Christy founded Walkin' Doggies in sunny Santa Monica in 2009, and expanded operations to San Diego in 2017. Before dedicating her life to doggies she worked in a variety of positions…actor, waitress, licensed massage therapist… but none of these jobs fulfilled her. She found herself gravitating towards animal shelters for her "doggie fix", volunteering in her spare time as a walker at The Lange Foundation and in later years, Rover Rescue. Eventually Christy’s lifetime love of animals motivated her to begin slowly incorporating pet care professionally into her life. She enjoyed time as a handler at a busy doggie daycare, then a bather at a grooming salon, and finally a paid dog walker/pet sitter position came her way. When 2 years had flown by and she was still loving it, She knew she had found her calling and Walkin’ Doggies was born. 8+ years later it is continuing to grow, thanks to an amazing staff dedicated to providing loving and attentive care to all of their clients.
Christy is also the proud mom of an 11 yr old French Bulldog named Lola, who makes her laugh every day with her typical Frenchie charm. She and her husband hope to add to their doggie family within the coming year. :)