Hi! I’m Tanya…
Welcome to Pawz Unleashed, a Dog Walking company founded upon dreams! Established in 2014 and with over 8 years of Professional Dog Walking and Pet-Care experience, I am committed to providing you and your pup with an exceptional standard of service and care. Even during those rainy Vancouver days, you can rest assured with the peace of mind knowing that your “Beloved Pawz” are in good hands.
As a Boutique Dog Walker, I offer the unique quality of building a one-on-one relationship with your pups. No random Dog Walkers who come and go from your pups life.
Instead, I give the benefit of deepening the relationship with your dog which allows for a greater sense of consistency, trust, and friendship to blossom as we walk together. This is a fabulous service, especially for dogs who are slightly anxious with new people.
How did I get started? After graduating from Simon Fraser University and working as a Financial Advisor for many years, I felt something was amiss in my life. I took a year long journey throughout East Asia where I had a major revelation: Make my passion my life!
Utilizing Dog Walking services myself when I worked full time, I understand what a dog owner is looking for: someone who is energetic, responsible, has genuine love for animals and is knowledgeable in dog training, safety and behavior. I can happily provide your furry loved one with all these assets as I previously trained as a vet tech while working at a Veterinary Hospital and I’m Walks ‘n’ Wags Pet First Aid certified.
Growing up with cats, I (IRONICALLY) wanted to return my Golden Retriever puppy back to his breeders a week after getting him! I feared the amount of responsibility of a puppy, not to mention having to walk him three times a day for the rest of his life! Fortunately, I persevered and within a couple of weeks, he captured my heart.
Having a natural affinity for the outdoors, exploring mountain trails, and anything adventure, I now had a furry best- friend by my side to accompany me! Who would have thought that my fear would grow into my passion and that my passion would turn into my inspiration in creating my dream job!
I look forward to walking with your pup! In the meantime, please feel free to browse our Instagram and website for more information regarding our services, locations, FAQ or simply contact me any time!