Top Dog Pet Sitters Team in Benbrook and Fort Worth
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 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.
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!
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
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!.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Dee Dee Templeton, Pet Nanny
Hi! My name is Dee Dee. I am a licensed aesthetician and own an Eyelash Extensions business.When I started pet sitting for my neighbors. It was noticeable, I have a passion for pets having 4Pomeranian’s of all ages and they all have different personalities! I have enjoyed training our puppies and understanding what it takes to be patient with these little ones to potty train along with enjoying my oldest dog of 18 years old. I put all pets at the top priority for they make our daily lives fulfilled. Pets have always been in my life. I would love to enjoy your pets and provide a service to help you feel comfortable that your pet is taken care of while you are away.
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!