Carmen has a background in advertising and integrated marketing communications.
Before joining the bwd team, Carmen spent a few years in online marketing, and visual merchandising.
Carmen's role with bwd is to monitor and create bwd's online presence. When you see a post on our Facebook,Instagram, orTwitter platforms, it was curated by Carmen.
In addition to piloting social media, Carmen also plots and executes bwd contests, promotions, and marketing strategies.
She tails each dog walker for fresh photos and is an emergency fill in walker, too!
Birthday: July 27
Best part about being a dog walker: "Unconditional love all day."
Birthday: February 11
Best part about being a dog walker: "Having the chance to interact with pure, innocent, love-filled souls in nature. It helps me be more in the moment and more active."
Birthday: May 21
Best part about being a dog walker: "Meeting so many different and cool dogs, as well as learning different types of behaviours."
Birthday: September 14
Best part about being a dog walker: "Getting to hang out in the fresh air with cute pups while getting exercise! Win, win, win."
Joy has a background in child and human psychology. Before joining the bwd team, Joy spent a few years working with kids with Autism and rehabilitating children with behavioural disorders.
Joy has modified these skills to understand canine psychology and behaviour. She had help with the transition as an apprentice with Pet Intel.
Joy's role with bwd is to apply behavioural analysis and intervention when training our pack leaders in order to help them better understand, communicate and reinforce correct automatic canine behaviours in accordance with our policies and procedures.
Joy is responsible for training and being available at all times for our walkers in order to maintain quality control.
Stephanie has a background in child care and customer service.
She started the business in order to spend more time at home with her own dog and then uncovered some dormant ambition!
Stephanie takes care of making the day as efficient as possible. She approves appointments, meets every single new client and dog, memorises every dog's pick-up window and knows everyone by name.
She is committed to providing the best, high quality service and will bend over backwards to make everyone's needs met. She sometimes will fill in for walkers and runs the Luxury Sleepover Service.
Stephanie's strength is in creative problem solving and coming up with crazy ideas.
Birthday: March 27
Best part about being a dog walker:
"The dogs, obviously!"
Birthday: September 25
Best part about being a dog walker: "The dogs make me happy and put me in a zen place. I also feel like I'm doing a good deed. Like I'm giving back to the doggy world!"
Birthday: March 1
Best part about being a dog walker: "Spending time in nature with the best animals around. Sharing the experience with dogs fills up my spirit with happiness and love."
Birthday: July 30
Best part about being a dog walker: "Every dog's face when you return from a walk, just sheer joy. That's when you know you've succeeded!"
Before joining the bwd team, Monika was busy growing a Marketing and Public Relations background as an international event supervisor which helped her develop strong interpersonal and multitasking skills.
Dogs have always had a special place in Monika's heart. In the near future she plans to combine her love for animals and passion for medical anatomy and become an animal physiotherapist.
Monika's role with bwd is "Miracle Worker". She is Stephanie's right hand and does an incredible job. She is responsible for managing the admin team and maintaining direct communication with clients to ensure satisfaction and success.
Monika is in charge of troubleshooting, day to day changes, the invoicing process and organising bwd's internal databases.
Birthday: June 28
Best part about being a dog walker: "Being able to provide the dogs with some time outside."
Birthday: December 9
Best part about being a dog walker: "Getting to spend time with dogs and seeing their excitement when they see you arrive : )"
Birthday: August 3
Best part about being a dog walker: "Spending time outdoors with my doggo friends <3"
Birthday: April 4
Best part about being a dog walker: "Seeing their never ending excitement living life carefree and in the moment. They encourage me to do the same : )"
Digital Brand Manager
Business Development Manager
Lindsay has a background in business development and communications.
After obtaining her MBA, she gained experience in both the public and private sectors. An entrepreneur at heart, she eventually branched out on her own to pursue freelance work that she was passionate about.
Lindsay’s role at bwd is to identify new opportunities and work on projects that will grow the business in order to better serve our clients.
Currently, Lindsay is working on both a daycare/kennel facility and a storefront!
Katherine has a background in English Literature and customer service. She is currently studying human resources at Algonquin College.
Before joining bwd Katherine was the vice president of the Concordia Animal Rights Association, a regular volunteer at the SPCA Montréal, and fostered cats and dogs with Refuge Kitty-Kat and Homes For Paws. She has been dedicated and passionate about animal welfare her whole life.
Katherine’s role at bwd is to ensure all pack leaders get the information, training and help they need to carry out their job successfully. She also maintains all scheduling.
Birthday: August 7
Best part about being a dog walker: "Getting to walk around and be outside all day."
Birthday: December 1
Best part about being a dog walker: "Being outside and spending time with the dogs!"
Disclaimer: Our name is meant to be a lighthearted pun on dog moms. We in no way view anyone who works for us to be any form of the derogatory meaning of "bitch", nor do we intend to evoke feelings of anger on your part for anyone who is associated with the company. All of our walkers are called Pack Leaders.
This company is owned and operated by a handful of inclusive, cross-sectional feminists and feminist allies and we absolutely do not discriminate against hiring/extending contracts or offering our services to people of colour, the LGBTQ community, or any other marginalised group. We also hire men.
Birthday: December 2
Best part about being a dog walker: "Getting to lose weight while working : )"