo is our Supervisor so he is constantly watching everything. He loves to help the dogs become more secure and feel part of the pack at Rex’s Place, continuing to make Rex’s Place a safe and happy alternative to staying home. He’s working on his Pet First Aid certificate and would like to go back to school to become a veterinary assistant or obtain a degree in ethology (the study of animal behavior). Rodolfo plays the guitar, writes songs, and is trying to become vegan.

Betsy not only works in the day care but is the craftsperson who handles so much of our custom carpentry and building work that, without her, we wouldn't have a day care!


Betsy’s better half also works in the day care. Joe is pictured here with Finn, one of his best walking buddies.
Chloe with Finnegan and Dart

Human Chloe, here with Finnegan and Dart, not only works in the day care but also serves as the Boarding Manager, Social Media Wizard and In-House Portrait Photographer.
Antonion and Rikke

Hanging here with Rikke, Antonio is in the day care.
Kree with Chloe, brown AmStaf

Kree is in the day care. If you have ever pulled up to our door in the afternoon to pick up your pooch, chances are it's Kree who has brought your dog to you. Sharing a smile here with Chloe.

Hanging with Rikke and Jaxson here, Darwyn is a longtime valued Rex's team member who currently works in boarding.