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Saturday: 9AM - 1PM
Sunday: By appointment

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Established in 2000, Hot Diggity! Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services is a locally, independently, owned and operated business. We have been featured in multiple newspapers including The Oregonian, and numerous periodicals and small business programs. With over 11 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 throughout the Vancouver Metro Area. Most important, though, is that we love our job and thrive in it. Read on for our bios.

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April Sunrise is the founder 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.
Jill Nelson is the owner and operating manager of Hot Diggity! Seattle. Born in Minnesota grew up in the Midwest where her family raised goats, sheep, ducks, horses, and chickens. Jill has lived all over the United States, but is happy to call the state of Washington home. She has owned show dogs as well as “mutts” of all kinds. Currently she lives with her spouse and daughter, 4 cats and a dog named Lucky. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, an MBA and and an M.Div. She is an avid kite flyer, animal lover, business consultant and life coach; in addition to running Hot Diggity! Seattle and Hot Diggity! Vancouver.