1400 Regine Ave, Wasilla, Alaska  99654      (907) 357-2521

Meet Our Office Staff


Since 2011
Daycare supervisor for almost ten years, now office attendant

Jare started her journey with The Better Companion in August of 2011, hoping to learn even more about positive reinforcement and expand her overall dog-related knowledge. She was delighted, being offered the opportunity for a job as a Doggy Daycare supervisor. She happily took the job and stayed in that role for 10 years, loving forming strong bonds with the pups and with the clients that trusted her with their dogs every week.

Around the time her 10th year with The Better Companion was coming to a close, she decided she would like to now join the forces "behind the scenes" and help out in the office. While she does dearly miss her days spent surrounded by the dogs, Jare has really enjoyed her past year or so in the much quieter and peaceful office environment. Luckily, she still sees the dogs she loves daily, so it is the best of both worlds.

Outside of loving the dogs from work, Jare also has three dogs of her own.

Aija, a 13 year old American Pit Bull terrier who participated in classes at Betco in her younger days, including Flyball, Weight Pull, and Beginner Nose Work.

Panic, a 7 year old Ibizan Hound who completely captured her heart and helped her find her passion for dog breeds in the Sighthound family. 

Finally, the most recent to join her crew of pups was Chevy, an 8 year old American Pit Bull Terrier mix who has an unmatched love for playing, toys, and high speed romping. 

In the future, Jare's only real plans are to continue with a quiet, content life with her husband and whatever dogs come into her life. 

Amanda Moody

Since 2019
Office manager 

Amanda had her own cleaning business, but decided to hang up her mop in 2019 to join her sister at The Better Companion (and also follow in the footsteps of her mom, Robin, who worked in the office in prior years!) 

She didn't come into the business with a lot of dog experience, but has learned so much during her time here. 

She currently has 2 dogs of her own; Brian the 13 year old Min Pin/Chihuahua and Addy the 11 year old Maltipoo. Both of whom would probably love to take classes at BetCo, but they much prefer lounging in the sun on the porch and napping on the couch. 

In her free time, she also loves to lay in the sun on the porch, and read any book she can get her hands on. 

She is unsure of her plans for the future, but for now, Amanda is happy in her office role and spending her days mingling with the Daycare pooches. 

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