Kim’s decision to become an off leash dog walker goes back to her childhood. She had a special connection with dogs and animals for as long as she can remember. Kim could always be found playing with, training, exercising or teaching a new trick to her childhood Golden Retriever Molly. Kim and Molly became well known in their small hometown for the wide range of unique tricks they could do together and took ‘best in show’ every year in the “Annual Kids’ Dog Show” for their interesting tricks and stunts. Kim has lived with several family pets and has also owned her own horse.
Kim’s career ambition as a youngster was to become a veterinarian or dog trainer, but instead she went on to enjoy an exciting but demanding career in the pet industry and worked with a company for nearly ten years with a final position as National Director of Purchasing and Merchandising. Throughout this career Kim learned a lot about animal behaviour and received additional education in nutrition, animal health care, behaviour and trained hundreds of employees under her tutelage .
After a few life changes and experiencing motherhood Kim has come full circle and has found her way back to pursue a career with canines. She became an off leash dog walker and Pooch Pack Adventures combines her love of nature and the great outdoors with her passion and love for the pooches.
I love it when you quietly look up in admiration….make direct eye contact…. gently wag your tail and give me what appears to be a smile. It’s as if you are saying, “You are my leader, I love you and I will go wherever you go”
This was my ‘A-Ha’ moment. No matter how dirty, tired, wet or cold I get…it is all worth it and I am so happy I have met you and that I chose this career to be your dog walker!