Meet the Team, Shannon McKinzie

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.

Meet the team, Rosalee Dameron

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.

Meet the team, Alese Ashford

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.

Meet the team, Courtney Wall

Courtney Wall, 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.

Robin Strachan

Robin Strachan, Pet Nanny

Robin worked at AT&T for 18 years before her office closed in 2018. She had the joy of being a stay at home Mom to her 2 amazing children. Now with her kids full-grown, it was time to get back out there. What better way than spending time with FURRBABIES. Robin has had both cats and dogs throughout her life. At present she has 2 rescue pups named Leelah and Daisy, both are Heinz 57 mutts and are completely spoiled rotten. She loves all animals and will love your babies as if they were her own.

Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood, Pet Nanny

Sarah has been an animal lover all her life so when she retired from the medical field, she knew she wanted to work with animals. And we are so glad that did! Sarah has lived in the Benbrook area since 2003 and has been very involved in the community. She spends her free time with her 7 grandkids and her own pups Honey, a lab mix, and Lucky Lu, a chihuahua/Pomeranian mix.

Ann Andrews

Ann Andrews, Pet Nanny

Hi my name is Ann! I am a native Fort Worth Girl! I have been married to my husband Mike, for 33 years. We have 3 daughters, Ellen & Elizabeth (29) and Emma (25). We are a pet loving family. I have 2 dogs, 5 chickens, a Quaker Parrot, and a cat! My previous occupation was a pre-K teacher at Benbrook Elementary. I also run a small catering business. We recently chose Top Dog to take care of our animals while on Vacation. I was so impressed with the excellent care and attention our animals were given that I contacted Shannon to see if I could become part of her team! I look forward to meeting new clients and taking care of all of your pet sitting needs!

Tracy Hodges

Tracy Hodges, Pet Nanny

Hi, I’m Tracy. I’ve lived in the Benbrook area for 15 years and love the country feel yet being close to the city. I’ve owned animals since I was a young child. guinea pigs, birds, ferrets and horses. I currently have 2 cats and 2 dogs. Bo and Bella were rescue pups. I love them as my children. After working for corporate America, an architectural firm for 15 years, I love having the opportunity to take care of other people’s pets. Since animals are a huge part of my life, being able to make a career out of it was a bonus. I love being outdoors while bringing joy to dogs taking them for walks. I will treat your fur babies as if they are my own, so you can rest-assured they will be in good hands.