About Us – Meet the Team!
Rocky Mountain Dog Runner is a team of dedicated dog lovers. We are insured, bonded and pet first aid certified. All of our walkers are background checked.
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.
I have been with Rocky Mountain Dog Runner for over 2 years. My life is filled with such joy when I am around dogs. I am an avid runner, and run in ultra marathons as much as I can. I run on the Runners Roost Mountain Ultra race team. I was so happy to join Rocky Mountain Dog Runner and be able to do the 2 things I love the most: Running, and being around dogs. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I rescued a pit bull/lab mix almost 2 years ago, and she is amazing. We run together, hike up in the mountains, and relax on the couch together. She is my world. I am grateful for all I have, and the ability to be outside with all the wonderful dogs. Life is great with Rocky Mountain Dog Runner.
Although Stacey started walking at an early age, she only took it up professionally in March 2017. Since moving to Colorado, she enjoys long walks along the trails with her special furry friends. They have had a great effect on her, as she gets excited to meet new friends, loves treats, and is occasionally afraid of the vacuum. She loves animals of all kinds, as evidenced by her own menagerie of her husband, two teen boys, two dogs, a bird, and a cat.
My name is Amanda and I have lived in Colorado my entire life. However, my husband and I love to travel and have family in South Dakota and Michigan. Fortunately, our furbaby, Ember, loves to travel with us and makes a spectacular road trip companion. We love to hike, snowshoe and bike and Ember can join us for two out of three so far! I love all animals, but have a special place in my heart for dogs; they love unconditionally and are such special beings that I feel truly blessed to share time with:)
My name is Pam and I love animals but dogs are my favorite! I’ve always had at least one dog since I was a small child. I walk/hike our 2 dogs regularly, Ellie, a mini Australian Shepherd and Buddy, a Border Collie mix. Buddy, our adopted stray, has always had anxiety issues. We have been able to manage it through a variety of ways but regular exercise is extremely helpful for him. Which is why I love this job J I get to see these pups (and myself) reap the benefits of regular outdoor exercise. We are much happier and our overall wellbeing is at its best when we get outside into nature and enjoy this beautiful state!
My name is Amanda and I run, bike or hike almost every day in beautiful Colorado. Combine this exercise with my other passion—the love of animals, and I have the perfect therapy! I think dogs love the therapy of an outdoor walk too. Growing up on a farm, I was always surrounded by so many different animals. We had everything from bunnies and sheep to turkeys and horses. I do miss all the animals I grew up with, but with Rocky Mountain Dog Runner, I get to meet even more furry friends!
My name is Mary and I am proud to be a Colorado native and momma to two sons (J.D. and Nolan), two “tiny dogs” (Smalls and Piper), and two guinea pigs (Cici and Whitney – collectively known as “The GP’s”). I’ve been an avid runner since 2012 and my favorite distance is the marathon. I have a day job as a genetic counselor but am blessed with a flexible work schedule that allows me to also spend quality time outside with my sweet furry friends. Being a dog lover is in my DNA! I have a huge amount of gratitude to Beth and Rocky Mountain Dog Runner for the opportunity to do a job that feeds my soul and warms my heart.