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, Kara Stanei

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!

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.