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Taryn Barnett

Kennel Mangaer

Taryn is a full-time Kennel Attendant at the Hydrant. Taryn was born and raised in Yankton, SD and graduated from high school in 2021. She currently isn’t going to college but hopes to in the future. She started at the Hydrant in September 2021, wanting to work with animals and care for the dogs in Red Hydrant’s care. Taryn spends her free time snowmobiling, boating, cooking, watching drag race, and hanging out with her pets-Luna (8yr Pitbull) and Sahara (1yr cat).


Sheyanne Sorensen

Dog Groomer

Sheyanne Sorensen is our full time Dog groomer. Sheyanne grew up on a farm in Irene, SD. She graduated from Broadview University in 2017 with an Associates in Veterinary Technology. She worked at a local vet clinic for a few years before starting at Red Hydrant in October 2019. She is self-taught but enjoys learning new things and enjoys doing creative grooming like adding glitter, color, and gemstones to pets after they get groomed. When not working, she spends time with her own pets- Baby (8yr cat), Lana (4yr cat), and Jojo (6yr Frenchie), and a lot of crafting- coloring, crocheting, and painting.



Dog Groomer

Anna is our part time dog groomer. Anna learned how to groom through Petsmart Grooming Academy in Florida in 2009. Anna has groomed dogs in Florida, Maryland, and Indiana for 10 years and now has been living in South Dakota for a year. She went to Aveda Fredericks Institute in Indianapolis in 2015 and worked for 7 years as a hairstylist/makeup artist. She moved to Yankton, SD in December 2020 and decided to get back into dog grooming. During her free time, she likes to do crafty things, and go on adventures with her dog Dia (2yr Mastiff).


Joslyn Oquist

Kennel Manager

Hi! I'm Joslyn Oquist, but everyone can just call me Josie. I have two pups Kiera and Jaxson. I am very happily married. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my pups and husband. We are very outdoorsy people-We go camping, fishing, and hiking every weekend we can in the warmer months. Otherwise, when it is colder I'm in the house cuddled up with my dogs and reading books.

The Red Hydrant Inn and Playground was the dream job I never knew I was looking for! I personally take care of all the boarding and daycare pups. I try to make sure they are all playing in a safe environment. I truly enjoy getting to know every dog that walks in the door! It's as if your family becomes part of mine.

About Us

The Stoddards and the Red Hydrant

Our Time at Red Hydrant

Red Hydrant Inn opened in March 2018 and has grown into the business it is today. Clay and Rachel Stoddard took over in March 2020 to fulfill their dreams of owning a business that revolves around dogs and bettering their lives - whether that is grooming, training, daycare or boarding. At the Red Hydrant Inn, your dog isn't simply a pet; they're family. That's why we provide a healthy and safe recreational environment for your dog that meets both their physical and emotional needs.

DogSense Dog Training

Clay and Rachel have been training dogs for years through their business, DogSense. Through the communities of training and connecting beyond through to pet therapy, their history of care are hard to miss.

Pet Therapy

Watch this video of Cricket and Clay connecting at Avera Majestic Bluffs

Our Clients

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