Our Tail

Our Tail

President Tammy Schey founded The Crate Escape, an exceptional doggie daycare in Richmond, Vermont, in July of 1995.

Tammy has loved animals since birth. In fact, her first spoken word was “dog.” Her first dog was a 7-week-old Doberman puppy named Boris. Boris inspired Tammy to begin learning as much as she could about dogs by taking the pup to obedience training and agility classes, seeking out playmates for him, and reading everything dog-related that she could get her hands on.

After acquiring a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Medical Technology, Tammy worked in the field for about 5 years and decided to pursue other interests when the company she worked for downsized their operations.

While exploring the possibility of opening her own business through The Women’s Small Business Program then offered at Trinity College, Tammy decided that she should follow her passion for animals and came up with the idea of starting a daycare for dogs.

After much searching for a place with green space and allowable zoning, Tammy found the perfect location in Richmond, Vermont.

The Crate Escape, Too opened in 2007 in South Burlington after receiving numerous requests from clients who lived in the Route 7 area who were seeking a closer location.

In August of 2016, we relocated to our brand-new, state-of-the-art facility at 1364 Marshall Avenue in Williston. The one-of-a-kind facility boasts unique individual boarding suites and enhanced indoor play rooms with our very own Champlain Valley Paw-norama Mural by Local Artist, Tara Goreau.

In Memory of Boris, Joseph, and Zane.