1717 Holiday Drive Janesville, WI  | P: (608) 757-2334  |  F: (608) 757-9581

Meet The Team


After a couple of months remodeling the old Rock Veterinary Clinic ran by Charlie Blackbourn, his wife Lynn Blackbourn ran with a dream she had and opened a Pet Motel. The summer of 1999 Badger Suites opened its doors. For many years Lynn worked aside a partner but around 2004 she was a sole owner/manager. Lynn worked day in and day out, grooming, and managing Badger Suites. Her goal was always to provide a safe and calm environment for dogs to enjoy their time away from home. In 2011 Lynn hired her granddaughter Lindsey. Lindsey was a junior in high school and worked part time as kennel help. As time went on, Lindsey got more and more involved with the business side of things. After 2 years of college at UW Milwaukee she decided college wasn't for her and went to work full time for Lynn. In 2015 Lindsey was running the office! Her and Lynn working beside each other every day. In November of 2016 Lynn was diagnosed with cancer. After a year long battle Lynn was overcome by cancer. She is finally at peace and passed away December 15th 2017. Lindsey has taken over Badger Suites and is set on following her grandmothers expectations - honesty, compassion, and hard work. Lynn treasured each and every one of Badger Suites' customers, she will be and has been truly missed.

"shoot for the moon, and even if you miss you will still land among the starts"


Badger Suites could not run as smoothly as we do without our amazing, caring staff:

Debbie - Groomer. Debbie has been grooming for 15+ years and is great at her job!

Jenna & Arianna - Kennel Attendants. Badger Suites is so lucky to have these great girls! They are so attentive to each and every animals needs. Arianna has also been helping out in the office.

DeDe- You can find this amazing woman in the office on weekends! She is the reason you cannot find a spec of dust in this building. DeDe also works throughout the week deep cleaning and spending time with the boarders.

Lindsey - Manager


Trained & Certified

The staff at Badger Suites would like all clients to feel comfortable while their pets stay with us, so we go above and beyond to ensure proper certifications are a regular part of our training!  We always have a Pet CPR and Pet First Aid trained and certified member on our staff at all time.


More Than Just Veterinarian Recommended!

"Lynn and her staff are fantastic! They have been able to accommodate last minute changes and treat us like family. We are so grateful to have such a wonderful place to look after Madi!"

Terri B.

​"I have been taking my dogs to Badger Suites for years and cannot say enough good things about them! Lynn and her staff are wonderful! They have taken care of my dogs like they were their own pets and treat me like family!"

Vicki K.

"Compassionate and caring staff. Have been using Badger Suites for our dog and have been very happy with their services."

Connie H.