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Passing the Leash

On July 1, our General Manager Cristina Pantaleo became the proud owner of Lush Puppy Pet Resort! Our founder Allison now serves as our Board Chair and is excited to support the next generation in providing the most fun and care for your dog.

Below are messages from Allison and Cristina about this exciting news.


A message from Allison


Dear valued customers,


As most of you know, I built Lush Puppy Pet Resort over 12 years ago from a passion to provide an amazing place for dogs. This has been my dream and I'm blessed to have had the opportunity to serve and build relationships with you and your dogs.

Over the past 2 years, I have done a lot of soul searching and decided it's time to "Pass the Leash" to my General Manager, Cristina Pantaleo. Cristina has the same incredible passion for dogs and has the integrity and ethics to continue my legacy. I truly believe that the stars aligned with a force from above and everything fell in place for Cristina and I.

I'm proud of what we've accomplished and will remain a big supporter. Lush Puppy Pet Resort will always occupy a place in my heart and I can't thank you enough for being a part of this amazing story and for your continued support.


Allison Fitts

A message from Cristina


Hi everyone,

I'd like to thank all of you who have been sharing your kind words and congratulations. It's an exciting time! Lush Puppy Pet Resort is such an incredible place for dogs and I'm proud to carry on Allison's legacy.

For those who don't know my story, I'm a lifelong dog lover and my passion for dogs skyrocketed in 2013 after adopting Oliver, my dog with special needs. The joy of providing care for dogs eventually led me to leave a successful career as a lawyer and consultant.

I continue to serve as the General Manager and find ways to increase the fun and care for your dog. We've already made some big announcements which you can learn about in our monthly newsletter.​​ If you have any questions, ideas, or feedback I'd love to hear from you. My email is

Kind regards,


Cristina Pantaleo


PS - Here is a picture of my husband Austin, our dog Oliver, and I. You may see them around too :)

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