Lone Star Runner
Cherie comes to us all the way from the great state of Texas, where was was born and raised. She is a client turned employee who has always had dogs in her life, and can’t imagine life any other way! Cherie moved to Reno just over a year ago with her family and two pups. While looking for new places to explore with her dogs she ran across Adventure Pet and instantly fell in love with the idea of running dogs. Not only was getting out to explore appealing to her, but she also appreciated the combination of socializing with locals and, of course, other dogs. She is very excited to grow her own packs and provide the same fun that she’s been able to see as a benefit to her own pup, Murray. So if you’re in South Reno, you might just see her out and about!
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.
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!
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!
Born and raised in Winnemucca, this girl is no stranger to Nevada’s beautiful back country, and there’s no better way to explore those roads than with a furry friend at your side! Chelsea always knew that animals would be an influential and meaningful part of her life. Going from being the little girl bringing home every creature imaginable to going on in pursuit of a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation through the University of Nevada, animals have always been her key to endless happiness.
In her spare time Chelsea loves exploring new places with her own fur baby, Bree, a 5 year old yellow lab. Seeing her happy little butt wiggle down the trail inspires and challenges Chelsea to take her on even more exciting adventures! However, don’t let her fool you she never passes up a good snuggle session with her mama.
Chelsea couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to combine her love for animals with her passion for the outdoors, as well as so many opportunities to grow with our clients and their fur babies. Her philosophy is, “Lets hit the trails and wag some tails!”
Katie was born and raised in a dog loving household. In fact, she wanted to grow up to be a dog when she was little! In high school she adopted a German Shorthair Pointer named Saxon, and he has yet to let her forget the importance of exercising him. Her dedication to providing him with daily runs kills two birds with one stone; he gets the wiggles out and she stays in shape. It’s a win win! And who knew the side bonus would be preparing her for a career with Adventure Pet!
Her former career as a Wildland Firefighter is where she fell in love with hiking and being outdoors. She feels that Adventure Pet provides the unique opportunity to combine her love of the outdoors with her passion for dogs. When your pups go out with Katie they will receive a healthy dose of exercise topped off with an extra helping of love!
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.