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!