dogwalker etc. staff

the best pet-care professionals in hawaii!

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our staff is second to none! the dogwalkers and pet sitters of dogwalker etc. have been pet lovers for their entire life, and will treat your furries like their very own. Looking to join our team? fill out an application here. you can also learn a little about our currrent staff here:


Alexia C. Bio

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Alexia C. joined the Dogwalker Etc. team in 2017! Lexie has been an animal lover all of her life, and her keen attention to detail makes this job a perfect fit! She provides regular midday dog walks in our town areas and also provides pet sitting & overnight house/pet care. When not hard at work, you'll find Lexie hiking or hanging at home with her two fur babies (pictured)

Autumn O. Bio

Autumn O. Is an island girl, born and raised in Honolulu. She recently moved home after living in New York, where she had a career performing in regions shows and on Broadway. She has always had a passion for animals; As a little girl she would take daily walks around Manoa, where she would rescue cats, dogs, and birds. Autumn enjoys teaching dance, working out, hiking, going to the beach, or anything outdoors. She's happy to be home and loves caring for Dogwalker Etc. pets!

Fortuna Bio

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Fortuna Is originally from Buffalo, New York and has lived in Hawaii for almost 30 years. She is a private chef by trade and also teaches private cooking classes. Her hobbies include yoga, bootcamp, travel, and is a member of the Honolulu chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. Fortuna has loved animals her entire life. Among the pets she has had: Dogs, cats, a rabbit, turtles, gold fish, a toad, and a clam.

Jenna L. Bio

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Jenna Is originally from Buffalo, New York and has lived in Hawaii for almost 30 years. She is a private chef by trade and also teaches private cooking classes. Her hobbies include yoga, bootcamp, travel, and is a member of the Honolulu chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. Fortuna has loved animals her entire life. Among the pets she has had: Dogs, cats, a rabbit, turtles, gold fish, a toad, and a clam.

Katherine K. Bio

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Katherine K. Is originally an east-coaster and moved to Honolulu after spending summers here with local family for nearly 30 years. She grew up with labs and has a passion for training and caring for animals. Katherine has always had a special connections with dogs, and treats all pets as if they were her own. In her free time, she love paddle boarding, going to the beach, and exploring the island.

Lauren U. Bio

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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!

Kristin P. Bio

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Kristin P. moved to Honolulu in 2015 from Columbus, Ohio as her husband completes his pediatric residency training at Kapiolani Medical Center. Kristin decided to take a break from the grind and pursue her passion for working with and caring for animals. As a Wisconsin native, Kristin has a strong appreciation for the outdoors and enjoys taking advantage of the beautiful Hawaiian weather by hiking and playing soccer year-round. Her other hobbies are reading, cooking her specialty pizza, or cheering on the Green Bay Packers or Wisconsin Badgers.

Maggie S. Bio

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Maggie S. grew up in the bayous of Louisiana and the mountains of northern California before finally making her way out to Oahu. Her childhood home always had at least two dogs or a cat! In addition to animals, Maggie loves studying languages and promotiong cultural advocacy. Maggie is currently working on her Master's degree in Language Documentation at U.H. andlaos works as a part-time ELL teacher at Kaimuki High School. When not concentrating on work or studies, she can be found filling in crossword puzzles, playing basketball, or looking at cute pups on reddit!

Malia W. Bio

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Malia W. was born on Oahu and moved back from home to Hawai'i after attending college for nursing in Los Angeles. Malia and her son, 12-year-old Zander, provide private boarding in a hilltop home in Kaimuki. Their home features an enclosed front yard and is a short walk to a lovely park. Malia also moonlights as a pet sitter & dog walker for our happy clients providing care in their homes. Malia can't wait to meet your pets!

Maureen K. Bio

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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!"

Nicole G. Bio

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Nicole G. grew up in the midwest and now lives in the Kapahulu arae. She's had the pleasure of bringing 40 pups into the world. Her favorite part of caring for animals is getting to know each of their personalities. She's a curious scientist that loves the outdoors and all of the critters in it. her hobbies include hiking, geology, traveling, and listing to way too many podcasts!

Shannon K. Bio

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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. Bio

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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!"

Tara B. Bio

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Tara B. is a local girl born and raised in Hawaii Kai. She attended Mid Pacific High school and then on to UNLV where she obtained her degree and also met her husband! Currently he is a serviceman in the U.S. Air Force and the pair were fortunate enough to get stationed back here in Hawaii. Tara has had dogs since the age of 4. Her babies (pictured, Pasiley and Sachi) are her whole world. Tara provides dog walking and pet-sitting care plans as well as our very popular private boarding service! Her home is an idea location with a fully walled-in yard and fenced-off pool, along with a doggy door for easy access to the yard all day! Tara is excited to be able to meet and bond with new pets as her job, and help families take care of their furry friends!

Tou T. Bio

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Tou T. is currently a student at UHWO and enjoys the company of dogs! He moved to the island in December of 2015. Hobbies include: traveling, hiking, photography, and soccer. Tou is originally from Wisconsin and just separated from the Navy last year. Future goals include completing his Bachelor's degree in Information Security at UHWO.

Zane A. Bio

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Zane A. Bio coming soon

Aiea, Pearl City, Waipio

Gerhild D. Bio

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Gerhild D. Gerhild 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).

Lindsey H. Bio

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Lindsey H. joined the DWE team in the spring of 2016. Her husband's career in the Navy brought them to Hawaii in 2012 when she fell in love in the islands. She lives in central Oahu and provides midday walking and pet sitting services for that area. She loves all animals, especially her cat companion Jasper (pictured) and feral cal Gadsen. She enjoys hiking, going to the beach, reading, and caring for all DWE pets!

Crystal R. Bio

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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.


Alex S. Bio

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Alex S. Alex moved to Hawaii in November 2015 to pursue a career in museum education. She currently works full-time at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
Alex grew up in Kentucky and was raised with lots of pets, particularly dogs, but also cats and horses. Her parents currently have 10 dogs and 5 horses! (Don't worry, they have a lot of land) She is comfortable with dogs and other pets of all shapes and sizes and will work hard to take good care of your fur babies!

Chrissy K. Bio

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Chrissy K. Has lived all over the world and has been living in Hawaii for over 22 years. She is retired from the Hawaii Air National Guard and is currently going to school full time. She is majoring in Information Computer Science-Cyber Security & Networking. She currently has 4 rescued pets: 2 dogs & 2 cats and has owned a wide variety of animals throughout her life: Mice, rabbits, ferrets, chickens, and many, many cats and dogs. She is shown here with her dog, Samson.

Michelle B. Bio

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Michelle B. joined DWe in 2014. She's a pet lover who grew up in Florida and moved to Oahu with her husband and two daughters in 2006. Over the eyars they have been pet parents to hamsters, snales, turtles, bunnies, dogs & cats, and currently to Penelope, a MinPin, and Kiki, a rescue cat. With a BA in Psychology & a compassion for those with disabilities, her experience includes working as a vet technician, special-needs coordinator at the Doplhin Research Center, & skills trainer for children with autism. She has future goals of helping others through therapy dog work & is Pet First Aid & CPR Certified. She enjoys the beach, reading, & yoga, but especially the company of all the different animals she works with!

Michelle K. Bio

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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. Bio

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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. Bio

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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.

Sharon D. Bio

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Sharon D. comes to Hawaii from Brisbane, Australia. She & her family have been stations on Oahu since early 2016. They share their home with their beloved pup Misty, a 13-yr. old Border Collie. Sharon has previous experience as an assistant dog groomer as well as volunteering at the R.S.P.C.A. (pet shelter) When not working hard, you can find Sharon doing anything and everything outdoors from paddling to a good hike with the family.


Cynthia P. Bio

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Cynthia P. Bio coming soon!

Debbie C. Bio

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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!

Erin P. Bio

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Erin P. is originally from Ft. Worth, Texas, but has lived all over the states until finally landing on Oahu in 2016. Growing up with all types of animals, from dogs and cats, to guinea pigs and turtles, she found a natural adoration for them all. After spending several years in retail and restaurant management, she is grateful to now spend her days dog walking, caring for animals and exploring the island.

Leilani R. Bio

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Leilani R. Leilani joined the DWE team in 2017! A local girl born and raised in Honolulu, Leilani has spent much of her life caring for pets. From grooming the polo ponies (when there was a stable in Kapiolani Park) to raising cattle on the mainland, she's done it all! Leilani's many talents also include being an amazing watercolor artist! She loves to paint and create custom pieces for owners, worldwide.

North Shore

Barb S. Bio

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Barb S. A local girl through & through; Barb is a Waialua grad and then went on to obtain her BS in Animal Science from UH Manoa. Barb grew up in Haleiwa and now is a home owner on that same stretch of beach that locals affectionately refer to as, "Turtle Beach." Barb's experience with animals is vast-ranging, from work woth the Dolphin Research Center, to raising a household of pets with her two grown sons during their childhood. When not hard at work you may find Barb snorkeling & collecting shells in her front yard of laniakea beach!


Erin G. Bio

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Erin G. Erin 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. Bio

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Rachael M. Rachael 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.