Run and be happy.
Hi, I’m Jen. For almost 21 years I worked in a job I loved, but one that didn’t fulfill me. I knew I needed to make a change and when I had the opportunity to move to the Seattle area, I took it! It was a bit intimidating leaping into the unknown, but I needed a challenge and this was definitely it. I had a lot of time to think about what was next when out on long mountain runs with my dog. I would always say “ I need to go Run the dog” trying to figure it all out. Then one day while out on a run in my HAPPY PLACE it came to me, so many people need this service! I love dogs and running… This is what I love!! And then the ideas started to flow. I looked up certification classes, went back to school and Run Those Dogs slowly came to life. It was the best decision I ever made and I couldn’t be happier.
Running has been a huge part of my life for as far back as I can remember. In 2004 I ran my first 1/2 marathon while training with USA fit in Bellingham, I was hooked at that point. I stayed in the program for over 7 years running and coaching others along the way. Fast forward to today I have run over 12 full marathons and several Ultra marathons including my first 50 miler in May 2014.
I ran my 3rd Boston marathon in April 2015. I have a passion for fitness and love to share my knowledge with others when given the opportunity. Running and pets are my passion and I’m excited to meet your favorite furry friends.
MEET THE TEAM
Servicing Marysville, Arlington & Lake StevensHi, I’m Laura and I’m an avid animal lover and enthusiast! My husband and I moved to Washington State four years ago from Minnesota and we love it here! I enjoy being able to be outside all year round and don’t mind the rain at all! We have chickens, a cat and Sophie our amazing rescue dog. (pictured) I enjoy working with all kinds of animals and I also work at Carleton Farms in Lake Stevens where we have 55 horses, 5 goats, Peacocks, chickens, one donkey and a llama. For me, a perfect day includes time spent with animals, playing, walking or just hanging out with them. I’m certified in animal CPR and am continually learning great training tips and skills from sites like Fetch Find. Pet CPR / First Aid certified.
Servicing Marysville, Arlington & StanwoodMy lifelong love of animals began while growing up on Vashon Island with a variety of pets, livestock and assorted strays that my father brought home. In my mid-twenties, I acquired Dusty, an Arab/QH which changed the course of my life and started my love affair with horses.
In 2013, I left my full time career as a graphic artist to focus my attention on my life’s passion, working with animals. In early 2017 I met Jen and started working for Run Those Dogs. I love working with the different dogs and providing a valuable service to our clients. In my free time I love to trail ride and camp with my horses, spend time with my son Nathan and play with my dog Lucy, a blue heeler/hound mix. Pet CPR / First Aid certified.
VP of ToysGus was adopted from The Noah Center in April of 2015. When I first laid eye’s on Gus he was laying on his back with a toy in his mouth, barely a year old. It was love at first sight! Gus keeps us on our toes daily with plenty of ball & frisbee time! He has been a true blessing to our home.
Company PrincessKai was adopted from The Noah Center in February of 2016 just over a year old. She’s happiest when she’s out on a long trail run or riding around in the dog van with Mom, but her favorite time by far is snuggling on the couch at night with her family.
ARE YOU AN ANIMAL LOVER THAT LOVES THE OUTDOORS? JOIN US!