Hi, I’m Elynn, the Owner and Top Dog of Dallas and Pals. That’s me in the picture with my sweet girl, a Chinook dog named Kila.
With my skills and experience with dogs (listed below), I am happy to be able to help you with your dog walking needs, but I thought you might want to hear a little about me aside from my work, so here it goes . . .
I am a native Seattlelite who grew up hiking and climbing our incredible (and challenging!) mountains, usually with a dog or two by my side.
Over the years I have been the lucky mom to one ferret, three bunnies, three hamsters, four kitties, five dogs, and multiple fish. My true loves are dogs, cats, gardening, painting and crafts, listening to rock (Rush is my favorite) or country (big Kenny Chesney fan) music, reading, and spending summer evenings at the dog park with Kila and my friends. Oh, and water. . . anything to do with water – on it in a boat, in it swimming, around it at the ocean . . .
Ok, now on to my credentials:
Certificate Pet CPR and First Aid, American Red Cross 2006 – current
Graduate Dog-Dog Reactivity course, Top Dog Academy 2019
Graduate Professional Dog Walker Training, Udemy 2018
Graduate Pet Sitting/Walking course, Discover U 2005
Graduate Basic Obedience, Pawsabilities 1999
Associate of Applied Science degree in Allied Health, North Seattle College 1991
Certificate Marketing and Management, Edmonds College 1990
President of Dogs Of Grandview Supporters (DOGS) – non-profit stewardship for Grandview Dog Park, SeaTac 2015 – current
President of Kent Dog Owners Group & Supporters (KDOGS) – working with Kent Parks Department to establish off-leash parks on Kent East Hill 1999 – 2003
Member of Serve Our Dog Areas (S.O.D.A.) Grandview Dog Park Leadership Team 1999 – 2003
Marketing and Events Coordinator for Serve Our Dog Area (S.O.D.A.) 1999 – 2003
Member of National Association of Dog Walkers – www.NationalDogWalkers.com 2010 – current
Member of the Marymoor/Grandview Professional Dog Walkers Association (MPDWA) 2006 – 2010
Member of Pet Sitters Associates (PSA) – www.petsitllc.com 2005 – current
Member of Seattle’s Best Canines Flyball Team, Pawsabilities 2000 – 2004
Member of the ASPCA 1999 – current
Member of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary 2000 – current
Members of Chinook Club of America 2012 – current
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