Strut the Pup was started in 2009 right here in Seattle with one goal in mind: provide top-quality, reliable and professional pet care services to Western Washington pet owners who consider their pets an important and integral part of their family.
We pride ourselves on developing personal relationships with our clients and their pets. As a client, if you ever have a pet care question or special need, you have someone to call who is always available to try and help.
Did You Know?
- OUR DOG WALKERS and pet sitters are trained in Pet First Aid. Things happen and it is good to know that your dog walker is trained in what to do, when they do.
- WE TAKE PRIDE in our work and commitment. Our dog walkers and pet sitters are actual employees of the company earning a living wage and benefits such as sick leave. Together we are fully committed to you and your pets.
- WE TAKE OUR RESPONSIBILITIES seriously. Not everyone gets to work for Strut The Pup and care for your pets. Those who pass our stringent pre-employment checks and get hired, go through professional training to proudly boast the title of Pack Leader.
Meet Your Pack Leaders!
My name is Einat, and I have the pleasure of leading Strut The Pup.
After a successful career in general management, corporate sales and business development in the metals industry, I decided on a career change that would afford me time to spend with my three children – I transitioned into childcare.
For 5 years I worked at a private school educating, teaching, and most importantly caring for young children while their parents were hard at work.
At that point, I decided to bring that same level of responsibility, caring, and love that we are used to seeing with our children, to your pets.
I also served for two years in the Air Force and got my BA in Business while living in England.
My name is Leah, and I’ve cared for all kinds of animals throughout my life: dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, you name it! And I love them all.
I’m really excited to give excellent service to pet-owners and pets, giving them peace of mind knowing their beloved family is in loving hands while they are away.
I currently have a 9-year-old black Lab/Weimaraner mix who pretty much adopted me, not the other way around. He’s incredibly sweet, energetic, and does not act like the senior he is!
My name is Annika. I moved to Seattle from Eastern Washington where I earned a Computer Technician Certificate.
I come from a family who loves dogs and have about a decade (give or take) of experience with taking those precious good boys out on walks in the orchard.
I used to take care of neighbors and friends’ pets while they were away and I once saved a dog’s life by hearing its distress yips far away.
My name is Gina. I absolutely love pets/all animals.
I have two dogs of my own and have watched over many of my friend’s and family’s pets in the past.
I graduated from the University of Washington with a psychology degree.
My name is Dana, and I am an experienced dog owner and service provider.
I spent a career as a legal assistant and admin both here in the US and in England. After providing great care to humans in the office, it was time to put my service skills and caring to my true passion – dogs.
I enjoy every moment with your dogs and getting to spend quality time with them outdoors.
My name is Drew. I have been around dogs and off-leash parks for quite some time. I have walked dogs and cared for them for years now. From training puppies to caring for elderly dogs, I have done it all.
I was also the program manager for Citizens for Off-Leash Areas (COLA) a great organizations that helps care for the off-leash dog parks in the Seattle area.
I have a BA from Gonzaga and an MA from the Evans School at the UW.
My name is Stephanie. I love dogs and great service, and that is what you will get from me.
I currently have three dogs and have been around dogs for as long as I can remember.
I have always worked in service and excelled in making it enjoyable for my customers. I look forward to treating your dogs with the same care I treat my own.
My name is Madisen. I am an experienced dog walker and caretaker, in addition to being a lifelong dog owner. I have experience working with a wide variety of breeds, sizes, ages and temperaments, and love them all! I believe that dogs need tons of love, attention, and social interaction and I am here to be a part of that with them.
Before Strut The Pup I worked as a graphic designer and program manager.
My name is Leanna and I have been around dogs and cats my entire life.
I grew up with an indomitable Airedale-Akita alpha-male, and a sweet, joyful female Border Collie mixed-breed. While in high school, I volunteered at Northwest Organization for Animal Help working with dogs and cats.
Before joining Strut The Pup, I enjoyed taking care of and educating children as a teacher, and pleasuring the pallet as an assistant pastry chef.
I have a Bachelor of Science in General Biology from the University of Washington.
My name is Jason and I help make sure that all our wonderful customers get scheduled with our amazing Pack Leaders.
I myself am a dog lover and have a 15 year old Pitbull of my own. Now I get to combine my love for animals and experience in dispatching.
Before joining Strut The Pup, I dispatched a large fleet of taxis at Union Cab, and brought these skills to further use at Yellow Cab in Everett. My customer service experience varies from technical support positions, to telemarketing.
My name is Emily and I love animals of all kinds.
I had a Shetland Sheepdog and while he has passed on, he was an elemental part of my life. I had him for 14 years and held him in my own arms when he passed away. Today I am a main caregiver for a pet that is a bit more unconventional – a pastel red tail boa constrictor.
Prior to caring for your pets, I led yoga classes in a variety of settings including schools, universities, studios, and mental health recovery centers, educating students on developing body and emotional awareness.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Psychology from Hope College and a Masters degree in Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College in Chicago.
My name is Ashley and I’ve owned dogs my entire life.
I recently moved back to Seattle from San Diego where among other things, I volunteered as a dog walker and care taker.
Prior to joining Strut The Pup, I worked as a shift supervisor at Freshii, a closer and trainer at Castle Superstore and other retail and supervisory roles where the element of good customer service and responsibility was key.
My name is Darla and I have a lovely little schnauzer and love her immensely.
My experience with dogs goes back years with a family who raised schnauzers. I have pet sit for people on and off for a few years and find that helping people care for their animals is rewarding for me.
Before Strut The Pup I worked in residential remodeling interfacing with clients for clear understanding concerning design and scope of work. Prior to that I held positions in gardening, hospitality, and education.
I have a Master of Arts in Theology from The Seattle School.
My name is Diane, and I am originally from the Midwest where I began my journey with dogs as a volunteer trainer. It was when I relocated to the UK in 2003 that I focused my full attention on the advanced study of dogs through the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behavior & Training (CIDBT).
I earned my certification from the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behavior & Training, am a full member of the Canine & Feline Behavior Association (CFBA) of Great Britain, and have an accredited masters degree in Breed-Specific Behavior from Middlesex University in London.
My name is Janet, and I am currently attending doctorate school.
I always have time for you and your pet family. I have over 8 years of serving neighbors, friends and homes in and out of the Seattle area. I have owned many pets in my lifetime and I have adored them all.
Pet care brings me back to those moments, loving, caring, and being there for my own pets. I have spent over 4 years taking care of horses on my own ranch, along with our ranch dogs and cats.
Over a lifetime, I have taken care of Dogs, Cats, Horses, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rabbits, Birds, Pygmy Goats, Reptiles, Fish and more.