For many years, I worked tirelessly at my career in advertising and marketing with much
success and reward. I pride myself on working hard, being engaged in the process and having fun while doing so. When I put my mind to something, consider it done.
I chose to realign my work world, with my life goals of purposeful, productive, meaningful and engaging work. I have been a DOG LOVER and DOG MAMMA all my life. My dogs are my kids and bring me much JOY. So, I left the corporate work world and cubicle behind and followed my heart.
I pride myself on hiring dog walkers and pet sitters who are animal lovers first and foremost. Del Mar Doggers team live in the areas we serve.
Our overnight pet sitters are college graduates, who work in the corporate world and love spending time with our owner's pets when they travel.
Our dog walkers are happy to have left the 9 to 5 and feel blessed to share time with all of our awesome pets.
Kate is one of our in home overnight pet sitters in North County San Diego. She has been with the Del Mar Doggers team since 2012.
For as long as she can remember, animals have been a large part of her life. She currently has a German Shepard Labrador mix named Buster, who she adores.
Kate has her bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University. She was born and raised in San Diego and is glad to be living here with our beautiful weather and beaches.
She has a passion in the care for animals and treats all of them like her own. She looks forward to being the best pet sitter for your animals too.
Amanda is one of our Del Mar and Carmel Valley overnight
pet sitters and dog walkers. She has been with the Del Mar Doggers team since 2014.
Amanda grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with Golden Retrievers, Australian Shepherds and a variety of different breads of cats. Her house was always filled with animals.
Amanda is an avid athlete and enjoys training for triathlons, snowboarding and hiking. She’s recently hiked some huge mountains such as Mt. Whitney, Mt. Rainier and Cotopaxi in Ecuador.
Amanda also enjoys cooking and discovering new restaurants around San Diego. She looks forward to pet sitting your fur family and taking excellent care of them.
Portia is one of our dog walker and overnight pet sitter connections. She is originally from Wisconsin, so naturally she was surrounded by many animals growing up, ranging from dogs to cows. Never a dull moment! She grew up with two cats and a dog, whom she loved very much. She remembers always making time to take Lulu (her American Shepard) on walks at night and to play with her cats, Blacky & Whisper each night before bed.
From her days in Wisconsin she has lived in 4 different states here in the U.S. and has found herself taking care of animals in each state. She loves it!
Portia currently lives with and takes care of a beautiful chocolate lab named Lucky, who is 8 years old this year. Most days they make it to the beach so Lucky can enjoy fetch in the sand and normally end the day snuggled up to each other on the couch. . . Ruff life?
Portia has a 10 year + background in customer service and currently works from home for a software company here in San Diego. In her free- time she loves working on new paintings, reading and running along the beach, as well as finding great new bakeries and cafes around the city.
Shawn is an Encinitas local and one of our dog walker and overnight pet sitter connections. When he is not walking beautiful doggies, he's working the bar at Pacifica Del Mar, hiking Torrey Pines, taking in live music or jogging the coast.
Shawn is originally from Phoenix, AZ with a Bachelors in Marketing from Arizona State University. He's spent almost two decades in the high end restaurant wine bar business in a General Manager, manager capacity.
Shawn has a passion and instant attraction to all loving animals - You'll See!
Lynn is one of our North County Coastal dog walker and pet sitter connections in Del Mar and Carmel Valley. Lynn has lived in Del Mar nearly 30 years. She came north from Mission Beach in 1990.
Prior to settling in San Diego, Lynn made her way south after moving to California with her family as a teenager. First, living in the Pasadena area where she earned her AA in Art and French at Pasadena City College. Then moving to Newport Beach to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Architectural Design at Long Beach State.
After a successful career designing the interiors of commercial spaces, she moved over to sales in architectural products. Currently she is the Brand Ambassador for the French cookware line, Le Creuset, which allows her to combine her eye for design and sales skills.
Lynn has practiced yoga for more than 25 years and completed a 500-hour Yoga teacher training in 2012. She teaches yoga in her home, both private lessons and small group classes.
Lynn has always had a dog and, for the last 30 years, cats to keep each dog company.
You might see Lynn walking her sweet Sydney around the neighborhood. She also provides a throne, petting platform and several beds for her cat, King Leo. She has taken care of her neighbor’s dogs and cats, had doggy sleep-overs and helped out with a doggy day care business for several months. Lynn truly enjoys each dog’s personality and is excited to meet your pup.
Mark is one of our North County Coastal dog walker connections in Del Mar and Carmel Valley. Mark grew up in San Diego CA for most of his life and loves animals and the outdoors. He got his degree in Music from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2014.
Mark takes his time with each new dog he meets to ensure the pet’s needs are being met, and has experience caring for both dogs and cats.
In his spare time, he enjoys running and hiking, as well as playing piano. Mark is an animal lover and looks forward to spending time with your pets too.
Nina is one of our North County Coastal overnight pet sitters and dog walker team members. She is a certified basic obedience positive dog trainer with 6 plus years of experience. She has expertise in working at dog food stores teaching nutrition, in grooming salons as a professional bather, and dog day care centers as a yard attendant. You can call her a professional dog petter too!
Nina knew that she had found her passion when she had her first dog and developed the responsibilities of caring for a pet at the young age of 8 years old. She currently has a 10-year-old Black Lab named Lilah and a 5-year-old cat named Lucipurr that live together and love each other completely.
Nina’s biggest goal in life is to create a bond and strengthen the relationship between pet parents and pets. As well as help pet parents feel safe knowing their dog is in the hands of someone they can trust and feel comfortable with wherever they may be. Nina strives to be the person she would want her own dog to be watched and cared for by so she goes above and beyond and can’t wait to spend time with your pets soon.
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