Meet the owners of Wild at Heart! We are a cooperative and all of our staff are equal owners of the company.
Hello! We are Wild at Heart and are dedicated to maintaining an ethic of compassion in every aspect of our business. We use positive reinforcement training and constantly work with our clients to provide the best possible care.
My name is Amanda and I am the founder of Wild at Heart Dog Walking & Pet-sitting. I have extensive experience with pets and have worked in the animal welfare field for over ten years. I began my career the day I turned 18 at the Connecticut Humane Society. I began as an animal care technician and advanced to adoptions soon after; I specialized in placing difficult dogs in breed-specific rescues. I then moved to San Diego where I worked as an adoption counselor for the San Diego Humane Society for six years. I performed behavior assessments, worked along side the medical staff, trained with some of the top behaviorists and assisted all kinds of training classes. I then moved back to Connecticut for a few years where I was hired as the kennel manager at The Simon Foundation. There I organized the cat adoption team and ran the foster program. I have been fostering medically and behaviorally challenging pets for over nine years; I worked specifically with under-socialized pets. I am currently working on my molecular biology degree and walking dogs and pet-sitting full-time in the Portland Metro area.
Hello I'm Jessica! I am a co-owner of Wild At Heart since the beginning of 2016. I am a full time student at Portland State University and a professional pet care provider! I have been working with dogs of all breeds for over seven years in California and Oregon, providing service to over 350 clients! Over the years I have cultivated experience that has helped me work with various dog behaviors and temperaments! This work has inspired me to pursue certification as a dog trainer, which I am currently working towards. I am interested in helping pets maintain a healthy exercise program, enjoy social interaction and provide relief. I am Pet First Aid certified.
Hello! I'm Greg. I am a co-owner of Wild at Heart and have been working with them since 2015. I moved to Portland in 2008 to work on my writing. Growing up we always had two or three dogs running around, a few indoor kitties and horses. I worked with horses when I was younger leading trail rides. I also volunteered for many years at the Agoura Animal Shelter in California. I am currently in school for Computer Science and love working for Wild at Heart.
A small percentage of Wild at Heart's earnings are donated to local shelters to assist our homeless furry friends.