Marnell is a lifelong animal lover and pet owner. She loves being outdoors exploring her surroundings, hiking and taking photographs. She especially loves doing these things with her own two dogs. Marnell recently moved to Reno from Tucson. While researching dog walking opportunities in Reno she came across Adventure Pet and fell in love with the concept. It seemed not only therapeutic for the dogs but for the humans as well. She is happy to call Reno home and is excited to take care of her own packs of fun loving and energetic dogs!
Zach and his wife Rhonda lead a large and diverse pack that includes their young son Till, two dogs Luna and Baxter, and about a dozen chickens. As the owner of high-energy terriers, Zach is reminded everyday of the importance of providing dogs with regular exercise. Luna and Baxter are well known in their neighborhood for all the time they spend outside running on trails, pulling Zach on rollerblades, and practicing for agility competitions in the front yard.
Zach’s background as a competitive runner prepares him well to thoroughly wear out your dogs on excursions. While even the littlest dogs run circles around him, Zach’s adventures promise a brisk pace and plenty of play that leaves everyone panting in the van on the way home.
Coty grew up in Lake Tahoe where she was surrounded by a variety of animals ever since she was a young girl. Thanks to this exposure she knew as a child that animals would always be an important part of her life. Her love of animals developed into a passion for animal healthcare, which she pursued after college by attaining her associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Coty has worked in veterinary medicine for seven years, starting at the S.P.C.A., she now works as a Veterinary Nurse here in Reno at Mountain View Animal Hospital.
During her spare time Coty indulges in a number of hobbies with the two loves of her life, her dogs, Monet and Buddah. Having been a college athlete Coty finds joy in outdoor activities such as hikes, walks and trail runs. One goal in particular she makes every summer is to climb no less than five peaks in the surrounding areas. With her knowledge of animal science Coty understands the importance of activity and stimulation for our four legged loves. She is extremely excited to be able to share her passion for outdoor activities (running in particular) with local pups, and provide them some beneficial exercise in the process.
I can’t remember a day of my life where there wasn’t a dog or a horse in it. I’ve owned a variety of dogs so have an understanding of different breeds. Currently I own my border collie, Maverick. He’s so much fun and loves going out for hikes and walks with me and my husband, Paul. Mavy often comes with me when I ride my horse Haidi out on the trails, those days are my favorite. I also ride Haidi in ranch sorting competitions, my horse and dog definitely keep me from going crazy.
Before working (if that’s what you want to call it) for Adventure Pet I was in the insurance industry. Getting away from a desk is a dream come true and I can’t wait to have some fun outside with some outgoing, furry companions. I don’t think it can get much better.
Born and raised in Nevada, Sydney has always had a special place in her heart for animals and the outdoors. She was fortunate to grow up with an abundance of animals around and learned at a young age that she definitely wanted to dedicate her life to helping them. She is currently going to Truckee Meadows to become a Veterinary Technician and also works part time at Kreature Komforts Animal Hospital. Her free time is spent going on adventures with her two miniature wiener dogs, Jack and Lucy. Even though their legs are small, they still make for great hiking partners! She’s thankful for the sometimes crazy Reno weather and likes to take advantage of all the seasons. Sydney is an avid snowboarder in the winter and loves spending summers exploring Truckee trails or relaxing at the beach.
Working in the animal health care field has made Sydney truly appreciate dogs. She believes they really are the most loving and loyal creatures. She feels that being able to combine her hobby with the things that she loves most, dogs, is truly a dream job! Whether she’s leading her pack up hills or exploring the valleys you know Sydney will be searching out fun adventures for everyone to enjoy!
Shannon is a retired PE teacher from California who has quickly learned to love Reno and its many places for outdoor adventures. She currently has a wonderful black lab named Zoe who she spends many hours exploring the different hiking trails available in this area. Dogs are drawn to her easy going nature and she is happiest when surrounded by dogs enjoying the great outdoors! She often is having so much fun with the dogs that she loses track of time, so don’t be surprised if her pack goes on extra long adventures. She understands the importance of exercise for both the mental and physical wellness of humans and dogs. When she isn’t running with the dogs, she is busy coaching her two legged athletes in cross country and track at Galena High School.
Denise is a retired school teacher from Washoe County and longtime dog owner. She loves to run, hike, backpack and snowshoe in our beautiful outdoor playground. The only thing that makes her excursions better is if she can have her pup, Lolo, playing alongside her with a happily lolling tongue! Years of running, corralling, motivating and having fun with her elementary school children puts her in a unique position to care for your “children” on their outdoor excursions. Since she is full of energy and never one to waste time, she will most likely combine her daily run/hike with your dogs’, which will leave them happy and tired when returned home.
Combining her love of dogs and the outdoors is a win win. Happy trails equals happy tails!
I am a Native Nevadan who appreciates all the Reno outdoors have to offer including camping, hiking and snowshoeing. When my daughter and pack was younger you would find us camping and hiking every weekend. As the daughter has grown and my pack has aged I decided that my love for animals have led me to leave the corporate world and pursue my passion for pets. As a true lover of all creatures I have owned rabbits, birds, turtles, cats, dogs and bearded dragons. Life is not complete without a pet in my life. My specialty is littles I have a Toy Fox Terrier and a Pug and care for many small dogs daily. Just because they are little doesn’t mean they aren’t mighty and love adventure just as much as the big dogs.
Blake is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast who enjoys playing in the Sierras no matter the season or the weather. His go-to activities include hiking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Merlin, Blake’s 120 pound Alaskan Malamute / Samoyed mix, is his dedicated outdoor adventure partner. Blake has been given an extensive amount of Adventure Pet training by Merlin during the past seven years, where they go on daily wilderness excursions together. Whether it is exploring a creek, breaking trail in the snow or canvassing BLM land, Blake cannot wait to play with your pups in the mountains!