Chelsea & Janay Saxton
CHELSEA HAS BEEN WITH DISCOVER DOGS FOR over 5 YEARS!
Chelsea is now a member of the Discover Dogs Alumni! A retired Smooth Operator who's knowledge and dog handling skills are now being applied to Pet Sitting your furry ones in the comfort of her home. After 5 years with Discover Dogs she is now working for a fast growing property management company in Vancouver.
Chelsea, her wife Janay, and their Lab cross Big Mack, use boundaries, patience and positive reinforcement to help dogs of all ages feel safe while away from home.
MICAH HAS BEEN WITH DISCOVER DOGS FOR OVER 3 YEARS!
Vancouver born and raised, Micah knows the city well and is happy to live in such a beautiful place. A dog lover growing up with adorable cats, the urge to break free and spend more time with canines eventually became too strong. After working as a freelance dog walker for a while, Micah was lead to Discover Dogs and is happy to be part of such a responsible team!
Having always had a love for animals of all kinds, Micah is excited to be working with so many fun creatures! Having always had a love for the arts, Micah opted to study Theatre Acting at Langara College. From there, he kept feeding his hunger for creativity by keeping busy with Circus Arts classes as well as Voice Acting. He then went on to pursue Cinematography at Capilano University where he graduated on the Dean's List. He is currently making short films and doing sketch comedy with friends. Whenever he can he loves to bike around the city as well as through nature and camp out in the wilderness.
Since Discover Dogs ended their Walking services in December 2017, Micah has teamed up with Kennedy to form their own dog walking company.
Heather has been with Discover Dogs for over 3 years!
Heather was born and raised in sunny Sacramento, California where she grew up around all sorts of animals such as birds, cats, rats, snakes, dogs and chinchillas. A veritable zoo! Much to her parents dismay, she took in strays of all varieties during her childhood. She was around dogs for all of her childhood, as her parents bred and raised Labrador Retrievers. Her favorite of the menagerie was her goofy Great Dane, Maverick, who was a constant companion throughout her teenage years. Heather had always dreamed of working with animals.
Heather moved north to Eugene, Oregon in 2004 where she attended the University of Oregon and received her degree in Psychology with a minor in Business. With her focus on mental health, she moved north again to Portland, Oregon where she worked as a mental health counselor for dual diagnosis schizophrenic clients in a lock down facility for just over a year. She came to Vancouver over a weekend with friends where she met her current partner and decided to move north yet again.
After a year of lawyers and interviews with customs agents, Heather became a permanent resident in Vancouver and decided to once again pursue her passion of working with animals. She found Discover Dogs to be the perfect fit.
Sam is our newest pet sitting addition!
Samantha Stade received a Bachelor of Art and Science with a major in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan in the spring of 2017. She then spent a year working with a non-profit home visiting program supporting families with children who have developmental delays.
Samantha moved to Vancouver in the summer of 2018 as she always wanted to be in the mountains and on the ocean. She now works at an Independent School as a Learning Specialist.
Her six year old Westie, Spark, has been on many adventures and loves Vancouver as well. They fostered dogs with Bright Eyes Dog Rescue in Saskatchewan and enjoy having furry guests in their home!
Kennedy Makarowski & Kenn MacDonald
KENNEDY HAS BEEN WITH DISCOVER DOGS FOR OVER 2 years!
Kennedy is 21 years old and was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, before recently moving out to Vancouver for a change in scenery and to further pursue her goal to work with and for animals as a career. Kennedy's good friend and companion Joey, a 12 year old cocker spaniel/poodle cross, still resides in Edmonton. Kennedy holds Joey responsible for giving her such compassion and love towards all animals.
Kennedy's first experience working with animals was back in Edmonton where she worked as an animal care attendant at a pet kennel/shelter, and she immediately knew that working for animals was her passion. After taking a semester at the University of Alberta in Specialized Animal Biology, Kennedy realized she wasn't quite ready to be trapped under studying and essays, and decided to take some time off to get further experience training and working hands-on with dogs.
Since Discover Dogs ended their Walking services in December 2017, Kennedy started her own walking business with Micah.
KENN HAS BEEN WITH DISCOVER DOGS FOR 3 YEARS!
Kenn was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to the East Coast of Canada when he was 7 and to the West Coast when he was 16. He now happily resides in East Vancouver where he works full time for Parallel 49. In his spare time he enjoys spending time hanging out with friends and exploring the city and what beautiful BC has to offer. Hiking, biking, or boarding are his main pass times.
He recently adopted long-time client Gerry the Boston.
LOGAN HAS BEEN WITH DISCOVER DOGS FOR OVER 2 years!
I grew up in Canmore Alberta where I learned to have a passion for the outdoors and nature. When I am not at school studying Anthropology, playing music or working you can most likely find me either skiing or hiking. (Depending on the season) I was a ski racer and competed at national levels but decided to retire to explore the world and get an education. I have always loved animals, dogs in particular. My dream is to one day have a farm equipped with a greenhouse, music studio, wood burning fire place and around 30 dogs… Yes I will be the crazy dog lady.