Rocky Mountain Dog Runner is insured, bonded and pet first aid certified. We were voted Best of the Best 2016 by readers of the Lone Tree Voice and were picked as Best of the Best 2016 through Thumbtack. We are a proud member of Pet Sitters International and all of our walkers are background checked.
Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree
My experience with dogs began when I was three. I have grown up with dogs and have never been in a home without a dog or two or three. I cannot imagine my life without a furry presense. My dog running days began when my husband and I adopted Maggie, a 1 1/2 year old beagle. Maggie was living in a home where her owners were gone working 12 hour shifts and Maggie was left in a back bedroom. Not surprisingly, Maggie was very destructive and obviously unhappy. Her owners had no choice but to find a more suitable home for her. We took her home and although Maggie had a heart of gold, she had a ton of excess energy that would cause her to bark unnecessarily and never really settle down. Maggie and I began running together and she was the perfect running partner, running with me up to 10 miles at a time. On these days, Maggie was unbelievably calm, content and happy. She was a much happier, healthier and well behaved dog.
I now happily have four dogs in our family. Fletcher, a lab/hound mix, Olivia, a dachshound mix, Trixie a chihuahua mix and our newest addition, Melody, a Chihuahua. Today, Fletcher and Olivia are my running buddies and we head out with the double leash most mornings while Trixie and Melody enjoy walks around the neighborhood. To me, there is nothing better than seeing a happy dog while getting in my daily run. Knowing there is someone counting on me gets me out of bed on these cold Colorado mornings.
I have been a runner since High School and have completed over 20 half-marathons and one full marathon in 2009. I am extremely fortunate to be able to combine running with my love for dogs. I would much rather run with a furry companion than alone.
Although I am newer to the dog walking business, I am long on experience with and passion for, domestic animals. I have had dogs and cats my whole life and have been called “Ellie May” by friends and family due to my commitment to love not only my own pets, but to care for strays and even coordinate care for a cat colony or two.
In 2015, I became a Founding Member & Chief Brand Officer for Pettag+ (Pettag Plus). I joined this highly visionary, ready to rocket pet technology company, founded by dog lovers for dog lovers, where I can utilize my brand marketing background and help bring a product to market that is all about pets! My career in brand development spans the course of over twenty successful years, where I held executive roles primarily in the restaurant industry. How very fortunate that I was able to connect with a startup that indulges my marketing experience while giving me the opportunity to bring a product to life that tracks the activities of daily living for dogs. While the technology is in beta test, I am also fortunate to be able to be a dog walker and be around our four legged friends every day!
I hold a B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and a mini-MBA from The Tuck Executive School, Dartmouth. I am passionate about animal welfare and have served on the board of the Sumner County Humane Society in Tennessee. My family is made up of; my husband, son and daughter, our dog Izzy, three cats; Jeters, Princess and Little Bit and a beta fish named Tie-dye.
We are a family of animal lovers!
Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree