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about Me

I like to make pets happy. I provide exercise, care, and sincere affection. 

I also like to make pet owners happy. I provide peace of mind and great customer service. 

Happy pets and happy owners equal emptier shelters. It’s how I help strengthen my community. 

I’ve cared for a variety of domestic pets for over 30 years. Some for a fee, many for free, all with the objective of giving them as much love and respect as possible.

I’ve cared for them in all stages, from birth to end of life. Each one made me a better human.

How can I help you and your pet today?


To provide you and your pet a personalized, tailored level of positively reinforced, force-free care.
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Healthy pets are happier pets, so exercise and mental enrichment are key.

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Animals succeed through the use of positive reinforcement rather than punishment.

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The good habits pets learn are tools they can use for as long as they live.

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Observation and reflection bring new ideas and chances for learning.

Me walking dogs. Not always perfect, but always with love.

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Come ready.
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Bring an extra pair

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Unscented and sturdy

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6 to 50 ft


5-Star Wag ratings


Satisfied Clients

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When the Cats Are Away

Here's a peek inside a CM visit:

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Walker wears PPE where required, equipment checked. Phone battery charged. GPS on, apps, and camera used for work purposes only. Walker secures keys and or codes on-person for the duration of the walk. ETA texts provided upon request.

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Secure All pets

Walker tightens loose collars or harnesses if necessary and checks for damage or wear. Spare leashes and collars (no prong, choke, or e-collars used) available. For transport: pets secured in backseat of vehicle. Radio is off or plays soothing sounds. Dual climate-control set for maximum comfort. Phone in hands-free mode. 

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Do the Duty

Walk pace adjusted for pet’s age or health. Walks are for decompression and enrichment. Playtime includes toy play, basic training cues practice, or maybe scent-work and mental enrichment games. All pets get rest and/or water breaks as needed. Drop-ins, car trips, or early morning bookings encouraged during hotter months.

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Return safely home

Walker is vaccinated, but masks worn if required. Hands are clean. Pets get a last drink and/or treat before crating or leaving. Walker cleans up as necessary, locks all crates and doors, returns keys, and disposes of pet waste. Includes text summary and photo record of visit.

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Standard Pricing.

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Per walk

  • 30-Min walk
  • Force-free +R
  • 1-2 Dogs per walk
  • 7 Days per week
  • 365 Days per year
  • Confidential & secure


Per visit

  • 30+ mins drop-in
  • Enrichment, exercise
  • 1 or more pets
  • 7 Days per week
  • 365 Days per year
  • Bonded & insured


Per ride

  • 60-min transport
  • 1-2 pets per trip
  • Multiple stops ok
  • 2-way ok
  • Rear harness clips
  • All vehicles insured


"I'm kind of a big deal." ~ Ron Burgundy
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“Leah has been helping our family for over a year now! She is always punctual, kind, and responsive. She has always been flexible with us when we need her last minute. We have her over at least once a week, but usually two to three times. We would highly recommend her!”

Rachel M.

Wag Client

“Leah is incredible! She took care of my two cats while I was away for 3 days. It was my first trip away after being new to the area, making me nervous to leave them, but Leah made it so much easier. She took great care of the cats, making sure they had everything they needed. And she sent me updates every day. Leah really made all of the difference and I couldn’t recommend her more. I am so glad to have met her and I know the cats will look forward to her visit in the future! Thanks, Leah!”

Julianne T.

Canine Migration Client

“I can’t thank Leah enough. Not only does she take my dog on a sniffing adventure, she gives great suggestions on how to improve dog morale and interactions as my dog isn’t the greatest at socializing. A very hard worker who genuinely cares.”

Leslie K.

Wag Client

“”Thank you so much for the wonderful update! It makes my day to know he is in such good hands.

Chantal S.

Canine Migration Client

“She did an excellent job!”

Bobbie P.

Rover Client

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Why Canine Migration?

I get pets.
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No criminal record. Clean driving record. If you would like to run a check, I recommend First Advantage.* They are top in the industry, offer flexible pricing and packages, are the most comprehensive and thorough, and they have excellent customer service.

*Non-affiliated, non-reimbursed link

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Bonded and insured through Wag and Pet Sitter’s Associates.* Pets insured under personal vehicle policy as well. Proof of insurance available upon request.

*Non-affiliated link

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Lifelong learner. AA, AS, BA. AAS in progress. Red Cross Online First Aid certificate. I am not a pet trainer, but I follow R+ training principles and science that advocates force-free, animal training and handling. Currently pursuing dog training certificates. 

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No dog parks. No off-leash. No headphones. No prong, choke, or e-collars. Walk areas are pre-checked. Lock boxes zeroed out. Covid-19 vaccinated. Car safety restraints. Sensitive social media posting: no personal info. No info sold to 3rd parties. Services confidential. Grain free treats upon request. Filtered water.

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Also no vaping or alcohol.
I do have a weakness for pizza.

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Above and beyond is the standard. Gaining a pet’s trust ensures they’ll have a positive experience. Extra care and patience helps build your pet’s confidence and achieve balance. 

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Hank (3/2009-2/2020)

I miss his snore.

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