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Top Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters Team in Benbrook and Fort Worth

Top Dog Pet Sitting Owner, 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.

pet sitter and dog walker, Rosalee Dameron

Rosalee Dameron, Pet Nanny

In 2009 Rosalee retired from the fraud department of Sprint in Kansas Cityand moved back home. By 2012, she 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 TopDog has been one of her favorite jobs. The animals she has met have become family to her.

Pet sitting service fort worth, 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!

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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

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Helen McFall, 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.

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Sophie Ford, 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.

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Danielle Dixon, 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 of 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!

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Anna Hanstrom, Pet Nanny

Hi! I am Anna. I am currently a student at University of Texas in Arlington majoring in social work. I grew up in Fort Worth. But I lived in Colorado for many years. But I moved home from Colorado about seven years ago for a transplant. My transplant inspired me to change careers so that I can help others that deal with disabilities. I previously worked as a bookkeeper and am now focusing on animals and their ability to help us humans. I also volunteer for Fort Worth Animal Care and Control at their Petsmart in SW Fort Worth. I walk pups and help dogs and cats find new homes. Doing this has helped me learn that all animals are capable of love. I’ve been volunteering since 2021 and it’s one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life. I am a cat mom of two, Kiki and Lily who are 15 and 16. They are happy, loving and healthy kiddos.

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Leanne Bochenko, Pet Nanny

Hi my name is Leanne. As a fur mom to two gorgeous Goldens, Nash and Noel. I found that I was having problems finding someone to sit with them while I went on vacation. Someone that would care for them and put my mind at ease. I have heard so much about Top Dog and their services that I decided to join the team. For 25 years I’ve had cats, gerbils and hamsters. I am a foster mom for Highway Hounds. I have also rescued ferrets for over 23 years. Taking care of animals is a passion for me because there is a genuine need for people who love their furry companions to know they are taken care of.

pet sitter and dog walker, Kara Stanei

Kara Stanei, Pet Nanny

Hello! My name is Kara Stanei. I am from West Texas but moved to Fort Worth after graduating from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Once I settled in here in Fort Worth, I became an RN until I had my two rambunctious boys! I have been married to my husband, Bogdan for 13 years and we have two dogs, Ace (16 year old mutt) and Doris (11 year old lab mix) both rescues. I have had many animals over my lifetime including dogs, cats, fish, bearded dragons, hermit crabs, bunnies, ducks and chickens! I love all animals and can’t wait to love on yours as well!

pet sitter and dog walker, Laura Reedy

Laura Reedy, Pet Nanny

HI! My name is Laura, and I am so excited to be a part of the Top Dog team of professional pet lovers! I have two dogs. Josey is my basset hound and Stinky is my adorable mixed breed rescue. I have been a nurse at Medical City Fort Worth for nine years. I enjoy my work, spending time with my family, gardening and walking my pups. I obtained my General Studies Degree from TCU and my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from UTA. I live in Fort Worth and love the genuine friendliness of the people here. I look forward to meeting you and your furry family members!

pet sitter and dog walker, Laura Reedy

Patty, Pet Nanny

Hi, I’m Patty. I have lived in Fort Worth for 26 years. I worked in credit insurance for 17 years and retired early to care for my husband who is now deceased. I lost my Schnauzer just months before my husband passed. I am excited to work for Top Dog as I miss my walks with Riley. [I am pictured with Quinn, my granddad]. I enjoy reading, needlepoint, and mysteries. I love all animals and have learned that love and care are the most important part of being in their lives. I am Mimi to my grandchildren and enjoy spoiling them. I look forward to spoiling your fur babies too.

pet sitter and dog walker, Natalie Burton

Natalie, Pet Nanny

Hi! I’m Nat, a 22-year veteran of the veterinary medical field who is excited to meet your babies! I was born and raised here in Fort Worth, then went to college in San Antonio and graduated, then went in a completely different direction and got my degree – and later, my license – in veterinary technology. I traveled for a while before settling back home with my high school sweetheart and a variable number of cats. I love connecting with pets on their individual level and creating a bond through gentle interaction and respecting their boundaries and needs. Every pet is unique, and I pride myself on finding that special something that they need to feel comfortable and loved while their parents are away. I have experience with pets of all kinds, and am able to give medication your baby may need. I hope to meet you and your babies soon!

pet sitter and dog walker, Christine Lyons

Christine, Pet Nanny

Hi! My name is Chris and I am an Iowa girl who recently moved here to Texas by way of Illinois. I graduated with a degree in History and Spanish, and later got my master’s degree at NMSU. After doing Museum work, I started my own online business selling vintage children’s books, which I love and still pursue.  I have a great love for all animals and have had a number of pets throughout my life, including dogs, cats, rabbits and parakeets. I am currently without any furry friends at home as I left behind Abby, a beautiful 12 year-old English Springer spaniel, safe at home in Illinois, and my dear cat Tobias who left this life in March of this year. I look forward to meeting you and your beloved pets!