About Us


We are a combination of two of Knoxville's favorite pet places: Hush Puppy's Pet Services and Meadowbrooke Kennel. Each was voted Knoxville's Top Pet Service in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

These two businesses met each other in 2014 when Trish Isbell and Suzanne Iasiello (Hush Puppy's) invited Ace Russell and George Beck (Meadowbrooke) to train and coach at Hush Puppy's K9 Center. For 3 years that location bustled with a variety of dog-related activities and events. The business shut down in early 2017 only because we needed more space. Now we have it!

We learned a lot from the 'experiment' of the old K9 Center, and we met a lot of dog lovers in the area. Along the way, Susie Stout, who first came there as a student, became a trainer in her own right and joined the Meadowbrooke team.

Trish, Ace, Susie and George spent every spare moment of 2017 planning the new business model and forming the new company. Suzanne continues to work with Trish in the pet-sitting business (Hush Puppy's).

The K9 Center of East Tennessee, Inc. is the fulfillment of our dreams. Starting up in late 2017, we see it as a unique opportunity for dog lovers throughout Knoxville, the Southeast and beyond. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy bringing it to you!

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Trish Isbell Ace Russell George Beck Susie Stout



Ace Russell George Beck Susie Stout


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