Meet Our Team

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About Us

We are a team of pet care professionals you can trust.

We are proud to be the ONLY dog walking company in our area with employees instead of independent contractors. This allows us to put each member through rigorous training before starting out with us.This also means our team members are covered by Workers Compensation for the protection of our clients. We don’t just hire anyone to care for your fur children. We hold our team members accountable to provide your dogs with the best care possible.

Each team member is:

  • pet first aid trained
  • has their professional dog walking certification through Pet Care Team Training

Whether you need us for a while or for a lifetime, we’ll be there to take the best care of your pet on their walk. Your pet deserves kindness, love, and genuine care when you’re unable to be there. That’s where we come in. Every single team member strives to give the dogs we walk the best care possible.

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Meet The Team

 

Marissa

OWNER

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Born and raised in Cloverdale, Marissa grew up around animals. She first convinced her apprehensive parents to let her get their family dog, Bailey, by writing a persuasive speech at her grade 4 Speech Fest Competition. After bringing home the gold medal, her parents finally said yes to a puppy.

She began her career as a Non-Profit Fundraiser. Although she enjoyed her work, she still felt like something was missing. She had the idea to focus her passion for animals and to create a company that provided a high level of care for her community’s furry family members. This was the start of Lower Mainland Dog Walker. She currently lives in Langley with her husband and the littlest Lower Mainland Dog Walker, her son Jericho.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Marketing Management Diploma, British Columbia Institute of Technology 
Mastermind Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Coaching, Jump Consulting
Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking AND Pet First Aid and CPR
Simply Pawsitive Seminar, All Paws on Deck Dog Training Company

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Our Dog Walkers

Jenna

Jenna

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Hey there, I’m Jenna! I have been an animal lover since before I could remember, and there was definitely a period of time where I was certain I would become a veterinarian just because of how much I love animals. I currently live with a fluffy little bunny (Minnie) who is my whole world, and an affectionate, friendly cat (Bruce) who loves to cuddle.

My hobbies include being active (indoors and outdoors), baking, reading, and frequenting as many local coffee shops as humanly possible! I have had experience dog sitting/pet sitting for various friends and neighbours and have enjoyed each time. I believe the bond that humans have with animals is so special and unique, and I am eager to get to know your animals and spend some quality time with them!

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Madison

Madison

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Ever since I can remember I have had a love for animals of all kinds, dogs always being my favourite. I have grown up around dogs and cats my entire life and couldn’t imagine living in a house without furry friends. I have a 6 month old golden retriever named Oakley and it’s been so much fun training him and seeing just how smart he is! I absolutely love getting to know different dog’s personalities and what makes them unique. I’m very excited to meet your pup and give them all my love and attention!

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Debbie

Debbie

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

I have been around animals all my life. I started bringing home strays at a young age & knew I wanted to work with dogs as an adult. I have a wide variety in past work experience, including animal hospital, dog daycare, dog walker & fostering animals in need. I currently have a rescue dog, 2 rescue cats, 17 bunnies that I foster for Rabbitats, and 2 wild skunks that I look after. I am a huge animal lover & I’m super excited to meet & walk new fur babies.

Jenessa

Jenessa

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Hi, My name is Jenessa! I am originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta but moved to Langley to complete my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Growing up on an acreage we always had many pets as well as wild visitors which developed my love of animals. Since moving out of province I have been missing my adorable lapdog dog, Kitty, she is a Leonberger and is quite the handful (sorry to my parents who have been left with that responsibility).

Some of my interests include playing basketball, reading, painting, and of course taking some nice long walks surrounded by the lush greenery that Alberta is missing. I can’t wait to have some more company on my walks!

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Brittany

Brittany

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

I am a passionate pet owner who has worked in the pet industry for over 15 years. I bring my knowledge and experience from working in the Pet Nutrition field as well as managing a boarding kennel and doggy daycare. I have worked with a wide range of dogs, from family fur babies to working dogs. I also have two dogs of my own, Emma (Yorkie mix) & Bentley (Rottweiler mix).

Kandie

Kandie

CERTIFICATION
Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

I started walking dogs as a career as soon as I retired in 2022.  It was one of the first things I wanted to do in retirement. I am excited to do this as I love dogs but don’t have any of my own. I love all animals!  One other job I’ve been doing in retirement is volunteering at a farm sanctuary in Langley. I love learning and caring for all the farm animals, especially the pigs

I have had cats all my life from as long as I can remember. I currently have twin cats that I rescued from Aruba.

Katelin

Katelin

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

I have such a passion for dogs and taking care of them. I have a dog of my own that I’ve grown up with, Hunter, and he’s a border collie Australian shepherd mix. I love dogs of all breeds and sizes. Each dog has such a unique personality and that’s what I like most about them. I’m so excited to take the best care of your fur babies and make sure they have lots of fun!

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Lorelee

Lorelee

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Lorelee has been an animal lover/magnet her whole life with every type of stray either being found by her or arriving on her doorstep. She currently has a rescue dog Snickers who was saved out of Mexico and two cats Willow and Welly. She is happiest when outside walking and loves to say hi to all the dogs along the way. She looks forward to the pleasure of being with your precious doggie for new adventures!

Jake

Jake

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Jake has had an affinity for dogs his whole life. Growing up his family had a variety of dogs of many different sizes, breeds and personalities. While he doesn’t have a dog of his own right now (he likes to say it’s a 1-3 year type of goal), the presence of dogs makes Jake happy and relaxed, he just loves to hang out with them. He is also an actor in the BC film industry and loves movies so he can’t guarantee he won’t talk to your dog in quotes from his favourite films. Jake is very excited to meet all the pups and be all their buddies.

Nicole

Nicole

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Nicole was basically born holding kitties and puppies in her arms. She currently owns a 9 year old cat named Muffin (whom she completely adores) and loves puppy sitting both of her sisters’ adorable dogs!


When she isn’t studying, she can usually be found riding her bike around her neighbourhood park, thrifting, or cuddling up to her kitty and watching a good movie. Nicole will give your fur babies all of her energy and make sure that they are well loved, cared for, and tuckered out!

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Stephanie

Stephanie

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Stephanie has lived in Langley for 27 years and proudly calls the lower-mainland home. She has always had a love for animals and wanted to be a veterinarian as a kid. Although she changed career goals to become a pediatric Registered Nurse, she has always stayed around animals. She has grown up with cats in the house, and many dogs at family members’ houses. Her Nursing skills provide a great deal of empathy and patience in making relationships, especially with animals. Healthcare demands a high standard of care, and this is put into practice with both people and their furry friends.
 
Currently Stephanie has 2 cats of her own. She has been unable to get a dog because of shift work, but she won the lottery with her adventure kitty Sunnie. Sunnie goes for walks, hikes, canoes, paddleboarding, and road trips. Stephanie hopes to get Sunnie a doggy buddy in the future. 
Jessica

Jessica

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Hey! My name is Jessica and I am so excited to be a part of the team here at Lower Mainland Dog Walker. I have been lucky enough to have rescued 2 pups in the last 10 years. My current little guy’s name is Lewis and he came from California. He is basically my fur child and my best buddy. We love getting outside to explore and go on hikes. I believe that our 4 legged friends are a big part of our families (just as much as humans!) and I can’t wait to get to know your dogs as we head out on some great adventures.
Kirsty

Kirsty

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Hi all I am Kirsty! I was born and spent the first half of my life in Australia. My childhood consisted of getting every type of pet I could convince my parents to let me have. I have always absolutely loved animals and I am happiest when I get to be around my furry friends. At the moment I share my home with my two kids, my boyfriend and our two dogs and two cats. My dog Brutus is a large Rottweiler cross and my other dog Sammi is a small miniature Dachshund. I have experience with small and large breed dogs and understand their unique needs when it comes to their daily walks. One thing they all have in common is their love for the fresh air and some love and attention. I can’t wait to get to know your furry family members and to spend time with them.

Marina

Marina

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

My name is Marina, I’ve lived my whole life with many types of animals. I’ve owned dogs,cats,salt water exotic fish, parrots, rabbits and much more. My passion in life has always been to help people and animals, it been in the forefront of my lifetime goals and accomplishments.

I am retired as a business owner and throughout my journey I helped many individuals throughout their career goals and personal development as a principal and counsellor.

I now volunteer at Rabbitat and work as a Dog Walker. I love dogs, I have a strong and loving connection with them.
I am a very patient, loving, and an attentive animal caregiver.

People say about me “Her love for dog’s is a pure soul connection” and a quote I truly believe in says ” Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen”.

The energy of your dog will be felt and listened too, as I will always prioritize your doggies wants, needs, and give lots of love and cuddles.

Looking forward to meeting you soon, walking your fur baby and being part of his /her wonderful life.

Michelle

Michelle

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

My mom often describes the first time I saw a dog as a toddler and how I pretty much had heart-eyes. Since that moment, dogs have held a special place in my heart. I basically had the big book of dog breeds on permanent loan from the library. We had a retriever-mix named Lexie growing up and I still think of her any time I play fetch with a dog. While I don’t currently have my own dog, I live with my brother’s family and get to vicariously have a pet with their rescue Garth, who has been my current walk buddy. Getting to be outside AND around dogs is the best thing my mental health could ask for!

I have a background in Early Childhood Education and working with children with special needs. I also have a passion for learning about different cultures and am teaching myself Korean (even lived in Seoul for four months!). I love dance (even with two left feet), and I love stories in all their forms (books, movies, tv shows). And I am always the person who befriends the dog at a party.

Ally

Ally

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Growing up, Ally always had at least one furry friend in her household at all times. She currently has a Vizsla named Hunter and a black cat named Jinx!

Residing in Maple Ridge most of her life, Ally has had the chance to explore and appreciate all the natural beauty the city has to offer. She spends time camping, swimming, hiking and road tripping all around BC. She loves spending time outdoors rain or shine and cannot wait to have your pup as company!

Finding a job that combines two of Ally’s biggest passions- animals and the outdoors has been an absolute dream come true!

Sara

Sara

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

I grew up around and have always loved animals of all kinds, but dogs especially.

Over the years I’ve volunteered with several animal rescue agencies, including doing some fostering. I’ve also worked in pet nutrition and supply.

I love getting to know new dogs as they all have their own personalities, and walking and playing with them never fails to brighten my day.

Some of my hobbies include reading, writing, Lego, and being outdoors.

Romanie

Romanie

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

 I’m Romanie, a genuine dog and animal lover. I have owned a pug and blind staffordshire mix, and am a fur grandma to my childrens dogs Phoebe (seen in pic) Echo, as well as cats Tuco and Celeste. Currently I am unable to have my own dog as I am out of town as a flight attendant for a portion of each month. While I am home I look forward to the reward of being able to walk and care for your beloved dog(s)! I am originally from Calgary, but really enjoy it here in the lower mainland, especially the ocean.

Maureen

Maureen

CERTIFICATION

Double Certified in Professional Dog Walking and Pet First Aid & CPR

Hi I’m Maureen. I grew up in Murrayville and we always had dogs, cats, hamsters, goldfish, anything we could convince my Mom to let into the house. I had my beloved dog Bluebell for 13 years and now that she is gone I miss dog walks but I’m not ready for a new dog just yet. I like to travel, I’m a big fan of Formula 1 racing and I’ll go to Disneyland any chance I get. Of all the places that I’ve travelled to I don’t think anything beats this little, rainy, bottom left corner of Canada. I like to get out for walks in all kinds of weather and there’s nothing better than having a little tail wagging, fur ball beside me while I’m doing it.

All of our staff are double certified in Professional Dog Walking AND Pet First Aid and CPR through Pet Care Team Training and ProPetHero. They go through an extensive 5 step hiring process and are all police checked through Sterling Backcheck before joining our team.

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