Meet the Team

Owner 

Jake

Jake lives in the North Dallas area. With Jake’s passion for animals, he loves making sure his client’s furry babies are pampered and entertained while their human moms and dads work and play. In his spare time Jake enjoys checking out Texas’ top lists of restaurants and things to do, reading and learning new things, meeting and talking to interesting people, working out, spending time with family and friends, biking, time at the lake tubing and jet skiing, and exotic cars.

Operations, HR, Dog Walker, Sitter

Kelley

Pictured here with her two boxers, Roxie and Tyson, Kelley lives in the neighborhood and first discovered Privileged Paws as a client. If anyone can come close to loving animals as much as Jake does, especially dogs, it would be Kelley. On a daily basis she assists Jake, plus, walks dogs and pet sits as needed. In her free time, a few of the things she enjoys are hiking, biking, exploring different restaurants, discovering new music, cooking out, hanging with friends, and family time.

Dog Walker, Pet Sitter, Trainer

Chris

Chris graduated from Texas Tech University in 2018, with a Bachelors of Science in Human Sciences, Nutrition and Health Professions. He absolutely loves animals and has been training dogs since 2012. He uses the methods practiced and taught by Don Sullivan, also affectionately known as, “The DogFather”. Working with animals is his passion! Chris says, “I have had success with every animal I have worked with. I am so grateful to be a part of the Privileged Paws Family!”

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Caleb

Pictured here with his elderly Golden Retriever, Cyrus, Caleb has always enjoyed being with and around animals of all types. He lives in North Dallas and attended J.J. Pearce High School. He studied History & Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech. In his spare time Caleb enjoys long boarding, playing chess, cooking and bouldering. He is also an avid amateur cosmologist, and enjoys learning about / researching Physics when he can.

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Becca

Becca moved to Dallas in the spring of 2020 from Delaware. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2014 with a degree in Anthropology. Becca has always had a love for all animals and spent years working with exotic animals such as reptiles and birds. In her free time, she loves getting to explore the parks, restaurants, and museums of her new home in Dallas. She is pictured here with her dog, Astrid, that she rescued as a stray. Becca’s favorite hobby used to be hiking with her dog but Astrid is no longer able to go on long walks, so Becca now loves getting to walk with all the dogs at Privileged Paws instead!

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Abbey

Abbey was born and raised in Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2016, with a bachelors degree in Architecture. She has always had a true love for animals and has never imagined a life without them in it. She is excited to be able to work with animals while she studies for her architecture licensure, because it is something that she truly enjoys doing. Apart from loving and working with animals, she enjoys renovating houses, hiking, working out, playing soccer, drawing, and painting.

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Hope

This is Hope, with her precious ferret, Pixie! Hope graduated from Howe High School in 2010 and is currently a Vet Tech student at Cedar Valley College. She was born an animal lover, and at the age of five, she knew that she would be working with animals for the rest of her life. Thanks to Privileged Paws, Hope has become inspired to get her dog training license, study dog psychology, and help our clients and their beloved animals. She enjoys playing volleyball, fishing, camping at Palo Duro Canyon, and spending time with her family. Hope looks forward to devoting her time and future to this amazing company!

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Natalie

Natalie grew up in North Dallas and attended Ursuline Academy for high school. She just finished her freshman year at the University of Texas and is very excited to begin her sophomore year in the fall. Natalie has always had a soft spot for animals, especially dogs. She loves being outside and feels Privileged Paws is the perfect job for her. When not doing school work or working, she loves hanging out with her friends and going to the lake.

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Michael

Michael graduated from Jesuit in 2018 and is an upcoming junior at the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville. He enjoys coming home to Dallas on breaks and during the summer. Michael has been surrounded by dogs all his life, but specifically boxers. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, playing basketball, improving his skills on the guitar, and listening to a wide variety of music.

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