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, Dog Walker, Pet Sitter

Kelley

Originally a client, Kelley has been with Privileged Paws since January of 2019. In additon to helping out where needed she assists Jake and takes care of everything behind the scenes. Growing up on a farm in Kentucky, and connecting with cows, horses, pigs, chickens, baby birds, lizards, and even snakes, loving all animals, she was especially partial to dogs and cats. While Kelley loves all dogs and cats, she is especially partial to boxers. She is pictured here with her forth and fifth boxers, Roxie and Tyson, and not pictured, her most recent addition, Luka. In addition to being known among her friends as the crazy dog lady, she also enjoys hanging with her friends, cooking out, meeting new people, hiking, traveling, biking, and more.

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

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 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 and study dog psychology to help our clients and their beloved animals. She enjoys playing volleyball, going fishing, camping at Palo Duro Canyon, and spending time with her family.!

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Enrique (Eriq)

Say hello to Enrique (Eriq) and his German shepherd/Labrador retriever mix, Rex. He is a senior at North Central Texas College and has cared for animals for more than seventeen years. After working for retail stores and warehouses for ten years, Privileged Paws allows Eriq to pursue his passion for looking after dogs. His goals are to earn his CCPDT certification and study dog psychology. Eriq enjoys long hikes with Rex, competitive online gaming, and playing board/card games with friends in his spare time.

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Sydney

Sydney has lived in the North Dallas area since August of 2020. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in trombone performance. In her free time, Sydney likes to read, run, and play/teach music. She is pictured here with her rescue Weimaraner, Maxine. Sydney loves all animals and is so excited to be working with Privileged Paws!

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

Natalie

Natalie grew up in North Dallas and attended Ursuline Academy for high school. She is a currently a sophomore at the University of Texas. 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 a 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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