I'm Karen Kenney. This is me with my first dog, a Scottie named Candy Tuft. Candy was my big sister, my teacher and my best friend. We were inseparable!
From my earliest memories, I have felt a special bond with animals and they with me. I'm a local girl, born in Berkeley and raised in the Rockridge and Montclair areas of Oakland. My family has always had dogs and cats. When I was a child my parents bred and showed Scottish Terriers. My sister and I went with our parents to the dog shows. I loved taking care of the dogs, helping with the grooming & learning about showing dogs. I especially enjoyed taking care of new puppies.
Although I studied commercial art and drama in school, I somehow ended up with a career in sales. I decided to leave the rat race in the summer of 2004. After a few months of soul searching, I started Piedmont Avenue Pet Sitters (our name changed to Piedmont Pet in 2008). Now I have the perfect job combining my love for animals with my artistic talents!
Karen & Candy Tuft
I'm Matthew Kenney: an artist, a writer, and a lover of the Marin Headlands.
Before we started this business, I had house sit dogs and cats for my friends. I love the eager expression dogs have when they are getting ready to be walked; I feel their joy.
Matt & Ting
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