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 made 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)

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Meet Our Staff

Tabatha Vassar

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Lead Dog Wrangler


Tabatha has been surrounded by dogs all of her life, from her own personal dogs to helping her stepmother foster and give them a stepping stone to their new homes, as a child.

She has been in the off leash daycare and boarding industry for 7 years now and has since attended numerous dog behavior and communication courses as well as basic obedience training classes back home in Chicago. How dogs learn and communicate is her favorite thing to watch and be apart of. 

She is currently enrolled in the Human Service Program at Allegany Community College where she will continue on to her Masters in Social Work at Frostburg University. Her goal is to become an adolescent counselor and service dog trainer to combine her love for animals and desire to help children.

She currently has 4 dogs -Zeus, Kora, Polu and Dudley who are her world! 

Jenn Loveless

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Senior Dog Wrangler

Bethany Garcia

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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.

Cassandra Diamondidis

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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

Kat Kushel-Gutshall

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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

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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.