Amy became one of the first employees in 2011 after graduating from CCAD. With her previous experience as a pet sitter growing up and as a doggy daycare attendant through college, she was the perfect fit. You can find her walking pups in German Village during the week. When she's not hanging out with her animal friends, she can be found gardening, training for her next race, or volunteering with the local babywearing group.
Mallory managed kitchens for many years, but when looking for something more fulfilling, she began walking dogs for Le Pooch on her day off. After leaving restaurants all together, Mallory was able to dedicate more time to pet care. Her animal and management experience helped make her the dedicated owner she is today, handling most of our office work with sidekick baby Sebastian.
From an early age, Leia knew she wanted to work with animals. Leia has her veterinary assistant certification and is a practitioner of healing touch for animals. She is in the process of obtaining her vet technician certification. She lives in the Old North part of Columbus with her high school sweetheart (now husband), their two kids, and their own little pack of animals. She has worked full-time for Le Pooch since 2013.
Lori is a culinary school graduate. Although she has a background in cooking her main passion is knitting. She has run her own knitting business full time since 2017. She has always had a love for animals. Hanging out with and walking her own dogs, is one of her favorite forms of relaxation, not to mention the perfect way to stretch between knitting!
Abbey has spent her life handling and caring for animals. She joined Le Pooch in the beginning of 2019. Abbey has 7 years of experience in the pet care industry and has worked at several boarding and daycare facilities. When she isn't walking dogs, she is hanging out with her yellow Labrador, Buddy
Shannon joined the army right out of high school but always knew she wanted to do something with animals. She volunteered with the humane society in Georgia while enlisted and fostered dogs for a local rescue. She has lived in Columbus since 2014 and worked as a dog handler at a doggy daycare as well as a bather/groomer at a local grooming salon before settling into her position at Le Pooch. She lives near Easton with her husband, their young daughter, three pups, and a kitty.
Brooke has loved animals since the day she was born. With a background in dog training, she returned to the pet industry after working in a law office for several years. Brooke covers the west side including the Hilliard and Dublin area. You can find her adventures with sidekick, Vivienne, on her poodle's Instagram @viviethepoo
Marlowe's entire bedroom from the age of 4 has been decorated in any and all things dogs and cats. While a visual merchandiser and fine artist by trade, most who meet Marlowe will identify her as an animal lover before anything else. She continually crosses her fingers behind her back when she promises her family no more animals and can often be sighted scooping stray cats out of trash cans, yelling "pull the car over I see a lost dog!", and rescuing abandoned litters of baby skunks from railroad tracks.
Tammy considered herself a cat person growing up and currently has two frisky felines. However, after volunteering at Capital Area Humane Society, sweet pit bull Gatsby walked into her life, and she has been a mixed household ever since! Tammy has been walking dogs in the Dublin and Upper Arlington areas since 2013. She also works full-time at MedVet. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sleeping, spending time with family and friends, and adventuring with Gatsby. If you aren't following Gatsby on Instagram, you should be! @gatsby_gr8
Tera is a part-time dog walker and pet sitter. She has over a decade of professional animal experience, working as both a groomer and a vet technician before coming to Le Pooch. Tera enjoys the flexibility and low stress environment of dog walking and can be found walking pups mainly around the Clintonville area.
Maddy joined the Le Pooch team in 2012. Although she currently is attending graduate school in New York, she loves caring for her furry friends during the holidays when she is back in Columbus. She is a lover of all pets, big and small and is the proud mother of a chubby cat and a rambunctious Australian Shepherd puppy.
Dude has been perfecting his office skills since he was a kitten. At almost twelve years of age, he has mastered the art of lap sitting on his moms while they are working in the office. He enjoys relaxing on paperwork and head butting writing utensils while in use. He makes sure that our services are up to his top kitty standards by testing them regularly.
Potty break visit- $16*
15 minute walk - $19
30 minute walk - $26
45 minute walk - $32
60 minute walk - $36
Dog walks are available between the hours of 7 AM and 9 PM. Walk prices are all inclusive regardless of how many dogs are in the household or their needs.
*Our potty breaks are short visits and are only available for free standing homes with secure yard access.
Potty break visit- $16*
15 minute visit - $19
30 minute visit - $26
45 minute visit - $32
60 minute visit - $36
We ask that clients schedule a minimum of three visits on non departure/arrival days. Visits are available between the hours of 7 AM and 9 PM. Visit prices are all inclusive regardless of how many animals are in the household or their needs.
*Our potty breaks are available for free standing homes with secure yard access. They can be used only as the third or fourth pet sitting visit in a day or alongside overnight care.
12 hour overnight- $150
Overnight services come with unlimited walks, playtime, and cuddling. If your household requires more or less time, please contact us for pricing.
Standard cat visit (25 minutes) $24
Clients must schedule at least one cat visit per day on non departure/arrival days. Longer visits can be accommodated and are priced the same as our general pet sit visits. Shorter visits are available when the cat(s) require more than one visit per day.
We provide basic maintenance grooming, sanitary trims, one length cuts and shaves. We also provide a la carte services such as nail trims, anal gland expression, teeth brushing, and ear cleaning for $10-20 per service.
Dog Bath - Includes nail trim and blow dry if applicable. Starting at $40.
Dog Grooming - Includes bath, blow dry, nail trim, and ear cleaning, if applicable. Starting at $60.
Prices may vary based on your pet's size, individual needs, and temperament. We will always give you an exact price before beginning any grooming services.
Pet transportation $20 + $1/mile
Small or unconventional animal visits are priced by the same as our regular pet sitting visits and can be booked based on availability of knowledgeable and trained employees.
We love caring for your pets and are happy to help in any way we are able. Let us know if you are interested in a service that you do not see listed above.
Absolutely! We always provide a free consult in your home prior to any services. This allows you to become acquainted with your walker and allows us to meet your dog and see their routine. At this time, we also pick up keys, collect paperwork, and address any questions you may have about Le Pooch.
We ask that you give 24 hours notice if you are cancelling or booking. Less than 24 hours notice will result in a $10 fee.
We walk in all weather, including rain and snow, as long as your dog is enjoying their time outside. If your pet is not tolerating the weather, we will always be sure to bring them inside for cuddles, brushing, and play for the remainder of the visit. We do travel in snow emergencies when we are able to do so safely.
Le Pooch practices positive reinforcement, and all of our walkers are well-versed on this method of behavior correction. The confrontational dominance or 'alpha human' way of training is a common misconception that leads to harsh practices and often failure.
We do our best to provide services to all dogs and do not discriminate by breed. If you feel your pet has a special need, please let us know before the consult so that we can pair you with an appropriate staff member.
We provide services to all of Franklin county subject to staffing and availability.
Yes! Le Pooch is available every day of the year. We do add $5-10 per visit on major holidays.
We do our best to assign one main sitter to one client. Occasionally, we need to assign two alternating sitters to a client based on scheduling. If you have a single sitter for your pet, we train a back-up sitter once you are a client. Having a back-up or second sitter helps to create a seamless coverage in the event that your primary sitter is unable to complete the visit due to things such as illness, vacation, or emergencies. All of our walkers and sitters are trained as well as bonded and insured.
We have many references and are more than happy to provide them on request.
We do not provide daycare, but we can provide recommendations to alternate services if desired.