Meet the Portland Team

Hot Diggity! believes everyone deserves the love of a pet. We believe in treating our clients as we would treat ourselves, our friends, and our family. We believe our walkers and sitters are the best in the business and we strive to uphold a safe, respectful, fun, desirable place to work. Read on to meet our team of dedicated, Hot Diggity! pet care professionals.


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Director of Operations 

Born in Minnesota, Jill grew up on a small farm in the Midwest where her family raised goats, sheep, ducks, horses, and chickens. Her dad was a biology teacher and there were always interesting animals around the house including snakes, rats and once even a coyote and a flying squirel. While Jill has lived all over the United States from Florida, to Missouri, to Texas, to California, she 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, 2 cats (Chocolate & Rascal) and a dog named Lucky. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, an MBA 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.

Life Motto: “Real living is in the striving.”



Client Services & Human Resources

When Jocelynn moved to Portland in 2015, she was thrilled to join the team as a walker & sitter. Now she supports our pet-loving operation from the “virtual office” wearing a few different hats on any given day. After 3 years of lovely PNW living, her passion to follow her life’s quest inspired her to travel the world. Recently returned from walking the lands of her ancestors in Mexico, she is happy to say she smuggled home a rescue pup named Pepita (a bilingual princesa). As the descendant of Mexican-immigrant rancheros and the daughter of an animal rescuer, caring for animals comes naturally to her. With a license in massage therapy she is also known for giving the best animal massages – just ask Pepita! When not supporting the Portland fur family, she is definitely honoring the other natural gifts of this world by hiking, gardening, cooking fresh and educating herself and others about how to reduce our collective carbon footprint!

Life motto: “Make this life an offering.” ~Renee Sills



Scheduling and Hiring Coordinator

Jessica has lived in Portland for most all of her life and has never met another city she’d rather live in. She has been a lover of all animals and bugs since a child, and spent most of her growing years climbing trees, playing in the dirt, and tumbling.  Before joining the Hot Diggity team Jessica spent her time serving the community in the health, wellness, and fitness world; managing large teams and working with small children to help build healthy lifestyle habits. Jessica’s favorite place to be is outside, and when she’s not obsessing over the HD fur babies, you can find her adventuring with her own dogs, thrift store shopping, or creating something new out of old materials.

Portland Dog Walker and Pet Sitter and Admin, Elizabeth


Customer & Staff Administration

Growing up in the Pacific NW, Elizabeth developed lasting love for animals, the great outdoors, and mastering new handicrafts. She has worked as a professional pet sitter all over the country (from California to Vermont) but it’s the story of alpaca-sitting while working a small organic dairy that frequently graces her dinner table when relaying a memory. After a few years working alongside Hot Diggity! as a pet care provider and part-time admin in Portland, Elizabeth was promoted to Hot Diggity’s Eastside Operations Manager. Now, she works remotely while fulfilling a lifelong dream of running her own homestead on the coast of Maine. In her free time, you can find her building gardens, exploring the woods with her White German Shepherd, Canis Lupus, sewing dresses from her own design, exploring rummage sales, and studying astrology and herbal healing practices.

Life Motto: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~Anais Nin



Customer & Staff Administration

Nicci is the type of person who says hi to a dog before greeting the human attached to the other end of the leash. Nicci graduated from Portland State University in 2015 and worked in logistics for a produce distribution company before jumping at a chance to talk about pets all day instead of vegetables. When not talking about animals, Nicci enjoys spending time with them, feeding them, admiring them, and supporting local public libraries.

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Portland Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Erin


Customer & Staff Administration & West Side Walker

You’d never guess, but as a child Erin was afraid of dogs! All that changed when her aunt raised the sweetest and gentlest Great Dane ever. After befriending the pony-sized lapdog, it was hard to be intimidated by the smaller dogs she met, and soon her lifelong love for all things canine began! Erin is blessed to have a spunky little Border Collie mix named Mia, who might just be the love of her life (the hubby understands). When she isn’t walking dogs, teaching Mia new tricks, or romping at the dog park, you can find Erin indulging her obsession for all things vintage, retro, and mid-century.





Downtown / Southwest Portland

Jenna grew up in Gresham Oregon and has lived in the area for most of her/their life. She loves living loves living in the PNW and can see herself calling anywhere else home.  Jenna has earned an Associate of Arts from PCC and is currently studying Medical Coding.

Jenna lives by the motto: Be Kind. “The simple kind gesture of a stranger is enough to make my day, so I try to be kind to everyone I come in contact with.” Dedicated caring, Jenn just plan loves animals so much. As she puts it, “It is therapeutic to work with animals. Often when having a bad day, spending time with a happy pet, seeing their toothy smile is enough to start turning the mood around.”
When she isn’t studying or walking dogs, she enjoys crafting and dabbling in the creative activities such as: Knitting, Furniture Decoupage, Jewelry making, Painting, Drawing, and more.   She is a novice hiker who enjoys camping and hiking the various and beautiful nature trails that the PNW has to offer.
She lives with a four year-old Orange Tabby named Theo and is a vegetarian.

Portland Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Janna!


Goose Hollow / Pearl District / Nob Hill / NW 23rd / University

A fine artist adept at realism, Janna started walking dogs after quitting her day job as a graphic designer; she couldn’t be happier to spend so much time outside caring for people’s pets. Trading screen time for exercise and animal care rejuvenated her art practice; she started making collages and has since amassed a huge body of work, which has been shown in Seattle and Portland. You can see Janna’s work at her website or follow her on Instagram @janna_dorothy. When she’s not in her studio cutting up old books, she loves to bake, make preserves, do yoga, and sing. Janna is thankful to be trusted with caring for Portland’s best friends on a daily basis.

“Really impressive service, from the website on down! Janna was so professional and yet it was obvious that she was a ‘dog person.’ Rookie absolutely loved her!” – Anne C.

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Downtown/Inner Northeast Portland

Born and raised in Oregon, Nikkola has always had a passion for animal welfare. From a young age, they dedicated themselves to caring for the neighborhood pets and wildlife. In high school, they fell into the world of domestication, taking part in FFA and their family ranch, and experienced what it’s like to care for farm animals. Throughout their college career at Oregon State University, they fell further in love with wildlife through rehabilitation programs at the Chintiminee Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. They finished their Zoology degree in Namibia, living in a small, secluded village for several months while caring for and studying cheetahs, livestock, and a plethora of African wildlife. Their journey has reaffirmed Nikkola’s passion for maximizing animal welfare in a captive environment, hoping to one day achieve their lifelong dream of becoming a keeper at the Oregon Zoo. They found themselves at Hot Diggity’s doorstep upon their return to the states, immediately striving for optimal pet care and compassion.

Portland Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Whitney


Northwest Hills / Bethany / Beaverton / Coleman

Working with Hot Diggity! is a perfect fit for an animal lover like Whitney! She has had cats, turtles, dogs, reptiles, birds, and fish throughout her life, and was particularly fond of rabbits in the 4th grade. Whitney is always excited to meet a new Hot Diggity! (human) client, but it’s the pets that really make her light up. Since moving from California she misses her four family pups a ton, but dog walking and pet sitting is filling that void. Her modest goal? To meet every dog in Portland!

“Whitney takes such good care of our Duchess. She is always in great spirits when we get home. In fact, we actually wonder if she looks disappointed that we’re not Whitney! And we also appreciate that we always come home to a clean house. We don’t often encounter people who go above and beyond like Whitney.” – Caroline C.



Northwest Hills / Bethany / Forest Heights

Killian is Portland-grown and has lived in the area for 28 years, loving every inch of it. He has 12 years in the animal industry, including volunteering at the Oregon Humane Society, working pet retail and being a dog trainer. He starts every day with his favorite fuel, coffee. He loves hiking and spending time with his own pack of pups when he’s not with his Hot Diggity! friends.

We specifically requested Killian because we knew he would do an amazing job of taking care of Dennis and that held true. He went above and beyond for Dennis and we felt comforted knowing he was in great hands!” – Melanie H.



Tigard / Murrayhill / Tualatin / King City

Austin is a Portland native who has always loved the green state of Oregon. The love of animals runs deep in his family from having cats and dogs at a young age. He and his sister Deanne are actually both pet care providers at Hot Diggity! During the school year Austin works as a substitute teacher, but he is very excited to bring his lifelong love of animals to a new career field. In his spare time, you might find him playing with his roommates puppy Tango or making music on his computer.

“Austin was awesome! Our cat got along great with him and he got pictures with her everyday, which was amazing and helpful to us as pet parents.” – Laura W.



Tualatin / Tigard / King City

Molly has an interest in being outdoors, specially with going on walks, hiking, and doing photography. Molly has always had a love for animals as she grew up on a farm working with all different kinds of animals, big and small! She has owned different kinds of pets, including horses, rabbits, and dogs. Currently, she only has 2 cats in her home that she helps take care of. She’s a pretty outgoing person, who is deeply caring so she always tries to go above and beyond! Especially when it comes to taking care of animals.

“Thank you so much for taking such good care of Sadie and Chauncey! We appreciate it so much and loved getting all the pictures and updates!” – Amie S.

Portland Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Dannielle!


Beaverton / Hillsboro / Orenco Station / Cedar Mill

Dannielle is an Oregonian who grew up on a ranch outside of Forest Grove with dogs, horses, cows, and chickens. After a six-year stint in Seattle where she met her husband, Dannielle moved right back to her beloved home state of Oregon. A pet sitter since age twelve, Dannielle’s longest pet sit was for a full year as her client served time in the military. An avid traveler, concert-goer, and adventure-seeker, Dannielle loves all animals and cherishes the opportunity to be a voice for them!

“My pets were so relaxed and happy when I came home. Dannielle did excellent work. I really appreciated and enjoyed all the lovely photos she took. I share them with my friends and folks I meet all the time.” – Heidi G

Portland Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Tess


Southwest Hills / Corbett / Terwilliger / Lair Hill

Formerly a Special Ed teacher and stay-at-home mom to three awesome daughters, Tess has joined the Hot Diggity! team after a cross-country move from Maryland. When not caring for pets you may find Tess with her family, hiking, paddle boarding, at an outdoor concert venue or hanging with her 6 year old standard poodle, Indie, who’s both a great running partner and the very best foot warmer for winter Netflix binges. Tess is also an avid readers and podcast aficionado, so don’t be surprised when you see her with headphones on. Tess, a lifelong animal lover says, “Dog walking has been a great fit for my ‘staying active’ goals!”

“Another AMAZING visit with Tess. Our pups and home are so well taken care of and we are 100000000% happy to have Hot Diggity! and Tess in our home when we are gone. If you have met us, you know we are a little crazy about our dogs and won’t leave them with “just anyone.” Tess is always a rock star and our other sitters have been great as well! We LOVE HD PDX!” – Kelly B.

Portland Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Steven


Bethany / Rock Creek / Forest Heights

Hailing from Chicago and Los Angeles, Steven is happy to now call Portland his new home. Growing up, Steven had two dogs which prepared him for taking excellent care of all the Hot Diggity! pets he now interacts with. His favorite routes are the ones that take him and his charges to one of the many awesome dog parks in town. Some pets take longer than others to warm up to a new face, but Steven has shown time and time again that he has the patience and gentle touch to get shy pets to open up and trust him. In addition to playing with dogs, Steven enjoys exploring his new city, going on hikes, planning adventures, and just generally enjoying the beautiful Pacific NW environment.

“Steven did an excellent job with my JayJay. He communicated with me daily, sending photos and updates to let me know JayJay was doing well, and my home was clean and tidy upon my arrival.” – Carmen R.

Portland Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Jenni G!

Jenni G.

Cedar Mill / Barnes Heights / Bethany / Bonny Slope

Jenni is happy to return to her hometown of Beaverton after studying technical theater in London and working both in Scotland and California for many years. She’s always loved animals, having grown up with a cocker spaniel and two cats. In California she adopted Sunny, a ginger kitty, from the Humane Society and they shared 18 1/2 years together. Now, she and her roommate co-parent a dwarf bunny named Sofie. Jenni absolutely loves all animals and just feels a natural happiness and calmness when around fur babies. A pet sitter for the past 20 years, Jenni feels an instant bond with dogs and cats. In her free time, Jenni is a fan of Formula 1 racing, art glass fusing, and spending time with her new nephew George!  In three words, Jenni could be described as loyal, caring and easy going.

“After their walk, I was so pleased to see that my boys were given plenty of love, including some brushing. I don’t get to spend as much time as I’d like to with them, so I’m happy to see that they are getting such great quality time with Jenni.” – Elisabeth M.



Lake Oswego / Tigard / King City

Maddie grew up in Seattle and always had a dog and several rabbits around them. Through 4-H and neighbors they also got to spend time with cats, chickens and guinea pigs. They moved to Portland in September 2017 and are currently working on a Master’s in Environmental Engineering. When not at school or spending time with animals, Maddie sings in the local Portland Lesbian Choir, revamps thrift store clothes and runs a Dungeons and Dragons game.

“I am very pleased with having Maddie taking care of my fur babies. They kept me well informed, sent loads of pictures of them to me, and left the home tidy.” – Candice J

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SW Portland/Johns Landing

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Lake Oswego / Riverwood / Metzger / Marylhurst / West Linn

Paige loves dogs and has grown up with them her whole life. All different breeds, personalities, energy levels, she’s seen it all and can handle anything. She currently has two of her own; a red nose Pitbull named Sake and a Pomeranian named Boomer. She has a background in obedience training, dog grooming where she specialized in large, double coated breeds, and while growing up her family trained hunting dogs.

“Thank you so much for the photos and updates, Paige! When we got home, the dogs were happy and not the least bit stressed. Thank you for making my trip better by not having to worry about my fur babies. I will definitely call upon you again! This is the first time I have been away from them and not stressed out about their well being!” – Michelle M.

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Born in SoCal, Jennifer arrived to Beaverton in 2018 after completing her degree in graphic design at Cal Poly Pomona for a change from the fast-paced nature of the area. While still in CA, Jennifer already enjoyed walking dogs with WAG, and upon her arrival to Portland, reached out to Hot Diggity to be able to experience the unfettered joy and judgement-free nature of animals in her new home in the PNW. When Jennifer isn’t walking dogs, she enjoys driving through Oregon’s scenic emerald wilderness, or relaxing at home in front of a fire with a good movie playing as the rain falls outside.

Life Motto: “Make It Count!”


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Mary believes working with Hot Diggity! is the job that dreams are made of. Growing up in the mountains of Asheville, NC, she has always found solace in having a sweet furry fluff or 2 to share her days with. She has always been a lover of animals, growing up with cats and dogs, riding horses and the ultimate saver of bugs when someone is about to stomp on one of them. She was the kid neighbors asked to look after their pets while they were away. It was evident early on that she developed a love for providing peace and ease to pet owners who were unable to bring their furry friends along on their travels. After receiving both an Associate in Arts and Science degrees, she worked as a Veterinary Technician for 10 years, providing love and care for her patients as well as building relationships with their owners.  She loves to hike, hug trees, explore and travel. In fact, it was these key traits that brought her and her husband, along with their own furry crew, from North Carolina to Oregon.

Life Motto: “Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers and me…”- Kermit the Frog 

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SW Portland

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Portland Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Paola!


Richmond / Hosford-Abernathy / Buckman / Ladd’s Addition

After years of dog and cat sitting for friends and caring for her Bernese Mountain Dog, Sammy, Paola loves to treat pets like a part of her family. Since moving to Portland, her love for animals and nature led to a position with Hot Diggity! and volunteering at the Wildlife Care Center at Audubon Society of Portland. She feels happiest backpacking, traveling, studying ecology and conservation, and caring for your beautiful pets!

“I’ve really appreciated Paola taking Wolfgang on walks, staying with him, playing with him, and giving him delicious treats over this past year. He told me that he loves her visits with him and he looks forward to them every day. It’s clear that Paola loves doggies and being a dog walker!” – Amber M

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Southeast Portland

Katy is originally from Kentucky. She moved to the PDX area in 2016 in search of a more open minded, open hearted environment and also because she loves the outdoors and what a beautiful place to hike around! In college, Katy studied health sciences and eventually decided to go to trade school to become a massage therapist. Her life motto would be to show unconditional love and support for all beings for you never know where they’re at on their journey… also, do no harm is a huge motto for her, which somewhat ties into the first if you think about it. Katy is kind, loving, and patient. She loves it that animals meet us with no expectations, just pure unconditional love and support. They are so intelligent, beyond what we even perceive them to be, and yet they are just so pure and bubbling over with just being their authentic selves. She has had animals in her life for as long as she can remember, but didn’t work with other peoples animals until 2016 when she started pet sitting for some friends, then started with Hot Diggity in November.  Katy’s hobbies and interests include hiking, taking photos of beautiful beings and wildlife, and playing, listening, or dancing to music… basically anything music related she going to nerd out about.



Ladd’s Addition / Sunnyside / Clinton / Hawthorne

Kathleen’s whole life has included the love of a variety of animals around her. She grew up in Arkansas surrounded by farms and wildlife. Her own home included horses, dogs, cats, a snake, 2 birds, and a ferret. She began working at vet clinics in highschool and continued through some of her college years, where her knowledge and love for these wonderful beings continued to grow. She would also pet sit on the side and sometimes bring home hospitalized animals overnight for extra care. Life eventually pushed her work into a different direction and she began working as a photographer. Her love for the outdoors, great food, city life, and wellness brought her to Portland. After settling into a few different jobs, she needed a bit of a change-up in her day and she honestly couldn’t think of a better way to spend her time than getting to enjoy and take care of pets again. When she is not working, Kathleen is taking full advantage of living on the west coast by enjoying hiking, coast trips, shows, great food, the arts, dancing, photography, hanging with her dog, and researching wellness.

“Thank you so much for taking such care of our girls! It makes us very happy to see how much they like you. We know they’re in good hands, even when we miss them. We so appreciate Kathleen and all of the Hot Diggity! team giving them love while we’re out of town.” – Alexandria C.



St Johns/North Portland

Hi! I am Victoria Cole! I am originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin! I moved to Portland because I went on a road trip with my best friend and we fell in love with the PNW! I went to college at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. I graduated with a major in Public Policy and two minors in Political Science and International Global Studies! I plan to work in the Nonprofit world eventually and dream of being an Executive Director of an organization one day! I enjoy walks, hiking, collaging, music, reading, and my biggest hobby is photography! I love taking photos with my film camera! I have always loved animals, and grew up in the country where we always had a ton of animals around! I am so excited to be on the Hot Diggity team and be able to take care of and be with all the cute animals!

Portland Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Stephanie J!

Stephanie J.

NE Portland / Irvington / Alberta / Alameda

Stephanie was born and raised in Chicago, IL where she worked for many years as a fashion photographer. Along the way, clothing design, personal training and yoga instruction were added to her resume.  In 2014, inspired by a desire to be closer to nature and to live in a more relaxed city, she moved to Portland–it’s been everything she hoped! Volunteering with the Pixie Project reminded her how much she loves working with animals, and subsequently started working alongside Hot Diggity!.  When not caring for your pets, Stephanie loves exploring all that is new to her in Oregon: hiking, learning the guitar, nature photography, yoga, rainbow hair colors, and hanging with her own two sweet kitties.

“Spectacular. Stephanie and everyone else at Hot Diggity! was kind, punctual, reliable, easy to work with, organized, and adaptable. She took care of my dog while she was recovering from a medical issue and I had to travel for work. I thought about canceling my trip, but knowing that Stephanie and the Hot Diggity! team was on it gave me peace of mind and made all the difference.” – Nadia W.


Sara Joy

Mill Park / Glenfair / Russellville / Parkrose Heights

Sara Joy hails from SE Portland where she has lived her entire life. She grew up in the vibrant Hawthorne District, enjoying the quirky beauty and diversity of the city. A lifelong animal lover, Sara has experience with dogs of all sizes, as well as cats, birds, fish, and rodents. She loves art and photography and spending time with her pug, Archie.

“Incredible dog walking service! Sara Joy is the greatest dog walkers, she’s so careful with our dog’s aging hips. She’s always on time, spends the agreed-upon amount of time out with our dog and sends lots of smiling pictures (my favorite part)! Easy to use chat service and they’re very quick to respond and flexible. When our walker was sick for a couple days, back-up walkers came and they were equally delightful and well-informed about our dog. We’re pretty particular about who takes care of this sweet guy, and we really trust Hot Diggity!” – Gabe T.

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NE Portland 

Liv (pronounced ‘Leave’) was born and raised in northern Minnesota amongst the Norwegian Elkhounds and snow; but she moved to Gettysburg when she was seven years old and considers those foggy battlefields of Pennsylvania to be her hometown.  She came to Oregon about three and a half years ago and has happily been working with Hot Diggity since June of 2019.  Liv graduated college from York Pennsylvania in Mass Communications and went on to work in film and television in Washington D.C. and Baltimore for nine years before needing a break and moving out west.  She has plenty of experience with fur babies of all shapes, sizes and breeds and does overnight pet sits, hikes, runs and nail trimming (amongst other things) for the HD Team.  She currently lives in NE with a cat named Birdie. 



Northeast Portland

Tara grew up in Pennsylvania, and after a brief stint in DC working in political fundraising, she moved to Portland to study graphic design at PNCA. A lifelong animal lover, Tara has always had dogs in her life, from Mr. Chips to Frodo. In addition to her pup, she often has a furry houseguest as the favorite aunt of her friend’s dogs.  With a son in college and a daughter in high school, Tara has love and affection to spare for her clients’ fur babies. Outside of her Hot Diggity duties, Tara enjoys podcasts, puzzles, hanging out with friends and travel.



Grant Park / Irvington / Hollywood

Natalie is an experienced dog enthusiast. She has owned a Giant Schnauzer named Cigan, and a Wheatendoodle named Muffin in her youth. She currently helps her parents take care of their 129lb. Shepardoodle, Mischa. When she’s not busy with her two middle school kids, or a part-time freelance graphic design business, she walks and trains dogs at the Oregon Humane Society once a week. She loves to bring dogs joy, because she believes animals make us better people. She loves to break up her day with walks, rain or shine. She looks forward to meeting your pets, and giving them a fun outlet while you’re busy.

“We are back and wanted to thank Natalie for all her time and attention to our animals! She was really great and we appreciated all the wonderful communication and photos. We will definitely love to have her again for our next trip.” – Carol B.



North Portland: Arbor Lodge, Overlook, Woodlawn

A transplant from Massachusetts whose friends would describe him as goofy, humorous, and a bit Lisa Simpson-y, Matthew’s curiosity about whether people are nicer in the Pacific Northwest (they are, says Matthew!) brought him to Portland, where his interests in filmmaking, political discourse, and vegan living could develop among like-minded folks. After getting his start working with animals at the age of 16 in a local horse stable, Matthew knew he wanted to work with animals in his adulthood as well. He is happy to have the opportunity to get to know the many wonderful pets in HD’s care!

The question is not, Can they reason?, nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being?” –

quote by Jeremy Bentham regarding animal rights.



Mount Scott / Lents / Woodstock

Meagan growing up has always had a deep love for all living things. From family pets, to random dogs she meets on the street, she has always shown nothing but love and compassion towards furry friends. At parties you can find her in the corner petting the dog or cat. From the moment she wakes up to when she falls asleep her mind is occupied with the care, treatment, and love of dogs, cats, plants, basically any living thing. At home she has a fluffy Keeshond named Claudio, who through much training and affection has learned 18 tricks, is the bestest boy, and shares the same kindness and gentleness that she radiates. No matter the animal she loves each and everyone of them equally, treating them like they were one of her own.

“I just want to thank you guys for the wonderful care of our pack while we were gone. Meagan was superb and we came home to a very clean house and happy pups. Top Notch!” – Shannon W.

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Reed / Woodstock /  Ladd’s Addition / Sunnyside

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Nicholas D.

St. John’s / Cathedral Park / Arbor Lodge / University of Portland / N Columbia Blvd

Nicholas is a musician, adventurer and poet. He finds himself called to the tops of mountains as often as he stays home curled up with a good book. He likes to laugh at good puns and is a warm-hearted hugger. Nicholas is currently writing a fantasy/adventure book about his housemates and their cats. He will be attending music school beginning in the fall of 2019.

“We got home and everything and our pets were in order. Thank you so much! Nicholas and Hot Diggity! really ease the stress of worrying about our pets and the house, plants and our cars.” – Rocky T.



Centennial / Gresham / Rockwood / Montavilla

Teegan‘s a bit all over the place: she’s a musician, she’s into computer programming, she’s looking to get into nursing school eventually–but when it comes to dogs, she’s singularly focused on making them feel happy and loved. She’s got two adorable chihuahua mixes with her partner, who is also part of the Hot Diggity family.

“We will totally be using your service again in the future. I now feel like I will be able to leave town and know my girls are in good hands and my house is taken care of. Thank you so much! The updates, the pics all of it was amazing. My girls were well taken care of. ” – Bruce J.


Arbor Lodge / Overlook / Mississippi / Alberta / NE Broadway

A military brat born in Austin Texas, Byron moved all over the country as a kid, ending up in Hawaii where he spent his teenage years. After eight years in the U.S. Air Force he moved to Portland in 2014 where he began his bachelors in Environmental Science at PCC and PSU. During the summer you can find him at the Columbia Slough as a volunteer on the watershed councils canoe and kayaking paddle team. Or at one of the many locations run by the Urban Farm Collective in NE Portland. Indoor hobbies include drawing, painting,writing podcasts and cooking. His experience with animals comes from growing up with many dogs and cats, as well as having cared for the pets of his neighbors, friends and coworkers over the years.

“Byron was great! Good information shared in updates and pictures that always help me know Riley is comfortable and enjoying the visits.” – Katie B.

A happy shiba inu smiles at the camera. He wants a dog walker!

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Sarah C.

Inner Southeast Portland

Sarah moved to Portland 10 years ago, after graduating with a degree in social work. These days she likes to split her time between helping people and helping pets! Sarah has a young Frenchie/Boston mix of her own back home, and loves to treat your pets with as much care, and affection as her own. Whenever she can, Sarah likes to spend time on the Oregon coast surfing and watching her pup play in the waves.



South Portland/Happy Valley/Milwaukie

I moved to Portland from Madras to go to college. Enrolled at PCC for English Literature with hopes of becoming a writer. I also considered going the psychology route. I actually asked my best friend and He said that the three words that best describe me are intelligent, studious, and compassionate. What I love about animals is how intuitive they are. They feel and sense energy. I love the way they immediately spark joy and get happy about the little things. Lastly, I love the way they genuinely express how/what they’re feeling. They’re honest. Officially, I started working with animals around Christmas of 2019 but I grew up with animals so they’ve always been a part of my life. I’m an aspiring writer and find insight in nature. I’ll be going about my day and will create a poem on the spot or write a story as I walk. I also enjoy troubleshooting, which comes from my interest in philosophy.