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Interview with Orlando Dog Walker Amanda Fry

Amanda Fry is a dog walker in Orlando, Florida. I had a chance to ask Amanda some questions about her business and why she became a dog walker. Hope you enjoy this brief interview with Amanda!

1) What do you like best about your job?

Working with animals, helping out fellow animal lovers, and making extra $$$ are three things that I love doing. It’s a win-win-win situation. It’s also great for networking and making new friends.

2) How did you start your business and why?

Well, being that I am a dog owner myself (I have a 3 year old border collie named Apollo), I also need occasional help with my dog when I am away. I did some research and found that there really aren’t that many dog walkers/sitters available in Orlando. Although, there are pleanty of kennels around. My experience with kennels makes me very uncomfortable. So, I only use kennels as last resort.

You see, I worked in a reputable kennel part-time while I was in high school. During the day dogs have a blast. The times that they are caged during the day is a chance at napping for most. On the other hand, they are locked in the cages and all alone during the night. If your dog/s are anything like mine, they don’t like being alone in those cages all night. In fact, this type of treatment creates a feeling of punishment for dogs.

Also, kennels are not sanitary. Dogs are exposed to several doggie germs and illness in the kennels. Many times you will have to follow up their stay at the kennel with a visit to the vet, to cure a cold, kennel cough, and/or diahrrea from the parasites that they picked up from the kennel. In conclusion, I started up my business to give people an option to kennels.

3.) What’s your favorite dog park in your area and why?

Fleet Peeples in Winter Park, FL. This dog park is amazing! It’s huge and it has a beach on the lake for the dogs to play. There are also nature trails and wide open fields. Provided are stations to bath the dogs (at no charge).

4) If you could offer advice to someone looking to start a dog walking business, what would it be?

Distribute as many fliers as possible!

5) Please share a funny story with us!

Hmmm… I will have to get back to you on this one.

Hooker’s Hounds

We (that’s Sophie and I) take off leash groups to Fort Funston and McLaren Park daily, for fun and exercise. Leash walks are an option too for wanderers and those who need to work on their recall. I’m a dogTEC DWA grad, and Sophie’s a certified dog pro too …heck, Sophie’s a dog. We take small groups (usually no more than six dogs) for very active beach and trail walks/runs/swims. We also do pet sitting (drop in and sleep-over) and private walks for dogs that don’t do well in groups, or who are aggressive. We serve the south central and southwest part of San Francisco, from the Excelsior/Potola districts out to the beach, as well as Candlestick point and Daly City. Service is not limited to the zip codes listed. Check out the “Name That Breed” special on our site. Get it right, and we’ll walk your pooch free for a week.

What to Do if You Lose Your Dog

By Molly Kenefick, Doggy Lama Pet Care, Dog walking company in Oakland, California
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I hate to think about anyone ever losing their pet, but it happens all the time. If you ever do lose your dog, don’t just contact the shelter that’s closest to you. A panicked dog can cover dozens of miles in a couple days; a well-intentioned (or not) person can pick up your dog close to your house and then drive it somewhere else and lose it there.

Contact ALL area shelters if you lose your dog. You should fill out a “lost report” and have a flyer with a color reproduction of your dog that you can leave with all the shelters. (BTW, have at least one color photo of your dog on your laptop, PDA, or a print handy at all times. Make sure you have access to it when you’re outside as well as in your home. If you lose your dog when you go to Tahoe for the weekend, you will want to make sure you have a photo with you.) Some shelters will take information over the phone, but most will want you to come in and fill out the lost report in person. It’s a good idea to go there yourself (or send a responsible, organized friend). You wouldn’t want a harried city employee to make a mistake on the lost report. Go there and bring at least one color flyer for each shelter.

Always make sure your pet has up-to-date identification on him or her. If you move, make sure the microchip company has your new numbers, and always make sure your pet’s ID has your most recent phone numbers. If you go out of town, especially if you will be somewhere where you might not have cell phone reception, make a temporary ID tag with the contact info of your friend or pet-sitter on it. (Doggy Lama has over 100 ID tags on the collars of all our dog walking clients. We’re the back-up in case one of our client dogs gets lost at any time, even when the dog is not with us. In fact, we have gotten about a dozen calls for lost dogs wearing our tags; all the calls were for dogs who got out of their yards at home or away from their owners!)

Not only days, but hours count, when you are looking for your dog. Some shelters only keep found animals for a few days during which an owner can claim its pet before it is euthanized. Shelters have varying days and hours that they are open and you can claim your pet. Another reason to go “all-out” trying to find your dog, is that animal shelters are dangerous places for the animals inside. If your dog is inside an animal shelter, he or she will be safe from being hit by a car, but he or she will be surrounded by other stressed-out pets, some of whom are unhealthy and not up-to-date on their vaccinations. Stress will reduce your pet’s immune system, making him or her more at risk for getting sick (kennel cough is frequently passed in animal shelters). If your dog was injured before being brought to the shelter, he or she will probably not get the top-notch veterinary care you would pay for. Get your pup out of the shelter ASAP.

Other suggestions:

  • Put an entry on Craigslist in the Pets category. You can upload your dog’s photo to the listing.
  • Put up color flyers with the date on them at area dog runs and trail headings.
  • Attach flyers to telephone poles, in the grocery store, at vet offices.
  • Enlist your friends to help you put out more flyers. You will be surprised at who is willing to help you—the most helpful person may not be your best friend, who’s busy with his kids, but the person you met in the grocery store who lost their dog a few months ago. Reach out to people—some people will amaze you at their generosity with their time and ideas.
  • Make a list of where you put the flyers up and take them down after you’ve reunited with your dog. If you don’t take them down, you will have people looking for your dog when they don’t need to, and it will distract from newer flyers going up about other pets who are missing.
  • If, after a week or two, you still don’t have your dog back, put up new color flyers that look a little different—mark them “Updated,” “Still Missing,” “Last Seen at Solano Ave. and Marin Ave,” etc.

If you lose your dog, let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. If you have thoughts or suggestions about things I should add to this blog entry, please email me.



Interview with Kelly Barre, Portland Dog Walker

Kelly Barre is a dog walker in Portland, Oregon. Prior to becoming a dog walker, Kelly had spent 15 years in computer software business. I had the opportunity to ask Kelly some questions about her business and why she became a dog walker. Hope you enjoy this brief interview with Kelly… and remember, if you’re looking for a dog walking company in Portland, OR, visit the Go Dog Go PDX listing on

1) What do you enjoy most about your new career?

I love the freedom to get outside and not be stuck behind a desk all day. I also love the challenge of learning how to build a business.

2) Can you offer any advice to others who want to start a dog walking business?

I would advise that they find a mentor, someone in their area who has been in the business for awhile. I have received many referrals that way. I would also advise looking for professional consultation to learn about the aspects of the business particularly in areas that you may not be familiar with like advertising or having an online presence.

3) What is a typical day like for you?

Starts with a morning sunrise walk on Tabor with my dog and any dogs that I may be boarding. After that, some walks throughout the city and visits for any drop ins. Once my walks are done I get to enjoy the flexibility of being a dog walker. My day ends with any night visits to tuck dogs in while their owners are away.

4) Where is your favorite park to take your dog clients?

Mt. Tabor! Lots of trails, great views of the city and Mt. Hood and an off leash play area.

5) Do you have any dog walking pet peeves, and if so, what can people do to avoid them?

I don’t have any pet peeves yet, but I would say the best advice I can give to a Portland dog walker is to get a pair of comfortable, waterproof shoes!

Enjoying the Snow in Central Park

My wife and I had a great time in Central Park this morning with Lucy. Last night, we received somewhere between 8″-12″ inches of snow, and the area we take Lucy had barely been touched when we got out there. I think Lucy looks very cute in her pink puffy coat, but she HATES it! We only make her wear it when the temperatures are unbearably cold – or when it snows. I carry her to the park to avoid the salt on the sidewalks.

Lucy in Pink

Lucy also had fun playing with her friend Saia, a 2 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback who lives next door to us. She is much bigger than Lucy, but is very gentle with her. Today was the perfect snow day in New York City! Tonight will be tough though, with all the black ice and cold weather!

Lucy and Saia Makes it Easy for Dog Owners to Find Local Dog Walkers

With the launch of, dog owners are now able to find dog walkers in their neighborhood with the click of a mouse.


PR Log (Press Release) – Dec 22, 2009 – Every dog owner loves his favorite four legged friend, but not every dog owner loves going on walks – especially during the cold winter months or on wet and rainy days. A dog walker isn’t just a luxury to most people – it’s a necessity. Finding a reliable and trustworthy dog walker can be difficult, but with the launch of, it has never been easier for dog owners and dog walkers to connect.

“I work from home with my two year old puggle, but I frequently need a dog walker to take her to the park to get exercise during the day,” said Elliot Silver, President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, the company that owns “It was difficult for me to find a dog walker that I could trust. I created to make it easy for dog owners to connect with local dog walkers. I wanted the website to be as simple as possible, and for it to be easy to navigate and use. Based on early feedback we’ve received, I believe the site is poised for success.”

Operating on the exact keyword match domain name gives a distinct advantage in search engines, especially when people are searching for a local dog walker. The website ranks well for a wide variety of dog walker related keywords, despite being in market for a short period of time. This helps drive targeted web traffic to the site, and the dog walkers benefit from being listed.

“I really believe this is a good opportunity for dog walkers,” Silver continued. “The cost of a listing is comparable to other website, but our domain name is unforgettable to consumers. One new client in a year can more than pay for the listing fee for dog walkers.”

For additional information or to create a listing, please visit today.
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Top Notch Domains, LLC is a domain name development and investment company founded by Elliot J. Silver in 2006. The company is based in Nashua, New Hampshire, but operates in New York City, New York. The company operates websites such as,,,, and

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