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About Us

Meet Rochester’s Best Dog Walking Team

Meet the team you can trust with your beloved fur kids. We are the most rated and reviewed on Google and have over 80 5-star reviews across all platforms

Our Team, Our Commitment 

Our commitment to excellence is what separates Rochester Dog Walkers from other options in the community. We will not settle for less, and our incredible team is at the root of this promise to you. Our team is made up of exceptional pet care professionals who are our dedicated staff of employees, and we never utilize independent contractors. It is our commitment to provide remarkable care with attention to the details, peace of mind, and a great experience for you and your pets. We work as a team to achieve success and our clients’ reviews are a testament to our elite, caring, thoughtful team who consistently go above and beyond.

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Pet First Aid and CPR Certified

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Insured, Bonded, and Background Checked

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7-Stage Hiring Process

Meet The Team

B. Smith

B. Smith

Owner/Operator

Hello pet parents and pet enthusiasts of Rochester! It is an absolute pleasure to be serving such an incredible community filled with so many animal lovers! I was born and raised right here in Rochester, NY, and have aspired to offer exceptional care for both the pets and their humans in this area, for what feels like a lifetime. From Kennel Attendant to Dog Daycare Team Member, to earning my degree as a Canine Behavior Trainer, to a Manager with Rochester Dog Walkers, I knew my career would involve caring for the pets of Rochester. On my first day with RDW, in May 2019, I knew I was “home”. Acquiring RDW has been my greatest accomplishment, though will not be my last! Thank you for supporting our mission to provide exceptional in home pet care to the pets of Rochester! Without you, this would still be just another “dream”.

Danielle

Danielle

Field Manager

Hi! I’m Danielle!

I’m a recent Rochester transplant from Pittsburgh, PA. I share my home in the city with a German Shepherd named Cash, and a Belgian Malinois named Chirp. We play a dog sport called Mondioring, which involves obedience, jumping, and protection exercises. When I’m not walking dogs, I like to study computer programming, work on crafts (my latest venture is embroidery), and dance!
Fun fact about me- I’ve been studying Egyptian and Middle Eastern music and dance for over a decade!
Jen G

Jen G

Office Coordinator

I was born and raised in Rochester, NY and have lived in this area most of my life. I live with my sweet Charlie Bear-180 pounds of absolute pure English Mastiff lap dog! I love to travel and spend time with my nieces. Fun fact: I’ve been to Australia many times! I’ve spent time with wombats and koalas and even kissed a kangaroo and a dingo! No matter what part of the world they are in, I love every animal! I can’t wait to meet your fur babies!

Kevin

Kevin

Team Lead/Pet Care Specialist

Hi! I grew up in Fairport NY and have lived in the area most of my life. I’ve been an avid dog fan since I was young, and developed an interest in dog training and sports. I have a Border Collie puppy Mirk who is I spoil to death, which means lots of fetch and play! We are training for agility and he is going to try sheep herding once he’s a little older. My interests outside of work include bass guitar, web development, cooking and reading. My fun fact is I used to have a ferret as a pet!

Michael

Michael

Dog Walker/Pet Care Specialist

Michael is originally from Goochland, Virginia, but we are so happy he is here with us in Rochester, NY! His favorite hobbies are Disc Golf and Ultimate Frisbee. He has two dogs, Tally who is a keeshond and Sandy who is a lab/chow mix. Fun fact: He has seen Secret Life of Pets almost 50 times!

Riley

Riley

Dog Walker/Pet Care Specialist

Howdy! My name is Riley and I’m from Atlanta, GA. I currently have one dog named Shadow. He’s a blue tick hound/Australian cattle dog mix. Fun fact: he was found in our garage when he was just a puppy! After all these years he’s still my best friend and I love taking him on many walks around the neighborhood . Outside of caring for animals I love playing video games with my friends, and enjoy embroidery. My favorite part about working for Rochester Dog Walkers is getting to see how excited the dogs are right before their walk begins. It’s a very special time of their day and I love being part of it ❤️. 

Melissa

Melissa

Dog Walker/Pet Care Specialist

Hello! I am a native of Rochester, and I have been passionate about all animals since I was a young girl.  I have adopted/rescued dogs since I was in my twenties. I currently have two adopted dogs named Max and Hope. We also have a pet fish and pet hamster ❤️   I enjoy hiking in my free time. Fun fact: before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I was a background investigator for 15 years.
Deb

Deb

Dog Walker/ Pet Care Specialist

Hello and Good Day! I’m Deb, and I was born and raised in Upstate NY, specifically Queensbury, NY, K – 12.

I grew up with 3 Old English Sheepdogs!

If my home is ever ginormous, I’d love to own a Bernese Mountain Dog. Otherwise, I’d be thrilled to enjoy another Old English Sheepdog, or a Newfoundland!

A little more about me: I’m a mechanical engineer by degree, and to that end, I especially favor packaging engineering.

A fun fact about me: I’m both a volunteer and professional clarinetist, as well as a volunteer and professional clarinet instructor, of all ages!

My most favorite hobby is live music, of many genres and cultures. Domestically, my concert ticket collection is huge, and ever growing!

What do I most enjoy about my dog walking playdates?

My fury friends bless me with the funniest, and most tender hearted stories, just ask my clients, coworkers, and especially my husband!! All he needs to ask me is, “How was your day?” To which I respond, “Oh my heavens, how much time do you have, like right now?!” And I don’t summarize anything!!!

I look forward to the privilege of meeting you and your furry family!

Kimberly

Kimberly

Dog Walker/ Pet Care Specialist

Hello everyone! I was born and raised in our very own Rochester, NY. Though I left for college out of town, Rochester has that something special that I just could not part with! So of course I had to come back! I come from a lab family. My aunt and uncle had labs when I was growing up, my first puppy was a Black Lab, and my uncle has a Black Lab who may or may not be spoiled with the number of walks I give her, When I’m not outside enjoying all types of Rochester weather (you know as well as I our city can’t make up its mind!), you can find me at the bookstore or in my little reading nook at home. I almost never go anywhere without some type of book! If you ask me, my second favorite things in this world are puppy hugs and nose boops!

Kian

Kian

Dog Walker/ Pet Care Specialist

Hello! My name is Kian! I was born and raised in Rochester, but also spent a few years living in St. Louis, MO before moving back home. I have two wonderful fur babies, my dog Gemini and my cat Chai. When I’m not working, I enjoy kayaking, hiking, reading, painting, and playing video and board games. I am also currently pursuing my Masters Degree in Behavior Analysis. Fun fact about me: I was the beatboxer in my college a cappella group.
Kass

Kass

Dog Walker/ Pet Care Specialist

I was born in Rochester Hills, MI and moved to Rochester, NY as a child. I lived in the Rochester area for many years before moving to Gainesville, FL. I spent nearly 10 years in Gainesville, where I rescued my last dog, a beautiful husky mix named Sasha, two ferrets, and my cat! Eventually I realized how much I missed Rochester, and now I live in the city with my cat Rico and my ferret Jolyne.

My previous pets include a Jack Russell terrier, guinea pigs, and many rats! I’ve loved learning about and caring for animals my whole life, and I look forward to adding another rescue dog to my family someday soon! Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and climbing, and love to travel to new trails. I also love cooking (especially Chinese food) and reading (mostly classic literature and mysteries). A fun fact about me is I have hiked mountains on both coasts!

Kat

Kat

Dog Walker/ Pet Care Specialist

I was raised in Webster, NY.  I currently live with my cat, Hazel.  Hazel is a chatterbox, loves walks, and greets me at the door. She is a true dog-cat.  I grew up with dogs, and I am excited to be a dog walker and spend time with the precious pups.  I love being in nature.  I enjoy running, and I am often at running events throughout the community. I can also be found hiking throughout Monroe County.  I appreciate anything crafty and enjoy hosting craft afternoons with friends in my home.  Fun fact:  It is hard taking pictures with cats.

Brittany

Brittany

Dog Walker/ Pet Care Specialist

My name is Brittany! I am from Buffalo NY. I have two dogs, Frankie (tan Cavapoo) and Mo (Shih tzu). I also have two cats 🐈‍⬛🐈. I would LOVE to get a pet pig someday 🐖. In my free time I love spending time walking my own dogs and playing with my kids outside ☀️Fun fact about me is I am a HUGE Bills fan!’ 🏈💙❤️  This is our year!! My three favorite things are animals, candy and HALLOWEEN! 🎃👻

Jacob

Jacob

Dog Walker/ Pet Care Specialist

Howdy! I’m Jacob, and I’m originally from Greensboro, NC. I moved from Boulder, CO, to Rochester, NY, in August 2021 to start my PhD in music theory at the Eastman School of Music. I’m currently taking care of many plants in my apartment and waiting until I graduate to adopt furry friend! But I did grow up with an American bulldog named Tiny, a goldendoodle named Ginger, a Boston terrier named Dewey, and a tabby cat named Shelley. My parents just got another Boston terrier named Emma whom they spoil a lot! When I am not at school or walking dogs, I love to practice clarinet, rock climb, cycle, and play board games. Fun fact: I also play the autoharp and love Appalachian folk music!

Nancy

Nancy

Dog Walker/ Pet Care Specialist

Hi! I was born a few decades ago here in Rochester, the only girl with 4 brothers. We grew up playing in the woods, catching crayfish and tadpoles in the ponds, cooling off in the creek. We’ve always had dogs and cats in our family, along with a few too many orphaned wildlife! Since we’ve been married we’ve adopted some wonderful rescue pets. For the past few years, our furry children are Tucker, a blue Great Dane and Addy, our boxer/lab mix. Then there’s Junebug, our gray Tabby, sweet and not the least intimidated by her bigger siblings!
When I’m relaxing, I love to read, work on stained glass projects and refinish old stuff.  And I look forward to spending time with my 4 grandkids! I think people would be surprised to learn that I won a metallurgy award “throwing” silver, haha! (A jewelry making process). I’m so happy to be part of RDW!

Bethany

Bethany

Dog Walker/ Pet Care Specialist

Hi! I was born in Missoula Montana, and I moved around a lot when I was young. I eventually landed in Rochester, NY and have been here ever since! I live with my sweet kitten, Myrcella, who has my whole heart. I also adore my family dog, Finn, who is a spunky little golden doodle. Outside of spending as much time as I can with animals, I enjoy playing video games, hanging with friends, and snuggling my kitty. Fun fact: I grew up riding horses so I have always been around animals in some capacity! I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies! 

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