About Us

Beagle Bed & Breakfast provides a safe, supervised place for dogs to run, play, nap and socialize with other dogs in our home setting. Our indoor and outdoor play areas are designed to help all the dogs feel  comfortable.  We provide a wonderful home away from home for those dogs  in need of a vacation spot while their family is away as well as weekday daycare services.  Your dogs can play and socialize while you're away from home on travel or work.  They will come home happy and tired!  We always strive to make our visiting dogs as comfortable as possible by  keeping to consistent schedules.  Families can check in on their dog  through our webcams as well as see daily pictures and videos up on our Facebook page.   We will not only provide love, care and a healthy environment for your visiting dog, but will also provide structure and proper handling by using positive reinforcement techniques. 

 This is a vacation for your dog, so let's have some fun! 

Megan Purtell, Owner

Megan has been caring for dogs since she was a kid, including fostering over 175 rescue dogs for local dog rescues in the Washington DC Area.   She has a daughter, Hailey, 4 resident beagles: Kiwi, Clover, Darcie and Dobby and a beagle mix, Finnian.  She created her vision of providing a safe, fun, and enjoyable environment for dogs to play in large fields to burn off lots of energy during the day and a comfy, cozy area inside to sleep at night come true with the expansion of Beagle Bed & Breakfast by moving to Emmitsburg, MD in April 2018.  

Member of IBPSA (International Boarding & Pet Services Association)



Meet Our Staff

Jenn Loveless



Jenn has been with BB&B since April of 2018. She first started off as a Dog Wrangler and has since worked her way up to be our Lead Wrangler/Manager. Her dream is to one day have her own successful business of being a trainer specifically for dogs in shelters to increase the chances of finding their forever home. No day in her life is complete unless she’s around dogs, including her beloved pup Motley, whom she fell in love with while he was one of our foster dogs.

Cassandra Diamondidis


Senior Dog Wrangler

Cassandra joined us in January 2019.  She's an adventurous person who loves the outdoors.  When she's not here with us, she is out hiking with her little dog, Jack, painting beautiful landscape scenes or playing her lever harp.

She is enormously talented! Her artwork has been featured at Frederick Coffee Co and is available on Etsy at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeathByDefaultCus

Bethany Garcia


Dog Wrangler

Bethany has been working with us since May 2017, but has been working with a variety of animals (mostly horses and dogs) for about 10 years.  She enjoys working with the various breeds and personalities that come through our doors.  On top of working as a Dog Wrangler, Bethany is training to become a Vet Technician and is an active Pet Sitter in the Frederick area. 

She has 2 Guinea Pigs, named Winnie and Luna, who she adopted in 2018.

Kat Kushel-Gutshall


Dog Wrangler

Kat Kushel-Gutshall joined us in August 2019
Kat says, "I absolutely love spending time with all the fur babies, no matter their size. Whether it's walking, playing fetch, feeding them, cleaning up after them, learning their ways, or just snuggling with them.
You can never have a truly bad day at Beagle Bed & Breakfast, when you get to spend your day with all these gorgeous & handsome fur babies, & learning every day."

In her free time, Kat spends time with her fur babies, rides her Harley, and enjoys time with her husband and family.

Rachel Boggs


Dog Wrangler

Rachel joined us in June 2019.  She is a Sophomore at Wilson College in the Veterinary Medical Technologist program. After this program, she plans to attend Veterinary Medicine school at Virginia Tech.  She loves getting to spend time with all the amazing dogs here.

She has two adorable kittens at home and loves to be outside and go to the beach during her free time. 

Hailey Skelley


Administrative Assistant

Hailey, Megan's daughter, has been with Beagle Bed & Breakfast in some capacity or another since it's inception.  She adopted her Beagle, Dobby, after fostering with BB&B in 2017. Hailey worked with SPCA in West Chester, PA and has returned to us in an administrative capacity while she is continuing her education.