MEET OUR TEAMQuality people who love dogs can be found at On the Ball's dog daycare in Prairie Village!
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Meagan Dowell is a CPA and former tax manager at a large public accounting firm on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.
During her time in public accounting, Meagan helped lead the entrepreneurial services practice which assists entrepreneurs by connecting them with strategic relationships and services to grow their business.
In 2018 she joined the Kansas City Business Journal’s NextGen Leaders program, whose objectives include helping emerging leaders build knowledge and skills, and to connect them to Kansas City peers and leaders. Additionally, Meagan was recognized by the Independent Magazine of 2017 Rising Stars.
She has three fur babies of her own, two adopted from Wayside Waifs, and one Golden Retriever. Meagan refers to her dogs as her children, and they were the inspiration behind her vision for this business. Along with her pups, it was Meagan’s passion for caring for dogs with unique needs and personalities catapulted her to start On the Ball, a loving dog daycare in Prairie Village, an attention-filled daycare tailored to each dog that visits.
MEET OUR MANAGER
Adam has been working with dogs for about 5 years. He began working at a shelter in Kansas City before transitioning to daycares. He enjoys helping the anxious and shy dogs to break out of their shells and become the best versions of themselves. He has two dogs named Doug and Rona. Besides working with dogs, Adam enjoys nature and sports. He is a big Sporting KC fan. In 2021, he will be pursuing a degree in environmental science!
MEET OUR SUPERVISOR
Natalie has been working with animals for 5 years and has previous experience in animal shelters and humane societies. Before she started in the dog industry, she was cook in high-end restaurants. In addition to working, she is in school to obtain credits to apply to Vet Tech school at Kansas City Community College. Her dog is a Goldendoodle named Kula. She loves the people she works with and the nurturing work environment at On the Ball. Seeing how excited the dogs are when they arrive gives her great joy! It shows how much the dogs love playing here and trust us with their care.
MEET OUR LEAD DOG TENDER
Amy has been working with dogs on and off for over 15 years. She is open about having a learning disability but that doesn’t prohibit her from accomplishing whatever she puts her mind to, even if it is difficult. When she is not working she enjoys walking her dog, spending time with her family and painting. I loves her job and cannot wait to see her four-legged friends every day! She has a rescue dog named Ron Weasley – he makes her life better.
MEET OUR STAFF
Madison has been working with dogs in Kansas City for 6 years, and has always known this would be her career path. She started by volunteering at KC Pet Project and then transitioned to a small animal hospital. After a few years she made her way into the dog daycare world, and ended up at On the Ball. She says she loves our dogs, staff and culture! Her childhood dog was named Wrigley, a 14 year old black lab who had to be put down last year. Outside of work her hobbies include babysitting, walking dogs, spending time with her family and hanging out with her friends. She believes dogs are amazing creatures and that we do not deserve them. Not many people can make you feel as extraordinary as dogs make you feel!
On the Ball Loves Prairie Village
Prairie Village loves their dogs, and so do we! On nice days, you can see residents walking their dogs, enjoying the fresh air and quality time with their fur baby. By creating a convenient space in the Prairie Village shopping center, we are easily accessible to our neighbors. Our love for the city and its charm inspired us to create a dog daycare in Prairie Village that celebrates dogs and the special bond we have with them.