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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:
Zaria

Zaria

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Hi my name is Zaria! I have always had a huge love for animals and I always feel my best when I am around them. When I am not nannying for kids and dog walking/pet sitting I enjoy spending my time painting and making music.

My dream one day is to have an animal shelter or sanctuary for cats, dogs and farm animals. I want to be able to help as many animals as I can. I am very grateful to be a part of The Zen Pet team and I look forward to meeting your pets!

Paola

Paola

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Paola, a lifelong pet lover, retired from the County of San Diego last May of 2020. She worked 35 years for the county in adoptions.

Since Paola was six years old animals have been a part of her life. At one point, living in the country, her family had 13 dogs. Growing up she’s had dogs, cats and birds. Paola has witnessed puppies and kittens being born and raised baby birds fallen from their nests. She cares for all creatures and she
not like to kill anything. She has rescued dogs from the streets, fostered them and taking in elderly dogs that nobody wanted.

I enjoy caring for dogs and cats so much for all the pleasure and laughs and hugs and kisses I get to give and receive. I feel so much joy when the dogs are running and playing with each other and having the times of their lives.

I want to thank you for entrusting them in my care.rward to meeting you and your fur babies!

Lizzie

Lizzie

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Working with animals has shown to be more rewarding than I could have anticipated. I’ve been raising my own 2 Shepard mixes for 5 years now altogether and have had dogs and cats in my home for the duration of my lifetime.

Learning the characteristics of animals that make each of them unique is very interesting to me and with the work that I do for ZenPet, I am given perfect opportunities to observe and learn the animals while providing space for them to feel comfortable in their home or on our walks. I love being outside and walking, I love being with the animals,

I love taking photos to share and I also love to know that I am caring for the home as a whole when I am caring for the pets. This truly is the best work I could be doing, of service to families and their animals I am very happy to be a part of this team.

Alex

Alex

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Hi I’m Alex, I have been working for the Zen Pet for over a year now as a dog walker and pet sitter. I am also a full time student at SDSU working towards a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. I have always been a huge animal person and find working with people’s pets to be so rewarding.

In my free time I like to hangout with my friends, and do everything that I can with my dog Zack, pictured here.

Kris

Kris

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Hi my name is Kris. I’m a pet sitter and dog walker with many years experience. It all began with helping out my massage clients, friends, and family and morphed into a professional business.

I’m proud to be part of The Zen Pet team. I am particularly called to the zen pet Beyond The Walk program where money from the business is donated to local rescues. I have 2 rescue fur babies of my own and spend my spare time volunteering for the San Diego Human Society.

In addition to my work with animals I am a massage therapist and Reiki healer. I practice yoga and meditation, love my book club and love hiking in nature.

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.
Tanner

Tanner

Zen Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Howdy! my name is Tanner Henderson and I’m very grateful to be a dog walker and pet sitter on the wonderful Zen Pet team. I grew up in San Diego and am very familiar with lots of fun routes and adventures to take new clients on all across town. Ever since I was a child, I have felt such a strong connection to animals and I’m amazed by the unconditional love they share with us. Each pet is truly special in their own individual way, and I make it my priority to bond with them on a personal level, getting to know their unique quirks and habits. My greatest passion is to improve the quality of life on earth for all sentient beings, and I feel accomplished when I am able to utilize my strengths in an effective and beneficial way.

I have previous experience working at a dog daycare, as a dog bather, and volunteering at an animal shelter. I gained a lot from those different experiences and thoroughly enjoyed my time with all the dogs, especially the moments where I was able to slow down and go at their preferred pace. From this I discovered pet sitting and walking which would allow me to interact one on one with the pets in a comprehensive manner that respects all their needs. With the luxury of choosing my own schedule with Zen Pet, I have the ability to treat each and every dog with the love and patience they deserve. I make plenty of time so that each pet can be my only focus when I am lucky enough to get the opportunity to help out an owner. I absolutely love spending time with the clients I meet, tailoring my interactions for all breeds, sizes, and temperaments. I have worked with all ranges of dogs for years now and truly see the beauty in each and every one of them. One of my favorite parts of the job is capturing their personalities in the photos I take and keeping close communication with the owners while they’re away.

When I’m not on the clock, I’m often out in nature or at the beach enjoying the many blessings of San Diego. My little buddy is pretty much always by my side, even down for a spontaneous skate ride or early morning yoga. I love him more than words can explain and he’s a 4 year old shih tzu named Buddha 🙂 Besides that I enjoy art, music, dancing, and other forms of creative self expression. If I had to describe myself in 3 words I’d choose compassionate, honest, and adaptable.

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!
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!

Our team of independent dog walking and pet sitting contractors all take the responsibilities of pet care to the highest level. Every dog or cat receives the highest standards of care, with an abundance of love and affection.

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