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Monday - Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday: 9AM - 1PM
Sunday: By appointment

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Hot Diggity! Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services was established in 2000 in Portland, Oregon as a locally owned and operated independent business. Since then, we have decided to take the plunge and expand into the Denver area using one of our founding members as a full-time operations manager in Denver. We are dedicated to supporting the local communities we serve and are integrately involved in non-profit activism and education as well as dog rescue projects in every city we work in. Hot Diggity! Dog Walking and Pet Sitting has been featured in multiple newspapers, periodicals and small business programs. With over 10 years of experience in the Pet Sitting Industry, Hot Diggity! has worked with thousands of families, meeting the needs of everyone from dog and cat owners to horse racers and small farms. We are Licensed, Bonded, and Insured, and members of Pet Sitters International. Every member of our team has experience in Pet First-Aid and we have positive relationships with many trainers, groomers, veterinarians and pet hospitals. Most important, though, is that we love our job and thrive in it. Please read on for our bios.

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April Sunrise April is the founder and operations development director of Hot Diggity! Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services. Born and raised in Southeast Portland, April has enjoyed being part of the ever-changing landscape of her favorite city. She has a wide range of experiences with pets from farm animals to household friends and is associated with Amigos de Animales, the Humane Society, and ASPCA among other groups working to help the animal kingdom. With a BA in English and Business Management and an MFA in Writing, she enjoys all aspects of running a thriving business and would like to say “Thank you” to the many clients and friends who have helped make it all possible.

Ella Hall is the operations manager of Hot Diggity! Denver and has called Colorado home since 2003. She grew up in the wilds of Upper Michigan and has had experience handling a wide variety of wild and domestic animals. Ella has a BA in Writing and Literature and has worked with the Boulder International Fringe Festival in various roles since it launched in 2005 and is also a founding member of Colorado based indie film company, Buskerfly Productions. As a founding member of Hot Diggity, Ella’s genuine enthusiasm to bring quality pet care to Denver is apparent in everything she does.
Meaghan Lopez A native Oregonian, Meaghan was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Growing up she was always surrounded by a variety of different pets which ranged from dogs and cats to an occasional rabbit or gerbil. From these experiences she gained compassion and respect towards 4-legged critters, and believes that the connection between animals and people is beneficial to leading a happy and healthy life. She is the proud mom of Bella, an 8 year old plump and spoiled kitty, and Molly and Murphy–two ridiculously cute Maltese puppies. Meaghan enjoys spending most her time outdoors, and feels fortunate to live in Portland where there is an abundance of green spaces to explore. She also loves how dog friendly the culture is and enjoys going to events such as the annual pug crawl and the Doggie Dash. When not working with the Hot Diggity! pack, Meaghan can be found traveling the world. She recently spent time in SE Asia and is currently learning to speak Spanish, in hopes of traveling to Central and South America in the not too distant future. Go Meaghan!