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.

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!

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.

Robyn Danielson, Pet Nanny

Robyn is a Texas native, and was raised with countless dogs, cats, turtles, and fish. Her mother instilled her love of animals in her, always rescuing strays and helping animals in need. And she always named her rescue cats after celebrities–Elvis, Dolly, and ZsaZsa, to name a few! She has lived in the Fort Worth area for almost twenty years and is mother to a 16-year-old son and to a rescue chihuahua mix, Noodles. She is currently a teacher and private tutor and is excited to join the Top Dog Team.

Andrew Roberts, Pet Nanny

Hello, I’m Andrew. I’ve lived in Fort Worth for practically all my life. I went to Southwest High school, and UTA. I’m a communication major that loves conversation. I’ve been in the food industry all my life, and finally wanted to branch out! I’ve always loved pets of all sizes, I’m a wizard with large dogs, and large number of pets so I’m never overwhelmed. I’m passionate about working out and being outside. I’m looking forward to bringing excellent trustworthy service to all pet sitting needs.

Whitney Deane, Pet Nanny

Hello! My name is Whitney and I have lived in the Benbrook community for the last 10 years. I am originally from the cold country of North Dakota. But came to Texas as a travel nurse in 2005 and never left! I have 2 amazing boys, DeShawn and Jayden, ages 14 and 12 who both attend Benbrook Middle High School. I am a nurse by profession, but an animal lover and heart. Animals are my true passion, and they just make me happy all around! Growing up some of my fondest memories were spent on my aunt and uncle’s farm around all the animals. I have spent countless hours volunteering at the animal shelter in Benbrook and am an active member of the 4 PAWS organization. I also volunteer frequently with Saving Hope Rescue at their adoption events and giving vaccinations to the animals in their care. We have 2 French Bulldogs, Stella and Sage who are spoiled rotten! I look forward to providing excellent loving care to your pets in the Benbrook area!

Cassandra Ford, Pet Nanny

I am Cassandra and have lived here in Fort Worth since 2004 with my husband and our 6 children (think Brady Bunch – his, mine & ours). All are adults with their own homes and lives now except the baby of the family who just turned 18 and graduated from High School in May 2022. She will be attending UT Arlington in the Fall to pursue a graphic design degree.

My husband and I own a small electronic repair shop (www.fixitplanet.com) in Benbrook just celebrated our 7th year in business. We have a plethora of animals including dogs, kitties, aquatic turtles, bearded dragon, leopard gecko and a veiled chameleon. In addition, we also have fostered for several rescues over the years including Saving Hope and Dallas Doggrr. Currently I only foster kitties and only those with medical issues for Saving Hope. I currently have 5 grandchildren and will be getting a new grandson in September. I love being a Gigi, love to travel and most of all love animals

Courtney Resweber, Office Assistant

Courtney will be glad to help with you with any of your pet scheduling needs and getting you set up as a new client. She has been in the pet sitting industry since 2014. Prior to she was a volunteer dog walker for Animal Rescue New Orleans and she is a lifetime pet owner. Her and her husband, Jack are the proud pet parents of 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 chickens! There’s Wolfie (Corgi/Border Collie), Panda (Beagle/Basset Hound), Gizmo (Domestic Long Hair), Mr. Magoo (Domestic Long Hair), Mishu (Domestic Short Hair) and Mable (Buff Orpington Hen) and Dialia (Light Brahma Hen).

Briana Welch, Pet Nanny

Hi, I’m Briana! I’m a lifelong Benbrook resident and graduated from Texas Tech University. I’m an animal lover and grew up having cats and dogs. I currently have two dogs: Mazie, a Red Heeler mix, and Quinn, a Lab mix. Mazie is a typical Red Heeler, always wanting to work and high energy, she and I have taken Agility classes in the past. I have fostered dogs through Love & Paws Rescue and Quinn is a foster-fail who I couldn’t let go of. I’m a Special Education teacher in Fort Worth ISD and work with students with moderate to severe cognitive delays. I am excited to join the Top Dog team and love on your fur-babies!.

Deanna, Pet Nanny

Hello my is Deanna. After 26 years as a Project Manager in Telecommunications, I decided to pursue my passion of working with pets. I have four dogs, Lily who is a Pitt terrier, Dee Dee, a doberman / lab mix, Zaharra is a Catahoula and Buddy Rogers is a Pitt. After fostering Buddy Rogers through Dallas Doggrr, he stole my heart, and I ended up adopting him. My two Tuxedo cats are named Buddy and Gigi (brother and sister) rescued from the SPCA. My husband and I moved to the Mustang Park area in 2019 and have enjoyed feeding and watching the wildlife in the area. I am super excited to join the team at Top Dog and look forward to meeting you and your precious fur-babies.

Helen, Pet Nanny

Hi! I’m Helen McFall and I was born in Fort Worth and lived here much of my life. I graduated from St. Edward’s University and TCU. Afterwards, I taught Sp. Ed. middle school and am now retired. My wonderful son and daughter have married, have great families and are very busy. Currently, I am a master gardener, swimmer, and knitter. I enjoy cooking, reading and being outside. Last March my sweet 14-year-old standard poodle went to doggie Heaven, and I miss his curly hair, our long walks and fun times. I think that is one reason I wanted to be part of the Top Dog family. I’m very excited to be working with their great team and look forward to making your pets happy and enjoy their time away from you.

Sophie, Pet Nanny

I’m Sophie, I’m currently a freshman at UT Arlington majoring in Graphic Design. When I’m not at school I work part-time as a kennel tech at Southside Veterinary Clinic. I have been around animals since birth. As an infant, I learned how to stand by using our 125-pound family dog to help balance. I have experience with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, reptiles, and rodents. My family has fostered for several large rescues located here in DFW and currently run our own small 501c3 rescue. I currently am a mom to three dachshunds who are my children. I love dachshunds, the color pink, and all things kpop.

Danielle, Pet Nanny

Hey! I’m Danielle! I was born and raised on the East Coast but have been living in Fort Worth for about 6 years now. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s in History and San Jose State University with a Master’s in Library and Information Science. After working with children and teaching Pre-K for many years, I’m now a stay-at-home mom to my 3 month old baby boy, Luke. I grew up with different pets from dogs and cats to hamsters and guinea pigs. I lived my childhood dream riding horses from childhood to my college years and one day will get back to it! My fiancé and I currently have 2 dogs and 2 orange cats who are all named after historical figures. I’ve also fostered dogs and kittens in the past with Saving Hope rescue. I’m so excited to join the Top Dog team and can’t wait to meet you and your pets!