About

Barbara and Dennis Butler

Owners
Barb and Dennis Butler have enjoyed 30 years of owning Shoreline Pet Lodge. Shoreline Pet Lodge is located on 6 acres of manicured property. It is on the CT shoreline conveniently located off of I-95.  The Butlers reside on the property and feel it is important to check on the pets as needed.

Customers have asked them: how did you get into this business? Barbara’s family had opened one of the first boarding facilities in CT in 1959 and operated it until they sold it in 1977. In 1987, the Butlers wanted to own their own business and bought an existing kennel in Branford.  Dennis remodeled the existing kennel. He also was involved with the planning, supervision, and building of our new facility.

Dennis left a position as a property and liability unit claims manager for Metropolitan Insurance. He enjoyed  being his own boss, working with animals, being outdoors, and loves gardening and is often seen planting, weeding, and maintaining our beautiful grounds. He also knows every aspect of how the physical plant works and is our go to man on the daily operation of our business.

Barbara is a former high school Marketing Teacher and School Psychologist.  She helped during the summer and school vacations. Now retired from education she is able to do what she loves which is to spend more time with the animals.

The Butlers have three adult daughters, Meghan, Courtney, and Colleen who all enjoyed working with your animals during high school and college. The Butlers have a French Bulldog named Theo and a Maine Coon Cat named Marvin.