141 East Pueblo St.
Suite B Reno, NV. 89502
(We are located next to Reno Little Theatre, and Caliber Hair & Makeup Studio, across the street from Marketon)

Shop Owners | Alfredo & Dhonna Virina

Growing up with 12 dogs definitely made me into the person I am today. On my second year of high school, I knew I had to pursue my dreams in working and caring for them. I started as a kennel tech and eventually worked my way up until I was assisting in surgical orthopedic surgeries as a veterinary technician.

I've worked at Animal Emergency Center, Sierra Veterinary Specialist, and Klaich Animal Hospital here in Reno. I attended Truckee Meadows Community College and worked alongside a groomer for 2 years and got the experience I needed to start up my own clientele.

I am very passionate about making my clients pets look superb and leaving my shop smelling good. Being a great believer that hard work pays off, I am thankful that my husband and I are fortunate enough to financially have our own dog daycare, grooming, and boarding facility here in the heart of midtown Reno, NV.

Please come and try our exceptional services. I am looking forward to a great future in our community!


Pet Specialist | Rachel
I knew I wanted to work with animals since I was very young! I have two dogs of my own, one pug who frequents the shop, a doberman pinscher, & a corn snake as well! I've owned about every animal I could, I was focused on rehabbing and rehoming all abandoned animals that I'd find.

I got my first kennel technician job when I was almost 19 and I never looked back. When I moved here to Reno, I found Uncle Fredie's and was drawn in by the comforting vibe of Dhonna & her staff at the time. The dogs here quickly stole my heart and now I can't even go a day off without missing all the cute faces here! 

My favorite dog breeds are Doberman Pinschers and Pugs, but I love dogs in general!!! My hyperfixation on dogs and training has led me to research on creating the BEST possible lives for our fur babies here at the shop, from implementing enrichment for our boarders to forming themed daycare parties, I love to create fun for the pups :)

Pet Specialist | Julia 

I was born and raised in the bay area, California, and moved to Reno in 2018. After working retail and in the food industry for many years, I decided that it wasn't for me and I changed my direction. I found a doggie daycare that was hiring, and I have been hooked on working with animals ever since! I have worked at a couple of doggie daycares since, as well as an animal adoption agency and canine rehabilitation center. I started working for Uncle Fredie's in the very beginning of the year 2023, and have loved it ever since! It has been such a welcoming and loving environment since I've started, and there hasn't been a day where I haven't genuinely enjoyed coming to work here. I have absolutely found my passion working in this industry! :)

I own three Pitbull's of my own, a tortoise, a cat, and many fish! My favorite breeds are definitely Pitbull's because my own pups have stole my heart, but I one day would love to own a dachshund! 

I one day hope to own my own animal rescue.

Pet Specialist | Allison

I have had many jobs before this one, but never one so fulfilling. I have always had a passion and deep connection for pets, from reptiles to wild animals. I found my niche and get to work with it everyday. Even though I'm new to Uncle Fredie's, I have over two years of pet experience.
I also have two Skinny Pigs, a rescued Pomeranian-Yorkie mix and a whole bunch of fish tanks. I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and graduated from Sparks High School. I love to read, write, camp, play video games and cook. 
My favorite breeds are German Short Haired Pointers and Miniature Italian Greyhounds. My dream pet is a Giant African Land Snail and one day I hope to be able to open my own Small Animal Rescue.

Pet Specialist | Chaelyse
I grew up here in Sparks, Nevada. I have always wanted to work with animals since I was little. My first few jobs were in retail and I just knew that specific industry wasn't for me. I got my first job as a bather for pups in 2019 and that's where my interest initially sparked in working with dogs. I started working at a few different doggie daycares in the Reno/Sparks area and have absolutely loved it ever since!
I own 2 dogs and 3 cats, and they are my world. My favorite breeds of dogs are Australian Shepard's, Huskies, German Shepard's and Pitbull's.

My career goal is to one day become a dog trainer. I believe there is always a second chance for every dog. I hope one day to be able to help all kinds of dogs no matter their situation. 

I truly love working at Uncle Fredie's because the vibe is so warm and welcoming here, and its a lot of fun. Not only do I get to work with pups, but also cats, birds, and even reptiles!