About Shannon McKinzie
Founder, Top Dog Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service
Shannon McKinzie, the founder of Top Dog Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service, is a pet professional with over 7 years of experience providing high quality, reliable care to pets and the people who love them. She is a member of the Benbrook Chamber of Commerce and Pet Sitters International. She and her business are also bonded and insured.
Top Dog is a dream that Shannon has had for over 25 years! In the early 1990s when Shannon was in college a friend told her that they knew someone who had a business where people paid them to take care of their pets while they were on vacation. As a BIG animal lover all of her life she thought “Really? Could something like this actually exist? That sounds like PURE HEAVEN!” Since then it has always been something she dreamed of. She even had a name picked out..”Top Dog Pet Sitting”… She thought “One day she was going to do it!….One Day!”
After college Shannon began working at Southwestern Bell/ATT. At “the phone company” Shannon worked in many different departments over the years. She was a Fortune 500 and Winners Circle member 15 years in a row. She was also a part of the original U-verse Marketing team. While Shannon was happy at ATT she never forgot her dream of owning her own pet sitting company.
In early 2010 Shannon’s world was turned upside down when she found out that her young daughter had a life-threatening condition. This ordeal put everything into perspective. She decided that life was too short to not be chasing your dreams.
In 2011 Shannon founded Top Dog Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service with the goal of providing compassionate, professional pet care services to clients in the Fort Worth area. She is passionate about offering the very best care possible and she treats each pet as if they were a member of her own family.
When not caring for other people’s pets, Shannon spends time with her own furry family, including Enzo, Belle, Lily, Frankie, and Mama Kitty, as well as her human family and friends. Shannon has fostered for both Rescued Friends and Paws N Claws. She enjoys yoga, boating, and spending time with her family.
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In the Beginning
When Shannon started Top Dog she thought she would always be a solo provider. But, very quickly she learned that she was not going to be able to meet the needs of all the pets that needed customized, comprehensive in the comfort of their own home. Shannon started looking for qualified animal lovers to help her build her Top Dog “Dream Team.” Top Dog “pet nannies” have many years of experience with animals including animal rescue and shelter volunteer work. All of Top Dog’s “pet nannies” have also been trained in pet first aid and CPR. We also run an extensive background check on every pet nanny.
- MAKE CLIENT’S SAY “WOW”
We go the extra mile to give our clients peace of mind while they are away.
We act with honesty, integrity, Fairness, and mutual respect.
- KEEP GROWING AND LEARNING
We challenge ourselves to remain open minded and keep up with the latest Information and technology in our industry.
- DO THE RIGHT THING!
We foster an environment of collaboration, responsibility, and accountability.
- PUT RELATIONSHIPS FIRST
We believe in cultivating long term relationships with our customers, team, business partners, and communities.
- WE GIVE BACK
We care about our communities and are committed to supporting local non-profit animal related charities.