“It all started on my 7th birthday, when my parents gave me a beagle puppy as a gift. I’ve been hooked ever since.
I spent most of my adult life working in
corporate settings, never imagining my work wardrobe would consist of anything other than business suits and heels. But that all changed in 2008, quite serendipitously, and now I’m the proud owner of a thriving business, and enough foul weather gear to answer anything Mother Nature dishes out. “
Pia (Pack Leader)
"I grew up in rural Finland, surrounded by dogs and horses. When you work with animals, you learn that subtle, non-verbal communication is almost more important than words. When you speak their language, dogs are willing to learn from you, play with you, and respect your leadership. Working with On the Run has exposed me to a variety of breeds and temperaments, and enabled me to more fully develop my training skills. Those wagging tails and sloppy kisses tell me the pups love our time together as much as I do!"
Yaron (Head Pack Leader)
“Dogs have been with me through every good and bad time in my life...unselfishly sharing their unique brand of companionship and healing power. I marvel at their pursuit of that perfect day of fun, their limitless capacity to love, and their unwavering loyalty. We can learn a lot from them...if we just pay attention.
My wife, Pat and I used to be neighbors; we met walking our dogs. Although those original dogs have passed, we now share out lives with two rescue dogs -- Lilah, a Pointer/Coonhound mix and Ellie, our one-eyed black Lab, On the Run’s official mascots.”
Ellie & Lilah (mascots)
“Our job is the best! We help our friends have fun, by being the first ones in the water, the first to lead a game of chase, and showing what good manners look like (well, maybe not all the time). When we get chicken for dinner, we know we’ve done a good job. We’ll wake you up with our kisses, chase squirrels and bunnies, clean up food you drop on the floor, and stay quietly beside you when you’re sick or tired. All around team players...that’s us!”