In his previous life, Jason was a consultant in the actuarial and banking industry. These days he spends more time with local dogs than bankers! Jason has been volunteering at the Seattle Animal Shelter since 2011 and is a shift lead for the dog walking team, focusing on the shy or reactive dogs, and those who need work on their leash manners. He's also involved with the shelter's foster dog program. He has an ancient pug at home named Weezy.
A dog walker since 2000 and a pet photographer since 2006, Jenny has joyfully based her professional and personal life around Seattle's pets. She is an organizer for social dog walking group Seattle WalkABulls and donates photographic services via Raindog Photography to the Seattle Animal Shelter and various other pet rescues. In her free time she enjoys climbing, kayaking, hiking, reading and spending time with friends, her husband Scott and dog, Rain.
Tanya has been working with animals professionally for over 10 years. As a long time foster parent for local rescue groups, she has cared for hundreds of dogs and cats of all ages and personalities in her home. She enjoys building lasting relationships with clients and their pets. In her free time Tanya can be found cooking, practicing yoga, and spending time with her family, both furry and human.
Hailing from Texas, Grayce's background is in marine biology. She grew up with an average of 6 cats, 1 dog and various exotics in the house, and volunteered for the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals throughout high school. Since graduate school, she has traded in handling and resuscitating wild sharks for caring for Ballard pups. At home she attempts to keep up with her rescue bengal kitty, Tsumatra or "Zoom-Zoom".
Ana is originally from Arizona and had various pets growing up, including dogs and a tortoise. When she's not busy pet sitting and walking dogs, she works at a restaurant at Pike Place Market. She's also in school pursuing a nursing degree.
Scott has always loved animals and they have always loved him back. He worked for over a decade in health insurance for a local company that served much of the underserved throughout Washington. Scott spends his free time writing electronic music, cheering Pittsburgh sports teams and spending time with wife Jenny and dog Rain.
Karen has spent 20 years educating people about natural health care and nutrition for their pets, 15 of those from her own pet supply store, Bark Natural Pet Care. She is trained in animal massage, and volunteers her dog walking skills at the Seattle Animal Shelter. She shares her home with a 14 year old Rat Terrier named William and a 2 year old Husky/Basset Hound mix.
Audrey grew up in Seattle with several beloved cats and has always been enamored of furry critters big and small. She loves getting to know each animal’s personality, learning their habits and adapting to their needs. When she's not out walking dogs or petting cats, she splits her time between natural science illustration, math tutoring, cooking and jogging.
After 12 years in the video production industry, Michelle has finally made the transition over to where her passion truly lies: Dogs! Michelle has been a volunteer at the Seattle Animal Shelter for 9 years - walking, handling, training, and photographing adoptable pups. In 2011, she met her heart & soul pup, Banjo, who taught her everything she knows about shy, reactive (very special) dogs. In his honor, she loves working with dogs who exhibit similar behaviors and just need time, patience, and positive reinforcement. She's also had her own walking/pet-sitting business, and worked at Dog's Day Out overseeing daycare dogs and assisting in training. She is currently teaching Puppy Play & Train at Dog's Day Out, and working on her CPDT-KA. Michelle is motivated by strengthening the human-animal bond, and providing the best possible care to your cherished furry family members. In her free time she enjoys yoga, nature walks, going to the coast, watching trash tv, and hanging out with her 9lb Chihuahua mix named Mia.