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Meet Our Team

We are experienced pet professionals and we understand each dog or cat has their own unique personality, therefore we create a plan of action best suited to fit your pets lifestyle, challenges and routines.

MEET OUR TEAM

Our Dog Walkers are the heart of zendogwalkers dog walking company. Because of their value to our business, Zen Pet is committed to seeking out and hiring the best professional team of dog walkers. Our walkers are college graduates and or currently attending college towards a career many in the pet industry. They all have extensive years of experience working with dogs in various settings and most importantly they all have a love for dogs and a joy to be around dogs.
A little about each of our amazing zendogwalkers:
Jessica

Jessica

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Jessica loves working with us at the Zen Pet because it provides her the opportunity to spend time with animals and be active!

 She comes to us with over 10 years of dog walking and pet sitting experience. On her free time Shr loves being outdoors, spending time with friends and working out :). We are fortunate to have Jessica on the team!

Haiga

Haiga

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Haiga absolutely love dogs and all other pets. Born and raised in Japan, Haiga grew up with m a very smart Labrador. After he had passed his family brought a lovable Boxer into their family.

When not walking dogs or pet sitting, Haiga attends Mesa College studying holistic medicine. Haiga looks forward to meeting all of your pets and getting to know each one of them!

Leia

Leia

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Leia became a dog walker & pet sitter out of her love for dogs. Your four legged family member will be treated like family while in Leia’s care. Leia is an experienced pet sitter and dog walker since 2015. She has also worked in animal hospitals treating injured pets. In addition to dog walking for our team she is working on starting her own beauty business and has a very flexible schedule to accommodate your pet’s needs. Leia looks forward to meeting you and your fur babies and becoming good friends.

We couldn’t be happier to have Leia as part of the Zen Pet Team, she’s a wonderful addition!

Christine

Christine

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Christine is a native San Diegan who grew up with a beloved mutt as her constant companion, and raised Papillons as an adult. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Women’s Studies from Princeton University, and she is pursuing her J.D. at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Christine has a soft spot in her heart for all fur babies, and relishes the time she spends with dogs and cats alike — she also enjoys sitting for “pocket pets” and birds! You can rest assured that when your pet is with Christine, it will be like being with family.

Nicole

Nicole

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Nicole’s passion for animals began as a child, the moment she fell in love with her first dog, copper her yellow lab up. Nicole loves spending time with all of the Zen Pets she cares for daily and she lovingly treat them as if they were her own. She would love to have a dog of her own one day so caring of for the pups and kitties brings her so much joy, it is obvious the pets share her dedication and joy!

When Nicole is not caring for pets she cares for children with Autism. She also loves going to the beach and spending time outdoors. Nicole loves working for Zen Pet because we are a team working together towards one goal, to provide the best care for pets big and small. Nicole says she thrives on the meaningful connections she makes every day with pet parents and their pets! Nicole is a rock star when it comes to last minute requests and the pets adore her.

Mariam

Mariam

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Mariam is a graduate student, as well as a full-time animal lover originally from Cleveland, OH, her specific field of study is psychology, so she is familiar with behavior theory/training, making her an ideal pet sitter/walker for your pets!

Mariam loves working with dogs, cats, and other animal companions. With 10 years of experience working with dogs as  with cats (20+ years of experience and known as the cat whisperer!). Mariam also has experience caring for parakeets and small pets. Mariam finds great delight in pet sitting and dog walking because there’s nothing quite like the feeling one gets from providing love and care to lovable, animal companions – and receiving it in return! She also enjoy seeing clients light up when they see their pets having a great time when in her expert and loving care. We are so happy to have Mariam represent Zen Pet!

Noah

Noah

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Noah grew up with 2 dogs he adored with all his heart, a beagle and a black lab. The lab, Molly, was definitely among the strongest bonds Noah had as a child, she was basically Noah’s Nana from Peter Pan. This strong bond and adoration for Molly was just the beginning of Noah’s effortless connection with dogs and cats. Noah has always been good with tuckering out high energy dogs, lots of play and plenty of running on walks. He has worked with many dogs of varying degrees of shy and disabled animals over the past several years and has not been incapable of winning them over yet. In his free time Noah plays several instruments and makes cheese. Noah is the glue of our dog walking team and a constant daily companion for so many lucky dogs!
Kelly-Noelle

Kelly-Noelle

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Kelly-Noelle a pet loving 24 year old with years of experience with house and pet-sitting before joining the zen pet team Kelly worked with a few other dog walking companies. She’s super organized, self-motivated, and a positive energy for your pets to be around.

She has experience with dogs and cats, but has also pet sat birds, reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, gerbils, and fish! Despite adoring animals her whole life, her only personal animal companion currently is Fluffy, her tortoise. Kelly is the most organized dog walker ever, we love her enthusiasm and the pets love her sweet care.

Monique

Monique

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Monique’s love and joy for animals began at a young age and thus inspired her to become a veterinarian. She found out that veterinary medicine was not her calling but that her need to care for animals was of great importance in her life. Thus for many years she volunteered at clinics and hospitals to help animals in need. Monique has years of experience caring for rabbits, dogs, and cats including her 19 year old cat named Wilson. As a recent graduate from USD now pursing Speech Therapy, she finds that her free time needs to be once again dedicated to animals. Zen Pet has provided Monique with the warmth and love of animals allowing her to give them the time, affection and attention that they deserve. When not caring for dogs and cats you can find Monique enjoying the beach or a good movie.
Matias

Matias

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Matias had a schnauzer when he was a teen and has always enjoyed caring for dogs. He enjoys working with Zen Pet because he knows he is providing a much needed service for dogs and their owners. Matias is a natural with the pets.

When not walking dogs you can find Matias studying Music at Mesa College he plans to transfer to UCLA. Working for Zen Pet has given Matias the opportunity to get to know so many amazing dogs, making his days that much better.

Audrey

Audrey

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Hello, I’m Audrey! Surrounded by pets from the time I was born up until now, I have grown an unconditional love and passion for all animals. I am currently studying Zoology at SDSU and have a working knowledge of animal breeds and their behaviors. At the moment I have a golden retriever, two cats, and a 22 year old huge tortoise, and have experience working at a Pet Hotel and volunteering at the Humane Society as well. I truly believe pets are so special and bring so much happiness to our lives, which is why I am a part of the Zen Petsitting team… our pets deserve the best unconditional love and care!

Audra

Audra

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Audra works with animals because, well, she finds them to be the best thing on earth, we would have to agree. Audra is thoughtful, a true pet professional and clients request her time and time again. We are thrilled to have such a conscientious pet sitter on the team.
Marilyn

Marilyn

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Marilyn has always loved spending time with animals, she loves their unique little souls each one is so different. Marilyn finds great joy in playing, going for walks and cuddling with pets. After working in an office environment for 30 years Marilyn’s dream was to work with pets. Now each day Marilyn lives her dream with the Zen Pet Team!

Marilyn grew up with pets, she is very patient, kind, and an extremely loving person, dogs and cats sense this from Marilyn. Marilyn is steadfast and sweet, the pets just love her and so do we.

Brittany

Brittany

Reiki Animal Healer

Brittany has practiced Reiki since 2015. She has studied Reiki, Shamanism, and Chinese Medicine with teachers in both Connecticut and California. She privately practices in Point Loma… on humans and animals!
Logan

Logan

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Logan has grown up with animals her whole life and cares for a fur child of her own. He is a 13 year old dachshund named Jax she has adored him since he was 3 mos. Logan Finds great pride in caring for dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes, she is truly a gem to have on the team and is professional, loving and adores animals!

Moncia

Moncia

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Monica is a native Californian who has always lived in the company of dogs and other animals. She is a part time RN who loves to fill her free time with hiking, reading, volunteering for the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, and spending time with the animals of Zen Pet.

She has two dogs of her own, Bella, a 15 year old Shepard mix, and Chewy, a 10 year old Schnoodle. She also has experience with cats and birds. Monica will treat your pet as if it were her own, with patience and compassion. 

Kim

Kim

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Kim is a current volunteer at the San Diego Humane Society. Kim
has two dogs of her own. For many years Kim has provided pet sitting for, clients, friends and family as well as Zen Pet . Her would not be as fulfilled without animals ! They always bring a smile to her face and she values the tome spent with caring for all of the zen pets.

Allie

Allie

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

When not walking dogs for the zen pet Allie works as a mobile phlebotomist.

Allie’s love and natural way with/ for animals started when She was a little girl, her dad always made sure they had a dog her family could grow up with, he taught Allie and her siblings to respect and to love animals; She has a fondness for dogs because they are so innocent and so easy to fall in love with!

As a zen pet dog walker Allie is so thrilled that she gets to do that every day and She enjoys her time with the pups more than words can describe— for Allie it’s always hard to say good bye to the puppy eyes when the walk is over, but if there is a walk the next day and they greet her with happiness as they always do- her day is complete.

We are so fortunate to have Allie on the Zen Pet team she is a great asset to the team, she cares for the animals greatly & we couldn’t be happier with her!

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