dogwalker etc. staff


the best pet-care professionals in hawaii!

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Our staff is second to none! The dog walkers and pet sitters of dogwalker etc. have been pet lovers for their entire life, and will treat your furries like their very own. Dogwalker etc staff are employees of the company unlike traditional contractors used by many pet care companies. Utilizing employees allows us to be a cohesive team with on going training and benefits provided for staff. We believe in nurturing a family like work environment where we continue to work together for our clientele! Learn a little about our current staff below, or:



HONOLULU

Amanda C.



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Amanda C.
is a local girl born and raised in Hawaii. She earned an English degree from UCLA before moving to New York City for bit where she worked in a law firm. Amanda realized she missed the islands and moved back to Hawaii in 2016. Amanda grew up with an array of pets (dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, Jackson's chameleons, chickens and all kinds of birds. Fun fact: our mynah birds were trained to talk and could say their names, mimic ringing like a telephone and answer, "hello!”)!!

Jojo R.



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Jojo R.
Jojo Rasmussen, a Kalihi girl with a heart of gold, absolutely loves dogs of all shapes and sizes. Currently living in Makiki, Jo was born and raised on Oahu and loves paddling and dog walking for Dogwalker Etc!

Cheryl D.



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Cheryl D.
In 2008 Cheryl traded her snowboard for a surfboard and hasn’t looked back since! After leaving the corporate world to teach yoga she had the opportunity to spend a year and a half in India. There were several litters of puppies that she was able to temporarily “adopt” and the time spent with those dogs are some of her fondest travel memories. Cheryl is an animal lover, outdoor enthusiast and avid photographer who’s obsession with all 3 generally result in impromptu photo shoots mid walk. She can’t wait to meet your furry friends!

Lina P.



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Lina P.
Lina is currently an undergraduate psychology student here in Honolulu and has a passion for working with animals. She grew up horseback riding, dog and cat sitting for family and friends, and fostering for the Humane Society. She loves working with all animals!

Lauren U.



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Lauren U.
was born and raised on Oahu. She joined the DWE team in 2015! Lauren attended UC Irvine and earned her Bachelor's degree in Public Health. After graduation, Lauren moved back to the island & now works for the Department of Health. Other jb experiences include work as a veterinary technician for almost 2 years. When not working hard, you might catch Lauren hiking, going to the beach or cooking!

Maureen K.



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Maureen K.
grew up in Wisconsin, but moved to Hawai'i 20 years ago. She's lived on both Kauai and Oahu with her husband and their faithful companion, Morris the cat. Maureen truly loves anything outdoors, so finding this job was a no-brainer for her. When not working here, you can find Maureen hiking & biking all over the island. Maureen says of her job here: "I have fallen in love with every pet I've met so far!"

Roxie R.



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Roxie R.
We are grateful to have Roxie on our team! Roxie adores animals of all kinds and is excited to work your pets! She’s pictured here with her own dog, Nalu. Roxie’s others passions include being a parent educator and professional organizer. Her attention to detail is exactly what our clients love!

Shannon K.



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Shannon K.
is a local girl, born and raised right here on Oahu. Shannon loves animals and believes every pet should have the best care possible. Her constant companions are her dog, Rocky, her kitten, Choco, and her rabbit, Kendra. WHen not hard at work, Shannon also enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and dancing hula.

Shirlee T.



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Shirlee T.
was born in Boston and moved to Hawaii in 1987 with her husband. They are raising their family on the south shore of Oahu. In addition to being a mom & running her husband's office (Shaka Engineering) Shirlee also enjoys the beach and running. Shirlee's true best friend & love of all time is her dog, Lokelani (pictured). Loke & Shirlee go running every morning together. When asked about this job, Shirlee says, "I look forward to sharing new experiences and getting to know more about pets!"

Todd R.



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Todd R.
Todd currently lives in Makiki and has been a Hawaii resident for over 25 years. An animal lover from an early age, Todd has cared for a wide variety of pets since he was 10 years old. Neighbors, friends, and family have relied on him to walk, feed and pet sit their beloved pets for over 40 years. Todd holds a full-time job as an IT Professional, so his availability is mostly evenings and weekends. But, he might make special arrangements to care for the right pet. Todd will go the extra mile to make it work for you.



Aiea, Pearl City, Waipio


Gerhild D.



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Gerhild D.
has been a team member here ate DWE since 2009. Our clients adore her & we feel very fortunate to have her available for our clients! Gerhild lives & pet sits in the Aiea area, while also providing our luxury private boarding services in her monutain-top home. She has a gentler demeanor and that shows when she works with our clients. Gerhild & her husband have lived on Oahu for over thrity years. They happily share their home with their parrot Brando & two dogs Maui & Hapa (pictured).

Crystal R.



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Crystal R.
We're so excited to have Crystal on our team! Born and raised in southern California, Crystal moved to Oahu in the beginning of 2017. She became a receptionist at an animal hospital fifteen years ago and has been working with animals ever since; performing vet-tech duties and teeth cleaning for pets! Crystal owns two loving and adorable dogs. Otter, a beagle mix, and Dexter, a Corgi mix. She enjoys surfing, snorkeing, and hiking.



Leeward


Jennifer J.



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Jennifer J.
Joined our Oahu dog walking team in 2018! Jen has lived on Oahu for over 20 years. After graduating from Mililani High School, she attended Penn State University and returned back to Oahu with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Jen has always loved having at least one dog as part of her family (plus other animals) and currently has the sweetest golden retriever named Keala. She loves spending time outdoors with her family and friends!

Lisa V.



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Lisa V.
We’re so thrilled to have Lisa on our team! Lisa & her family live in central Oahu. The entire family are animal lovers and share their home with 3 dogs; Pond, River, and Tostito. Lisa’s husband rescued Tostito from the roadside, fighting for her life. The family nursed her back to heath and fell in love with her! Theyalso share their home with a rabbit, turtle, and 4 fish. Lisa take on caregiving "I love spending time with my family, caring for my parents, and all animals!

Michelle K.



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Michelle K.
is a local girl, born and raised in Hawaii. Michelle obtained her BS in Psychology and is also a Chaplain's assistant in the U.S. Army. Currently, she is the Army reserves and we're lucky enough to have her caring for our furry, leeward clientele. Michelle loves all animals and currently shares her home with two guinea pigs.

Nicole N.



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Nicole N.
loves pets & is a natural care giver. She provides pet sitting and dog walking for our Mililani area, and clients just adore her! She has a calm way with the animals and they respond to her instantly. Nicole's other jobs include providing care for the elderly, so it's clear that she has a gift when it comes to nurturing. We are thankful to have her on our team!

Sharee O.



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Sharee O.
joined the Leeward DWE team in 2016! Sharee lives/works in the Ewa Beach area & has lived in Hawaii for the last 17 years with her husband and daughter. When not dog walking, Sharee spends her time being an awesome mom & studying to receive her online degree in mathematics. Sharee's furry family consist of their eighteen-year-old cat, "Manapua," & a seven-year-old dog named "Nalu," pictured here.



Windward


Cynthia P.



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Cynthia P. Bio coming soon!

Cesar V.



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Cesar V.
We are so grateful to have Cesar join our team in 2019! Cesar has a great love of animals and thinks of work with pets as the best job ever! Cesar’s full time job is working for Queen’s hospital in their administrative team. We’re so happy to have him house & pet sitting for clientele!

Debbie C.



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Debbie C.
is a local girl born, raised, and living in Kaneohe. Currently, Debbie is employed with the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, but has plans for retirement, soon! She loves animals and is so excited to fulfill her passion of being a dog walker and caring for pets. Debbie also enjoys going to the gym, hanging out with friends and relaxing with Kiko, her spoiled cat. She is looking forward to providing compassionate and loving care!

Kate L.



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Kate L.
Hailing from the island of Guernsey, Kate moved to Hawaii in 2015. As a child her passion for dogs was ignited by her mother who bred Irish Setters. Living overseas all her adult life, her dog moved with her family wherever they went. When Kate is not cooking up a delicious meal for family and friends, she is enjoying the outdoor life Hawaii offers of hiking and walking on the beach with her dog.



North Shore




Administrators


Erin G.



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Erin G.
became a business owner in 2001 when she started Dogwalker Etc! The company started out of her home by herself with a leash and an old pair of running shoes. Her desire to work with animals while enjoying the outdoors of Hawaii seemed to blend perfectly in this job, and so the adventure began.
Through the years, she's met lots of great people and their humans! They've taught her a lot about having trust, respect, & patience. For many years, she worked solo. Now, she has a wonderful team of sitters that allows her to always be available & make sure no pet goes uncared for. Erin's days are now mostly spent in the office answering phones, emails, and ensuring the smooth running of each and every pet-care assignment. She still enjoys getting out for the occasional cat sit or dog walk...she just can't resist!

Rachael M.



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Rachael M.
was born and raised in Australia, but has called the states home for over twenty years. Rachael obtained her BA in health administration and more recently, has gone back to school to study in a Master's Program. We're so lucky tohave her running the office and ensuring that everything is running smoothly for both clients and staff.