Meet the Team

Shannon McKinzie, Owner

In 2011 I left Corporate America after 16 years to open Top Dog. This has been a dream of mine for more than 25 years. I am so happy and thankful to be doing something I REALLY LOVE. I handle questions, scheduling, and phone calls that get you paired with the sitter that is the perfect fit for you and your best friend. I am also the back up for all of my pet nannies in case of illness and accident to make sure that all of our furry clients are taken care of.

Rosalee Dameron, Pet Nanny

In 2009 Rosalee retired from the fraud department of Sprint in Kansas City and moved back home. By 2012, By was bored to death and ready to work. She was offered the opportunity to pet sit and since she has always had and loved animals she decided it would be a great fit for her.  She currently has one dog, a teacup poodle named Tinkerbell. Rosalee says working at Top Dog has been one of her favorite jobs. The animals she has met have become family to her.

Kara Stanei, Pet Nanny

Kara graduated from Angelo State University in 2007. She moved to Fort Worth shortly after graduation and attended nursing school at TCC. She worked mainly oncology before becoming a stay at home mom. She is married to an amazing man and has 2 rowdy boys! Kara also has 2 rescue pups, Ace (terrier/dachshund/chihuahua mix a.k.a. Heinz 57) and Doris (lab/border collie mix) She loves all animals and will treat yours as her own!

Alese Ashford, Pet Nanny

Alese was raised on a farm in Oklahoma, where her family owned horses, cattle, dogs, rabbits, a gerbil, and fish; loving and caring for animals became second nature.  Currently, she and her husband, of 28 years, reside with their son in Benbrook. They have a fourth member of the family, Rusty, an 8 year-old bichon frise poodle mix, which Alese trained and now grooms. They have 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. Prior to starting with Top Dog she has been pet sitting for neighbors for years. She has also been very active in her neighborhood helping hurt and stray dogs.

Dallas, Pet Nanny

Dallas has lived in Fort Worth all her life. Growing up her family rescued and fostered pets for Ninja Pets. Dallas has had many pets over the years including rottweilers that her parents raised and bred. Prior to joining the Top Dog Team, Dallas was a supervisor at Hyatt Place. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has two rescue dogs, Titus (a rowdy Pitbull) and Memphis (a mellow Boston Terrier) and 2 fat cats named Ash and White Walker. She loves animals of all shapes and sizes and cannot wait to love your animals!

Sonya, Pet Nanny

In addition to serving as a pet nanny for Top Dog, Sonya is an operations manager for a company that provides payment services for government agencies across the United States located in downtown Fort Worth. Over the years, friends and family have trusted her to care for their fur babies because they know she will treat them as her own. Sonya prides herself on providing peace of mind and being committed to taking the best care of both human and furry clients. In off time, Sonya can be found volunteering at the local animal shelter or curled with fur baby Oskee (11 yr dachshund) reading a good thriller novel and practicing hot yoga.

Natalie, Pet Nanny

NATALIE SINCLAIR, was born in Greensboro, NC, and raised in Arlington, TX. Natalie has loved two things for as long as she can remember- dogs and ballet. At the age of 3, she got her first dog (an Irish Setter named Gypsy) and took her first ballet lessons. During her childhood, she had two more dogs -a stray Cocker Spaniel named Casper and an Italian Greyhound named Marcus. At the age of 17, Natalie made her professional debut as the youngest company member with the Fort Worth Ballet and her professional career spanned 13 years – she spent 10 of those 13 years with her second Italian Greyhound, CoCo. After retiring from ballet, Natalie became a stay at home Mom – raising her son along with three Jack Russell terriers, Oliver, Ozzie, and Harriet. In 2016, Natalie got her current dog, a Border Collie named Annabelle. Natalie readily admits she’s never met a dog she hasn’t liked and Top Dog is a perfect fit for her.

Courtney, Pet Nanny

A lifelong resident of Fort Worth, Courtney has been passionate about animals her whole life. Before coming to Top Dog, she worked in the clipper business for 13 years. The clipper store sells all your clipper needs for Animals and humans and she worked with Animals by showing their owners how to use the clippers on their pets and miniature horses. She also worked with horses for the summer of 2019 caring for horses and as a trail guide. Courtney has been pet sitting for years for friends and family which included Dogs, Cats, Lizards, and a Parrot.

Ledonna, Pet Nanny

Ledonna has lived in Benbrook her whole life. She resides with her 2 precious dogs named Jack and Rufus. In addition to working as a pet nanny for Top Dog she also works from home as a trauma analyst. As a child, she would “babysit” my grandparent’s dogs when they would come to visit. She would act like she was feeding them; make them take naps and cover them up with her grandma’s towels. She always had a great passion for animals of all kinds. Ledonna believes pets are people too. They have their own unique, funny personalities and they need love and companionship and with this busy world, it’s sometimes hard to do.