Founder of the Rock N Roll K9s Performance team and our fearless leader for over 25 years! Master of lighting and props.
The creator and founder of the Rock N Roll K9s Performance Team. Pam has been a dog lover since childhood though the family was not to get their first family pet, a 12 year old Chihuahua named Pepper, until Pam was in her teens. Throughout her late teens Pam worked at a veterinarian clinic and with this came a series of strays and fosters that Pam nurtured and re-homed. She was not particular about the size, shape or color of her four legged friends until she met Babe! Babe was her brother’s white German Shepherd. She was beautiful and kind and Pam became smitten with the breed. What followed is Rock n Roll K9s history. Pam and her husband Larry found their first white shepherd Crystal over 3 decades ago. Crystal and the other white shepherds who followed in the Koons’ household were some of the original Rock N Roll K9 stars.
For a time, the white shepherds had sole possession of the Koons family members’ hearts. Their two daughters were raised alongside these magnificent dogs and both girls became dog lovers as well. Years passed and passions evolved. The Koons family next found themselves not only enjoying their dogs as companions but also as partners in flyball competitions. It was at one such event where Pam’s interest was caught by a little dog with so much spunk and speed that Pam just had to have one like it. And thus began the Shetland sheepdog invasion into the Koons family home.
Pam’s partner in crime. Chief equipment and technical engineer.
Larry has been actively setting the Rock N Roll K9s stage since its inception. Pam had a vision for the team’s equipment. Larry brought her designs to life creating an astounding array of jumps, tunnels and even a piano styled A Frame that add to the visual brilliance of the Rock N Roll K9 shows. In addition to his excellence in equipment construction and management, Larry also serves as the team’s key sound system technical director, sometimes baby sitter, and Cami’s two legged partner in the shows.
Eldest daughter of Pam and Larry. Mother of junior members Josh and Ryan Zamonski.
Sheri and her Labrador Cosmo were key members of the family flyball team. Sheri was thrilled by the speed and athleticism of the competitive flyball dogs. After Cosmo, a record holder in the sport of flyball, Orbit joined Sheri and her family and quickly became one of the fastest dogs to ever run with the Rock N Roll K9s. Orbit, Staffordshire bull terrier Border collie cross, would bring the crowd to their feet with his amazing speed and showy finishes. Today Halley, a Staffordshire bull terrier, carries on legacy of speed making audience take notice with both her adorable nature and her tenacity on the course.
Youngest daughter of Pam and Larry. Mother of junior members Logan and Ashley.
Michelle formed Rock N Roll K9s side by side with her mother Pam. Like her mother, she is passionate about the White Shepherd breed. She has been a spokesperson, advocator, and trainer of white shepherds for over 2 decades. Michelle has enjoyed training the family dogs since she was a youngster and at an early age won awards for teaching their dog Indy an astounding array of tricks. Indy and Michelle were even highlighted on local TV when they were selected from hundreds of entries as the winners of a Trick dog challenge event. Today Michelle’s dog Arson wows audiences with his striking physique and his athleticism during the Rock N Roll K9s performances. Arson is a passionate performer. A true crowd favorite. You don’t want to miss seeing this dog weave!
Pam and Larry’s eldest grandson and the first grandchild to join the Rock N Roll K9s team. Josh was an accomplished junior handler. Josh mostly leaves the dog handling to his little brother, Ryan.
Pam and Larry’s second grandson, Ryan has been handling his grandmother’s Shetland sheepdog Turbo for almost a decade. There is not an event Ryan and Turbo have not mastered. Ryan and Turbo will amaze you with their teamwork!
Pam and Larry’s youngest grandson, Logan joined the team as an infant. He made his debut in his stroller and Rock N Roll K9s t-shirt within months of being born. He has been handling Arson alongside his mother, Michelle, since he was able to walk!
Ashlee is the youngest member of the Rock N Roll K9s team. Pam and Larry’s granddaughter, Ashley is reported to be exactly like her mother Michelle. She is fearless, tough and loves dogs. Keep your eyes open for this little dynamo at the Rock N Roll K9 performance!